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La Manga Club is 'top teen activity destination'

La Manga Club has been named in a list of the top ten summer breaks for Britons looking to keep their teenagers entertained while abroad.

According to the Telegraph, teenagers taking family holidays to Spain and elsewhere need "options" and activities.

As such, La Manga Club is named as a resort village in which families can take sporting holidays.

The publication reports that La Manga offers golf and tennis activities and also boasts its own restaurants and bars.

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No fear on flights to Spain

Individuals who would love to take a holiday in Spain but are too nervous of air travel to take the necessary flight to Murcia or Alicante may soon be able to conquer their fear of flying from the comfort of their own sofa.

Virgin Atlantic Airways has brought out its own book following the success of its Flying Without Fear courses.

The book - called –101 of your questions answered - includes information from a cabin crew safety trainer as well as tips from experts in the field of aviation.

Psychological tools are also included in the hope of helping to combat people's fear of flight.

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Climate change 'not putting Brits off Spanish holidays'

British consumers are failing to be put off travelling abroad on their holidays over a concern for the environment, it has been reported.

According to research from YouGov and Celtic Castle, only one per cent of Brits claimed to have consideration for the impact their actions will have on the environment when booking a holiday.

The survey also showed that money is the main decisive factor for 43 per cent of holiday pickers.

Roger Masterson founder of Celtic Castles stated: "There is no doubt that most consider quality, affordability and culture to be important when booking their break.

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Fewer jellies to worry about on Spanish holidays this summer

Families planning on taking flights to Murcia for Spanish holidays this summer should be thankful for recent spring showers on the Spanish coastline.

Typically Spanish reports that the recent rainfall will help to keep banks of jellyfish further from shore this summer, according to the Sciences of the Sea Institute.

Dacha Atienza from the Sciences of the Sea Institute reportedly told the El Mundo newspaper that rain works to reduce the saline content and "density" of the water nearest to the beach.

This then becomes a type of "physical barrier" which keeps the jellyfish away from swimmers enjoying their Spanish holiday.

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Spanish holidays for fuel crisis-hit Brits

This summer, Brits looking to escape the UK and its burgeoning fuel crisis in their cars may wish to consider a motoring holiday in Spain.

According to Post Office, Spain is the best value destination for UK holidaymakers in Europe.

The report names Spain as best value for diesel and also for car hire. Post Office also claims that its price of £1 per litre makes Spanish holidays the cheapest in the eurozone in terms of unleaded petrol.

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Take care on golf holidays in Spain

Britons enjoying a golfing break in Spain may wish to take extra care on the links after an article in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine reported that the number of golfing injuries is on the rise.

And, the cause of these injuries is related to golf carts - and the fact that they have become increasingly powerful and speedy in recent years.

According to the study, the injury rate for golf buggy-related injuries grew by more than 130 per cent between 1990 and 2006.

However, investigator Lara B McKenzie hopes that steps can be taken to reduce the chance of injury.

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Personality clash 'main reason' for holiday bust-ups

A clash of personalities is one of the main reasons for friends to fall out while on holiday, it has been reported.

According to research from Travelodge, one in five Britons claims to have experienced an unpleasant confrontation with a friend while abroad.

For seven per cent of holidaymakers, the problems were so severe that they ended their holiday within the first few days.

The research showed that 69 per cent of Britons take a holiday with friends once a year which beach holidays being the most popular type of break.

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Flights to Murcia: New airport gets go ahead

Permission to develop a new Murcia airport has been granted by Spain's Madrid government, it has been revealed.

Round Town News reports that final approval for the new airport at Corvera was given the ok from the Ministry of Development, "delighting" the regional government.

The new hub will provide those taking flights to Murcia for Spanish holidays with an alternative to the existing San Javier airport.

According to the publication, San Javier attracts in the region of two million British passengers to Murcia annually.

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British tennis hopeful 'honed skills in Spain'

A relative unknown in the world of tennis has given one-time world number one Marat Safin a run for his money at Queen's Club in the UK.

James Ward, a British player ranked at below 400 in the world won a set against the former champ Safin before eventually losing 6-4, 1-6, 4-6.

However, 21-year-old Ward feels he did not receive much help on English soil from the Lawn Tennis Association, claiming he was forced to move to Spain in order to improve his tennis skills.

"I went because I wasn't getting any help in England.

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Tips for travellers taking Spanish holidays

Britons taking Spanish holidays may be interested in recent travel advice issued by Tesco Personal Finance.

According to the financial company, one way to be sure of relaxing on a holiday is by being prepared prior to travel.

As such, Tesco has released a set of "top travel tips" advising of what to do in the event of delayed transport, theft or medical emergency.

"At this time of year, when people are looking forward to their hard earned break, it's more important than ever to reduce the chances of an unforeseen event spoiling your holiday," Jim Bruce, head of Tesco Travel Insurance, commented.

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