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Older Brits 'want to travel'

Consumers nearing retirement age in the UK are increasingly looking forward to taking flights to Spain and other destinations once they have left their jobs, it has been reported.

According to Prudential, more than half of Britons approaching pension age are looking forward to taking control of their lives once retired.

And many of these Britons could be looking at taking extended holidays in Spain, with research from the company showing that 27 per cent of nearly-retired Brits wish to spend at least three months a year abroad.

"While those retiring this year may have dreams of foreign holidays and a life of active leisure, the reality for many is that life on a pension will bring far greater financial constraints than they envisage," Gary Shaughnessy, managing director of Prudential Retail Life & Pensions warned - advising Brits to start saving for retirement sooner.

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Newlyweds say I do to beach honeymoons

Post-nuptial couples in the UK enjoy taking flights to Spain for beach holidays at a luxury Spanish resort, research from one commentator suggests.

According to a new study by MSC Cruises, almost half of all newly married Britons like to spend over £1,000 on the perfect luxury honeymoon, TravelMole reports.

Some couples even push the boat out to part with more than £10,000, while around 15 per cent find their honeymoon sets them back over £3,001.

Beach holidays in Spain remain popular among honeymooners, it would appear, as the research shows that 45 per cent of newlyweds choose beach holidays.

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Brits should 'plan ahead' for sports holidays

Britons planning on taking flights to Spain for a Spanish holiday filled with sport at La Manga Club this coming Easter should think about what sports they intend to play, it has been recommended.

According to the British Insurance Brokers' Association, it is important to take out the correct kind of travel insurance when sport is to play a significant part in a Spanish holiday.

The British Insurance Brokers' Association claims it is the leading general insurance organisation in the UK.

"If you are going on a beach holiday, you might be doing some paragliding there.

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Spa weekend on Spanish holiday at La Manga Club

This April, those taking flights to Spain for a Spanish holiday at La Manga Club can indulge themselves in relaxation as part of the resort's retreat calendar.

From April 4th until April 6th 2008, the Anahata Chakra - Compassion retreat will be running.

The Anahata Chakra - Compassion retreat is aimed at working on individual's balance, compassion, self acceptance and good relationships.

All retreats offered at Spa La Manga Club focus on one of the seven chakras - the vital energy centres of the body.

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Those on Spanish holidays 'should be aware'

Britons intending to go on a Spanish holiday this Easter have been advised to be aware of hidden charges levied by credit and debit card providers.

According to Nationwide, many Britons intend to quit the shores of the UK this coming weekend in order to enjoy some early season sunshine.

However, the building society warns that more than £650 million was lost by Brits on Spanish holidays and other foreign sojourns last year thanks to charges on their cards.

"Returning from your Easter break to find charges for using your card abroad is enough to drive anyone hopping mad.

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Spa holidays in Spain on the increase?

A rising number of Britons could soon be heading on Spanish holidays for the benefits of spa treatments as much as for a break in the sun, according to new research.

According to TravelMole, spa holidays are "making a comeback", with a Mintel report in 2007 suggesting that £135 million was spent in the UK on health and wellness holidays the previous year.

Moreover, Mintel anticipated that spending on such holidays would double by 2011 as the trend for healthy eating, exercise and relaxation continues.

Britons interested in incorporating both exercise and relaxation into their breaks away could consider a Spanish holiday in La Manga Club.

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Enjoy diving at La Manga

Try something different during your holiday in Spain, an environment perfect for fun - adventure diving at La Manga Club.

Located in Murcia, southern Spain, Adventure Divers is part of the luxury holiday in Spain resort and is operated by experienced and qualified instructors.

Diver training is offered for beginners and those with more experience and includes refresher and children's courses right up to dive master level.

Adventure Divers can also escort experienced clients to any one of a number of local recommended dive sites; scuba equipment for divers who are qualified is available for hire too.

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Mar Menor 'must be protected'

Those familiar with La Manga Club holidays will appreciate the beauty of the Mar Menor inland sea.

This still lagoon should now enjoy better protection from pollution as the San Javier water purification plant comes under the responsibility of the government of Murcia and, according to the Costa Blanca Leader, by mid-2008, no contaminated water will reach the Mar Menor

Spain's environment minister Cristina Narbona stated that the "principle benefit" of the project should be the regeneration of the Mar Menor.

"This is the government of Spain's biggest contribution to the Mar Menor," Ms Narbona was quoted by the publication as saying.

She added that the beauty of the Mar Menor attracts tourism which helps to support the area and as such should be "protected".

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All aboard for boat trips at La Manga Club

Holidaymakers travelling to La Manga Club can look forward to relaxation and sunshine.

While famous for its sporting facilities, such as its tennis academy and golf courses, people also take flights to Spain in order to enjoy a peaceful stay in the beautiful surroundings of La Manga Club.

Situated on the Mar Menor, there are a range of water sports activities holidaymakers can engage in, from scuba diving to more laid back boat trips.

On the Mar Menor seafront there are a number of marinas at which holidaymakers can arrange such boating excursions.

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Golfers attracted to holidays in Murcia

Golf enthusiasts often choose to take a holiday in Spain, particularly in the region of Murcia, because of the number of golf courses on offer in the area.

Murcia, which is also appealing to those seeking the perfect family holiday in Spain, is host to some of the world's best golf courses, including Polaris World's Condad de Alhama development, featuring three championship courses designed by pro golfer Jack Nicklaus.

"It's like a little community of its own, so even if you don't play golf, there's loads to do," Elaine Wallace of Scotland told the Sun. "It's going to be a great place for our family.

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