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Holidays in Spain 'popular among lone youngsters'

Younger adults and teens are becoming increasingly keen to take flights to Spain on their own to enjoy holidays away from home, it has been reported.

According to the Student Youth Travel Association, the top ten international destinations for youth travel includes Spain, China, Peru, Brazil and Australia.

Other destinations include France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Greece.

Student Youth Travel Association spokeswoman Debbie Gibb claimed that youngsters now want a "notch on their belt" in terms of travel.

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Spanish holidays 'rose in February'

The number of people taking flights to Spain for Spanish holidays rose in February this year, it has been revealed.

According to Forbes, a Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism statement reported that the number of tourists visiting Spain in February 2008 rose by 6.5 per cent on the previous year.

Compared to 2007, the number of tourists visiting Spain rose by this percentage to reach 3.

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Football legend gives thumbs up to golf holidays

Ex-England and Arsenal footballer Ian Wright would not be disappointed with a golf holiday in Europe, it has been revealed.

Talking to the Telegraph, the Match of the Day presenter described that his perfect holiday would feature golf and sunshine - two things that can be found on a holiday at La Manga Club.

"Wrighty" also revealed that he is a creature of habit when it comes to holidays, preferring to frequent the same area again and again.

He added that he was also sentimental about possessions, such as a battered old straw hat that he takes everywhere.

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More people take Spanish holidays on Costa Blanca

A large proportion of holidaymakers took "irregular" Spanish holidays last year, it has been reported.

According to a study by the La Caixa savings bank an estimated 85 million so-called irregular overnight stays were made by tourists on the Costa Blanca in 2007, Typically Spanish reports.

Higher numbers were reported to have been staying in accommodation not controlled by "the correct authorities".

According to Typically Spanish, foreign tourists taking Spanish holidays in the Costa Blanca brought in € 2.

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Flights to Spain for "healthy" "low-cost" living

Britons looking to experience a lower cost of living should book their flights to Spain, it has been reported.

According to a study by NatWest, 95 per cent of Brits who abandoned the UK for a better life in Spain found that the cost of living in the Mediterranean country is lower than that in Britain.

Also revealed in the study was that the average annual income of Britons who have moved to Spain is £65,000.

"It seems as if expats have not only found their pot of gold abroad but are able to enjoy themselves and feel healthier for having made the move," commented NatWest's David Isley.

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Pass the time while waiting for flights to Spain

As news breaks about the delayed flights and baggage traumas sweeping through Heathrow Airport's newly opened Terminal 5, tips have been given on how to pass the time while waiting for flights to Spain.

MSN Money reports that according to Halifax General Insurance there are number of ways to look after yourself and keep busy while waiting for flights to Murcia and other destinations.

One piece of advice was to have plenty of money for food and beverages while you wait for your flight to Alicante. Alcoholic drinks should be kept to a minimum though as drunk passengers could be refused boarding.

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Babymooning 'means holidays with golf'

A new travel trend could spell golf holidays in Spain for men and spa breaks for women, it has been reported.

According to Marie Claire, a babymoon is a holiday taken by expectant couples who want to spend some quality time together before their new child is born.

The magazine reports that babymoons are a time for mums and dads to be to get much needed rest and relaxation before their baby is born and the sleepless nights begin.

"A babymoon is the perfect opportunity to enjoy some quality time together and to reflect upon the new challenges and exciting life changing experience ahead without the pressures of everyday life getting in the way," commented a spokesperson for the InterContinental Mar Menor.

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Brits 'could phone home on flights to Spain'

In-flight mobile phone use could soon come in onboard aircraft, one commentator has suggested.

According to the Air Transport Users Council (AUC), following approval that was granted by Ofcom this week for in-flight mobile phone usage on aeroplanes, passengers can soon expect to be able to use their mobiles to call home while on flights to Spain.

However, industry affairs manager James Fremantle noted that not all passengers would appreciate in-flight calls.

"It's difficult to say where the passenger interest is, because some people will like it and some people won't.

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Flights to Malaga for city breaks

Malaga is located in the south of the region of Andalucia and is a popular Spanish holiday destination.

And according to Spain-Holiday, the region is preparing for a big influx of tourists this year.

According to the website, Malaga has the weather and tourist sights to attract visitors - for example, the Picasso Museum, while the new airport terminal makes travel easier for holidaymakers.

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Ancient jawbone of early European found in Spain

Spanish holidays could become more educational than ever after it was revealed that the jawbone of the oldest human remains in western Europe were discovered in the Mediterranean country.

The discovery of a lower jaw - complete with some teeth - was found in northern Spain by archaeologists and the location in Sierra de Atapuerca has now been made a Unesco World Heritage Site.

The bone - which could be from a female - was found near to other relics including stone tools.

"It gives us confidence that Europe was not left out of the picture of the spread of early humans," Professor Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum said, according to the BBC.

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