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Celeb allure at La Manga Club

The celebrity-pulling power of holidaying to La Manga Club has been cited as one of the main reasons to book a break at the luxurious resort.

According to the Sun, La Manga Club is favourite with many famous faces, with various stars having spent time there over the years.

England football hero David Beckham, Hollywood big gun Matt Damon and French actress Juliette Binoche are among the A-list names to have checked in to the Spanish holiday resort.

However, as the newspaper reports, holidaymakers do not need to have a bank balance as big as the Beckhams' to enjoy living the high life at La Manga.

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Holiday drivers told: Stock up on essentials before your journey

Those planning on renting a car in Murcia may be interested by the latest advice to come from consumer champion Which?.

The body is urging people who plan to spend portions of their holidays driving to be well prepared in advance.

In particular, Which? claims that travellers should stock up on refreshments before they take to the road, rather than stopping off at services and petrol stations.

Research by the organisation shows that, in the UK at least, the stores at such stopping points do not always offer value for money.

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Advice for holiday drivers

The AA has issued advice to anybody hiring a car in Spain or simply travelling long distances as part of their holidays.

Car hire in Murcia is one of the best ways to explore this beautiful region of southern Spain, but motorists should be wary of spending too long on the road.

Research by the AA revealed that two-thirds of drivers do not take breaks when travelling long distances - putting them at risk of becoming tired and potentially causing accidents.

Therefore, the organisation advises planning journeys properly before they take to the road, factoring at least a 15-minute break into journeys of more than three hours.

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Holidays in Spain are 'cheapest in eurozone'

Staying in Spanish holiday villas could be one of the most affordable options available to British tourists at the moment.

That is the latest finding of Post Office Travel Services, which ranked Spain as the cheapest destination within the eurozone in its annual holiday costs barometer report.

Many holidaymakers may have been tempted in recent months to consider holidaying beyond traditional favourites such as Spain, with the pound weakening against the euro of late.

However, eurozone countries have heeded the warning and are cutting prices to entice wavering visitors back, the organisation found.

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Cricketer has "excellent time" in La Manga

La Manga Club is famous for its outstanding sports facilities, with three golf courses, 28 tennis courts and a host of training pitches.

Members of the Celtic squad recently heaped praise on the resort for the standards they experienced when taking a break there - a chorus to which one cricketer has now added her voice.

Diane Pedgrift has recently been selected for the Scottish women's cricket side and spent time last week at the ICC Europe Training Camp.

Commenting on the spell, she told the Arbroath Herald that she had "an excellent time" on the training holiday in La Manga Club.

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Mobile phone advice for renting a car in Murcia

Renting a car in Murcia can help families, groups and couples to get the most out of their holiday in La Manga Club - therefore it is especially important that they stay safe on the road.

The latest research by the UK's Department of Transport may make interesting reading for those planning on driving on holiday. According to a study by the department, 12 per cent of motorists admit to sending text messages while driving.

Despite this, nearly all (93 per cent) drivers said they understand the dangers that using a mobile phone when on the move can present.

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Pocket travel guides 'will remain popular'

The pocket travel guide is unlikely to go away anytime soon, despite the emergence of internet-based alternatives, it has been claimed.

A handy book detailing dos and don'ts has been taken on many a holiday in Spain over the years - and Tom Hall, travel editor at Lonely Planet, does not expect this to change.

He explained that there are always occasions when holidaymakers will be pleased to have "a printed companion" with them.

Such times may include "when you are in a particularly remote place, or when you are in a particularly busy place and you might not want to be seen using an expensive piece of technology", said Mr Hall.

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Free rounds on golf holidays in La Manga Club

Those booking golf holidays in Spain now have even more reason to choose La Manga Club, after the resort revealed it will be offering free rounds to many guests.

Golfers who make their bookings for holidays at the Hotel La Manga Club Principe Felipe before May 18th will be entitled to a free round for each night they stay.

That equates to a saving of 71 euros (£48) a day, meaning golfers could be saving hundreds over a week-long break.

The deal applies to any holiday taken before July 10th or between August 23rd and 31st.

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Hot weather predicted for bank holiday in La Manga

Those planning last minute holidays in Spain should make sure they pack plenty of suntan lotion - as experts are predicted a scorcher.

The latest weather forecasts from the Spanish Meteorological Agency suggest that the south of Spain will enjoy temperatures of up to 30 degrees in the south over the bank holiday weekend - great news for sun worshippers holidaying in La Manga Club.

It seems the south is the place to be this weekend from a sunshine point of view. Central Spain will enjoy less impressive though still respectable highs of 24 degrees.

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Antony and the Johnsons to play in Murcia

Music lovers planning on holidaying in La Manga Club might be interested to learn that Antony and the Johnsons are planning a show in Murcia.

The band, fronted by Antony Hegarty, will be playing at the Auditorio de Murcia on May 7th - one of only three shows the New York-based outfit will be playing in Spain.

Tickets for the Murcia gig are still available, but those interested in renting a car in Murcia and driving to the gig may like to act soon, as the other two dates - in Madrid and San Sebastian - have already sold out.

News of the European tour comes after critical and commercial success for Antony's other band, the disco-influenced Hercules and Love Affair.

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