Report calls for more family time

Family time

Family timeWe all know how beneficial a few days away with kids can be, but are you making enough time for you and your family to go on holiday?

If not, don't worry, because you're not alone. That's according to a report from Thomson, anyway, which says that 42% of families aren't spending enough time together.

But all that could be set to change, in the wake of an MPs' report calling for quality time to be brought within reach of all families.

Giving Britain A Break said that as well as being good for families, such holidays can also boost the economy - something which could end up in the long run boosting your finances.

The report said that family holidays could boost tourism to the tune of £5 billion, calling on ministers to make the breaks a high priority.

The findings of the Thomson survey suggest such action is necessary too, with more than a quarter of parents surveyed saying they spend less than an hour a day with their kids.

David Burling, UK and Ireland managing director of Thomson's parent company Tui, said: "We believe everybody needs quality time together. For many people, the easiest way to secure that time is to go on holiday, to give ourselves the chance to reflect on what's really important and valuable."