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Costa Brava is 'popular' holiday destination

The Costa Brava is one of the top five favourite holiday destinations, according to one commentator.

Holiday Rentals reports that in 2007, the top five favourite holiday destinations were Playa de las Americas in the Spanish holiday island of Tenerife, Orlando in Florida, Chania in Crete, Lucca in Tuscany, Italy and Spain's Costa Brava.

The news comes as the company reveals that over 90 per cent of holiday homes are located in Europe.

Moreover, Spain is said to "dominate" the market in terms of the number of holiday homes it boasts.

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Flights to Murcia 'increased' in 2007

More tourists took flights to Murcia in 2007 and the region is looking ahead to a "prosperous" 2008, it has been reported.

According to figures from the Ministry of Tourism and Commerce, tourist levels grew by 18 per cent last year, while property prices rose by four per cent.

Meanwhile, flights to Murcia exceeded the national average in terms of visitor increase as passenger traffic at San Javier Airport grew by 23 per cent to two million in 2007.

"Murcia is one of the fastest growing regions in Spain and a new international airport opening in 2009 will further drive growth with an estimated three million passengers visiting in the first year," commented Mike Hamilton director of Casas de Lorca.

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Car hire on Spanish holidays

Britons heading off on a Spanish holiday have been issued with advice in regards to car hire.

According to the Association of British Insurers (ABI), Britons renting a hire car overseas should aim to go one of the bigger dealers.

Spokesperson for the ABI, Malcolm Tarling, commented that it is "sensible" to choose one of the better known providers.

"If you arranged a hire with a local hire car company, they'd be perfectly reputable but you won't necessarily know anything about your lack of cover," Mr Tarling noted.

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Spanish holidays 'popular at Easter'

Spanish holidays are popular among Britons looking to escape the UK for some sunshine over the Easter break, it has been reported.

According to Thomas Cook, traditional city breaks like Barcelona are "always popular over Easter".

Additionally, a company spokesperson noted that those looking for "something warmer" tend to take flights to Spain for holidays in Madrid and Seville to enjoy a short break in the sun.

"Family favourites of Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote are popular retreats at Easter as they have something for everyone," she added.

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Golf holidays in Spain for singletons

This February, Britons without partners will not be sitting at home waiting to see if the postman brings them a Valentine's Day card, but instead they will be practicing their swing on a golf holiday.

According to American Express, enjoying a round of golf with friends in the sunshine is one of the top choices for single Britons who wish to escape the hype of the romantic calendar event.

Other top escapes included taking a cultural break in Europe, a spa weekend, a clubbing holiday, or a singles holiday.

However, in terms of true romantics, it was revealed that 36 per cent of Scots intend on whisking their loved ones away on February 14th.

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Flights to Murcia: Top toddler travel tips revealed

Advice has been issued to families taking flights to Murcia and other destinations by one author.

In her book, The Rough Guide to Travel with Babies and Young Children, Fawzia Rasheed de Francisco has included top tips for air travel with children.

She advises holidaymakers to book flights onboard larger aircraft with roomy seating wherever possible in order to provide extra comfort are more stability, reducing the possibility of motion sickness among kids.

Early check-in facilities can also help reduce the time spent queuing with children.

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Friendly flights to Spain from BA

British Airways has been named in a list of the top child-friendly airlines, it has been revealed.

The airline, which offers flights to Spain, received 32 per cent of votes from respondents in regards to how they treated younger travellers in the Rough Guide survey.

Number one spot went to Virgin, the airline owned by father and millionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson.

Fawzia Rasheed de Francisco, Rough Guide spokesperson was unsurprised that the larger companies beat low-cost airlines such as easyJet in the child-friendly stakes.

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All aboard for boat trips at La Manga Club

Holidaymakers travelling to La Manga Club can look forward to relaxation and sunshine.

While famous for its sporting facilities, such as its tennis academy and golf courses, people also take flights to Spain in order to enjoy a peaceful stay in the beautiful surroundings of La Manga Club.

Situated on the Mar Menor, there are a range of water sports activities holidaymakers can engage in, from scuba diving to more laid back boat trips.

On the Mar Menor seafront there are a number of marinas at which holidaymakers can arrange such boating excursions.

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Spanish holidays at Los Olivos apartments in La Manga

Britons looking to enjoy luxury holidays in Spain can look forward to a comfortable stay if they base themselves at the Los Olivos apartments in La Manga.

Popular throughout the year for those taking family holidays to Spain, Los Olivos offers guests exclusive use of a heated indoor pool as well as two outdoor swimming areas.

Holidaymakers looking to enjoy sports can visit La Manga Club where football, golf and horse riding activities are available while those looking to relax can enjoy the sumptuous nearby restaurants.

Guests can spend their holidays at La Manga Club in three bedroom two bathroom apartments at Los Olivos which is located a short walk from the famous La Manga Club tennis centre.

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Spanish Civil War relic discovered off Alicante coast

A bomb thought to date back to the Spanish Civil War has been discovered off the coast of Alicante, it has been reported.

Typically Spanish reports that the civil war relic measures a metre in length and 40 centimetres in width and is believed to have dropped from a plane without detonating around 70 years ago.

The Spanish Civil War was a major conflict that occurred in Spain following an attempted coup by parts of the army against the government in the 1930s.

According to Typically Spanish, sources believe that the bomb's explosive components may still be intact.

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