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Channel Hopping

Channel Hopping

In television terminology channel hopping may be used as an alternative phrase for Channel surfing.

Channel hopping is a slang term used by Britons making short trips across the English Channel. It is most commonly used for trips to France, often for the purposes of a booze cruise, but may also apply to trips to other countries such as The Netherlands or Belgium.

Although it commonly denotes a short trip (or short distance) by ferry or Channel Tunnel, such as Dover to Calais, the growth of cheap air travel by airlines such as Ryanair and easyJet over the past decade has expanded channel hopping to include flights of less than two hours which can take the British traveller to many locations in Western Europe at low prices.

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