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Plan holidays to Spain 'in advance'

Families planning holidays to Spain should book their flights and accommodation in advance, it has been suggested.

According to the Association of Independent Tour Operators, the best-value deals are often the ones booked in advance.

Ian Bradley, a spokesman for the organisation, suggested that families in particular should try to book their holidays early, due to the inflexible nature of school term times.

"The last minute market at the moment is pretty quiet and the trend that I have seen from AITO members is that future bookings are looking very healthy because people are booking well in advance and budgeting accordingly to pay for these trips," he explained.

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Spain is a 'romance hotspot'

Britons looking for romance should consider a break at La Manga Club, after new research revealed that Spain is a holiday romance hotspot.

New research revealed that 34 per cent of Britons have enjoyed a holiday romance, with the top destinations including Majorca, Barcelona and Tenerife.

The study – carried out by – found that those over 60 were the most likely to find love abroad, while the residents of East Anglia were the most likely to get married after a holiday fling.

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Spanish hotels 'among Europe's best'

Luxury Spanish resorts such as La Manga Club are among the best in Europe, according to a new report.

A recent study by revealed that accommodation in Spain is streets ahead of other destinations and that the country boasts some of Europe's best hotels and resorts.

In the study - which looked at the world's best hotels - Spain beat off competition from France and Italy to take 5th position.

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Demand for euro 'still high'

Holidays to Spain are as popular as ever, with demand for euro currency said to be even higher than last year.

A report published by the Post Office today revealed that one third of Britons plan to take a foreign holiday this year and will continue to do so "no matter how bad the economy gets".

Despite the euro increasing in strength over the last year, consumers still believe that holidays in Spainoffer good value for money.

Sales of euro currency have increased by more than eight per cent over the last year and demand shows no signs of falling.

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CelebAir flies to Spain

Britons booking flights to Spain this summer have the opportunity to be waited on by a host of well-known celebrities, as ITV's CelebAir takes to the skies next month.

The programme will see 11 celebrities take over the running of a Monarch plane and carry out a range of duties from checking passengers in to conducting safety demonstrations.

Members of the public will have the opportunity to fly with CelebAir to a number of Spanish destinations such as Alicante, Malaga, Ibiza, Menorca and Tenerife.

Commenting on the prospect of celebrity flights to Spain, ITV2 controller Zai Bennett said: "CelebAir promises to be a huge reality event this autumn on ITV2.

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Millions of Britons make Spanish bank holiday getaway

Millions of Britons are set to escape the wet August weather and head to Spain this weekend.

With the rain continuing to pour down in the UK, The Travel Association (Abta) has estimated that up to two million Britons will leave the country between August 22nd and August 25th.

Friday and Saturday are expected to be the busiest two days, with 420,000 holidaymakers travelling through Heathrow Airport and 260,000 departing Gatwick.

According to Abta, holidays to Spain remain a firm favourite, with Britons attracted by the guarantee of sunshine.

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Pussycats set sail in Spain

The Pussycat Dolls have been soaking up the Mediterranean sunshine this week, alongside Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton.

Pictured in the Daily Mail, the girls enjoyed a luxury boat ride of the coast of Ibiza, while Hamilton stayed on dry land to make preparations for next weekend's European Grand Prix.

The 23-year-old driver is currently dating lead Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger.

Dressed in two-piece bikinis, the girls showed off their enviable curves as they made the most of the glorious Spanish weather and sunbathed on the top deck.

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Britons flock to Spain to escape the rain

British holidaymakers are heading to Spain in their droves as they attempt to escape the terrible UK weather.

As the rain continues to pour down in the UK, pictures in today's Daily Mail reveal that Britons are flocking to the Spanish Costas in search of some Mediterranean sunshine.

Temperatures on the Costa Blanca reached 32 degrees Celsius yesterday, while those staying on the Costa del Sol near La Manga Club experienced similar highs.

The Daily Mail reports that some popular resorts are fully booked, as people defy the credit crunch and book last minute breaks.

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Spain tops list of popular destinations

Holidays in Spain are as popular as ever with British families, new research has revealed.

Figures from show that Spain is the number one destination of choice for British holidaymakers, followed by Egypt.

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Holidaymakers urged to buy insurance

Those enjoying holidays in Spain this year have been warned to purchase travel insurance before leaving.

A recent study by Legal & General revealed that the average family takes luggage and contents worth £3,000 on holiday with them, while a typical weekend holdall contains £1,300 worth of goods.

Elaine Parkes, head of technical services at Legal & General's general insurance business said: "It's surprising just how quickly the value of the contents of our luggage adds up.

"It's easy to forget the actual value of the suitcase or bag itself and the accumulated value of all its contents may not be fully appreciated, particularly if you like designer accessories!"

Ms Parkes noted that around 200,000 UK passengers lose their luggage every month.

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