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South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2017/18

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The best of the West’s travel and tourism businesses were announced on Thursday 1st February in the Arena at the Riviera International Conference Centre in Torquay, where we were the official charity. This year’s event was hosted by BBC news presenter Victoria Graham and a heart-felt opening address was given by travel journalist and Family... Read more »

ScotSpirit Breaks aim for another record year

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Scottish tourism industry gathers to launch third year of Social Tourism project Over 50 key players from across Scotland’s tourism industry met in Edinburgh to launch the 2018 ScotSpirit Breaks. The event, held at the Hilton Carlton Hotel, saw businesses from as far as the Highlands join Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and... Read more »
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Charity seeks new trustees

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The Family Holiday Association is seeking a new Chair of trustees and a Treasurer trustee to join its board. The charity is looking for dynamic, diligent and experienced individuals to help lead our organisation through an exciting period of growth. The charity is in a strong financial position and has recently set a new strategy... Read more »
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Applicants sought for research project

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The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has awarded funding to a research project to look at look at the impact of breaks on struggling families. This prestigious funding has been awarded to Nottingham University Business School in collaboration with the Family Holiday Association for an ESCR Doctoral Studentship to investigate the impact of breaks... Read more »

Official Charity at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards

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We are delighted to announce that we are the official charity of the South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2017/18. The Awards celebrate the crème de la crème of tourism businesses in the South West region highlighting excellence across 25 different categories, including the prestigious ‘Outstanding Contribution to Tourism’ award. The black tie event will be... Read more »
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Inner-city schools to get national park trips

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The Family Holiday Association has welcomed the Government’s recognition that too many children live in families that rarely get to experience the benefits of trips away from their immediate environment. As part of the Government’s 25-year plan to protect the environment unveiled yesterday, Teresea May announced plans for thousands of extra inner city children to... Read more »

Scottish press report on success of ScotSpirit breaks

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ScotSpirit Breaks, a scheme coordinated by VisitScotland and the Family Holiday Association, was launched last year to help families on low incomes enjoy a much-needed getaway. This year, the number of families getting a holiday through the scheme was up an amazing 67 per cent, with the number of firms donating accommodation, transport, meals and... Read more »
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ScotSpirit breaks celebrate record year

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Scotland’s Social Tourism project enjoys unprecedented success Over 420 struggling families have received a vital break thanks to the outstanding generosity of Scotland’s tourism industry VisitScotland has revealed today. The ScotSpirit breaks, a nationwide project coordinated by the national tourism organisation and the Family Holiday Association, have built on the success of 2016 with a... Read more »

2018 Charity of the Year at SVM

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We are delighted to announce that SVM have made us their 2018 Charity of the Year. For the past three years, SVM Consulting Engineers have appointed a ‘champion charity’ that they support throughout the year through a variety of activities. As 2017 comes to a close SVM have turned their attention to us as their... Read more »

You shall go to the ball!

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CLIA deputy chair and Family Holiday Association Ambassador, Giles Hawke has put out a call for fellow cyclists in the industry to join him and cycle to the CLIA Cruise Forum on Thursday 14th December. Joining Giles to take on the challenge and cycle a round trip of 90 miles to and from the forum will... Read more »