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May at La Manga Club

Britons taking Spanish holidays in La Manga Club this May will have a host of activities and special events to choose from.

Between May 2nd and 3rd, a Weekend Yoga Retreat is taking place at Spa La Manga Club which includes a combination of Ashtanga yoga, Pranayama, meditation, chanting and mantras, dietary advice and relaxation.

As the food we consume has an effect on our wellbeing, it is advised that natural food and fresh juices can help to rebalance the body.

"The word Pranayama comes from the Sanskrit words, Prana, life force, or vital energy, particularly, the breath, and "ayama", to lengthen or extend.

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Futuristic facial scans for flights to Spain

A new facial screening technology is to be piloted in airports across the UK in a bid to reduce waiting times for those taking flights to Spain and other countries.

Passengers will be screened with facial recognition technology instead of the usual passport officer checks in a move that is hoped will both improve security and ease congestion.

The scheme will be phased in from this summer and will utilise unmanned clearance gates which scan and match passengers' faces to the record on computer chips in their biometric passports.

Home Office Minister Liam Byrne said: "Britain's border security is now among the toughest in the world and tougher checks do take time, but we don't want long waits.

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British weather to drive Brits on flights to Spain this May

This May a number of Britons could choose to make the most of the extra bank holidays by taking flights to Spain, research from one commentator suggests.

According to Trip Advisor, 74 per cent of UK holidaymakers would prefer to have our bank holidays more evenly spread throughout the year.

Nonetheless, 46 per cent of survey respondents claimed to be planning a holiday abroad in May, with Spanish holidays in the top two most popular destinations for May holiday travel.

Almost half of UK survey respondents revealed that the British weather will drive them to take a break overseas this May.

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Super Bike Racing Days at La Manga

Holidays in Spain are set to get more exciting than ever now that Hyatt Regency La Manga has teamed up with Dienza Ducati to offer Super Bike Racing Days.

Perfect for team building exercises, the bikes days are suitable for all ability levels for those aged 12 years old and above.

Whether expert or total novice, equipment is provided and instruction is given in a safe one-to-one environment.

"The course will remain fluid throughout, adapting to the individual needs of the riders as they progress, with theory sessions taking place both in the classroom and trackside," the programme objectives outline.

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Flights to Spain for international film festival

If you can't get on the guest list for the Oscars and don't fancy the flamboyance of Cannes, then one alternative is taking flights to the Spanish holiday island of Tenerife for the 3rd annual Tenerife International Film Festival.

Taking place this April, the red carpet event combines film with sunshine with international films shown and filmmakers from across the globe in attendance.

From small independent films to popular English and even foreign language films, there are a variety of genres for attendees to enjoy.

Carl Tooney, festival president, said: "Not only is the Tenerife International Film Festival recognised by the industry, it also reaches out to the many countries that are aware that both Tenerife and the Canary Islands are a truly international destination.

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New flights to Spain from Norwich

A new airline is to begin operating flights to Spain from Norwich International Airport on three low-fare services, it has been announced.

From July 2008, Spanish airline LTE will offer weekly services between Norwich and Spain on flights to Alicante, Barcelona and Palma.

Airport managing director Richard Jenner claimed her was "delighted" to welcome the airline to Norwich.

"We are genuinely excited about launching these new flights.

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Where to eat in La Manga

Spain has a rich and diverse food history and the restaurants in La Manga offer a range of culinary treats.

Situated on the Costa Blanca, La Manga soaks up all the flavours of the area to create a mouth-watering menu. Many recipes are handed down from generation to generation until they become a part of the region's character. Like most of Spain the main choice of appetiser is tapas which comes in a variety of different forms, making the most of the Mediterranean's abundant sea life.

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Golf on the South Course at La Manga Club

Designed in 1971 and remodelled in 1992 by Arnold Palmer, the South Course at La Manga Club has hosted many major golf tournaments and is available for the pleasure of those on Spanish holidays at La Manga Club.

The South Course has hosted major professional tournaments such as the men's and women's Spanish Opens and PGA Championships as well as a number of businesses' corporate events.

The golf course is located in the centre of the resort and it boasts palm-lined fairways and a variety of water hazards and bunkers – many of which are strategically positioned.

Despite this, there are few hidden dangers on the South Course.

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3m expected to take flights to Murcia

A new international airport in Murcia is set to attract three million passengers taking flights to Spain in its first year of operation, it has been reported.

According to Home Move, direct flights to the region mean that travelling time on flights to Spain are now at around 2.5 hours.

Murcia's Corvera airport is set to become a new international hub ahead of 2010, with Easier reporting that this region of Spain will enjoy increased visitor numbers once the upgrade has been carried out.

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Holidays in Spain 'are accessible and affordable'

Spanish holidays are both affordable and accessible, one commentator has noted, summing up the reasons why the attraction of Spain remains "undeniable".

According to Easier, Spain has built up a network of airports throughout the country, due to its popularity for holidays which dates back to the 1960s, which provides accessibility.

The open skies agreement agreed by Spanish authorities and maintenance of key infrastructure such as roads is also beneficial.

"What this means is that Spain is one of the most accessible countries in Europe, and thanks to a continuation of money flowing into maintaining this situation, airports such as Malaga and Murcia are receiving significant upgrades," the publication notes.

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