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Travellers 'would bend truth for free upgrade'

Travellers taking holidays to Spain would be willing to bend the truth in order to secure a free upgrade, it has been revealed.

A study carried out by Hotels.com found that 41 per cent of people would pretend they were honeymooners to obtain a free bottle of wine or a better suite.

One in 20 penny-pinching tourists admit to having topped up bottles from the minibar with water to avoid paying for what they have consumed.

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Enjoy tapas at La Torre

A holiday in Spain is not complete unless you have sampled some of the delicious traditional cuisine on offer there.

Guests staying at La Torre Resort in Murcia will find a number of restaurants within the complex that specialise in Spanish food.

One place where diners can enjoy a tasty bite to eat is at La Vinoteca Restaurant, which serves a wide range of tapas dishes.

The wine list has been designed to complement the menu, making it the perfect venue for those who want to enjoy a light meal in the evening.

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Rent an apartment at the Mar Menor Resort

British families hoping to take a holiday in Spain this year may wish to consider renting an apartment at the Mar Menor Resort.

Located in Murcia, the complex is easily accessible for travellers flying from the UK.
The resort is home to thousands of properties, meaning there is something to suit groups of all sizes.

Apartments vary in size and come with up to three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

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Sample Mediterranean cuisine at Amapola

Brits taking holidays in Spain will no doubt be keen to sample some of the country's traditional cuisine during their stay.

La Manga Club is home to more than 20 bars and restaurants, with something available for people of all tastes.

One place where guests are sure to find some tasty cuisine on offer is at the resort's flagship Amapola Restaurant.

According to executive chef Nicholas Cedro, the food is prepared to an extremely high standard and with top quality ingredients.

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Travel insurance 'is a must for holidays to Spain'

Brits planning to jet off on holidays to Spain and other popular destinations have been urged to take out a travel insurance policy before leaving the UK.

Although many people are trying to cut costs due to the economic downturn, scrimping on cover could be a expensive mistake.

"Holidaymakers should protect themselves by ensuring that they have travel insurance in place to cover against any losses should the worst happen," said Jennifer Thomas, a spokesperson for the company.

Holidaymakers are advised to keep important documents locked in their hotel safe and ensure that additional funds are available in case of an emergency.

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Book a revitalising facial at La Manga Club

One of the best things about taking a holiday in Spain is having the opportunity to relax and unwind.

A great way to do this is by treating yourself to a relaxing facial at Spa La Manga Club.

Guests will find a wide range of options on offer, from anti-ageing treatments to therapies that specialise in revitalising the skin.

The Refresher Facial is an ideal option for those visiting a spa for the first time.

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Book airport parking in advance 'to save money'

Holidaymakers can save a significant amount of money by booking airport car parking in advance, it has been suggested.

Figures compiled by Holiday Extras show that the average family would spend around £100 less by making their reservation at least 30 days prior to their departure.

"There are still millions of UK holidaymakers listening to rumours that their car is a target for crime, it's expensive and that it's simply a hassle. They're all missing out on the proven benefits of booking airport parking in advance," said Sean Hagger, the company's head of commercial parking.

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Solo travel 'becoming increasingly popular'

An increasing number of Brits are opting to take holidays in Spain and other destinations alone.

This is according to Dan Linstead, editor at Wanderlust, who noted that taking a solo holiday can be extremely sociable.

"You are much more open to new experiences. You'll feel more confident and empowered.

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Book car hire in Spain 'early'

Brits planning to holiday in Spain this summer have been advised to book their car hire as far in advance as possible.

Stuart Nassos, managing director of Holiday Autos, said people looking to rent a vehicle during the peak season are likely to pay over the odds or be left disappointed if they make their reservation at the last minute.

"In January 2009, customers who booked car hire with Holiday Autos. [Travellers] picking up from Malaga for a week in July 2009 paid £105 for an economy car," he commented.

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Brits 'keen to jet abroad for summer holidays'

British holidaymakers are keener than ever to jet abroad and soak up some sunshine, according to new research.

A study carried out by Thomson found that 40 per cent of people want to enjoy new experiences on holiday this year and soak up some culture.

"Consumers who hung back last year are more confident about spending this year and are benefiting from better deals outside of the eurozone. Our research shows that people are saying cobblers to the staycation," said Dermot Blastland, managing director of Thomson and First Choice.

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