Peter Long

Family Holidays: A Priority Not a Privilege

The following post was originally published on the Huffington Post in August 2015 as part of the charity’s 40th Anniversary activities. Peter Long is currently Chairman of Royal Mail, Chairman of Countrywide, a member of the Supervisory Board for TUI Group and President of the Family Holiday Association. I have vivid memories of being a child... Read more »
Virgin Money London Marathon

Tackling the Virgin Money London Marathon

In April 2017 the Family Holiday Association will have 30 runners taking part in the Virgin Money London Marathon; taking on an amazing personal challenge whilst raising funds for the charity. Here one of our runners, Marc Peachey, gives his thoughts on the challenge ahead. My primary reason for taking part in the Virgin Money... Read more »

How Times Have Changed: A Social History of Holidays

No internet. No mobiles. No budget airlines and no suitcases with wheels. Things have certainly changed in the four decades since Joan and Pat Laurance took their sick daughter and family for their first holiday to the British seaside. The mid-seventies was a pivotal time for change in modern tourism: a time when, for the... Read more »