Holidays in Spain and other popular destinations are seen as an essential rather than luxury expenditure, it has been claimed.
Speaking recently, a spokesman for the Association of British Travel Agents (Abta), said that for many families, holidays are part of every day life and will not be sacrificed as a result of the credit crunch.
"We've been going abroad in large numbers since the 1970s and for most people it's something they don't regard as a luxury anymore," he commented.
In addition, he added, holidaymakers have access to some excellent deals on flights and holiday packages.
Sometimes a week in the sun just isn't enough and with more freezing weather expected in the UK, it could be time to take an extended break at La Manga Club in Spain.
Extended stay packages are available for holidaymakers looking to spend more then 30 days at the resort and with three championship golf courses and 28 multi-surface tennis courts, there is certainly enough to keep everyone entertained.
One of Europe's top golf resorts, La Manga Club basks in sunshine for over 300 hours a year and is the ideal destination for those looking to escape the grey skies and chilly weather in the UK.
The club's extended stay package is open to guests staying in self-catering accommodation at Hyatt Las Lomas Village, easier.
Holidaymakers looking to indulge in some rest and relaxation can head to La Manga Club's luxury health spa and enjoy one of the sumptuous treatments on offer.
When it comes to relaxing, there is nothing better than a massage and guests staying at La Manga have several options to choose from, with everything from deep tissue massage to reflexology available.
For first-time spa guests, a Swedish massage is an excellent option, with therapists using aromatic essential oils, which help to detoxify the body.
Pregnant guests can enjoy a specially tailored massage, which can help to relieve backache and soothe swollen ankles.
One of the reasons holidays in Spain are so popular is the fact that the country has a long-standing reputation as a quality holiday destination, it has been suggested.
Furthermore, the government's plan to double long-haul passenger duty in the future could mean that holidays on the continent are more popular than ever, Homes Worldwide reports.
Commenting on the popularity of Spain as both a property investment and holiday destination, Victor Sague, sales and marketing director for Taylor Woodrow de Espana, said that Spain was likely to remain a must-visit destination.
"Despite the continued competition from newer emerging markets such as the Far East, Spain has and continues to be one of the most popular choices for holidaymakers and those looking to buy a home abroad," he added.
Children can vastly increase their chances of becoming accomplished golf players in the future by taking classes from a young age.
Families visiting La Manga Club can enroll children into the resort's Academy of Golf from as young as eight or nine and watch them flourish on the three championship courses.
The academy runs courses from Monday to Friday and during school holidays, and what's more, children are taught by professional golfers.
Introductory courses, specifically designed with young players in mind, are also on offer and as well as developing new skills, attending the courses is a fantastic way for children to make new friends.
La Manga club is the ideal destination for children looking to develop their tennis skills.
The resort is home to 28 multi-surface tennis courts and expert tuition is available to youngsters throughout the year.
La Manga's Tennis Academy runs a series of courses specifically designed with young children in mind and coaching is available for those aged four and upwards.
As well as making new friends and staying fit, little ones can also get in touch with their competitive sides by taking part in the age-group tournaments and fun competitions on offer.
Those holidaying at La Manga Club can enjoy the best of both worlds, with indulgent spa treatments on offer as well as sports and leisure activities.
People hoping to get a little variety out of their holiday in Spain should look no further, with sports including tennis, golf, football and cricket available at the club.
La Manga has something to suit holidaymakers of all ages and tastes, with literally dozens of activity options available.
Those who enjoy the great outdoors can explore the surrounding countryside by bike or on foot.
Anyone jetting to sunny Spain for the festive season has been advised to buy a good travel insurance policy before leaving.
Speaking earlier this week, M&S Money revealed that over one million Britons are planning to take holidays in Spain and other destinations over the festive season.
Furthermore, the organisation claimed that with an increasing number of people opting to book flights and accommodation separately, travel insurance is more important than ever.
Judith Roberts, M&S Money insurance manager, said that holidaymakers without cover could find themselves in an unenviable situation.
Businesses looking for an excellent meeting destination with plenty of flexible function space may wish to consider La Manga Club in Spain, which boasts some of Europe's most impressive facilities.
With luxury accommodation and a variety of impressive banqueting venues, La Manga Club is also an excellent incentive destination and the perfect place to hold team-building events.
The main meeting rooms of the Hyatt Regency La Manga all feature state-of-the art audio-visual equipment, with Wi-Fi technology also available.
In addition, screens, monitors, overhead projectors, microphones and DVD players can all be provided on request.
We may be going through tough economic times, but maintaining staff morale and keeping employees motivated is as important as ever.
As most good managers know, a team can only function well when its members respect each other and know where they fit within an organisation.
Companies looking to improve relations may wish to consider holding a team-building event at La Manga Club in Spain, which boasts exceptional facilities and works closely with leading experimental training specialist Alto Rendimiento.
Mr Rendimiento has worked with dozens of high-profile organisations in the past, including the Los Angeles Lakers, NASA and Lufthansa.