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Pussycats set sail in Spain

The Pussycat Dolls have been soaking up the Mediterranean sunshine this week, alongside Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton.

Pictured in the Daily Mail, the girls enjoyed a luxury boat ride of the coast of Ibiza, while Hamilton stayed on dry land to make preparations for next weekend's European Grand Prix.

The 23-year-old driver is currently dating lead Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger.

Dressed in two-piece bikinis, the girls showed off their enviable curves as they made the most of the glorious Spanish weather and sunbathed on the top deck.

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Britons flock to Spain to escape the rain

British holidaymakers are heading to Spain in their droves as they attempt to escape the terrible UK weather.

As the rain continues to pour down in the UK, pictures in today's Daily Mail reveal that Britons are flocking to the Spanish Costas in search of some Mediterranean sunshine.

Temperatures on the Costa Blanca reached 32 degrees Celsius yesterday, while those staying on the Costa del Sol near La Manga Club experienced similar highs.

The Daily Mail reports that some popular resorts are fully booked, as people defy the credit crunch and book last minute breaks.

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Spain tops list of popular destinations

Holidays in Spain are as popular as ever with British families, new research has revealed.

Figures from Holidays-direct.co.uk show that Spain is the number one destination of choice for British holidaymakers, followed by Egypt.

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Holidaymakers urged to buy insurance

Those enjoying holidays in Spain this year have been warned to purchase travel insurance before leaving.

A recent study by Legal & General revealed that the average family takes luggage and contents worth £3,000 on holiday with them, while a typical weekend holdall contains £1,300 worth of goods.

Elaine Parkes, head of technical services at Legal & General's general insurance business said: "It's surprising just how quickly the value of the contents of our luggage adds up.

"It's easy to forget the actual value of the suitcase or bag itself and the accumulated value of all its contents may not be fully appreciated, particularly if you like designer accessories!"

Ms Parkes noted that around 200,000 UK passengers lose their luggage every month.

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Enjoy some 'holiday therapy' at La Manga Club

A recent study found that almost half of Britons use their holidays as a form of therapy and to improve their overall well-being.

According to Cater Allen Private Bank, 43 per cent of people use their holidays to de-stress and unwind, while 17 per cent of Britons admitted that they "live for" their annual break in the sun.

When it comes to rest and relaxation, no one does it better than Spain's exclusive La Manga Club, where guests are spoilt for choice by the number of activities on offer.

Richard Dunn, Managing Director at Cater Allen, said: "The two week summer break has become an essential respite for hard working Britons.

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Saudi royal holidays in Spain

Britons visiting La Manga Club this summer may have the opportunity to rub shoulders with royalty.

Euro Weekly news reported earlier this week that Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia and a number of other high-profile royals are currently holidaying Marbella's Al Riyad Palace.

The Prince and his entourage have reportedly been spotted "frequently" around the sea front and in the resort of Puerto Banus.

Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz's yacht – Shaf London – is currently anchored close to the shore of Marbella.

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Britons 'spend savings' on holidays

British holidaymakers spend around £50 million of their savings annually to fund their travels, according to new research.

A study carried out by Abbey revealed that the average Briton spends over ten per cent of their income on holidays in the sun – equating to around £1,650 annually.

Of those surveyed, 26 per cent claimed that spending money on a luxury holiday – such as a trip to La Manga Club – was the best way to use excess cash.

It was also revealed that for many Britons holidays are now viewed as an essential expenditure, with 33 per cent of respondents admitting that taking luxury holidays was one of their top priorities.

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Over 50s opt for active holidays

Britons over the age of 50 are shunning relaxing holidays in favour of active breaks, it has been suggested.

A recent study by Alliance and Leicester found that holidaymakers over 50 were keen to stay active and enjoy new and exciting challenges.

Britons holidaying at La Manga Club in Spain can stay fit by partaking in some of the numerous activities on offer.

La Manga Club boasts a world-class golf course, along with tennis courts and swimming pools.

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Ryanair flights 'will not be disrupted' by strikes

Britons flying to Spain with Ryanair this month will not have their flights disrupted by strike action, the airline has claimed.

Check-in staff and baggage handlers at Gatwick and Stansted airport are expected to go on strike on August 25th and August 29th.

However, Britons travelling to La Manga Club during these times need not be concerned, with Ryanair planning to operate its full flight schedule.

Speaking earlier this week, Ryanair's Stephen McNamara said: "It is irresponsible to hold passengers to ransom and we will not allow it to disrupt Ryanair passengers.

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Workers want to 'quit' after holidays

Nearly half of British holidaymakers consider quitting their jobs when they return from their summer break, according to a new study.

In a poll of 1,500 people, 46 per cent said they had toyed with the idea of handing in their notice when they returned from their holidays.

Andrew Gibson, the website's director, said: "Holidays are a vital way to recharge the batteries and reflect on your life and career.

"But it's only natural that, as they return to the daily grind, many people will suffer from post-holiday blues.

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