The British low-cost airline EasyJet has brought back a £695 festive advent calendar, which comes packed with travel goodies said to be worth more than £2,000.
The airline said it was encouraged to bring back the Christmas calendar after the inaugural edition last year sold out within just 48 hours. This year, EasyJet has improved the calendar with the edition of a Golden Ticket for a holiday for two people hidden within four of the boxes.
Along with the chance of winning a package holiday, the calendar also includes four pairs of return EasyJet flights, which include check-in luggage, a £50 voucher to spend on an EasyJet holiday, and £75 to spend on car hire.
There are also vouchers to spend onboard EasyJet for its range of food, drink and gifts, as well as lounge access at select airports.
Despite the faltering global economy, Britons are continuing to prioritise travel over other expenses, and nearly three-quarters of Brits polled in a recent survey said they’d rather receive an experience-based gift rather than a physical present for Christmas this year.
As well as potentially saving travellers hundreds of pounds, EasyJet has also promised to donate half of the proceeds from sales of the calendar to the airline’s charity partner, UNICEF.
“We know that our customers want to get out there and explore more of the world next year, so we’ve brought back our sell-out ‘Advent(ure) Calendar’,” commented EasyJet’s director of customer experience, Antonio Shabbir.
“It’s the perfect advent calendar for adventure-seekers or to give the gift of travel to a loved one this festive season.”
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