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Spanish holidays 'cheapest for road-trippers'

Tourists who are interested in taking a road trip can find the lowest costs for this kind of holiday in Spain it has been revealed.

The European country has the cheapest costs for driving on the continent according to findings in the Motoring on the Continent report, those considering car hire in La Manga might like to know.

Prices of both petrol and diesel are at the lowest in the eurozone. Petrol currently costs around £1 for a litre while diesel is priced at 94p, according to thisisbristol.

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Golfers prepare for corporate cup in La Manga

Golfers are getting ready to participate in the Diners Club World Corporate Golf Challenge in La Manga it has been reported by the Khaleej Times.

The team who will be representing the United Arab Emirates in the golf competition will include Martin Lambert, Robert Holtkamp, Sheena Holtkamp and Jacqui Allinson, those tourists who are planning a Spanish holiday in La Manga might like to know.

Mr Lambert, a golf veteran with much experience of playing in La Manga, commented: "Sheena and Jacqui are two of the best lady players in the UAE and we’ve got Rob who’s pretty good as well. Hopefully I’ll be able to support them in any way I can.

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Top five fears for driving abroad revealed

The most prominent fears that plague motorists when they dive abroad have been revealed in new research by the insurance firm Sheila's Wheels.

The most common concern that worries the UK driver overseas is the thought of having an accident, with 67 per cent of motorists being worried about this occurring.

Around 49 per cent of people who drive abroad are frightened at the prospect of driving on the other side of the road, while 46 per cent of Britons were faced with the fear of ending up lost because they are not able to enquire about directions in a foreign language.

The other two concerns in the top five are simply losing their way and variations on the rules of the road which are not familiar.

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Sainsbury's offers warnings for those driving abroad

Motorists who are planning on driving when they visit foreign shores should make sure that they have the correct insurance, Sainsbury's has advised.

It has been revealed that 17 per cent of people in the UK are planning to take their cars abroad during the forthcoming year.

Sainsbury’s car insurance manager, Joanne Mallon, commented: "When going on holiday, most people will remember to take travel insurance but we are concerned that some motorists are overlooking the need to ensure that their car journey is fully covered."

Ms Mallon also described how in Spain it is compulsory for drivers to carry a spare wheel and fan belt, which might be good advice for motorists planning Spanish holidays.

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Tips before taking a hire car in La Manga

Car hire in La Manga offers one of the best ways to explore the beauties of the Murcia region - but British drivers ought to check the rules of the road first.

According to insurance company Sheilas' Wheels, one-third of British holidaymakers are unaware that regulations for driving on the continent are different than those in force in the UK.

The insurer also estimates that 3.6 million drivers in Britain do not know what the speed limit is on foreign roads.

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Spanish holidays lead the way for Europeans

Spanish holidays appear to be the number one choice for Europeans looking to get some summer sun this year.

Analysis of travel insurance bookings on airline websites by Mondial Assistance revealed that just over one-quarter (25.3 per cent) of travellers from the continent are planning a break in Spain.

The Spanish know exactly what their fellow Europeans see in their country and, as such, are unwilling to leave.

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Survey reveals British eating habits on holiday

With food from overseas growing ever more popular with British diners, one might think that holidaymakers would not be able to wait to sample these exotic cuisines at first hand.

Not so, according to a new study, which found that 69 per cent of Brits abroad still prefer to stick to dishes they would eat at home while abroad.

LateRooms.com discovered that 29 per cent of people regard the menu as a barrier, with 61 per cent having accidentally ordered the wrong meal.

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Brits 'lack foreign language skills'

Spanish holidays might be a perennial feature of many Brits' summers, but new research claims most may as well have never visited the place, so poor is their grasp of the language.

The study by LateRooms.com revealed that 81 per cent of UK holidaymakers refuse to take a phrasebook or dictionary away with them. The ability of locals to speak English is relied upon by 33 per cent of respondents.

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Travel insurance age limits 'could relax'

Before heading abroad for a relaxing golf holiday in Spain, older holidaymakers are advised to take the same precautions as anybody and buy travel insurance.

Some insurers have age limits in place on their policies, which could restrict choices for older customers. However, this situation is beginning to change.

According to Saga, many providers could begin to relax their stance as the market begins to recognise that today's society is an older, healthier one than in recent generations.

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Golf break offers at La Manga Club

Keen golfers who wish to practice their swing in a sunny climate can now take advantage of a new offer from La Manga Club.

A 40 per cent discount is available on golf wear at the resort until July 15th, while there are also great rates on golfing breaks.

Holidaymakers can stay at the Hyatt Regency La Manga hotel or in the Hyatt Las Lomas Village and when they pay for five rounds of golf they will receive two additional complimentary rounds.

Also, those paying for four rounds of golf will receive one free.

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