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Survey reveals British eating habits on holiday

With food from overseas growing ever more popular with British diners, one might think that holidaymakers would not be able to wait to sample these exotic cuisines at first hand.

Not so, according to a new study, which found that 69 per cent of Brits abroad still prefer to stick to dishes they would eat at home while abroad.

LateRooms.com discovered that 29 per cent of people regard the menu as a barrier, with 61 per cent having accidentally ordered the wrong meal.

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Brits 'lack foreign language skills'

Spanish holidays might be a perennial feature of many Brits' summers, but new research claims most may as well have never visited the place, so poor is their grasp of the language.

The study by LateRooms.com revealed that 81 per cent of UK holidaymakers refuse to take a phrasebook or dictionary away with them. The ability of locals to speak English is relied upon by 33 per cent of respondents.

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Travel insurance age limits 'could relax'

Before heading abroad for a relaxing golf holiday in Spain, older holidaymakers are advised to take the same precautions as anybody and buy travel insurance.

Some insurers have age limits in place on their policies, which could restrict choices for older customers. However, this situation is beginning to change.

According to Saga, many providers could begin to relax their stance as the market begins to recognise that today's society is an older, healthier one than in recent generations.

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Golf break offers at La Manga Club

Keen golfers who wish to practice their swing in a sunny climate can now take advantage of a new offer from La Manga Club.

A 40 per cent discount is available on golf wear at the resort until July 15th, while there are also great rates on golfing breaks.

Holidaymakers can stay at the Hyatt Regency La Manga hotel or in the Hyatt Las Lomas Village and when they pay for five rounds of golf they will receive two additional complimentary rounds.

Also, those paying for four rounds of golf will receive one free.

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Brits look for sandy solitude this summer

British holidaymakers are reportedly looking for a golden beach and isolation on their summer breaks this year.

According to Abbey, the ideal holiday for British citizens in 2008 would be somewhere in Europe that has sandy beaches and no other Britons.

Research from the company reveals that the average amount spent on holidays by Britons is £1,650, with Brits having saved up cash for months in order to treat themselves to their ideal holiday.

Abbey claims that 62 per cent of Brits have saved up for holidays to Spain and other destinations, while 23 per cent pan to use their monthly wage to pay for their trip.

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Holidaymakers 'should check charges before travel'

Those taking holidays in Spain this summer should check with their bank to find out about charges for withdrawing money overseas before travelling, it has been advised.

According to MoneyExpert, such costs differ between providers and can cost an average £4.12 for debit cards and £4.33 for credit cards.

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Advice for Brits renting hire cars in Spain

Britons taking flights to Spain for a holiday by the sea have been issued with a few pointers in case they wish to drive a hire car abroad.

According to Sheilas' Wheels, 4.3 million motorists plan to drive abroad this year, however 67 per cent worry about being involved in an accident.

A further 49 per cent have concerns about driving on the opposite side of the road while 46 per cent fear they will be unable to ask for directions in a foreign language.

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Tennis "Weekend Warriors" at La Manga Club

Fitting in nicely with the start of the UK's premier tennis tournament Wimbledon, La Manga Club is offering weekend tennis courses to those on Spanish holidays.

Aimed at those who wish to improve their tennis skills or simply those who like a challenge, the weekends are suitable for all level of ability.

The courses take place from Friday until Sunday at the tennis centre and promise a "friendly, sociable atmosphere".

Holidaymakers wishing to hone their skills will be taught by experienced coaches and the Tennis Warrior Weekends are available between September and March.

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Tennis at La Manga Club for Wimbledon fans

As Wimbledon 2008 gets into its swing on the first day of the championships, eager tennis fans may wish to consider taking themselves on a Spanish holiday to La Manga this summer to hone their own skills.

No matter what your standard, if you are a novice or an experienced player, as long as you are a tennis enthusiast, La Manga Club can offer you an exciting and fun tennis break.

The resort's tennis centre is internationally renowned as one of the top outdoor facilities in Europe, complete with temperate climate and floodlit courts.

In addition to having hosted professional players at events like the Davis Cup and the Fed Cup, the resort's 28 tennis courts - which include a mixture of clay, hard and AstroTurf are available to amateurs and holidaymakers the year round.

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PR mogul plays golf in Spain

Public relations guru Max Clifford has taken part in a charity golf tournament in Spain, it has been reported.

According to World Golf News, Clifford, whose clients include ex-Atomic Kitten singer and one-time I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here winner Kerry Katona, took part in the Obelisk-sponsored Max Clifford Celebrity Golf Challenge under the patronage of the Duchess of Kent.

The Spanish golf celebrity tournament aimed to raise money to provide accommodation for the families of children receiving long-term treatment at the Children's Unit in Southampton General Hospital and the Neonatal Unit at the Princess Anne Hospital in Southampton.

The three-day Spanish golfing break took place on the Costa del Sol between June 5th and 7th 2008.

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