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Haven Holidays

April 01, 2010 03:00 ET

Ask the Chancellors Suggests We All Need a Break Before the Election

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, HERTFORDSHIRE--(Marketwire - April 1, 2010) -

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After Monday's Ask the Chancellors programme drew a very small audience, we all need a good Easter weekend break away over the long weekend to prepare us for General Election fever next week, says leading UK holiday company Haven Holidays.

Monday evening's Ask the Chancellors programme on Channel 4 drew an audience of just 1.8 million viewers, one fifth of the number who were watching Eastenders on BBC1 at the same time. This suggests that we are already suffering from election fatigue, before the General Election campaign has even begun in earnest. With only one in twelve of all television viewers tuning in to listen to the three men most likely to be running the economy after the election, it is clear that there is little interest in what our politicians have to say.

Leading political commentators believe that Gordon Brown will ask the Queen to call a May 6th General Election early next week, so Haven is suggesting that we all need to make sure we get a relaxing weekend over Easter to steel ourselves for the political storm that is likely to break when campaigning starts in earnest next week. Conservative leader David Cameron visited Haven's Devon Cliffs park in Exmouth last week to answer guests' questions about his party's policies. The first long weekend of the year provides a great opportunity to leave behind the long cold winter and the economic gloom for a few days to prepare for the debates, poster campaigns, and party political broadcasts that will occupy Britain for the next month or so. Voters will then come back ready to turn their minds to the important decisions that they have to make before May 6th.

To help us get that break, Haven Holidays, the leading UK holiday company which operates thirty-five holiday parks around the UK, has come up with some special offers that make it possible for a family to take a politics-free break over Easter and during the school holidays for less than £159. The parks all offer a wide range of facilities to occupy and entertain the family, and Haven is in the process of investing £40 million in upgrading the amenities in its parks, ranging from new Mash and Barrel Lounge-Bar-Cafés to Space Bowl flumes in some of its swimming pools. Accommodation is also being upgraded, with new model caravans being added. Haven's parks also offer a programme of kids' clubs, sports activities, and evening entertainment, which have always been part of the Haven experience.

To book one of Haven Holidays' Easter weekend breaks today, visit: www.haven.com. Alternatively, call 0871 230 1900. 

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Haven Holidays is part of Bourne Leisure Ltd who own Warner Leisure Hotels and Butlins Resorts and were awarded Best UK Operator 2009 by Travel Trade Gazette.

Holiday homes are available for sale at 35 Haven parks.

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