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Don't be hasty with car hire, says IAM

While car hire in La Manga is a relatively straightforward process, drivers on Spanish holidays should still make sure they are methodical if they are to get the best deal for them.

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) recommends that motorists on holiday in Spain should take a few measures to be on the safe side - such as checking their level of car insurance cover.

"The key thing is good preparation," insisted Neil Greig, director of the IAM's motoring trust.

Too many people just want to get in their hire car and drive away as soon as possible.

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Insurance tips before heading on Spanish holiday

Holidaymakers who are heading off abroad this summer should ensure that they have taken the right insurance before they leave, according to the Guardian.

It could cost travellers who become ill while abroad in the range of £35,000 to be repatriated by air ambulance if they are not properly insured according to the Association of British Insurers.

The age of the person taking out the policy can play a part in the price of the policy, as can any pre-existing medical conditions or a penchant for taking part in extreme sports.

Stuart Castledine, managing director of Intune, commented: "Customers over 85 are eight times more likely to make a travel insurance claim than customers 35 and under - and those over 65 are three times more likely.

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Bullfighting in Murcia

While golf and tennis are certainly the top draws for sports fans heading to La Manga Club for their Spanish holidays, some might find themselves drawn to the Murcia bullring.

Here, spectators can take in one of the most spectacular - and controversial - sports being contested in Europe. Bullfighting is a popular event in Murcia, which is home not only to the ring itself but also to a museum dedicated to the tradition.

With roots stretching back to Celt-Iberian times, the corrida - or fight - takes place between three toreros and two bulls.

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Natura Bisse treatment range at La Manga

Ladies who want some indulgence time away from their men are able to pamper themselves at the La Manga Club Resort in Spain.

Tourists who want a luxurious Spanish holiday can visit the Hyatt at La Manga Club for a Natura Bissé spa break, according to Easier Travel.

Those who are interested in a little luxury can choose from a selection of spa treatments including Inhibit, Oxygen and Diamond, and the Spa Ritual body treatment.

There are also several other ways to indulge at the resort, whether it be relaxing in the Jacuzzis, saunas or steam rooms, or taking a dip in the pool.

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Brits 'want more from their holidays'

UK tourists are interested in more than just how much their holiday will cost when considering where to go and what to do for their break, according to News Wales.

The Welsh in particular do not cite cost as their prime consideration, it has been revealed by research conducted by YouGov.

Around 58 per cent of tourists say that things such as the weather and culture are more important than the pressure on their wallets.

Roger Masterson, founder of the travel company, Celtic Castles, commented: "The travel market is more competitive than ever and this should be an incentive for travel businesses to up their game without compromising on quality.

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Podcast gives advice for Spanish holidaymakers

Holiday makers who are heading off abroad this summer should ensure that they have taken the right insurance before they leave according to the Guardian.

It could cost travellers who become ill while abroad in the range of £35,000 to be repatriated by air ambulance if they are not properly insured, according to the Association of British Insurers.

The age of the person taking out the policy can play a part in the price of the policy as can any pre-existing medical conditions or a penchant for taking part in extreme sports.

Stuart Castledine, managing director of Intune, commented: "Customers over 85 are eight times more likely to make a travel insurance claim than customers 35 and under - and those over 65 are three times more likely.

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Emergency number promoted for Spanish holidays

Travellers heading off on Spanish holidays this summer should be aware that the telephone number for the emergency services in the country is 112, the European commission has said.

In fact, 112 is a usable emergency services number in 26 of the 27 EU countries. Bulgaria, rather than the UK, is the exception as 112 works in exactly the same way as 999 here.

However, a recent survey showed that more than one-fifth of people were unaware of 112's existence, reports the Press Association, prompting the commission to launch a publicity campaign and new website to promote the service.

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New spa offers at La Manga Club Spa

People who choose La Manga Club for their Spanish holiday this summer will be able to take advantage of a range of new treatments at its spa.

They include a 30-minute scalp massage, which is designed to calm and relax the mind, reports Easier Travel.

The treatment involves the use of aromatherapy oils, which are massaged into the scalp, shoulders, neck and facial pressure points.

Also available to those seeking even more relaxation than simply sitting in the sun is a magnetic energetic ritual.

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Spain seeks international recognition for national cuisine

While many on their Spanish holidays enjoy the country's cuisine, the government is aiming to improve the profile of its food.

The country is working in partnership with Italy, Greece and Morocco to place the Mediterranean diet on the Unesco world heritage list, the Majorca Daily Bulletin reports.

Commenting on the move, the country's agricultural ministry said: "Spain took the initiative ..

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Spanish holidays 'driving Brit's property dreams'

New research has suggested that Spanish holidays continue to be popular with British holidaymakers.

According to an online study by UK Wordtracker, ten per cent of people looking for information about overseas destinations are interested in Spain, the Majorca Daily Bulletin reports.

This was more than twice the number (4.48 per cent) of internet users who were interested in finding information about the other traditional favourite France.

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