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Easter 'popular for overseas hen dos'

Easter is a popular time of year for stags and hens to pack their bags and take flights to Spain for pre-wedding parties, it has been claimed.

According to Fair Investment Company, such parties are an "essential" part of wedding plans - and are increasingly being held abroad in the form of Spanish holidays.

Director of Fair Investment James Caldwell noted that Easter is a popular period for stag and hen holidays because of the bank holidays.

He added that "when it is such a short period of time it is easy to think of travel insurance as unnecessary".

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Flights to Murcia this spring

Brits taking flights to Murcia this spring can look forward to a rain-free stay that is Spanish holidays are famous for.

According to the Associated Press, Spain's environment ministry notes that records suggest Spain is looking at one of its driest springs since weather records began.

The government department notes that this is dating back 60 years.

Figures published in regards to precipitation, or rainfall, by the ministry showed the national average rainfall so far this year has been 2.

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Shoppers on Spanish holidays 'should pack away valuables'

UK holidaymakers taking a Spanish holiday for the sole purpose of shopping should take care when packing their wares ready for transport back to Britain, it has been reported.

According to the Association of British Travel Agents (Abta), valuable goods would be better taken onboard planes as hand luggage.

Frances Tuke, a spokesperson for Abta, noted that valuable goods are not necessarily "safely insured" in checked-in luggage.

"In terms of insurance we would say not to put anything of high value into your checked-in luggage.

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Flights to Murcia for Easter and San Marcos celebrations

As Easter bank holiday fever sweeps the nation, some Britons may consider taking a Spanish holiday next month for another religious festival.

Spain is one of several Mediterranean countries to have kept the tradition of celebrating saint's days and memorable religious dates and festivals alive.

And during Easter week, this is particularly so. In Murcia over Easter locals wear hoods and tunics and take part in processions.

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Spanish holiday island to host jazz sessions

The Spanish holiday island of Majorca is set to host a series of jazz concerts this summer, it has been revealed.

According to Mallorca Farmhouses, the popular Spanish holiday island is fast becoming home to a "hip arts and music scene".

Moreover, with several jazz concerts and events scheduled to take place over the coming months, the company claims that the island is to host a "festival fiesta frenzy".

Those taking flights to Spain from now until December could choose to extend their holiday with a trip to Majorca for the Jazz Voyeur Festival.

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Brits 'to head abroad this Easter'

Many Britons are looking to escape the UK weather by taking a Spanish holiday, it has been reported.

According to Nationwide, as Brits wave goodbye to bad UK weather by heading overseas during the Easter bank holiday break, they should consider their choice of credit or debit card carefully.

Nationwide notes that UK holidaymakers "wasted" more than £650 million on foreign currency loading fees when on holidays in 2007.

"People who are planning to go abroad this Easter should be aware of the hidden charges that most card providers impose, which are both costly and unnecessary," Jeremy Wood, divisional director at Nationwide, said.

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Travellers given holidays tip

Britons planning on booking into Spanish holiday villas this summer have been advised to strive for accuracy when filling in travel insurance documentation.

According to Sainsbury's Bank, 1.12 million people have knowingly given out false information when taking out insurance in the UK.

However, in doing so, such people could be risking invalidation of their travel insurance documents.

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Brits contemplate family holidays in Spain

A significant proportion of Britons considered purchasing a Spanish holiday home in January of this year, it has been revealed.

According to HiFX, its Monthly Global Property Hotspots Report revealed that 22 per cent of enquiries received in this month were in regards to the acquisition of a Spanish holiday home.

This figure was only surpassed by those considering a ski property in France, however the company has advised potential buyers to hold off until summer.

"Property prices in the Alps have increased by 90 per cent over the last four years," commented Frederic Chamouret, senior advisor at VEF observed.

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Royal welcome for Heathrow's Terminal 5

Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5 has been officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen.

The royal inauguration was held on Friday March 14th 2008 and Britons travelling on Spanish holidays through the airport will be able to view the new terminal on March 27th 2008.

Roughly 30 million passengers are due to travel on holidays to Spain and elsewhere through the terminal annually.

Willie Walsh, British Airways chief executive, said: "Terminal 5 is a fantastic facility and our customers will really enjoy the space, comfort and convenience it offers.

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New flights to Spain announced

Spanish holidays can be enjoyed with even more ease by those living in Wales.

Airline bmibaby has announced that a new route between Cardiff International Airport and Barcelona will be available to passengers from late May.

The twice-weekly service will be launched on May 24th and will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays, however as of June 18th, locals will be able to take flights to Spain on Wednesdays too as the service increases to three times a week.

"The new route strengthens our position as the number one airline at Cardiff Airport, flying more passengers than any other low cost airline.

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