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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.


    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.


    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.


    Steunpunt Vakantieparticipatie (Holiday Participation Support Point)

    Grasmarkt 61
    1000 Brussels
    Tel.: 02 504 03 91
    Fax: 02 504 04 05