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Holidaymakers are 'keen to get active'

British holidaymakers are keen to get active while they are taking a break, one expert has asserted.

Ian Bradley, a spokesperson for the Association of Independent Travel Operators (AITO), insists that people on holiday in Spain or any other sunny location want to do more than simply relax on the beach.

Beach holidays will always remain popular but people are increasingly keen to be active and to involve themselves in a variety of activities while on holiday, Mr Bradley maintains.

"People work very hard at the moment and when they are away on holidays they want to feel that they are being active as well," he said.

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Great deals available on Spanish villas

There are a number of great deals available on Spanish villas for prospective British holidaymakers who are yet to book their trips, it has been suggested.

A report from the Telegraph maintains that despite the fact that the summer season is well under way, holiday providers are still looking to attract visitors with good deals on Spanish villas.

For holiday firms and rental property providers in Europe, the relative strength of the euro has seen some of the usual demand from the UK dip a little and so make such trips more affordable many are cutting their prices.

"The downturn in the Spanish property market has also had an impact, which means that great deals are available on villas," writes Deborah Reddihough.

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Check your insurance policy, holiday drivers urged

People planning to drive a hire car while on holiday in Spain have been urged to check their insurance policy.

When it comes to making sure that your insurance policy is the right one for you, taking up the cheapest option is not always the best course of action, according to Tescocompare.com.

The price comparison firm maintains that some insurers offer holiday driving cover that only lasts for a few days and is only third party, which could prove costly in the long term for people enjoying their family holidays in Spain.

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Warning issued for holiday drivers

Anyone planning to drive while enjoying a holiday in Spain should take safety precautions before they set off, it has been suggested.

According to the NFU Mutual, unfamiliar roads could make driving difficult for British holidaymakers and it is important to make sure that all aspects of the relevant vehicle are in full working order.

Furthermore, it is important to make sure that all the paperwork relating to car and travel insurance is in order, otherwise a holiday in Spain could be more costly than it needs to be, the company maintains.

"Driving on unfamiliar foreign roads can be a tricky business but it is important that you also check whether you are covered in the event of an accident or theft," said Laura Wood from NFU Mutual.

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Brits unwilling to ditch their holidays in Spain

British consumers are unwilling to shelve their plans for holidays in Spain despite the financial difficulties many are being faced with, it has been claimed.

Spanish holidays are very popular with families form the UK and around a third of people around the country say they are not prepared to change their holiday habits.

The credit crunch that began last summer has taken its toll on British purse strings, but a poll by ICM on behalf of the BBC found that millions of people remain determined to have a holiday break.

Young people from across Britain holiday in Spain each year and according to the recent study those aged between 18 and 24 are least likely to let financial constraints stop them from getting away over the summer.

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Holidays in Spain are "child friendly"

Holidays in Spain have been designated as "child friendly", by one commentator.

According to Post Office, many of the heritage attractions in Spain are either discounted or altogether free for younger children.

In comparison, the Post Office revealed that France's attractions often levy charges for children which can make a day out "much more" expensive, such as a visit to the Eiffel Tower, which for a family of four, costs £31.58.

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Learning a second language is "worth anybody's time"

Learning a second language, even if only to make life easier on your holidays in Spain, is a worthwhile pursuit, it has been reported.

According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), for those considering holidaying or working on the continent while English may be a widely spoken language, it is still important to be able to communicate in the language of the host country in order to make the most of your stay.

In 2005, the European Commission highlighted that 50 per cent of the European population had the ability to speak a foreign language.

However, the total proportion of Britons capable of communicating in another language was only 30 per cent of Brits.

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Holidays in Spain are 'officially great'

The British love of an annual summer holiday in Spain has been confirmed after the destination appeared in, yet another, top-ten list.

According to the Telegraph, a study by Lonely Planet reveals that British and Irish holidaymakers favoured breaks in Spain over trips to countries such as Greece and France.

Holidays in Spain also topped out over sojourns in India and Canada in the survey.

And when it comes to planning future holidays, Spain came second in the list, with 7.

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Improvements planned for Costa Del Sol

Plans have been put forward to improve areas of Spain's Costa Del Sol, it has been reported.

According to Typically Spanish, the resort - which is a popular destination for Britons on holidays in Spain - is to see an investment of almost €11 million in a bid to improve tourism to the region.

An agreement was signed recently by mayors from the Costa Del Sol resorts of Torremolinos, Marbella, Fuengirola, Benalmadena, Mijas, Manilva and Casares and the Junta de Andalucia.

The news comes after Typically Spanish revealed that 1.

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Money saving tips for holidays in Spain this summer

Brits eager to shave a few pounds of the overall cost of their summer holidays in Spain have been offered a series of tips by one publication.

According to the Times, there are ten top ways in which holidaymakers can save money and still have a great break.

On flights to Spain, cutting down on baggage from 20 kg to 15 kg can save money, while making sandwiches instead of ordering an inflight meal can also earn back pounds.

Changing money prior to arriving at the airport is another tip included in the advice list, as the exchange rate can leave you with ten per cent less for your money than had you shopped around before hand, it is claimed.

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