During times of economic downturn, holidays are often the last thing to go, it has been claimed.
Speaking earlier this week, Sean Tipton, a spokesman for the Association of British Travel Agents (Abta), suggested that despite the credit crunch holiday bookings were still looking strong.
Furthermore, a recent study carried out by search site kayak.co.
With national stress levels soaring and Britons working longer hours than ever before, taking regular holidays in Spain and other relaxing destinations has never been so important.
A recent survey carried out by Friends Provident revealed that 61 per cent of Britons are feeling more stressed out and prone to illness than ever before.
Furthermore, it seems that millions of workers are failing to make use of their full holiday entitlement.
Of those surveyed, a third said they were unable to use all of their holiday allowance due to work pressures.
One of the main attractions of a holiday in Spain is arguably the opportunity to sample the country's fine food and wine.
A poll out today revealed that overworked Britons are more in need of holidays than ever and for those looking to escape and have their every need attended to, a holiday at La Manga Club in Spain is just the ticket.
Once the sun has set and the golf clubs and tennis racquets have been put to rest, guests can tickle their taste buds with a meal at one of the resorts many exclusive eateries.
With the resort home to more than 20 bars and restaurants, there is certainly no shortage of choice and visitors can sample them all by dining in a different one every evening.
Holidaymakers hiring a car in Murcia can dramatically reduce their fuel costs by adopting eco-driving techniques, it has been claimed.
Bob Millard of the Driving Standards Agency suggested that drivers could reduce both their stress levels and their costs by driving in a more economic fashion.
"Adopting eco-safe driving techniques, drivers will be safer, with a reduction in the risk of accidents, and their journeys will be less stressful," he commented.
According to the RAC, Britons waste around £2.
Families taking holidays in Spain this winter should have no problem keeping the little ones entertained.
Taking place throughout November and December, Alicante's annual International Puppet Festival promises to keep everyone thoroughly entertained.
According to events site What's on When, visitors will be entertained by acts from across the world, with puppeteers travelling from as far away as Argentina and Russia.
Over 30 performances have been scheduled to take place over the course of the festival.
Talented musicians from around the globe are set to descend on Spain next week for the first Marbella International Piano Festival.
Running from Wednesday November 12th to Friday November 15th, the festival aims to promote the arts and raise money for charity, sur.com reports.
The festival will feature performances from talented Spanish pianists, along with entertainment from musicians as far away as Taiwan and Venezuela.
Art lovers holidaying to La Manga Club might like to consider renting a car in Murcia and driving to the Picasso Foundation in Malaga.
The museum - which is housed in the building where Picasso was born - is hosting an exhibition of the work of British artist Roland Penrose.
Penrose was a good friend of Picasso's - so much so that he was able to write a biography of the Spanish master - and this show offers the chance to compare the styles of the contemporaries.
The exhibition allows visitors to view the work of one of the UK's first surrealist painters and runs until January 25th, typicallyspanish.
Tired of the gloomy weather, over half of Britons say they dream of jetting off to warmer climes this winter.
A survey carried out by kayak.co.uk revealed that 60 per cent of Britons would like to spend the Christmas period abroad, with 41 per cent saying they longed for a beach break.
One in six Britons would like to kick back and take a relaxing spa break this Christmas, it has been revealed.
Research carried out by kayak.co.uk revealed that 16 per cent of people would like nothing more than to spend the festive period being pampered and preened.
Teenagers holidaying to La Manga Club can look forward to a break every bit as exhilarating as it is relaxing for Mum and Dad.
Whether it is honing skills on the golf course or taking to the water, La Manga Club has something to offer all younger visitors.
The resort is famed for its outstanding golf and tennis facilities, but there is a whole lot more fun to be had for youngsters looking to keep active on holiday.
Water lovers can take advantage of courses in diving, sailing and windsurfing - or even improve on the basics by taking swimming lessons.