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    Holiday offer for people on a low income

    Disadvantaged people or people on a low income may be entitled to a discount on the price of a holiday or day trip from the Steunpunt Vakantieparticipatie (Holiday Participation Support Point).

    There are discounts on day trips (e.g. amusement park, zoo or museum) and on holidays such as

    • an individual stay in a hotel, on a camping site, in an apartment, a holiday resort, a holiday house
    • a group holiday organised by a social organisation
    • an organised holiday (e.g. children's camp).

    Each year brochures are published containing day trips and holidays all over Flanders and in Brussels, or sometimes in other places.

    Conditions

    Who is entitled to a discount?

    Those who, due to financial or other problems, cannot afford a holiday or a day trip are entitled to a discount on the price. They are people who have either a low income, or an OMNIO status, or a higher allowance, etcetera. The European poverty line is taken as the criterion for a holiday or day trip discount.

    To which holidays and trips does the discount apply

    You can find the holidays and day trips for people on a low income on the Steunpunt Vakantieparticipatie web site.

    Procedure

    In order to obtain a discount on a day trip or a holiday, you have to submit an application. You can do so by yourself, but the easy way is to do it through a social organisation of which you are a member (e.g. a public centre for social welfare (OCMW), a Centre for General Welfare Work (CAW), community animation or family guidance). They will prepare the application for you.

    Do you prefer to do it yourself? Then follow these steps:

    • Download the application form or order it by phone on the free of charge number 1700.
    • Print the form and fill it out.
    • Send the application form to the Steunpunt Vakantieparticipatie (SVP).
    • Supply proof of your family income by enclosing:
      • a copy of your tax declaration of the previous year
      • a sticker from your health insurance fund if you have the OMNIO status.
    • You should notify any change or cancellation to SVP.

    If you are making the application yourself, you cannot apply for a group holiday organised by a social organisation. You can only do so if the social organisation does the application for you.

    Contact

    Steunpunt Vakantieparticipatie (Holiday Participation Support Point)

    Grasmarkt 61
    1000 Brussels
    Tel.: 02 504 03 91
    Fax: 02 504 04 05
    vakantieparticipatie@toerismevlaanderen.be