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"Vagaries of the weather" add to allure of Spanish holidays

The poor weather experienced so far by dwellers in the UK could make people more likely to consider a Spanish holiday, it has been suggested.

According to Luxury Travel Magazine, while in the past up until ten years ago, people would have chosen to cancel their holiday due to financial constraints, and stayed at home, nowadays people are reluctant to give up their holidays.

The news echoes comments made by the Association of British Travel Agents' Sean Tipton last week, when he noted that Brits are likely to make cutbacks in other areas of their lives rather than forgo their summer break.

"I think particularly with the vagaries of the weather the holiday is becoming more sacrosanct in their budget.

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Disorganised Brits pack heavy

UK travellers do not pack light for their holidays in Spain, it has been claimed.

According to a study by Post Office, 37 per cent of holidaymakers are "messy, disorganised or over-packers".

And, a total 24 per cent of Brits claim to pack too much, so that they have an outfit for every occasion.

Meanwhile, seven per cent simply throw their clothes into a suitcase and "hope for the best".

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"Responsible" Brits book summer holidays with savings

UK consumers eager to take summer holidays in Spain to escape the July rain are behaving in a "responsible" manner when it comes to financing their breaks, it has been reported.

According to moneysupermarket.com, rather than turning to loans and credit cards when booking their flights to Alicante and Murcia, Britons are using their savings or current accounts to fund their adventures.

And those who do opt to pay on credit card are then paying the balance of the holiday off in full, the commentator claims.

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Amy Winehouse's dad to take Spanish holiday

The father of troubled singer Amy Winehouse is looking to take a Spanish holiday in order to recover after a recent health scare.

According to reports, cab driver Mitch Winehouse collapsed last week and was taken to hospital.

Newspapers have recently reported on Mitch's efforts to take care of the Back to Black singer who was recently diagnosed with the lung disease emphysema.

"Mitch isn't well.

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Avoid stomach upsets on Spanish holidays

Whether on holiday in Spain or on the other side of the world, travelling away from home and eating and drinking unfamiliar consumables can often cause the most iron stomached Brits some form of tummy troubles.

And according to Halifax, Spain being one of the most popular holiday destinations can often see more than its fair share of stomach upsets.

A survey by the company revealed that a quarter of Brits on Spanish holidays dealt with rumbling tums while abroad.

"Spain has long been a favourite holiday destination for Brits and it's most likely down to its sheer popularity that over the years many people have suffered from tummy trouble while visiting the country," Vicky Watson, spokesperson for Halifax Travel Insurance, said.

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Holidays in Spain - La Manga Club

Whether it is Spanish villas, luxury resorts in Spain or even Spain travel as a concept - there is something undeniably alluring about holidays in Spain.

"If we look at the sheer number of people going, Spain is still the number one top seller," a spokesperson for the Association of British Travel Agents told the Edinburgh Evening News.

And this really says it all. Holidays in Spain have always been and will always be, it seems, popular with British holidaymakers.

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Tennis champ offers summer holiday tips

A former tennis champion has offered her insights into the burgeoning credit crisis and the impact it will have on summer holidays abroad.

According to Annabel Croft, winner of the Wimbledon and Australian Open girls' tournaments in 1984 and former presenter of BBC show Treasure Hunt, 75 per cent of families are concerned about the cost of holiday entertainment due to the credit crunch.

She added that this summer, parents should try to get their children motivated and to introduce them to tennis and other sports and activities.

"Not everybody in my family likes the same sport but it's a chance to get everyone involved in different sports and particularly if the weather is going to be so awful," she commented.

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Spanish holidays still top on "sheer numbers"

While recent research from Co-op suggested that Turkey had pipped Spain to the post this year in the holidaying stakes, this may not be the case, it has been claimed.

Trevor Davis, head of retail distribution at Co-op, noted that while Turkey has benefited from a growth in bookings as holidaymakers look outside of the eurozone, Spanish holidays are a traditional favourite among Brits.

However, according to the Scotsman, spokesman for the Association of British Travel Agents, Spanish holidays are still the most popular.

"If we look at the sheer number of people going, Spain is still the number one top seller.

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How to make the most of a Spanish holiday

A new study has revealed what the "essential ingredients" are for the perfect holiday.

The research from a nationwide study, commissioned by isango! Notes seven ways in which travellers are "more likely" to have a "perfect holiday".

A total of seven factors - including when, where, how long for, who with and what activities to do - all make up the criteria for an ideal getaway.

Holidaymakers are advised that the weekend of July 11th-13th is the best time take a break and that two weeks is the ideal length

A Western European location, for example a holiday in Spain, would be the perfect holiday location.

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Spanish holidaymakers 'given top tips'

Britons travelling on flights to Spain and holidays elsewhere in Europe have been issued with a series of travel tips by one commentator.

According to Kirstie Bayley, vice-president of American Express Travellers Cheques, travellers cheques are one way of protecting your finances on holidays in Spain as they are "completely replaceable if lost or stolen".

Other advice includes making photocopies of important documentation such as passports and insurance information and leaving a hard copy at home while retaining another to take with you on holiday. Keeping an e-version of such information is also advised as it is accessible from anywhere.

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