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Disorganised Brits pack heavy

UK travellers do not pack light for their holidays in Spain, it has been claimed.

According to a study by Post Office, 37 per cent of holidaymakers are "messy, disorganised or over-packers".

And, a total 24 per cent of Brits claim to pack too much, so that they have an outfit for every occasion.

Meanwhile, seven per cent simply throw their clothes into a suitcase and "hope for the best".

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"Responsible" Brits book summer holidays with savings

UK consumers eager to take summer holidays in Spain to escape the July rain are behaving in a "responsible" manner when it comes to financing their breaks, it has been reported.

According to moneysupermarket.com, rather than turning to loans and credit cards when booking their flights to Alicante and Murcia, Britons are using their savings or current accounts to fund their adventures.

And those who do opt to pay on credit card are then paying the balance of the holiday off in full, the commentator claims.

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Amy Winehouse's dad to take Spanish holiday

The father of troubled singer Amy Winehouse is looking to take a Spanish holiday in order to recover after a recent health scare.

According to reports, cab driver Mitch Winehouse collapsed last week and was taken to hospital.

Newspapers have recently reported on Mitch's efforts to take care of the Back to Black singer who was recently diagnosed with the lung disease emphysema.

"Mitch isn't well.

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Avoid stomach upsets on Spanish holidays

Whether on holiday in Spain or on the other side of the world, travelling away from home and eating and drinking unfamiliar consumables can often cause the most iron stomached Brits some form of tummy troubles.

And according to Halifax, Spain being one of the most popular holiday destinations can often see more than its fair share of stomach upsets.

A survey by the company revealed that a quarter of Brits on Spanish holidays dealt with rumbling tums while abroad.

"Spain has long been a favourite holiday destination for Brits and it's most likely down to its sheer popularity that over the years many people have suffered from tummy trouble while visiting the country," Vicky Watson, spokesperson for Halifax Travel Insurance, said.

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Spanish holidays still top on "sheer numbers"

While recent research from Co-op suggested that Turkey had pipped Spain to the post this year in the holidaying stakes, this may not be the case, it has been claimed.

Trevor Davis, head of retail distribution at Co-op, noted that while Turkey has benefited from a growth in bookings as holidaymakers look outside of the eurozone, Spanish holidays are a traditional favourite among Brits.

However, according to the Scotsman, spokesman for the Association of British Travel Agents, Spanish holidays are still the most popular.

"If we look at the sheer number of people going, Spain is still the number one top seller.

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How to make the most of a Spanish holiday

A new study has revealed what the "essential ingredients" are for the perfect holiday.

The research from a nationwide study, commissioned by isango! Notes seven ways in which travellers are "more likely" to have a "perfect holiday".

A total of seven factors - including when, where, how long for, who with and what activities to do - all make up the criteria for an ideal getaway.

Holidaymakers are advised that the weekend of July 11th-13th is the best time take a break and that two weeks is the ideal length

A Western European location, for example a holiday in Spain, would be the perfect holiday location.

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Spanish holidaymakers 'given top tips'

Britons travelling on flights to Spain and holidays elsewhere in Europe have been issued with a series of travel tips by one commentator.

According to Kirstie Bayley, vice-president of American Express Travellers Cheques, travellers cheques are one way of protecting your finances on holidays in Spain as they are "completely replaceable if lost or stolen".

Other advice includes making photocopies of important documentation such as passports and insurance information and leaving a hard copy at home while retaining another to take with you on holiday. Keeping an e-version of such information is also advised as it is accessible from anywhere.

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Spanish holidays 'number one for horse riding'

Spain has been listed as one of the top ten destinations for a pony trekking holiday, according to one publication.

The Guardian placed the Andalucian coastline of Spain in the top spot for horse riding holidays.

According to the publication, travellers on Spanish holidays to Andalucia will have views of North Africa and enjoy hacks through the pine covered countryside.

On a riding holiday in Spain, horse-lovers can also "gallop through the waves towards the sand dunes at the windsurfer's paradise of Tarifa".

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Spanish holiday for England footballer

England footballer Peter Crouch has been spotted enjoying a Spanish holiday in Ibiza with his girlfriend.

The 6ft 7 inch striker was photographed in the Daily Mail relaxing aboard a sail boat with WAG Abbey Clancy on his second holiday of the summer.

Being careful to apply suncream to each other, the pair looked bronzed and relaxed as the boat drifted in the waters off the Spanish holiday island this week.

Clancy wore a patterned triangle bikini while Crouch covered his long limbs with a pair of white shorts.

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Cost of holidays 'creeps up' for families

Parents wishing to take their children away on holiday this summer could be facing rising premium charges, it has been reported.

According to Abbey, during the first fortnight of August, holidays abroad will cost UK parents the most money.

Research by the company revealed that rates are higher between mid-July and the first few weeks in August during school holidays.

"The costs of summer holidays increase drastically when the schools break up - and this year, with so many living costs going up, this could prove difficult for parents," commented Callum Gibson, head of Abbey Credit Cards.

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