Become a member of the Holidays Matter network. The benefits are numerous:
Be part of a movement actively helping to change the lives of people in hardship.
To join the network you must be actively engaged in social tourism (or plan to get involved), either by making it easier for people most in need to take part or by raising awareness of the social and economic benefits of social tourism. Whether a charity, travel and tourism business, researcher or tourism body – anyone making a difference in this field can join up today.
Network members must be able to show how they are actively supporting social tourism in at least one of the following ways:
Please download the form and return it completed to apply@HolidaysMatter.org.uk
87% of GPs said they believed that a holiday could help alleviate behavioural problems and stress-related illness in children
In 2008, 20% of all tourism in Europe was generated by social tourism initiatives, according to social tourism providers
83% of consumers say that they will trust an organisation more if it seems to be socially responsible
38% of children in poverty are aware they’re missing out on holiday experiences
A study has found that holidaymakers’ ability to recover from stress improved by 29%, while that of those who did not travel went down by 71%
In the UK almost 30% of people cannot afford an annual holiday and still more miss out because the challenges of daily life are too great.