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Brits choose 'classic holidays'


British holidaymakers are more likely to opt for "classic" trips to sunny destinations such as Spain, than take frequent city breaks, it has been claimed.

According to responsibletravel.com, as the downturn tightens its grip, holidaymakers will be forced to prioritise where travel is concerned.

Justin Francis, the company's managing director, commented: "Those that can afford additional breaks will explore much closer to home, particularly as the pound drops in value against the Euro - allowing them to save up the pennies and the annual leave for a longer annual holiday which will come in the form of classic, special travel experiences - those unforgettable once in a lifetime trips.

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January sales start early in Spain

Britons on holidays in Spain will be able to snap up January bargains earlier than normal this year.

Sales in the Andalucia region are starting on January 2nd this year, with many stores promising major discounts.

Shops in Spain usually begin their sales after the Day of the Three Kings; however, in order to boost sales stores are slashing their prices earlier, Typically Spanish reports.

The move has been welcomed by the region's councillor for tourism and trade Luciano Alonso, who thinks the measure will draw more people into the shops.

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Junior tennis at La Manga Club

La Manga club is the ideal destination for children looking to develop their tennis skills.

The resort is home to 28 multi-surface tennis courts and expert tuition is available to youngsters throughout the year.

La Manga's Tennis Academy runs a series of courses specifically designed with young children in mind and coaching is available for those aged four and upwards.

As well as making new friends and staying fit, little ones can also get in touch with their competitive sides by taking part in the age-group tournaments and fun competitions on offer.

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Learn to play tennis at La Manga Club

With 28 multi-surface courts, the tennis facilities at La Manga Club in Spain are among the best in Europe.

La Manga Club is just a short flight from the UK and is the ideal destination for Britons looking to improve their technique or learn how to play tennis from scratch.

The resort caters for players of all abilities and those who want to take their training a little further can sign up to one of the courses offered by La Manga Club's Tennis Academy.

From five-day courses to two-hour coaching sessions, there is help available to suit everyone and what's more, the resort enjoys over 300 days of sunshine annually.

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Enjoy Murcia Open Tennis Tournament at La Manga Club

Taking place next month, Murcia Open Tennis Tournament is a must for sports enthusiasts and promises to be a memorable event.

The tournament begins on December 8th and will be held at La Manga's 28-court Tennis Centre.

Prizes up for grabs include luxury tennis and leisure breaks and state-of-the-art equipment from Wilson.

In addition, a comprehensive companion's programme is also on offer to ensure that all guests are catered for.

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Tennis at La Manga Club

With 28 multi-surface courts, the tennis facilities at La Manga Club are among the best in Europe.

Just a short flight away from the UK, La Manga Club is the ideal destination for Britons looking to improve their technique.

The resort can cater for players of all abilities and those who want to take their training a little further can sign up to one of the courses offered by La Manga Club's Tennis Academy.

From five-day courses to two-hour coaching sessions, there is help available to suit everyone.

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Scottish squad prepares at La Manga

The Scottish rugby union squad has been enjoying the year-round climate at La Manga Club recently.

However, rather than relaxing at the luxury holiday resort in Spain, the team have been knuckling down for some pre-tournament preparation.

According to the Scotsman, the players are making use of the first-class training facilities at La Manga Club as they get in shape for the RBS Six Nations Championship.

The resort offers quite a contrast to the low temperatures and wet weather the players are used to back home.

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TV presenter's post-tennis holiday heaven

Tennis holidays in Spain could be the ideal choice for one of the country's leading standup comedians and TV presenters.

Jimmy Carr has admitted that he likes to spend all day on the courts while away, before spending his evenings doing very little as he recovers.

"If I've spent the day playing tennis and hanging out on the beach, by 10pm I feel tired," he explained to the Telegraph.

Carr is perhaps best known these days for presenting 8 out of 10 Cats, the comedy quiz show on Channel 4 on which teams field questions about the week's news and polls.

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Step up a level at La Manga's Pro Academy

Parents of talented youngsters looking to press their children's claims to be the next Rafael Nadal or Serena Williams might like to consider tennis holidays to La Manga Club.

As well as offering a host of tennis facilities for players of varying abilities, La Manga Club is home to the Pro Academy, at which the professionals of the future can work to perfect their game.

Running in July, August, at half term and over Easter, these sessions are designed to push the most able of young competitors and are not recommended for those who do not already play to a minimum standard.

As such, regular tournament competitors in the age groups of 8-10, 10-12, 13-15 and 16-19 are invited to attend.

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Training the tennis pros of the future in La Manga

Keen tennis fans may know that in much of their young life Scottish stars Andy and Jamie Murray learned their craft on tennis holidays in Spain, making the most of the facilities and coaching there.

For those keen on bringing their kids on tennis holidays to Spain, there are more opportunities to develop the talents of the youngsters as the La Manga Tennis Academy is geared up to the needs of all ages.

Children aged six or under can start with a 45-minutes introductory starter course, while those aged seven to nine can get an hour's coaching per day and older children two hours.

Youth tennis coaching is offered for all ages up to the age of 19, so that kids visiting the country that produced Rafael Nadal can explore how far their own talent might take them.

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