Sometimes a week in the sun just isn't enough and with more freezing weather expected in the UK, it could be time to take an extended break at La Manga Club in Spain.
Extended stay packages are available for holidaymakers looking to spend more then 30 days at the resort and with three championship golf courses and 28 multi-surface tennis courts, there is certainly enough to keep everyone entertained.
One of Europe's top golf resorts, La Manga Club basks in sunshine for over 300 hours a year and is the ideal destination for those looking to escape the grey skies and chilly weather in the UK.
The club's extended stay package is open to guests staying in self-catering accommodation at Hyatt Las Lomas Village, easier.
Children can vastly increase their chances of becoming accomplished golf players in the future by taking classes from a young age.
Families visiting La Manga Club can enroll children into the resort's Academy of Golf from as young as eight or nine and watch them flourish on the three championship courses.
The academy runs courses from Monday to Friday and during school holidays, and what's more, children are taught by professional golfers.
Introductory courses, specifically designed with young players in mind, are also on offer and as well as developing new skills, attending the courses is a fantastic way for children to make new friends.
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.
Those holidaying at La Manga Club can enjoy the best of both worlds, with indulgent spa treatments on offer as well as sports and leisure activities.
People hoping to get a little variety out of their holiday in Spain should look no further, with sports including tennis, golf, football and cricket available at the club.
La Manga has something to suit holidaymakers of all ages and tastes, with literally dozens of activity options available.
Those who enjoy the great outdoors can explore the surrounding countryside by bike or on foot.
Anyone jetting to sunny Spain for the festive season has been advised to buy a good travel insurance policy before leaving.
Speaking earlier this week, M&S Money revealed that over one million Britons are planning to take holidays in Spain and other destinations over the festive season.
Furthermore, the organisation claimed that with an increasing number of people opting to book flights and accommodation separately, travel insurance is more important than ever.
Judith Roberts, M&S Money insurance manager, said that holidaymakers without cover could find themselves in an unenviable situation.
We may be going through tough economic times, but maintaining staff morale and keeping employees motivated is as important as ever.
As most good managers know, a team can only function well when its members respect each other and know where they fit within an organisation.
Companies looking to improve relations may wish to consider holding a team-building event at La Manga Club in Spain, which boasts exceptional facilities and works closely with leading experimental training specialist Alto Rendimiento.
Mr Rendimiento has worked with dozens of high-profile organisations in the past, including the Los Angeles Lakers, NASA and Lufthansa.
A new survey has revealed that consumers are turning to travel more than ever during these stressful times.
Research carried out by GeckoGo and World Nomads found that 22 per cent of travellers worldwide are planning to take more holidays over the coming year.
The figures clearly suggest that during tough economic times, holidays are one of the last things to go.
The survey also revealed that 51 per cent of people plan to travel just as much this Christmas as they did in 2007.
Although holidays are concerned about the current economic climate, they are not worried enough to change their travel plans, it has been revealed.
A recent survey carried out by GeckoGo and World Nomads found that 43 per cent of worldwide travellers think the downturn is "terrible".
However, just 15 per cent of those polled say the credit crunch will have an impact on the amount of travelling they do.
In fact, 22 per cent of people are planning to take even more holidays in Spain and other destinations this year.
Leading budget carrier Ryanair, which offers regular flights to Spain and other European destinations, has experienced an increase in passenger numbers.
According to figures released by the airline yesterday, 4.32 million passengers were carried during the month of November, representing an 11 per cent increase on the same period in 2007.
The increase indicates that despite the current economic downturn, people are still keen to enjoy holidays in Spain.
The region of Murcia, which is popular with families taking holidays in Spain, is saying bah humbug to the credit crunch and increasing the amount spent on public Christmas decorations.
According to Typically Spanish, Murcia is one of the few Spanish cities that is planning to up spending on festive lights.
This year's budget is 346,000 euros, compared to 309,000 in 2007.
However, the extra money has gone to good use, with the city investing in low-energy LED bulbs which should decrease the cost of electricity and environmental impact.