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'Read up on tipping etiquette' before holidays in Spain

Brits should ensure they read up on tipping etiquette before taking holidays to Spain and elsewhere, it has been claimed.

A recent study carried out by TripAdvisor found that 74 per cent of travellers do not check what is expected of them before jetting abroad.

"Tipping can be socially awkward and can cause endless embarrassment, especially on holiday when we are unfamiliar with local customs," said Emyr Thomas, director of concierge and lifestyle management company Bon Vivant.

She added that in some countries it is considered rude to leave money at all.

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Holidays in Spain 'proving popular for Easter'

Budget airline easyJet expects to carry more than one million passengers over the Easter holiday period, it has revealed.

Geneva is the most popular destination for UK travellers, followed by sunny Malaga, with flights to Faro, Palma and Marrakech also in demand.

Paul Simmons, general manager of easyJet UK, said Brits are keen to escape the dreary weather and post-Budget blues.

"The majority seem to be seeking a little winter sun with families heading for the beaches and couples seeking romantic getaways in some of the great cities of southern Europe," he commented.

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Liverpool Airport 'expecting 20% passenger increase'

Brits planning to take flights to Spain over the coming weeks may be interested to know that Liverpool John Lennon Airport is expecting its passenger numbers to jump by around 20 per cent over the Easter period.

Approximately 300,000 travellers will pass through the transport hub within the next fortnight.

As a result, officials are urging passengers to allow plenty of time for checking-in and making their way through security.

Airport director Andy Gower said Easter is likely to be the busiest period of the year so far.

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Join the La Manga Funlandia programme this Easter

Holidaymakers heading to La Manga Club this Easter will have the opportunity to take part in the resort's exciting Funlandia family programme.

A range of free activities are being laid on over the holiday period, with something for everyone to enjoy.

Highlights include a family volleyball tournament, Easter egg hunt, bingo and mini disco.

In addition, guests can watch a paella demonstration and take part in a family fitness event at the spa.

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Learn to scuba dive at La Manga Club

Located beside the Mar Menor – Spain's largest saltwater lagoon - La Manga Club is the ideal place to try water sport activities, such as scuba diving.

The Adventure Divers team are based at the resort from Easter to November and cater for people of all ages and abilities.

Holidaymakers keen to learn the basics and gain a certificate can take part in the open water course, which lasts between three and four days.

Alternatively, guests can sign up for a one-day session, involving a lesson in the pool and a gentle dive under the supervision of an instructor.

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Spending time apart 'is key to surviving family holidays in Spain'

The key to surviving family holidays in Spain and elsewhere is spending enough time apart.

This is according to Bob Atkinson, a spokesperson for Travelsupermarket.com, who suggested that groups with older children should make sure they go to a place where there are plenty of activities to enjoy together and plenty of things to do apart.

"Do some things separately, do some things differently and you can still join up and chat about it later and have a meal out later," he explained.

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Explore the Calblanque National Park

As well as enjoying the activities on offer within the resort, guests holidaying at La Manga Club will find plenty of opportunities to discover the surrounding area.

Located in the popular Spanish region of Murcia, the complex is within easy reach of stunning attractions, such as the Mar Menor lagoon and Calblanque National Park.

A great way to get around and see the sights is to take a jog or hike. Guests will find dozens of well-marked trails to explore, with something to suit people of all abilities.

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Hire a bike at La Manga Club

Located in Murcia, La Manga Club basks in sunshine for more than 300 days a year and is surrounded by stunning Spainish countryside.

As a result, guests will no doubt be keen to get out and explore the area during their stay.

A great way to do this is by hiring a mountain bike and travelling around at your own pace.

A range of models are available to rent from the resort, as well as children's bicycles and trailers, meaning the whole family can join in the fun.

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Enjoy pony trekking at La Manga Club

La Manga Club may be famous for its golf and tennis facilities. However, guests will also find a range of other exciting activities on offer in and around the resort.

For people who are keen to get out and enjoy the local scenery, there is no better way to get about than on horseback.

The nearby Ranch de la Fuente riding stables offer a range of excursion options, with something to suit people of all ages and abilities.

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Play golf at the Roda Resort

Brits planning to book a last-minute Easter holiday in Spain may wish to consider a break at the Roda Resort.

Located in Murcia, it is easily accessible from the UK and typically basks in sunshine for more than 300 days a year.

The resort is home to an 18-hole 72-par course, exclusively designed by renowned golf architect Dave Thomas.

Players will find that the flat landscape has been shaped into an interesting and undulating green, featuring impressive fairways and three lakes.

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