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'Save money' on holidays in Spain

People planning to book holidays in Spain over the coming year can save money by using a prepaid currency card.

That is according to Donald Strachan, who recently claimed in the Telegraph that the cards are a simple, safe and secure option for holidaymakers.

"This new breed of plastic combines the budgeting advantage of travellers' cheques with the flexibility and security of a credit card," he commented.

In general, travellers who use currency cards can expect to save around ten per cent, compared to those who purchase their euros at a bank or airport.

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Holidays in Spain 'will prove popular this year'

Holidays in Spain are likely to be on the agenda for many Brits this year, it has been suggested.

Writing for the Daily Telegraph, Frank Mawer said that the country suffered last year as a result of currency exchange rates.

However, he noted that tour operators are keen to boost tourist numbers this year and are offering some excellent deals on flights to Spain and packages.

"Spanish holidays this summer may in fact work out less expensive than in a rival destination outside the Eurozone thought of as cheaper," he commented.

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Explore the Spanish countryside at La Manga Club

As well as making use of La Manga Club's exceptional sports and leisure facilities, visitors to the resort will also find plenty of places to explore outside.

It is bordered on two sides by the stunning Calblanque national park and is an excellent destination for holidaymakers who enjoy hiking.

There are dozens of well-marked trails within easy reach of the resort, with many offering spectacular views of the surrounding area.

Guests can also walk to the summit of nearby La Fuente hill, which takes around 45 minutes and is sure to provide some excellent photographs for your holiday album.

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Learn to scuba dive at La Manga Club

Located in the sun-soaked region of Murcia, La Manga Club basks in warm temperatures all year round and is the ideal place to try your hand at scuba diving.

The resort is situated within easy reach of the Mar Menor - Europe's largest saltwater lagoon - and guests will find a number of interesting creatures beneath the waves.

Based at Las Lomas Village from Easter until November, the Adventure Divers team offer one-to-one scuba instruction, as well as guided dives and intensive courses.

Children as young as eight are catered for and holidaymakers will find the warm, non-tidal waters of the Mar Menor an extremely inviting environment in which to learn.

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Airport hotels 'see bookings increase'

Brits booking flights to Spain may be interested to learn that many of the country's airport hotels saw a significant surge in bookings during the recent cold snap, it has been revealed.

According to, thousands of travellers were unwilling to take chances with the traffic and opted to stay close to the airport.

During the peak of the severe weather, some hotels saw up to a 68 per cent increase in reservations, compared to the same period in 2008.

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Holidaymakers offered Valentine's Day tips

Brits hoping to escape the UK and take a break abroad for Valentine's Day have been offered some travel tips.

Nick Trend, editorial director at Simonseeks, said people should remember that it falls during one of the coldest months of the year and may wish to opt for a destination where there is likely to be some sunshine.

"The other thing to bear in mind of course is it [Valentine's Day] is right at the beginning of half term this year so if you are going away as a couple you have got to vie with all the families too," he commented.

Couples travelling over the weekend should consider booking a day off work and flying back on the Monday as this is often a cheaper option than Sunday, Mr Trend added.

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Holidays in Spain 'offer variety'

Holidays in Spain offer variety and are a great option for people who enjoy lounging around at the beach as well as exploring interesting cultural attractions.

Francesca Ecsery, global sales director of, said people will get the best value by travelling to the country in early or late summer.

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La Manga Club 'is perfect for swimmers and sun worshippers'

Although La Manga Club has an exceptional range of sports facilities, it also caters for holidaymakers who simply want to relax and soak up some sunshine.

The resort is home to several swimming areas and sun terraces, as well as a luxurious health spa.

Guests staying at Hotel La Manga Club Principe Felipe will find a heated pool just a short walk away from their rooms, as well as a separate zone for children and babies.

The pool is located beside the Sol y Sombra, which offers tasty snacks, ice creams and light meals.

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Holidays in Spain 'are a favourite for Brits'

Spain is still a firm favourite with British holidaymakers, it has been claimed.

Francesca Ecsery, global sales director of, suggested that it has a great deal to offer travellers, including reliable weather and stunning scenery.

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Stay in luxurious surroundings at Hotel La Manga Club Principe Felipe

If you're hoping to escape the UK this winter and take a luxury break abroad, then why not consider booking one of the royal suites at the Hotel La Manga Club Principe Felipe?

The suites feature living and dining areas, as well as a spacious and stylish bedroom, kitchen, work area and furnished terrace.

Bathrooms boast large marble tubs, saunas and spacious walk-in showers.
Royal suites are also equipped with wireless broadband, a fax machine, printer, dataport, stereo system and minibar.

Another option for holidaymakers staying at La Manga Club is to book one of the hotel's executive suites.

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