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La Manga Club is 'ideal' meetings destination

Managers looking for a top-quality meeting and conference destination should look no further than La Manga Club, which boasts some of Europe's top facilities and is just three hours away from most major cities.

La Manga caters for groups of all sizes and offers flexible function space, with guests offered the choice of indoor and outdoor dining, as well as late-night entertainment.

The resort is also an ideal destination for companies looking to hold a team building event, with numerous companies such as Ford Spain, NASA and the US Navy having held events at the resort in the past.

Once the work is out of the way, there is plenty to do by way of sports and leisure activities.

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Environment is 'low' on the agenda

When it comes to holidays, it seems that the environment is fairly low down on the agenda.

New research by Holiday Extras found that two-thirds of Britons do not know how to calculate their carbon footprint.

Furthermore, 18 per cent said they are not interested in calculating their impact on the environment.

Commenting on the findings, Mike Whiting, managing editor at Holiday Extras, said that calculating your carbon footprint is not as difficult as it may seem.

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Holidaymakers should not 'rely on EHICs'

Britons taking holidays in Spain this year have been warned not to rely on their European Health Insurance Cards (EHICs).

Speaking this week, Sainsbury's Bank said that millions of holidaymakers were under the misconception that EHICs were an adequate substitute for travel insurance.

Furthermore, the organisation revealed that 3.5 million people travelled abroad without insurance over the last 12 months because they thought they were protected by their cards.

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Murcia has 'much to offer'

Car hire in Murcia is a great way to fit in the many region's delights, which are so manifold that driving a motor might be the only way to fit them all in.

The capital of the province itself is home to many of these attractions, the Euro Weekly News claims, making it well worth a visit during holidays in La Manga.

Chief among the highlights selected by the news provider was the cathedral, which boasts baroque and gothic features as well as housing a number of works by local-born artist Francisco Salzillo.

A more Arabic example of the local architecture can be found in the form of the Almudi Palace or the patio which sits outside the famed casino, while a blend of European and Muslim styles can be enjoyed at the Santa Carla Monastery, which holds a number of archaeological findings from both cultures.

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Brush up on your golf skills at La Manga

If you're looking to improve your game this winter, then a trip to La Manga Club in Spain could be just the ticket.

The BBC's Spain magazine recently described golf and Spain as being the "perfect match" – and they weren't wrong. With warm weather all year round and regular flights from most UK airports, Spain is every golfers dream.

Home to three championship golf courses, La Manga Club is widely considered to be one of Europe's best golf resorts and regularly attracts players of the highest calibre.

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Malaga plans to 'boost tourism'

Officials in the Spanish city of Malaga are planning to invest billions of euros in boosting tourism in the area.

Plans are in place to open 60 new businesses along Malaga's waterfront and a new opera house is set to be opened 2011, providing the city with another cultural attraction, Travel Weekly reports.

It has also been reported that the Picasso Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art will be extended to accommodate more visitors.

A new terminal is currently under construction at Malaga's Pablo Picasso Airport and once open it will more than double passenger capacity.

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Insurance is 'a must' for holidays in Spain

Britons taking holidays in Spain and other destinations this winter have been urged to buy travel insurance before leaving.

The call comes after a recent study by the Fair Investment Company revealed that millions of Britons are putting themselves and their families at risk by travelling without insurance.

Figures revealed that 24 per cent of people regularly travel without insurance.
Rachael Stiles, a spokesperson for the organisation, said the figures were very "concerning".

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Holiday sales 'on the up'

The people of Britain are responding to the credit crunch by packing their suitcases and jetting off to warmer climes, it has been suggested.

One travel agent claims that its sales have risen by over 200 per cent in the third quarter of 2008, compared to the same period last year.

Commenting on the surge in holiday sales, Chris Brown of Sunshine.co.

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Celebrate Food Week in Mijas

People taking holidays in Spain will next week have the opportunity to sample dozens of Spanish delicacies, as one of the Costa del Sol's premier food events gets underway.

Taking place from November 17th to 21st, Mijas Food Week is a celebration on Spanish cuisine and the perfect excuse to tickle your taste buds and sample the work of local chefs.

Now in its 18th year, Mijas Food Week features participants from Marbella, Fuengirola and other surrounding resorts, as well as local wineries.

Meanwhile, those staying at La Manga Club can tickle their taste buds closer to home by dining out at one of the resort's many restaurants.

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Alcazaba to reopen in December

One of Andalucia's most popular cultural attractions is set to reopen next month.

The ancient Alcazaba, which is located in Antequera will reopen on December 4th, Euro Weekly reports.

Alcazaba has been closed to the public for over two years while restoration work has been taking place, with work on costing more than seven million euros.

Over half of the money was spent reinforcing one of the fortress' walls, while excavation work has also been taking place.

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