"Give me a Break" say the Nation's Exhausted GrandparentsBy Just Go Holidays, PRNE
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
More Than 40 per Cent of the Nation's Grandparents say They are in Desperate Need of a Post Half-term Break
LONDON, March 2, 2011 - The nation's Grannies and Grandads are crying out for a break, according
to a survey published today by Just Go! holidays, citing "looking after
grandchildren" as the main factor in their desire for a rest.
Following a grueling half-term holiday caring for their children's
children the survey found that more than 40 per cent of Britain's
grandparents are drained.
Coupled with rising fuel bills and the recent VAT increase the woes of
the nation's grandparents are being exacerbated. 38 per cent say that with
the additional pressures of looking after grandchildren "they don't get as
much chance to take a break as they thought they would at this stage in
James Massey of Just Go! holidays commented: "This research illustrates
the growing pressure on the nation's older generation. They are at a time in
their lives when they should be afforded the opportunity of taking a break,
but are not getting the opportunity to do so. Today's results indicate that
taking a break is more important than ever."
Notes to editors
The survey, conducted by Just Go! holidays, of over one thousand Britons
looks into trends and attitudes to breaks in the UK.
Just Go! holidays, which launched its new brand, name, and livery in
January of this year, operates across the nation with over 750 locations up
and down the country. The company made its name taking tours to the UK's
best-loved holiday destinations, including Torquay, Scarborough and the Lake
District, as well as popular European locations such as Paris, Lake Garda and
the Costa Brava.
The company has seen meteoric growth in the last two years and operates
across the nation with over 750 locations up and down the country. In 2008 it
took 56 000 bookings but in 2010 the number has reached in excess of 200,000,
placing Just Go! holidays as the second largest coach holiday company in the
For further information please contact Luke Havill on +44(0)207-861-8598, or
lhavill at bell-pottinger.co.uk
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