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Murcia is "up and coming city"

"Intelligent" investors would do well to book their flights to Murcia in order to take a look at what the city offers, according to one commentator.

According to BuyAssociation, the "intelligent" investors looking at Spain are likely to be focusing their attention on Murcia, which it describes as an "up and coming city".

Paul Collins, property editor at BuyAssociation added that the city is gaining importance thanks to its new international airport, which allows more Britons to take flights to Murcia.

He added that Spain is likely to always be a favourite among British holidaymakers.

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Traditional honeymooners opt for beach

The months of January and February may see spikes in bookings of flights to La Manga and flights to Murcia, after it was reported that beach holidays are still popular among those taking traditional honeymoons.

Hitched.co.uk reports that while the "world is your oyster" paradise destinations and beach locations are still enjoyed by conventional couples on their honeymoons.

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Tennis at La Manga Club

La Manga Club was recently named as the "best" choice of Spanish holidays for "sporty types".

According to the Telegraph, the resort is only 30 minutes drive away from Murcia airport and caters to adults as well as children wishing to improve their skills in tennis at its "excellent" tennis centre.

As well as attracting famous footballers and golfers, La Manga Club is frequented by many tennis stars and is the winter training base for the Lawn Tennis Association.

The Lawn Tennis Association is the governing body of tennis in the UK.

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Honeymooners told to 'book early'

British couples looking to marry and then take their honeymoon overseas have been advised that it is better to book early in terms of bagging the best deals.

In order to guarantee availability for a honeymoon, Francesca Moore, spokesperson for hitched.co.uk, reported that it is best to book travel roughly 11 months in advance.

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Alicante to host glass work exhibition

The Costa Blanca is covered in golden sand, so it is perhaps fitting that the Alicante Archaeology Museum is currently presenting an exhibition of one of sand's more beautiful incarnations - glass.

Those taking Spanish holidays from now until March can view some unique and breathtaking glass pieces from ancient periods at the museum.

Donated temporarily by the Catalonian Museum of Archaeology, the show is is part of the Glassway, Interreg III-B Western Mediterranean Project, sponsored by the European Union.

Comprising of three unique sections; history of glass, fabrication techniques and uses of glass; this exhibit is of interest to both eager to learn children and adults with an eye for art.

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'Better quality of life on Costa Blanca'

Some Britons travelling out on Spanish holidays fall so in love with the region that it becomes hard to tear themselves away and return to a life in the UK.

This was particularly the case for the Chessher family, who relocated from the UK to Gandia, a town on the Costa Blanca not far from Alicante, Homes Worldwide reports.

According to the company, husband and father John Chessner decided the time was ripe to relocate after spending not enough time with his wife and children.

Eventually the couples decided on a move to Gandia and took flights to Alicante to discover the surroundings.

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Spain in bid to bring safety to roads

Brits taking Spanish holidays can look forward to travelling on safer roads, as the government has now passed through new driving regulations.

Typically Spanish reports that road users who have had any form of corrective surgery to their eyes during the past year must take a vision test and renew their driving licence.

It is estimated that this will affect roughly 75,000 drivers in Spain.

Holidaymakers taking flights to Alicante for a Spanish holiday may be interested to know that they do not need to change their British driving licence to a Spanish driving licence in order to rent a hire car and motor abroad.

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Brits fly to Spain for nips and tucks

British holidaymakers are taking flights to Murcia for more than paella and sangria, one commentator has revealed.

According to the Times, many UK consumers travelling abroad to enjoy Spanish holidays are coming back with more than a sun kissed glow to their cheeks.

The publication claims that Spain is becoming the cosmetic surgery capital of Europe with travellers from all over the continent taking Spanish holidays with a view to improving on their pout or reducing their waistline.

"Large numbers of Brits, ostensibly on holiday, are coming home with a new set of breasts and a wide-eyed pout which wouldn't look out of place on Desperate Housewives," the newspaper reports.

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Be stylish at Valencia Fashion Week

Thousands of tourists have been enjoying Spanish holidays of a more stylish kind in Valencia this week as the fourth Valencia Fashion Week got underway.

From January 29th to 31st a host of talented designers were showcasing their latest creations and competing to win prestigious prizes in a number of fashion parades

Each was dedicated to a different category of designer, from the elite to the emerging, including one for young fashion hopefuls who displayed their autumn-winter collections.

While those who were able to make it to the exhibition site sipped champagne and engaged in trendy chit chat others who could not attend were able to watch all the action on a giant screen in Fashion Square on central Colon Street.

Parades were broadcast live allowing locals and holidaying visitors alike to witness some of the exciting shows as they were passing by, while highlights of the event were relayed on the screen across the three days.

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Murcia councillor makes plans for new airport

The regional councillor for public works, housing and transport in Murcia, is meeting with tour operators and airlines to discuss plans for a new airport in Corvera.

Jose Ballesteros will be taking to key global industry players including Iberia, Ryanair, Air Europa, Air France and TUI, according to Typically Spanish.

Murcia International Airport will be built and managed by the operator Aeromur and will have a passenger capacity of around 1.5 million, the news website reports.

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