A group of Members of Parliament , industry bodies and charities in the UK have set up a social tourism agenda. According to the Breaks For All organisation: ‘Some 7 million people in the UK are excluded from breaks through lack of money and over 1.15 million UK families can’t even afford a day trip. The agenda’s aim is to promote holidays because they are good for people’s social wellbeing and health.
A report published last October by an All- party Parliamentary Group stressed the need for everyone to have access to holidays for the benefit of their health and social well being. It appears that the importance of actually taking a break has waned in the UK. The economic down turn means it is no longer possible for everyone to afford family breaks and enjoy luxuries like spa holidays. The aim of the agenda is also to help people who are either priced out of the holiday market for reasons such as their income, disability but it will also help children from socially deprived areas. It will be interesting to observe what affect the social tourism agenda will have in the coming years.
Getting away from it all even for just a few nights to give yourself a change of scenery and some time to relax is very important. Spa holidays are the ideal relaxing get away but there are plenty of options close to home that do not have to be expensive for you and your family.