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Brits 'wasting billions with leftover holiday money'

British holdiaymakers are wasting around £2.4 billion a year by failing to convert their foreign currency once they get back to the UK, it has been revealed.

According to money technology provider IMX Software, almost half (48 per cent) of adults will leave their leftover notes and coins in a drawer until they return to the country again.

The company noted that the majority of people bring home an average of £35 in foreign currency.

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Top travel insurance tips revealed

Brits jetting off on holiday to Spain over the festive season have been offered some tips on how to cut the cost of their travel insurance.

According to comparison site moneysupermarket.com, savvy shoppers can slash a considerable amount off the cost of their premium with a little knowledge.

Steve Sweeney, an insurance expert at the website, commented: "While insurance is essential for financial security and peace of mind, it is important Brits only opt for a level of cover relevant to their needs, and at the best available price.

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Try a different activity every day at La Manga Club

Brits holidaying at La Manga Club will find no shortage of exciting activities to enjoy. In fact, it is possible to try something new every day.

Aside from sports such as golf and tennis, guests can try everything from go-karting to bowling.

The green at La Manga's Tennis Centre is one of Spain's only natural grass bowling areas.

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Majority of Brits 'planning winter holidays'

Despite the economic downturn, Brits are still keen to take holidays to Spain and other destinations, it has been revealed.

In a recent poll carried out by Monarch, 86 per cent of respondents said they are planning to escape to warmer climes this winter.

The airline revealed that between December 18th and January 4th it expects to transport around 140,000 British holidaymakers to hotspots such as Murcia, Alicante and Malaga.

"If you haven't yet booked and fancy enjoying the festivities away from home or seeing the new year in overseas it's not too late to grab a great deal to the sun with Monarch," the carrier noted.

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Take a quad biking excursion in Murcia

Guests holidaying at La Torre Resort in Spain can explore the surrounding area by taking a quad bike excursion.

Local company Quad Espuna offers bike hire throughout the year and has four road-legal vehicles.

Groups are escorted on excursions by a tour guide and all bikes are linked via a radio mic system.

Holidaymakers will have the opportunity to travel down dirt tracks and trails in the parks surrounding La Torre and explore the area in a gentle but exciting way.

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Ryanair announces new Malaga base

Budget airline Ryanair has announced plans to open its 38th base at Malaga Airport.

The airline will introduce 19 new routes at the hub from June 2010, meaning it will operate 39 services from there in total.

According to Ryanair, the move will create 200 jobs and lead to an investment of $250 million in the airport.

Passengers will be able to book flights from Malaga to destinations including Paris, Oslo, Zaragoza and Santiago, as well as Tampere, Valladolid, Venice and Wroclaw.

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Keep the kids occupied at La Torre

Brits looking for the perfect place to enjoy a family holiday in Spain may wish to consider a break at La Torre in Murcia.

As well as a spa and golf course to keep the adults happy, the resort also caters for children of all ages and is home to a top-quality kids' club, with childcare services available for holidaymakers between the ages of two and 12.

Children can take part in a range of organised activities and have access to play equipment and games.

There are also several playgrounds dotted around the resort, as well as a number of swimming pools and tennis courts, which the kids can enjoy.

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Children can develop their tennis skills at La Manga Club

Holidaying at La Manga Club is a great way to stay active and encourage family members to try out new sports.

Children staying at the resort can take part in specially-designed courses at the Junior Tennis Academy or even put their game to the test in one of La Manga's competitions.

Courses run from Monday to Friday and are available for children of all ages. Children under the age of six can book a Mini Tennis course, which involves 45 minutes of tuition every day from Monday to Friday.

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British holidaymakers 'hate to tip'

Almost half of Brits do not like to tip when they are on holiday in Spain, a new poll has revealed.

Research carried out by Holiday Extras revealed that 58 per cent of men and 39 per cent of women do not feel comfortable leaving extra money on top of their bill.

Of those surveyed, 14 per cent claimed that tipping in a restaurant makes them feel awkward.

A further 19 per cent said they dislike offering a gratuity when staying in a hotel.

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Treat yourself to a massage at La Manga Club

As well as enjoying the fantastic sports facilities on offer at La Manga, guests will find plenty of opportunities to relax and unwind.

Spa La Manga Club offers a range of treatments, including a wide selection of massages, with something to suit everyone.

An excellent option for first-time spa guests is the Swedish massage, which helps to ease sore muscles and improve circulation.

Deep tissue treatments are also on offer and are ideal for guests who play sports regularly and lead an active life.

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