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Cut costs 'by shopping around for currency'

People taking holidays in Spain can save money by shopping around for currency deals before leaving the UK, it has been claimed.

According to moneysupermarket.com, travellers can make significant savings with a little preparation.

Kevin Mountford, head of banking at the organisation, said it is worth remembering that the best deals are rarely available at the airport.

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'Save money' on holiday in Spain

There are a number of ways to save money on your next holiday to Spain.

This is according to Nick Trend, editorial director at Simonseeks.com, who said that if possible travellers should avoid the school holiday period when hotels tend to be busier and prices higher.

He noted that most state schools break up on July 23rd this year, going back at the start of September.

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Visit the Thai Room Spa at La Torre

One of the best things about taking a holiday in Spain is having the opportunity to relax and unwind, leaving the stresses and strains of every day life behind.

As well as enjoying activities such as golf, tennis and swimming, guests holidaying at La Torre Resort in Murcia can indulge in luxurious treatments by visiting the Thai Room Spa.

There are a wide range of therapies on offer here, including massages, body scrubs and facials.

After a long day on the golf course, why not relieve muscle tension with a Thai Yoga Massage, which is a medium-pressure treatment with an emphasis on stretching.

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'Buy insurance' before taking a holiday in Spain

Travel insurance is a must-have for people taking holidays in Spain and elsewhere, it has been suggested.

Scott Gorman, Sainsbury's travel insurance manager, said it is vital that people buy cover before taking a break abroad.

He noted that regardless of where people are travelling to or how long for, they should ensure they have a policy before leaving the UK.

Furthermore, Mr Gorman pointed out that insurance is relatively inexpensive to buy.

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Holidaymakers 'want more bang for their buck'

The economic downturn has had a major impact on the spending habits of British holidaymakers, according to new research.

A poll carried out by Simon Seeks, a travel site that invites users to submit their own destination reviews, most people will not book a holiday to Spain or elsewhere unless it is discounted.

The survey found that 60 per cent of Britons are set to spend between £250 and £500 on their break this summer.

"The results show us that Brits are online, on the ball and certainly not prepared to either pay full price or use credit to pay for this year's holiday," said Simon Nixon, the website's founder.

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Women offered fashion advice for holidays in Spain

Ladies planning to take holidays to Spain this summer have been offered some advice to ensure they look their best.

Belinda White, fashion director at handbag.com, said women should pack a capsule wardrobe with a few essential items in it.

"All you need this summer to get you through your holiday in style is a great pair of shorts - cut-off denim, roll-up boyfriend style, or cute culottes; they were all over the coolest catwalks," she commented.

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Enjoy water sports on holiday in Spain

One of the best things about taking a holiday in Spain is having the opportunity to enjoy water-based activities in the sunshine.

Guests holidaying at La Manga Club will be spoilt for choice when it comes to the range of things on offer. The resort is located beside the Mar Menor Lagoon, which boasts warm, shallow waters, making it the perfect place to try activities such as scuba diving and snorkelling.

Some of the other water sports visitors can try their hand at include windsurfing, jet-skiing, dinghy sailing, kayaking and body boarding.

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Holidays in Spain 'still on the agenda'

Despite the economic downturn and volcanic ash cloud, millions of Brits are still planning to take holidays this year.

A recent street poll carried out by Adfero revealed that 56 per cent of people are hoping to jet abroad over the coming months.

Of these, 49 per cent intend to holiday within the eurozone, while 17 per cent are set to visit the US.

Holidays in Spain are set to prove popular, with 17 per cent of people planning to travel there.

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Spain 'likely to be popular this June'

Spain is bracing itself for a bumper summer, it has been claimed.

Writing for the Leader, Dave Bull noted that although Spain is not hosting the World Cup, it is likely to attract thousands of fans who are keen to watch the action in the sun, rather than from the UK.

"Flight companies are forecasting a good summer with the kick start of the tournament bringing more punters over to Spain a little earlier in the year than usual so that they will be able to watch the football," he commented.

Mr Bull claimed that many rental car providers are already fully booked for June, with reservations looking much healthier than previous summers.

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Brits 'face currency confusion on holiday in Spain'

Handling foreign currency can be confusing for many holidaymakers, a new poll has discovered.

Carried out by travel provider Sunshine.co.uk, it revealed that 64 per cent of people often get muddled up when using notes and coins from overseas.

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