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John Mason MSP leads debate in Scottish Parliament

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Tuesday 30 April witnessed a major debate on Social tourism in Holyrood. John Mason, Glasow Shettleston MSP, lodged a motion supporting easier access to holidays for disadvantaged families which received cross-party support allowing the debate to take place. The debate, scheduled for 5pm on the Tuesday was preceded by a briefing session on social tourism... Read more »
Craig Tara Opening

New caravan opened at Ayr holiday park

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The Family Holiday Association has opened its first caravan in Scotland. The new 4-bedroom caravan is sited at the beautiful Craig Tara holiday park just outside Ayr on the west coast of Scotland.               The caravan was official opened by the Canvas Holidays managing director Simon Allan and his... Read more »

APPG chairman, Paul Maynard, visits Flanders

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In late August 2012, just prior to the new Parliamentary session, Paul Maynard, MP for Blackpool North and Cleveleys, visited Flanders in Belgium to see at first hand how one long-established social tourism programme was working. The Flanders Tourist Board gave evidence to the All-Party Parliamentary Social Tourism Group in the summer of 2011 and,... Read more »

Respected travel magazine hosts social tourism roundtable

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“My constituency is the fourth most deprived represented by a Conservative. So I see issues related to poverty and deprivation day in day out. “One of the hardest things that always hits me hardest was when I heard stories of children in Blackpool who had never seen the sea,” Paul Maynard, MP for Blackpool North... Read more »