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Prince Andrew 'loves to play golf while abroad'

UK royal Prince Andrew has revealed that he never leaves home for a trip abroad without his trusty golf clubs.

The Prince has a well-documented history with the sport, having formerly served as captain of the world famous Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St Andrews from 2002 to 2003 and having previously attended the US Open, according to the Times Online.

Prince Andrew tells the newspaper: "Yes, I travel with my clubs because there may be a time when I can play."

He adds that unfortunately his role as business ambassador for the UK does not allow him as much time as he would like for the sport, which is a popular feature of many Spanish holidays.

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What type of driver will you be on your Spanish holiday?

Those planning on car hire in La Manga may want to ask themselves if they are a Planner, a SatNavvy, a Freewheeler or a Road Signer.

The distinction could make all the difference to a Spanish holiday this year, following the identification of the specific driving types by UK psychologist David Moxon, according to Easier Travel.

Chief executive officer of easycar.com Bill Jones tells the website that "a bit of forward planning can help make sure your road trip is stress-free", which may suggest he is type A - the Planner - along with 38 per cent of the UK population.

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Car hire in La Manga - motorists reveal driving fears

Almost half of British motorists are hesitant about getting behind the wheel on foreign shores according to figures released by Norwich Union.

The most common fear among UK drivers was that they would be involved in an accident while they were abroad, with 49 per cent sharing this worry.

Other concerns included having their car break down while they were on holiday and getting to grips with rules and regulations which were unfamiliar to them.

Erik Nelson, a spokesperson for Norwich Union, commented to easier.

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Tennis coaching holidays in La Manga

Tourists who want to improve their tennis skills while simultaneously soaking up the sun can enjoy a coaching holiday at the tennis academy at the La Manga Club resort.

There are a range of courses on offer by La Manga club for those interested in tennis holidays in Spain.

Amateurs, beginners or those who have more experience in the sport can benefit from tuition by qualified expert tennis coaches in order to improve their skills.

The professional coaches are also aided by a high-tech computer-assisted video analysis system.

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Pitch and putt Spanish golf holidays in La Manga

Holidaymakers looking for a golf break can find a great opportunity for a spot of pitch and putt at La Manga Club in Spain.

The destination offers an 18-hole par 47 golf course for pitch and putt enthusiasts. The course has water hazards as well as numerous bunkers to challenge golfers who use the course on their family holiday in La Manga.

Additionally, the club has a golf academy with qualified professionals on hand to give tuition to those hoping to improve their golfing skills while enjoying the resort's facilities on their luxury golf holiday.

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Online trend for Spanish holiday bookings

New research has found that nearly one in three Spanish holidays is now booked via the internet.

Of all Spanish holidays booked last year, 31 per cent were reserved online - a figure Google Spain's Javier Gonzalez-Soria predicts will increase to eclipse travel agents as the most popular form of booking by 2010, according to eventplannerspain.com.

Mr Gonzalez-Soria is reported by the website to have commented that UK holiday bookings are expected to follow the trend set by US figures, where online sales outnumber agency sales, with a majority of 40 per cent.

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Holidays on the Costa Calida

La Manga club is situated within the region of Costa Calida in the south-east corner of Spain. It stretches 250 km from the beach of Carolina in Aguilas to the beach of El Mojon by Alicante.

The region was fairly neglected by holiday makers for many years, but with an average of 315 days sunshine per year and helped in no small part by the fame of La Manga club, it has become a popular spot for people from all over Europe.

One of the most famous parts of the region is the Mar Menor, a 135 square kilometre salt water lagoon.

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Explore La Manga by hiring a quad bike

Adventure-seekers looking for a racier alternative to car hire in La Manga on their Spanish holiday may want to consider taking to the roads on a quad bike instead.

Quad bikes are legal on the roads in Spain - providing the appropriate safety equipment is worn - and are a great way to take in the scenery. Those looking for a little more excitement however, should take to the many trails available for a muddy good time.

The bikes are available at several locations in La Manga and can be enjoyed by families with older children, with those over the age of 14 allowed to ride as long as they have parental consent.

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Explore La Manga's beauties on foot

Holidays in La Manga can be as relaxing or as active as one likes - but one way to combine the two is to enjoy some of the magical walks that are on offer.

With golf, tennis, diving and car rental in La Manga all available, some holidaymakers may not have considered adding walking to their Spanish holiday itinerary. However, some of the local beauty demands the closer and more leisured inspection that only walking can afford.

For example, the Calblanque Nature Reserve and the neighbouring salt lake of Mar Menor provide the perfect backdrop for long summer strolls.

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How to make the most of car rental in Murcia

So, you have decided that car rental in Murcia is the best way for you to explore this beautiful region. How do you now make sure you spend as little of your time in your vehicle as possible?

The good news is that Murcia is a place relatively untroubled by traffic problems. According to euroresidentes.com's Road Travel in Spain guide, only the rush hour and the areas around Ikea and the football ground (particularly on match days) are likely causes of congestion.

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