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Weddings to come onboard easyJet flights?

Passengers on flights to La Manga could soon be able to get married while in the air, if easyJet gets its way.

The budget airline, which flies to Almeria, Murcia and Alicante on the Costa Blanca, has enquired with authorities as to whether its captains will be able to officiate weddings.

If its proposals are accepted, couples will be able to depart the UK as engaged and arrive for their holidays in Spain as husband and wife, eTravel reports.

"If our request is replied positively, then so called 'floating on cloud nine' would get a new meaning for people in love - and we can offer another special service to our passengers," commented Paul Simmons, UK regional general manager for easyJet.

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Learn skills from AC Milan at La Manga Club

Could your young football fan be the next Kaka? La Manga Club can help put them on the right track with a Milan Junior Camp.

Organised by the world-famous AC Milan football club, Milan Junior Camps take place all over the world and run for seven days, teaching boys and girls all about 'the beautiful game'.

For 850 euros, each participant can enjoy a full programme of training and entertainment, learning from experienced Milan coaches. They will also get full kit and a diploma at the end of the course.

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Celeb allure at La Manga Club

The celebrity-pulling power of holidaying to La Manga Club has been cited as one of the main reasons to book a break at the luxurious resort.

According to the Sun, La Manga Club is favourite with many famous faces, with various stars having spent time there over the years.

England football hero David Beckham, Hollywood big gun Matt Damon and French actress Juliette Binoche are among the A-list names to have checked in to the Spanish holiday resort.

However, as the newspaper reports, holidaymakers do not need to have a bank balance as big as the Beckhams' to enjoy living the high life at La Manga.

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Holiday drivers told: Stock up on essentials before your journey

Those planning on renting a car in Murcia may be interested by the latest advice to come from consumer champion Which?.

The body is urging people who plan to spend portions of their holidays driving to be well prepared in advance.

In particular, Which? claims that travellers should stock up on refreshments before they take to the road, rather than stopping off at services and petrol stations.

Research by the organisation shows that, in the UK at least, the stores at such stopping points do not always offer value for money.

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Cricketer has "excellent time" in La Manga

La Manga Club is famous for its outstanding sports facilities, with three golf courses, 28 tennis courts and a host of training pitches.

Members of the Celtic squad recently heaped praise on the resort for the standards they experienced when taking a break there - a chorus to which one cricketer has now added her voice.

Diane Pedgrift has recently been selected for the Scottish women's cricket side and spent time last week at the ICC Europe Training Camp.

Commenting on the spell, she told the Arbroath Herald that she had "an excellent time" on the training holiday in La Manga Club.

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Advice for holiday drivers

The AA has issued advice to anybody hiring a car in Spain or simply travelling long distances as part of their holidays.

Car hire in Murcia is one of the best ways to explore this beautiful region of southern Spain, but motorists should be wary of spending too long on the road.

Research by the AA revealed that two-thirds of drivers do not take breaks when travelling long distances - putting them at risk of becoming tired and potentially causing accidents.

Therefore, the organisation advises planning journeys properly before they take to the road, factoring at least a 15-minute break into journeys of more than three hours.

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Holidays in Spain are 'cheapest in eurozone'

Staying in Spanish holiday villas could be one of the most affordable options available to British tourists at the moment.

That is the latest finding of Post Office Travel Services, which ranked Spain as the cheapest destination within the eurozone in its annual holiday costs barometer report.

Many holidaymakers may have been tempted in recent months to consider holidaying beyond traditional favourites such as Spain, with the pound weakening against the euro of late.

However, eurozone countries have heeded the warning and are cutting prices to entice wavering visitors back, the organisation found.

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Hot weather predicted for bank holiday in La Manga

Those planning last minute holidays in Spain should make sure they pack plenty of suntan lotion - as experts are predicted a scorcher.

The latest weather forecasts from the Spanish Meteorological Agency suggest that the south of Spain will enjoy temperatures of up to 30 degrees in the south over the bank holiday weekend - great news for sun worshippers holidaying in La Manga Club.

It seems the south is the place to be this weekend from a sunshine point of view. Central Spain will enjoy less impressive though still respectable highs of 24 degrees.

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A 'good book' advised for holidays to Spain

One of the essentials to pack before holidaying in La Manga Club is some absorbing reading material.

That is the advice of actress Emilia Fox, who believes the essentials for the perfect holiday are "a good book, good company and great food" - as well as sunshine, preferably.

Fox, who has starred in adaptations of novels such as Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, told the Telegraph that having a book with you can even make the travel as enjoyable as the holiday itself.

"I love the feeling of being transported to another world when I'm travelling, then arriving at my destination," she explained.

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Three-quarters 'want to learn a new skill' on holiday

Lessons from a professional golfer or a tennis coach could be high on the agenda for many London-based holidaymakers, it has been suggested.

A survey found that nearly three-quarters (73 per cent) of adults in the English capital would like to pick up a new skill while away.

Meanwhile, 52 per cent of Britons said in the YouGov and VisitScotland poll that they would like to take part in a relaxing activity ruing their break.

Perhaps golf holidays in Spain could be a good option for these people, as the year-round sunshine makes it a perfect destination for those who enjoy a gentle day on the fairways.

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