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The day we set sail with ABTA Lifeline

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Back for a sixth consecutive year, on a sunny (and not so windy!) day in July, 11 teams took to the Solent for our popular regatta. This year we joined forces with our friends at ABTA Lifeline, a charity set up to help colleagues in the travel industry when they need it most – from... Read more »
Responsible Travel

Equality for travellers with access requirements is a myth

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Responsible Travel’s new report argues that the industry must step up. Activist travel company, Responsible Travel, has revealed the latest chapter in its manifesto for the future of tourism which reports that the travel industry is failing people with accessibility requirements, leaving vast swathes of our global society behind. Everybody needs global accessibility. 1 in... Read more »

Charity Patron John Carter says everyone deserves a holiday

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Featured as part of the Daily Mirror ‘Give Kids a Seaside Smile’ summer campaign. Read more about the appeal on the Mirror online here. “I want to ask you about your holiday – the one you’ve just had, the one you are about to take or, maybe, the one you’re enjoying now. Do you think you... Read more »
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National newspaper supports charity with summer appeal

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“Ask anyone for their favourite childhood memory and they often say a trip to the seaside. “We remember building sandcastles, braving the cold seawater and the donkey rides. But while millions of families will soon be off on their summer hols, thousands of children will be denied that chance.” So say’s Jason Beattie at the... Read more »
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Tourism Sector Deal must mean accessibility for all

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The Family Holiday Association welcomes the new Tourism Sector Deal announced today by Prime Minister Theresa May and specifically the Government’s ambition to make the UK the “most accessible tourism destination in Europe.” Included in the deal is a firm commitment to accessibility for disabled visitors. The charity now calls on the government and industry... Read more »

The ‘Ticking Clock’ of missing out on making childhood memories

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With summer holiday season nearly here; many families will have already booked their break away. However, latest research shows a holiday is an unaffordable luxury for many hard working families, and that missing out is having a negative impact on mental wellbeing. Research published today (18/6) by Nottingham Civic Exchange (NCE) on behalf of the... Read more »
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TransPennine Express partner to offer free days out

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TransPennine Express (TPE) has teamed up with the charity to give disadvantaged families from across the North a chance to explore some of our great cities or enjoy a trip to the seaside. The train company will be providing complimentary travel to applicable families to towns and cities across Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, with journeys... Read more »

Kids Pass adopts a caravan as part of new partnership!

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Kids Pass have chosen the Family Holiday Association as their official charity partner and have got involved with our ‘Adopt a Caravan’ initiative, pledging to cover the costs of running one of the charity’s caravans for a year. The charity team were delighted to visit Kids Pass this week to present an official Caravan Adoption pack... Read more »

New caravan at Trecco Bay Holiday Park

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We’re delighted to announce that the charity has just purchased our first caravan in South Wales. We have expanded our offering of breaks by buying a caravan at Parkdean’s Trecco Bay Holiday Park, located just outside Porthcawl; our first van located in South Wales. The caravan was purchased as the result of a donation made... Read more »
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New partnership with Beach Events & Solutions

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The charity is thrilled to have been chosen as the official charity partner of the country’s leading urban beach specialists. The seaside has always been at the heart of the charity and can be traced back to our humble beginnings, over 40 years ago. The charity was established after founders Joan and Patrick Laurance were... Read more »