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'Save money' on holidays in Spain

People planning to book holidays in Spain over the coming year can save money by using a prepaid currency card.

That is according to Donald Strachan, who recently claimed in the Telegraph that the cards are a simple, safe and secure option for holidaymakers.

"This new breed of plastic combines the budgeting advantage of travellers' cheques with the flexibility and security of a credit card," he commented.

In general, travellers who use currency cards can expect to save around ten per cent, compared to those who purchase their euros at a bank or airport.

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Holidaymakers offered Valentine's Day tips

Brits hoping to escape the UK and take a break abroad for Valentine's Day have been offered some travel tips.

Nick Trend, editorial director at Simonseeks, said people should remember that it falls during one of the coldest months of the year and may wish to opt for a destination where there is likely to be some sunshine.

"The other thing to bear in mind of course is it [Valentine's Day] is right at the beginning of half term this year so if you are going away as a couple you have got to vie with all the families too," he commented.

Couples travelling over the weekend should consider booking a day off work and flying back on the Monday as this is often a cheaper option than Sunday, Mr Trend added.

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Holidays in Spain 'offer variety'

Holidays in Spain offer variety and are a great option for people who enjoy lounging around at the beach as well as exploring interesting cultural attractions.

Francesca Ecsery, global sales director of Cheapflights.co.uk, said people will get the best value by travelling to the country in early or late summer.

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Holidays in Spain 'are a favourite for Brits'

Spain is still a firm favourite with British holidaymakers, it has been claimed.

Francesca Ecsery, global sales director of Cheapflights.co.uk, suggested that it has a great deal to offer travellers, including reliable weather and stunning scenery.

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Improve your game while on holiday in Spain

Working on your tennis skills does not have to be a chore. By combining coaching with a holiday in Spain, you can learn from the best professionals in a warm and welcoming environment.

Located in Murcia, La Manga Club is renowned for its sports facilities and basks in sunshine for more than 300 days of the year, making it a great option for people who want to brush up on their tennis abilities.

The resort is home to 28 tennis courts, with three surfaces to choose from.

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Holidays in Spain 'cheaper than Turkey'

Holidaymakers who were planning to escape the eurozone in order to save money this year may wish to reconsider.

According to the latest Post Office Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer, rising costs in Turkey mean that a holidays in Spain is now a much cheaper.

Sarah Munro, head of travel money at the organisation, commented: "For 2010 our shopping basket of eight tourist staples indicates that Turkey is now 68 per cent more expensive than Spain."

She claimed the eurozone is now "striking back" after many resorts suffered during 2009.

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'Cut the cost of calls' while on holiday in Spain

Brits taking holidays to Spain and other destinations have been offered some advice on how to cut the cost of their phone calls.

Writing for the Daily Telegraph, Donald Stracham noted that modern technology is increasingly making it cheaper to communicate with friends and family while abroad.

"New ways to save money with your phone appear almost weekly. If you're not confident on the web, invest in a Multi IMSI travel SIM card.

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Brits 'use review sites before booking holidays'

Travel review sites are becoming increasingly popular with Brits booking holidays to Spain and other destinations, it has been revealed.

A study by Hotels.com found that 79 per cent of travellers are happy to choose their resort based on reviews and posts left by their fellow holidaymakers.

Newspapers and magazines were named as the second most popular source of information for those planning breaks in Spain and elsewhere.

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Natural science museum 'to open in Torrevieja'

Brits planning holidays to Spain may be interested to learn that a new natural science museum is to open its doors in Torrevieja.

According to Euro Weekly News, the attraction will be unveiled next month in the building which used to be home to Torrevieja's local train station.

"The councillor for the environment Jose Eduardo Gil Rebollo has said that the museum will start out as part of the Torrevieja Sea and Salt Museum and will contain the skeletons of many sea creatures which have ended up on the shores of Torrevieja over the past few years," the publication noted.

Visitors will have the opportunity to see preserved creatures including a bottlenose dolphin and pilot whale, as well as some pieces of shark skeleton.

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Holidays in Spain 'are a great choice for 2010'

Holidays in Spain are an excellent option for Brits hoping to escape the UK and take a break overseas in 2010.

Writing for the Telegraph, Annie Bennett noted that the country still has a great deal to tempt British holidaymakers with.

"Cities apart, driving is an excellent way to explore the country. There is a good motorway network, with tolls on some stretches, but the best drives are usually on smaller roads, where you often hardly see another vehicle," she noted.

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