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La Manga Club to host Twenty20 cricket tournament

La Manga Club in Murcia, Spain will play host to next month's 3rd Madrid CC Twenty20 Solidarity Cricket Tournament, according to an official announcement by Madrid Cricket Club.

The organisation said that it was "proud" this week to confirm that the event will be happening at the venue, with two of the luxury holiday resort's grounds to be used during the competition.

Taking place between April 22nd and 26th, the event will see a total of eight teams battle it out to be crowned the overall winners and six twenty20 matches will be held each day.

La Manga offers two artificial pitches for playing cricket, in addition to four full-length practice nets.

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Holidays in Spain 'still most popular in Europe'

Holidays in Spain continue to be the most popular trips in Europe among travellers from some of the continent's biggest nations, new figures have shown.

According to a report conducted by GFK Travel Insights, for British, Dutch and German holidaymakers, the country remains number one in terms of sales-based market share for this summer, ahead of one of the biggest growers in Turkey.

The research follows statistics from Skyscanner in January, which revealed five of the top ten most searched for destinations from UK airports for 2010 were in Spain - along with a further six in the top 50 - and the global sales director of

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Janne Mommo hits hole-in-one at La Manga Club

Janne Mommo of Finland got off to a flying start at the season opener of the Ecco Tour on La Manga Club's award-winning golf course.

The player hit a hole-in-one during the first round of the competition, finishing the day as the joint leader in the clubhouse with a five-under-par 68.
Mommo was tied for first place with Peter Bocian (Sweden), Marius Thorp (Norway) and Thomas Norret (Denmark), who was 18th in the Tour's order of merit in its last update.

Play has already resumed on day two, with Norret leading the pack at 17:36 local time by two shots at eight under.

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La Manga Club 'might be perfect for Fabio Capello'

If Fabio Capello is looking for a place to visit this year, the luxury holiday resort of La Manga Club might have everything he needs.

The destination has proven popular with England managers down the years, with Glenn Hoddle using it as the training camp for his squad ahead of the 1998 Fifa World Cup.

And now it has been suggested that soccer is not the only sport attracting Capello's attention, with Mirror Football reporting this week that he is a huge fan of golf.

La Manga has a strong reputation as a golfing holiday destination, being voted the best resort in Europe several times and having hosted numerous major competitions, such as the Spanish PGA Championships and the Spanish Open.

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La Manga Club gives England women "perfect boost"

The England under-19 women's football team's stay at La Manga Club last week has been described as giving them the "perfect boost" ahead of the elite qualifying round for this year's European Championship.

According to the Football Association's official website, their performance in the La Manga Ten Nation Tournament has left them in good stead for the competition, in which they are the reigning title holders.

England won all three of their matches in Murcia, defeating Denmark and Finland before rounding off the week with an emphatic 4-1 victory over Germany.

And they will next head off to Sweden to take on the losing finalists from the last European Championship in the second qualifying round of the 2009-10 tournament.

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Funlandia in the spotlight at La Manga Club

La Manga Club in Murcia has drawn attention to its upcoming Funlandia programme, which could provide an excellent option for those looking for family holidays in Spain next month.

The resort's official blog featured a post on the Easter holiday initiative that will see it add a host of child-targeted activities to its usual offerings between April 1st and 9th - many of which are free to residents of Las Lomas Village and Hotel La Manga Principe Felipe.

It included an excerpt from an article on

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La Manga Club attracts top U-19 women's footballers

La Manga Club played host to some of the best teams in under-19 women's football last week, with a number of the sport's European giants training at the famous venue.

Germany took on old rivals England on the resort's practice pitches, while Holland, Italy, France, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark also travelled to the Murcia destination to play some matches.

Between them, the teams represent all eight of the countries to reach the quarter-finals of the 2009 Uefa Women's Championship at senior level and together with the USA - who were also in attendance - three of the semi-finalists at the 2007 Fifa Women's World Cup.

La Manga Club is world-renowned for its football training facilities and has attracted some of the biggest domestic and international sides to its pitches over the years.

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Relax in style at Spa La Manga Club

Holidaymakers looking for a way to unwind during their stay may wish to consider booking a relaxing treatment at Spa La Manga Club.

There are a range of therapies on offer, with something to suit everyone, including energising Hawaiian massages and soothing hot stone treatments.

Guests can give their skin a pick-me-up by booking in for a revitalising facial.

The Deep Cleansing Facial helps to recover radiance and includes a gentle exfoliating peel and hydrating mask.

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Learn to scuba dive at La Manga Club

As well as exploring the stunning countryside that surrounds La Manga Club, guests can also discover the underwater world, by learning to scuba dive.

The resort is located beside the Mar Menor - Europe's largest saltwater lagoon - and holidaymakers will find a range of courses and excursions available.

Adventure Divers are based at Las Lomas Village from Easter until November. The team offers everything from scuba taster sessions to open water courses and children's lessons, with something to suit people of all ages and abilities.

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Millions of Brits 'planning holidays in Spain'

Millions of Britons are planning to take holidays in Spain and other sun-soaked destinations this year, according to new research.

A poll carried out by Lloyds TSB revealed that an estimated 35.6 million people will be jetting overseas for their main break in 2010, with many encouraged by the recent bout of cold weather in the UK.

Of those surveyed, 60 per cent intend to stay within Europe, while 12 per cent will be travelling to the US.

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