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Research

Happy memories of family holidays can stay with us all our lives

Family on beachThe Family Holiday Association was founded on the principle that spending quality time together as a family away from home results in stronger, healthier and happier families and communities. For our founders Patrick and Joan Laurance, this was based on personal experience. Yet there is also a significant body of academic research that supports the work we do.

We maintain a dedicated online resource – or Knowledge Bank – for social tourism which is hosted on the Holidays Matter website. It documents a range of literature from journal articles, reports, webpages and other sources.
Our Knowledge Bank is updated regularly to include any new published literature and research. If you have any questions, comments or literature that you would like to include, please contact us by email.