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See Queen in concert on a villa holiday in Spain

Fans of the English rock band Queen can see their heroes in action on a winter holiday in Spain this October – but will have to book their tickets quickly if they want to avoid disappointment,

Formed in 1972 in London, Queen originally consisted of guitarist Brian May, lead vocalist Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, bassist John Deacon joined the following year.

Lead singer Freddie Mercury died in 1991 and John Deacon retired not long after, but Brian May and Roger Taylor have continued to perform as Queen since.

Tickets to see the Queen with former Bad Company frontman Paul Rodgers taking up the vocals at the old La Condomina football ground in Murcia on October 24th are on sale now.

According to Think Spain, the gig will be one of only three concerts to take place in Spain during the 2008 world tour.

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British couple spends diamond wedding on Spanish holiday

For one UK couple there was only one place that they wanted to be on their 60th wedding anniversary – on a luxury holiday in Spain.

The Mansfield Chad reports that Elsie and Ken Organ took flights to Spain to celebrate their diamond wedding.

Elsie and Ken, from Edwinstowe, took flights to Spain along with seven other members of their family on a special Spanish holiday arranged by their daughters.

"We used to go every year but we've both been ill.

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Spain to hold major international event

Make sure to pack your wallet if you are booking flights to Spain in May 2008, as it has been announced that a major poker event is to take place in Barcelona next month.

Casino Barcelona is to host the World Poker Tour Event for the second time from May 21st until May 27th.

More than 400 players and hundreds more fans are set to take flights to Spain next month to be a part of the World Poker Tour.

The Spanish Championship, as it is known, will accommodate unlimited entry on May 21st and 22nd before the main event commences between the 400 players on May 24th 2008.

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'Spread clothes about' on flights to Spain

Following the recent troubles at Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5, one innovative tip has been offered to Brits packing their bags ahead of taking flights to Spain in the coming weeks.

According to the Association of Independent Tour Operators (Aito) a good way to avoid arriving at your Spanish villa with a pool without your swimming costume or bikini is by spreading your clothes out between the cases of fellow travellers.

Spokesperson for Aito Ian Bradley added that most trouble with baggage comes from bags failing to reach their intended destination, rather than being lost "forever".

"I believe the number of bags being lost is actually very low, it's just a case of them being mishandled more than anything else, so you will probably be reunited with your bag at some point but it might take a while," he noted.

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"Facelift" for Spanish holiday spot

The Spanish holiday resort of Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife is due to receive a "facelift", it has been reported.

According to asap news, the overhaul will cost €12 million (£9 million) and the move has been described as "essential".

Tourism is the primary industry in this region, it has been claimed.

"We are keen to develop and boost tourism in Puerto de la Cruz and now have a dedicated team in the local council focused on promoting the best we have to offer in both the Spanish and international markets," mayor of Puerto de la Cruz Dolores Padron Rodriguez commented.

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Brits 'should see the sights' on Spanish holidays

UK holidaymakers should make more of an effort to get out and about and involve themselves in local culture when on holiday in Spain, it has been suggested.

According to Halifax, Brits spend less than seven hours in total on average away from their hotel when on holiday.

Research also showed that three quarters of Britons on package holidays in Spain and other countries fail to attempt to speak the local language.

Paul Birkhead, senior underwriting manager at Halifax Travel Insurance, said: "Our research strongly suggests that the idea of a holiday, to most, is a room with pool and somewhere to eat.

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Cold weather sees Brits flee on Spanish holidays

Britons are escaping the cold interior of the UK for family holidays in Spain, it has been reported.

According to lastminute.com, freezing conditions in the UK this Easter have resulted in hundreds of families booking flights to Spain to defrost in the warmth and comfort offered by Spanish holiday villas.

High bookings for flights to Spain are anticipated over the coming weeks during April as families take holidays to Spain.

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Spain is 'still favourite'

Spain is still a favourite holiday destination for many travellers, despite competition from European rivals.

According to the Telegraph, Spanish holidays have faced pressure from rival destinations but has retained its crown as a popular destination for Britons.

And while inland areas have seen an increase in tourism, it is the country's dazzling coastal areas, such as La Manga, that continue to "draw" crowds.

Ready2Invest notes that according to the newspaper: "[Spain] remains a hugely popular, tried-and-tested destination for buyers of all sorts.

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'Pick up camera and insurance' before taking flights to Spain

Holidaymakers planning on travelling on flights to Spain this spring may wish to make the most of a new offer from one travel insurance provider.

Tesco Travel Insurance is offering those taking holidays in Spanish villas with pools the opportunity to remember their holiday in full cover by offering 1,000 free clubcard points with the purchase of annual policies in-store.

The offer would reduce the cost of one of the company's 8.2 mega pixel camera to under £70.

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Flights to Spain for instinct and morality exhibit

Britons taking flights to Spain for luxury holidays in Spain may wish to consider taking time out from relaxing at their Spanish villas with pools to visit the Andalucia Contemporary Art Centre in Seville.

The art gallery is currently presenting a selection of etchings by the famous artists Goya, Picasso and Dali, which focus on the confrontation between instinct and morality.

Holidaymakers can view the Disasters Of War series from Goya, etchings used by Dali for his painting The Songs of Maldoror and Picasso's Suite Vollard, where use is made of classical mythology to explore passion and desire.

The exhibition opened toward the end of March and is open to the public until June 25th 2008, Spain's official tourism website notes.

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