Who wouldn't want this? An overseas holiday used to be thought of as a reward for a year’s hard work. Now Brussels has declared that tourism is a human right and pensioners, youths and those too poor to afford it should have their travel subsidised by the taxpayer.
The scheme, which could cost hundreds of millions of pounds a year, is intended to promote a sense of pride in European culture, bridge the north-south divide in the continent and prop up resorts in their off-season.
Antonio Tajani, the European Union commissioner for enterprise and industry, unveiled his plan last week at a ministerial conference in Madrid, believes the days when holidays were a luxury have gone. “Travelling for tourism today is a right. The way we spend our holidays is a formidable indicator of our quality of life,” he said.
Agree or not? What do you think?
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 5:45 PM on Apr. 19, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 5:16 PM on Apr. 19, 2010
Answer by gdiamante at 6:10 PM on Apr. 19, 2010
Maybe being unemployed is a RIGHT, and we should have a right to not work if we don't want to.
Liposuction should be a right, if you have heavy thighs or a flabby belly, it will make you feel insecure, and that is bad, right?
Plastic surgery is a right, because it's not fair that I have small breasts and other women have large breasts. We should all have the same size breasts, dammit!
I could go on.....
Answer by mancosmomma at 7:41 PM on Apr. 19, 2010
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Answer by 29again at 8:42 PM on Apr. 19, 2010