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Weddings to come onboard easyJet flights?

Passengers on flights to La Manga could soon be able to get married while in the air, if easyJet gets its way.

The budget airline, which flies to Almeria, Murcia and Alicante on the Costa Blanca, has enquired with authorities as to whether its captains will be able to officiate weddings.

If its proposals are accepted, couples will be able to depart the UK as engaged and arrive for their holidays in Spain as husband and wife, eTravel reports.

"If our request is replied positively, then so called 'floating on cloud nine' would get a new meaning for people in love - and we can offer another special service to our passengers," commented Paul Simmons, UK regional general manager for easyJet.

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Airline recommends May and June Alicante holidays

For those who enjoy tranquil beaches, either this month or next could be a great time to holiday in La Manga Club.

Low-cost airline bmibaby flies to Alicante Airport, which serves La Manga, and believes May and June are the perfect months for those who want to avoid the school holiday rush.

The carrier recommends a host of beaches for early summer - which La Manga guests might like to hire a car in Murcia and visit. For example, the 900-metre Playa del Postiguet is one of the cleanest beaches one can visit, having consistently been awarded the Blue Flag.

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Learn skills from AC Milan at La Manga Club

Could your young football fan be the next Kaka? La Manga Club can help put them on the right track with a Milan Junior Camp.

Organised by the world-famous AC Milan football club, Milan Junior Camps take place all over the world and run for seven days, teaching boys and girls all about 'the beautiful game'.

For 850 euros, each participant can enjoy a full programme of training and entertainment, learning from experienced Milan coaches. They will also get full kit and a diploma at the end of the course.

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Celeb allure at La Manga Club

The celebrity-pulling power of holidaying to La Manga Club has been cited as one of the main reasons to book a break at the luxurious resort.

According to the Sun, La Manga Club is favourite with many famous faces, with various stars having spent time there over the years.

England football hero David Beckham, Hollywood big gun Matt Damon and French actress Juliette Binoche are among the A-list names to have checked in to the Spanish holiday resort.

However, as the newspaper reports, holidaymakers do not need to have a bank balance as big as the Beckhams' to enjoy living the high life at La Manga.

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Holiday drivers told: Stock up on essentials before your journey

Those planning on renting a car in Murcia may be interested by the latest advice to come from consumer champion Which?.

The body is urging people who plan to spend portions of their holidays driving to be well prepared in advance.

In particular, Which? claims that travellers should stock up on refreshments before they take to the road, rather than stopping off at services and petrol stations.

Research by the organisation shows that, in the UK at least, the stores at such stopping points do not always offer value for money.

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Advice for holiday drivers

The AA has issued advice to anybody hiring a car in Spain or simply travelling long distances as part of their holidays.

Car hire in Murcia is one of the best ways to explore this beautiful region of southern Spain, but motorists should be wary of spending too long on the road.

Research by the AA revealed that two-thirds of drivers do not take breaks when travelling long distances - putting them at risk of becoming tired and potentially causing accidents.

Therefore, the organisation advises planning journeys properly before they take to the road, factoring at least a 15-minute break into journeys of more than three hours.

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Holidays in Spain are 'cheapest in eurozone'

Staying in Spanish holiday villas could be one of the most affordable options available to British tourists at the moment.

That is the latest finding of Post Office Travel Services, which ranked Spain as the cheapest destination within the eurozone in its annual holiday costs barometer report.

Many holidaymakers may have been tempted in recent months to consider holidaying beyond traditional favourites such as Spain, with the pound weakening against the euro of late.

However, eurozone countries have heeded the warning and are cutting prices to entice wavering visitors back, the organisation found.

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Cricketer has "excellent time" in La Manga

La Manga Club is famous for its outstanding sports facilities, with three golf courses, 28 tennis courts and a host of training pitches.

Members of the Celtic squad recently heaped praise on the resort for the standards they experienced when taking a break there - a chorus to which one cricketer has now added her voice.

Diane Pedgrift has recently been selected for the Scottish women's cricket side and spent time last week at the ICC Europe Training Camp.

Commenting on the spell, she told the Arbroath Herald that she had "an excellent time" on the training holiday in La Manga Club.

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Mobile phone advice for renting a car in Murcia

Renting a car in Murcia can help families, groups and couples to get the most out of their holiday in La Manga Club - therefore it is especially important that they stay safe on the road.

The latest research by the UK's Department of Transport may make interesting reading for those planning on driving on holiday. According to a study by the department, 12 per cent of motorists admit to sending text messages while driving.

Despite this, nearly all (93 per cent) drivers said they understand the dangers that using a mobile phone when on the move can present.

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Pocket travel guides 'will remain popular'

The pocket travel guide is unlikely to go away anytime soon, despite the emergence of internet-based alternatives, it has been claimed.

A handy book detailing dos and don'ts has been taken on many a holiday in Spain over the years - and Tom Hall, travel editor at Lonely Planet, does not expect this to change.

He explained that there are always occasions when holidaymakers will be pleased to have "a printed companion" with them.

Such times may include "when you are in a particularly remote place, or when you are in a particularly busy place and you might not want to be seen using an expensive piece of technology", said Mr Hall.

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