LONDON, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- More Than 40 per Cent of the Nation's Grandparents say They are in Desperate Need of a Post Half-term Break
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 life."
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 country.
SOURCE Just Go! holidays