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La Manga Club charity tennis event "a big success"

The recent Easter charity singles tennis tournament at La Manga Club has been dubbed "a big success" on the resort's official blog.

A total of 56 athletes - made up from 32 doubles and 24 junior players - took part in the competition between April 2nd and 4th and dozens of spectators turned out to watch, with the action captured in a number of photos available on the resort's website.

Alongside the singles tournament, the event also featured a special doubles match featuring some of the La Manga Club tennis pros and Feliciano Lopez, who has reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon on two separate occasions and is currently ranked number 35 in the official ATP world standings.

The money raised from the tennis is set to go towards relief efforts in Haiti and the Fundacion Alda charity, which aids children in vulnerable areas within the South American country of Paraguay.

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La Manga Club receives top golf holiday nominations

Golf holidays favourite La Manga Club has received three nominations in this year's World Travel Awards.

The Murcia attraction is in the running to pick up gongs for being Spain's leading golf resort, Europe's leading golf resort and Europe's leading golf and leisure resort and chief executive Adrian Constant claimed to be "delighted" to receive such recognition from the Oscars of the tourism industry.

Noting that La Manga Club has "led the way" for European resort destinations since being the first to launch almost four decades ago, he stated: "These nominations are the latest in a long line of plaudits to highlight the fact that La Manga Club is one of the finest resorts in the world."

The awards are voted for by the general public as well as industry professionals, representing well over 100,000 travel agencies in more than 100 countries around the world.

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Holidaymakers 'wasting money on card fees'

British travellers wasted millions of pounds on avoidable card fees during their holidays to Spain and other destinations last year, according the new research.

Figures published by currency provider CaxonFX show that holidaymakers could save an estimated £122 million collectively if they avoid unnecessary charges.

"In the UK we are so used to 'free banking' that many people assume things will be the same when they go abroad," said

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Spending time with family 'best thing about Easter holidays in Spain'

The best thing about the Easter break is spending more time with loved ones, according to new research.

A poll carried out by Holiday Extras revealed that 53 per cent of people are looking forward to doing more with their family over the coming weeks.

Of those surveyed, 35 per cent said they are planning to take a break this Easter.

A further 34 per cent claimed they would love to travel overseas if they could.

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Brits urged to stay safe in the sun

Those taking holidays to Spain this Easter have been urged to stay safe in the sun.

ABTA - The Travel Association has published a new leaflet containing advice for people jetting abroad in the near future.

Entitled How to Have a Safe and Healthy Holiday, it cautions families against spending too much time soaking up the sun's rays.

The organisation's destination and sustainability manager Angie Hills said that although there are many health benefits associated with having a break abroad, it is important to take precautions.

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Millions of Brits 'taking Easter holidays abroad'

Around two million people will be jetting off on holidays to Spain and other popular destinations over Easter weekend.

According to ABTA - The Travel Association, Heathrow Airport is set to be the country's busiest transport hub, with around 575,000 travellers due to pass through between April 1st and April 6th.

Elsewhere, Manchester Airport expects to handle approximately 141,000 people, while 15,000 will depart from Southampton.

"Easter is the traditional curtain raiser to the summer and I am delighted to see that hundreds of thousands of our customers are taking the opportunity to take a well earned break both here in the UK and overseas," said ABTA chairman John McEwan.

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Majority of Brits 'long for Easter getaway'

The majority of Brits would like to escape the UK and take a holiday in Spain or elsewhere over the Easter period, it has been revealed.

Research carried out by Holiday Extras found that 35 per cent of people have already booked a trip, while 34 per cent would like to take one.

Of those polled, 53 per cent said they are looking forward to spending some quality time with their family over the long weekend, while 30 per cent admit they are keen to get away from work.

Commenting on the findings, Holiday Extras managing editor Mike Whiting said: "The long Easter weekend is a fantastic opportunity to take a break and relax with family, whether you're on your sofa, the beach or a mountain.

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Enjoy a post-game drink at the Roda Golf Resort clubhouse

Holidaymakers enjoying a break at the Roda Golf Resort in Spain will find no shortage of places to enjoy a post-game drink.

The golf clubhouse is situated close to the driving range and opens daily at 7am, with the pro shop opening at 8am.

As well as spacious changing facilities, the property is also home to a restaurant and bar, which offers free wireless internet access.

Players will find a range of clothing, equipment and accessories at the pro shop, including a wide selection of drivers, wedges, putters and irons from some of the world's leading brands.

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More young adults 'taking holidays in Spain with parents'

Young adults are increasingly choosing to take holidays abroad with their parents.

This is according to research carried out by, which revealed that 24 per cent of people have taken a break at their mother and father's expense since turning 18.

More than a third of respondents said they do it in order to save money.

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'Read up on tipping etiquette' before holidays in Spain

Brits should ensure they read up on tipping etiquette before taking holidays to Spain and elsewhere, it has been claimed.

A recent study carried out by TripAdvisor found that 74 per cent of travellers do not check what is expected of them before jetting abroad.

"Tipping can be socially awkward and can cause endless embarrassment, especially on holiday when we are unfamiliar with local customs," said Emyr Thomas, director of concierge and lifestyle management company Bon Vivant.

She added that in some countries it is considered rude to leave money at all.

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