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Madeleine McCann: Family Holiday Survey

by | 2nd, February 2008

baby-listening.jpgMADDYWATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann

DAILY TELEGRAPH: “Madeleine McCann disappearance putting parents off hotel childcare”

“Parents are less likely to use hotel baby childcare services following the disappearance of three-year-old Madeleine McCann while on holiday in Portugal last year”

Mum and dad are spending more time with the nippers, as a family…

“A survey by family travel website showed that 62 per cent of parents were now less likely to leave their children alone in their room using baby listening, or in the care of hotel or resort staff”

So no hard facts, just a survey. Are people using baby listening services less?

“The tragic disappearance of Madeleine McCann has obviously had a dramatic effect on parents’ attitudes,” says Lucy Ace, managing director of

“Such incidents are extremely rare but it has definitely made parents re-evaluate their holiday childcare – whether it’s baby listening or even qualified babysitting.”

Says the paper: “However, a quarter of those polled said recent news stories had had no effect on their attitudes”

Did you get the name of her company? It’s called Take the family – a holiday firm that wants mum and dad to spend more time with the children, as a family. Now look at the facts…

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