Music icon and legendary folk singer Bob Dylan is sure to entice Britons to book their flights to Spain this summer after it was announced that he is headlining at Madrid's Rock in Rio festival.
Dylan, who is now 66-years-old, will perform at the July festival alongside fellow artists Amy Winehouse and The Police, Daily Spain reports.
Other singers to appear at the Spanish concert are said to include Alanis Morissette, Jack Johnson, Neil Young, Jamiroquai, Shakira, Franz Ferdinand, Lenny Kravitz and Chris Cornell.
The news comes after the Association of British Travel Agents reported that festivals in Spain can be cheaper and tickets easier to get hold of than in the UK.
A new study has revealed the pet peeves of UK travellers taking flights to Spain and elsewhere on their holidays.
According to the study by www.thetravelmagazine.net and www.
UK travellers should team together and help mums to plan their family holidays in Spain, one commentator has noted.
According to Holiday-Rentals.co.uk, planning family holidays leaves 60 per cent of mums stressed out.
Britons fed up with muddy festivals and flooded tents could soon be booking flights to Spain and heading to the country in their droves for music events that combine good weather and cheap cost, it has been reported.
According to the Association of British Travel Agents (Abta), overseas festivals not only offer Britons the better weather that is guaranteed on most Spanish holidays, but tickets are often cheaper and easier to get hold of.
Abta spokesperson Sean Tipton added that the Benicassim Festival in Spain is accessible from "stunning" nearby cities and is also close to fabulous beaches.
"With flights to Europe being at an all-time low, the savings you can make on the ticket costs will usually pay for the cost of your flight and your food and drinks whilst you are at the festival," commented Mr Tipton.
Perhaps tennis star Maria Sharapova will be considering a tennis break in Spain after she was beaten in the Pacific Life Opens this month.
Eatsleepsport reports that the tennis ace has claimed she needs a holiday after being beaten in the semi-final by Svetlana Kuznetsova on Friday March 21st.
The challenger beat Sharapova 6-3 5-7 6-2 in Indian Wells and the star who has been known to play tennis in Spain on Spanish holidays is now looking to recuperate.
"I'm playing a lot of tennis, been flying a lot.
People are drawn to taking flights to Spain because of a mixture of diverse qualities that the country possesses, it has been claimed.
According to Terry Walker, of www.PropertyInSpain.Net, Spain is popular with investors because of its mix of accessibility, culture and sunshine.
Spanish holidays are not a luxury for UK consumers, rather they are a "necessity", it has been argued.
According to Thomas Cook, Britons will often book holidays without having the necessary means up front to pay for them.
The company's Money Matters study showed that more than half of Brits pay for their holidays with a credit card.
"For most of us, a holiday from our busy lives is a necessity and not a luxury.
Britons taking flights to Murcia for a Spanish holiday may want to make an effort to learn some key phrases before they travel, according to one commentator.
Responsibletravel.com reports that having a basic understanding of some Spanish words could help travellers feel "better equipped" to deal with situations that could arise while on a holiday in Spain.
Kristina Pentland, communications manager for responsibletravel.
A number of new flights to popular summer holiday destinations are being launched by British Airways this summer.
Flights to Spain - including Malaga and Palma - will be available from Gatwick in summer 2008, the airline has announced.
Additionally, flights to Alicante - a popular European summer hotspot - will be launched from the London hub in a matter of months.
"As one of the only short-haul, full service carriers at Gatwick, we combine low fares with complimentary food and drink, pre-allocated seats and the opportunity to join the BA Executive Club," commented British Airways' commercial director Robert Boyle.
Spanish holidays are gaining favour among American tourists, it has been reported.
According to euromonitor.com, holidays in Spain are the second most popular in the world in terms of sales and the number of tourists received, IMS reports.
IMS notes that the number of US tourists taking flights to Spain has risen in the last few years, possibly as a result of confidence in foreign travel.