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Holidaymakers can 'cut costs'

British people can dramatically cut the cost of their holidays by preparing a budget and making the right choices when it comes to currency exchange and credit cards, it has been claimed.

Speaking recently, Jasmine Birtles of said travellers could reduce their costs by opting for a credit card which doesn't charge the user to withdraw money overseas.

Both the Post Office and Nationwide offer cards that are free to use in foreign countries and people aged over 50 can consider applying for a Saga card, which is free to use in Europe.

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Have 'family fun' at La Manga

Britons hoping to escape the dreary weather and head to warmer climes this winter may wish to consider holidaying at La Manga Club in Spain.

Situated on the sunny Costa Calida, La Manga basks in sunshine for over 300 days of the year and is an ideal winter sun destination.

What's more, the resort is home to a range of first-rate facilities and has plenty to offer holidaymakers of all ages.

Parents can rest assured that children will be kept occupied, with kid's activities on offer daily.

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'Shape up' at La Manga

Christmas is fast approaching and it will soon be time to dust the cobwebs off your little black dress and prepare for the party season.

It may seem like a daunting prospect; however, a trip to La Manga Club could be just the thing needed to kick start your pre-Christmas exercise programme and get in shape.

La Manga boasts unrivalled sports and leisure facilities, and visitors of all ages and abilities are well catered for.

Guests can try their hand at golf, tennis, football, cricket and rugby, along with more leisurely pursuits such as horse riding, swimming, scuba-diving and hill walking.

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La Manga Club is 'ideal' meetings destination

Managers looking for a top-quality meeting and conference destination should look no further than La Manga Club, which boasts some of Europe's top facilities and is just three hours away from most major cities.

La Manga caters for groups of all sizes and offers flexible function space, with guests offered the choice of indoor and outdoor dining, as well as late-night entertainment.

The resort is also an ideal destination for companies looking to hold a team building event, with numerous companies such as Ford Spain, NASA and the US Navy having held events at the resort in the past.

Once the work is out of the way, there is plenty to do by way of sports and leisure activities.

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Murcia has 'much to offer'

Car hire in Murcia is a great way to fit in the many region's delights, which are so manifold that driving a motor might be the only way to fit them all in.

The capital of the province itself is home to many of these attractions, the Euro Weekly News claims, making it well worth a visit during holidays in La Manga.

Chief among the highlights selected by the news provider was the cathedral, which boasts baroque and gothic features as well as housing a number of works by local-born artist Francisco Salzillo.

A more Arabic example of the local architecture can be found in the form of the Almudi Palace or the patio which sits outside the famed casino, while a blend of European and Muslim styles can be enjoyed at the Santa Carla Monastery, which holds a number of archaeological findings from both cultures.

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Brush up on your golf skills at La Manga

If you're looking to improve your game this winter, then a trip to La Manga Club in Spain could be just the ticket.

The BBC's Spain magazine recently described golf and Spain as being the "perfect match" – and they weren't wrong. With warm weather all year round and regular flights from most UK airports, Spain is every golfers dream.

Home to three championship golf courses, La Manga Club is widely considered to be one of Europe's best golf resorts and regularly attracts players of the highest calibre.

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Malaga plans to 'boost tourism'

Officials in the Spanish city of Malaga are planning to invest billions of euros in boosting tourism in the area.

Plans are in place to open 60 new businesses along Malaga's waterfront and a new opera house is set to be opened 2011, providing the city with another cultural attraction, Travel Weekly reports.

It has also been reported that the Picasso Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art will be extended to accommodate more visitors.

A new terminal is currently under construction at Malaga's Pablo Picasso Airport and once open it will more than double passenger capacity.

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Celebrate Food Week in Mijas

People taking holidays in Spain will next week have the opportunity to sample dozens of Spanish delicacies, as one of the Costa del Sol's premier food events gets underway.

Taking place from November 17th to 21st, Mijas Food Week is a celebration on Spanish cuisine and the perfect excuse to tickle your taste buds and sample the work of local chefs.

Now in its 18th year, Mijas Food Week features participants from Marbella, Fuengirola and other surrounding resorts, as well as local wineries.

Meanwhile, those staying at La Manga Club can tickle their taste buds closer to home by dining out at one of the resort's many restaurants.

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Newlyweds opt for 'mini-moons'

Gone are the days of newlyweds jetting off to the Caribbean to take a three-week honeymoon, instead an increasing number of couples are opting to take short breaks or 'mini-moons', a new study has revealed.
Research carried out by esure found that more and more British couples are choosing to take a short break after their nuptials and go on a longer holiday the following year.

Of those surveyed by the company, 17 per cent said they simply could not afford to take a long honeymoon after paying for a wedding.

It's interesting to see how trends have changed over the years.

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Traffic radars launched in Malaga

The streets of Malaga are about to be made safer by the introduction of new city-centre traffic radars.

Four radars have already been installed in Malaga and will begin operating soon, Euro Weekly reports.

The radars will help to ensure that drivers do not exceed city speed limits and the flow of traffic in and out of Malaga is not disrupted.

Radars are situated at various points across the city, with one on the Pablo Ruiz Picasso promenade and another situated between between Carril de la Chupa and Tabacalera.

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