Despite backing a nationwide campaign to holiday at home in Britain, Prime Minister David Cameron and his deputy Nick Clegg will be holidaying overseas this summer.
In ABTA‘s third annual MP Holiday survey, over half (53%) of MPs and Peers that responded said they would be going abroad this year, 11% more than last year. The results come after the Government spent £3m on an advertising campaign to encourage Brits to holiday in the UK this summer rather than go abroad.
Speaking at a British Business Embassy conference Cameron said: “If you want a holiday, then why not have your holiday here?”
However, although Downing Street has refused to reveal the Prime Minister’s holiday destination this year, it has confirmed he will be spending two weeks of it on the Continent with his family. Last year the Cameron’s went to Tuscany.
Clegg will be spending time with his family in France then in Olmedo in Spain.