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Golf on the South Course at La Manga Club

Designed in 1971 and remodelled in 1992 by Arnold Palmer, the South Course at La Manga Club has hosted many major golf tournaments and is available for the pleasure of those on Spanish holidays at La Manga Club.

The South Course has hosted major professional tournaments such as the men's and women's Spanish Opens and PGA Championships as well as a number of businesses' corporate events.

The golf course is located in the centre of the resort and it boasts palm-lined fairways and a variety of water hazards and bunkers – many of which are strategically positioned.

Despite this, there are few hidden dangers on the South Course.

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3m expected to take flights to Murcia

A new international airport in Murcia is set to attract three million passengers taking flights to Spain in its first year of operation, it has been reported.

According to Home Move, direct flights to the region mean that travelling time on flights to Spain are now at around 2.5 hours.

Murcia's Corvera airport is set to become a new international hub ahead of 2010, with Easier reporting that this region of Spain will enjoy increased visitor numbers once the upgrade has been carried out.

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Holidays in Spain 'are accessible and affordable'

Spanish holidays are both affordable and accessible, one commentator has noted, summing up the reasons why the attraction of Spain remains "undeniable".

According to Easier, Spain has built up a network of airports throughout the country, due to its popularity for holidays which dates back to the 1960s, which provides accessibility.

The open skies agreement agreed by Spanish authorities and maintenance of key infrastructure such as roads is also beneficial.

"What this means is that Spain is one of the most accessible countries in Europe, and thanks to a continuation of money flowing into maintaining this situation, airports such as Malaga and Murcia are receiving significant upgrades," the publication notes.

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'Don't gamble' when taking holidays in Spain

Britons taking holidays in Spain this summer have been advised not to gamble with their finances by failing to take out travel insurance.

The warning comes from reviewcentre, after research conducted by J Sainsbury showed that ten per cent of Brits neglect to obtain any cover before travelling abroad.

According to reviewcentre, consumers are split over their preferences for price, brand credibility and the convenience of shopping for cover online.

"Some people don't consider taking out travel insurance as mandatory and then suffer the consequences when they have a bad experience abroad," managing director of www.

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La Manga-based tennis player wins 'crucial' match

A British tennis player living in La Manga has made the headlines - for narrowly avoiding breaking the world record for the longest run of consecutive defeats.

Dubbed the worst player in the world, 21-year-old Robert Dee finally won his first ever professional match after three years and 55 games in Spain this week.

Dee now remains joint world record holder with Diego Beltranena of Guatemala.

"Obviously it was great to get my first win but I can't believe that people don't have anything better to write about.

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Advice for those taking frequent flights to Spain

Families taking flights to Spain for two or more holidays a year may wish to consider saving money by taking out annual travel insurance, it has been reported.

According to, annual policies could be "more beneficial" as for those taking family holidays in Spain, the cost per individual could be as low as £30.

The comment comes as many younger Brits may be preparing to take flights to Spain for the Benicassim Festival in July.

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Family holidays in Spain are "sacrosanct"

Family holidays in Spain and other European destinations have been described as "sacrosanct" by one commentator.

A survey by revealed that although Britain is in the midst of a credit crisis, UK parents will not be deterred from booking their family holidays - with 95 per cent of Britons still intending to do so.

Of all the parents surveyed 60 per cent claimed to have already chosen a holiday destination outside of the UK this summer - with Spain favoured above other destinations for the majority of respondents.

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Film star Farrell slims down in Alicante

Britons enjoying holidays in Spain may be sharing a restaurant with Irish actor Colin Farrell without realising it.

According to ShowBiz Ireland, the In Bruges actor has been photographed outside a restaurant in Alicante looking far thinner than in recent months, as he prepares to begin filming new movie Triage in Alicante in the coming weeks.

Farrell was compared to fellow actors Daniel Day-Lewis and Christian Bale, both of whom have dieted for certain films.

It is believed that the Irish heartthrob is attempting to get in character for the "war weary" photojournalist he is set to play in his latest film.

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Travel insurance 'needed for tennis holidays'

If you are planning on taking a tennis break in Spain this year, travel insurance is mandatory it has been claimed.

According to, such a policy is essential for anyone intending on taking part in sporting activities while on holiday.

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Flights to Spain for beach holidays

Seaside resorts are the most sought after destination among those taking flights to Spain and other holiday locations, it has been reported.

Research from Ciao Surveys shows that over a fifth of Britons would enjoy a dream holiday by the sea, with 18.3 per cent citing Europe - for instance holidays in Spain - as their preferred location for a break.

Once on holiday in Spain, the study revealed that relaxation is the order of the day for 68 per cent of Brits while more than half claimed that sunbathing was their top priority.

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