It is the poorer families who miss out by having to take their children away in the school holidays only when prices are astronomic and purposely inflated. I believe children learn more especially if they can afford to go abroad to see different cultures, speak a different language etc.than stuck in school. My children are all grown up now but their happier memories are of together as a family on holiday when we could afford it and they learnt far more than within 4 walls of a school building.
I believe it is very unfair not to allow parents to take their children out of school during term-time and to be made to feel a criminal for doing so. Every child should be allowed 2 weeks out of school a year.