Holidays remain a top priority for the majority of British people, a new survey has revealed.
Research carried out by PricewaterhouseCoopers found that despite the gloomy economic outlook, holidays are still viewed as an essential expense.
Holidays were named as the second most important expenditure, after credit cards and loan repayments.
Of those surveyed, 16 per cent said that holidays were their main priority.
Staying active during the winter months can be difficult, particularly when there is the bad British weather to contend with.
However, it's a different story altogether at La Manga Club in Spain, where the sun shines for over 300 days a year and warm temperatures prevail all year round.
Holidaymakers will be spoilt for choice when it comes to the range of activities on offer at La Manga Club, with everything from golf to horse riding available.
Bordered on two sides by a national park, La Manga Club is surrounded by spectacular scenery, with numerous walking and jogging routes winding through the surrounding countryside.
Couples looking for guaranteed sunshine and a romantic setting for their wedding may wish to consider staging their nuptials at La Manga Club in Spain.
As one of the world's finest resorts, La Manga has everything necessary to make a wedding truly memorable.
From start to finish couples are given help in organising the event can choose from a number of venues around the resort, including the Hyatt Las Lomas Village and the exclusive Hyatt Regency La Manga hotel.
Specially designed wedding menus offer the finest Mediterranean cuisine and prior to the big day guests and couples can unwind in the luxury health spa or perhaps take in a round of golf.
La Manga Club is the ideal destination for Britons looking to jet to warmer climes this winter.
Located in Murcia, the resort enjoys warm weather all year round and, according to travelbite.co.uk, the Andalucia region is "truly magical" at Christmas.
Golf holidays to La Manga Club are always popular with those who enjoy combining some summer sun with a few rounds on the fairways.
However, such is the quality of the courses at La Manga Club and elsewhere in the Murcia region that there is many a serious tournament contested in the Spanish heat.
One such competition is the PGA of Europe Team Championship, which is contested by professionals from clubs across Europe.
Andy Barnett of Rhyl has been named as Wales' captain for the international golf battle and is relishing taking part.
Irish guests at La Manga Club should not be too surprised if they see a couple of familiar faces during their winter holidays in Spain.
That is because RTE presenter Brian Ormond and his model girlfriend Pippa O'Connor are eyeing a Spanish holiday early in the new year, according to Irish newspaper the Herald.
"We just want to go somewhere hot and to get a bit of proper sun - I can't wait to head off," Ms O'Connor said.
If it is sun the couple are after, they could do far worse than head to La Manga Club, which enjoys the benefits of the Murcia region's year-round climate.
Holidaymakers can relax and unwind in luxurious surroundings this winter by visiting La Manga Club in Spain.
Situated on the sunny Costa Calida, La Manga Club basks in sunshine for over 300 days annually and is the ideal retreat for those looking to escape the doom and gloom of the winter months.
With its own luxury health spa, La Manga Club offers a range of sumptuous treatments, with everything from exotic signature treatments to manicures and pedicures on offer.
Those looking to combat the signs of ageing can indulge in a diamond facial, with younger-looking skin guaranteed.
With 28 multi-surface courts, the tennis facilities at La Manga Club in Spain are among the best in Europe.
La Manga Club is just a short flight from the UK and is the ideal destination for Britons looking to improve their technique or learn how to play tennis from scratch.
The resort caters for players of all abilities and those who want to take their training a little further can sign up to one of the courses offered by La Manga Club's Tennis Academy.
From five-day courses to two-hour coaching sessions, there is help available to suit everyone and what's more, the resort enjoys over 300 days of sunshine annually.
Golf enthusiasts looking to combine their big day with a shared passion for the game may want to look into holding their wedding at La Manga Club in Spain.
A golf resort may seem like an unusual wedding setting, but the La Manga Club in Murcia promises couples and their guests everything they could want for their perfect wedding reception.
Venues for prospective newly-weds to choose from include Hyatt Regency La Manga Hotel, which offers patio cocktail parties on its panoramic, split-level terrace, or a full banqueting suite for the wedding feast.
The happy couple can even pamper themselves in the run-up to the main event, at the resort's own Spa La Manga Club, which offers a range of massages, manicures and facial treatments to ensure that every bride and groom looks their best.
Bordered on two sides by a spectacular natural park, La Manga Club is an ideal destination for nature lovers and holidaymakers keen to explore the stunning Spanish countryside.
The resort is an ideal destination for walking and jogging and guests will find many well-marked trails and tracks in the vicinity of the club.
Guests with enough energy can travel through the nearby village of Los Belones and climb to the summit of La Fuente Hill, which offers unrivalled views of the surrounding area.
The walk up La Fuente Hill takes around 15 minutes and guests will have the opportunity to see La Manga's rolling green golf courses from an entirely different perspective.