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Brits taking Spanish holidays by car 'should check insurance'

Britons looking to drive on the continent for their Spanish holidays this year have been urged to check with their insurance provider prior to setting off.

According to the AA, although people with UK car insurance will automatically be covered third party when driving in Spain, they will not necessarily be insured comprehensively.

The news comes after the RAC Foundation reported that three million British motorists travel on the continent by ferry and the channel tunnel annually.

"Some insurers do provide … up to 90 days free comprehensive cover for your vehicle anywhere in Europe.

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Flight to Alicante bags groom "dream wedding"

A lucky groom has won a "dream wedding" in a competition, after boarding a flight to Alicante from Doncaster Airport, it has been revealed.

Thomsonfly reports that Andrew Wagg has been announced the winner of the Ram FM Getaway Groom endurance competition.

Mr Wagg had to get as far away from the radio station in Derby as he could in a 24 hour period.

"The flight to Alicante .

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Los Altos Villas at La Manga Club

Among the many luxury villas offered by La Manga Club, Los Altos villas offer one of the most lavish standards of accommodation.

Located within easy reach of both La Manga Tennis and La Plaza Centres, Los Altos are popular villas among sporty holidaymakers.

However, the villas also have a spacious lounge area and roof terraces for those looking to enjoy nothing more than sunbathing and relaxation during their Spanish holiday.

Beautiful views of the area are also among the benefits of the roof terraces – which come complete with a private barbeque.

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Proposal takes place on flight to Alicante

This Valentine’s Day one couple’s romantic Spanish holiday began while on a flight to Alicante, with a proposal of marriage.

While flying through the air on the way toward a luxury holiday in Spain Mick Hill proposed to his girlfriend Sharalyn Anderson.

The couple were taking a flight to Alicante from Luton when 52-year-old Sharalyn of Leigh on Sea received a special Valentine's Day card and a marriage proposal from her boyfriend.

Cabin crew then announced the couple’s engagement to the rest of the passengers as they shared a bottle of champagne.

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Austrians plump for Spanish holidays

Spanish holidays are in demand among Austrian tourists, according to newly released figures.

Wiener Zeitung reports that a leisure-time and tourism poll by research institute IFT showed that 60 per cent of Austrians took holidays amounting to at least two days in 2007.

And among the favourite holiday destinations for Austrians were luxury holidays in Spain, the publication reveals.

According to the figures, the average holiday was 11 days long and six per cent of holidaymakers took flights to Spain.

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Airport accommodation makes top-ten list

On the occasion that travelers' flights to Spain are delayed, there is now the chance to catch up on forty winks in the solitude of a private capsular form of hotel room.

The Yotel at London Heathrow Airport's Terminal 4 promises to provide "everything you would expect from a luxury hotel in a small space".

A Yotel is also available at London Gatwick's South Terminal where weary travelers can choose from a premium double room or a standard single cabin.

The cabins provide holidaymakers with a private area in which to rest in addition to en suite bathrooms in which to freshen up before their flights.

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Las Brisas Villas in La Manga Club

While the name Los Altos, translated to English as "the heights", is reflective of Los Altos Villas' position at the top of the Alpujarras, Las Brisas Villas is set at the foot of the hills.

This development is designed to afford maximum space and privacy to holidaymakers enjoying its comforts while on a luxury holiday in Spain.

Overlooking La Manga Club's south golf course, Las Brisas apartments make up a circular design around the central swimming pool.

All the villas boast a private patio area and some townhouses even possess their own private plunge pools.

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Love 'blossoms in Spanish holiday resort'

In a heart warming post-Valentine's Day tale, love has blossomed in the popular Spanish holiday resort of Benidorm.

Typically Spanish reports that according to EFE news agency, 35-year old elephant Petita - known as the "ugly duckling" of the zoo - has found love after years of rejection based on her appearance.

The publication notes that Petita is a resident of Terra Natura animal park and had previously been unable to secure the interests of a mate.

So aesthetically unattractive was Petita that she was not only rejected several times but on occasion attacked by potential suitors and had to be protected by fellow female elephant Kaioso.

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Flights to Spain: Self-service check-in kiosks 'offer seamless experience'

Holidaymakers taking flights to Spain may find they can enjoy a more streamlined travel experience when using self-service check-in kiosks.

According to Virgin Atlantic, holidaymakers' journeys through airports are "easier" as a result of the kiosks.

British Airways, which offers flights to Spain, has 220 BA check-in kiosks at 39 major airports which are used by roughly 675,000 customers to check-in on a monthly basis.

"It gives the customer the choice of how they want to interact at check-in and gives the passenger a simple and seamless experience," Janine Donovan, press officer at Virgin Atlantic commented.

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Hacienda Del Golf

Golf holidays in Spain are becoming increasingly popular among a variety of consumers.

This type of break is fancied among those on business trips, family holidays, bachelor holidays and even singles holidays, according to a recent report by American Express.

For a holiday that is truly centred around golf, the Hacienda Del Golf townhouses located next to the Par 47 pitch and putt course and directly opposite the tennis centre could be ideal.

Offering easy access to all the golfing and sporting facilities, these properties are also located close to a communal pool, meaning that golf need not be the sole leisure pursuit you engage in on your La Manga Club holiday.

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