Brits taking holidays to Spain and other destinations have been offered some advice on how to cut the cost of their phone calls.
Writing for the Daily Telegraph, Donald Stracham noted that modern technology is increasingly making it cheaper to communicate with friends and family while abroad.
"New ways to save money with your phone appear almost weekly. If you're not confident on the web, invest in a Multi IMSI travel SIM card.
People planning to book flights to Spain now have more options than ever open to them.
Low-cost carrier Thomson Airways has announced plans to introduce more services between Durham Tees Valley Airport and Alicante, the Northern Echo reports.
New flights will also be launched connecting the north-east to Sharm el-Sheikh and Tenerife.
Emma Ormerod, a spokesperson for the airport, said the news is an endorsement of the newlook twin terminal scheme that was announced by the hub last week.
Guests arriving at La Manga Club during the night may wish to consider reserving an arrival food pack.
A number of options are available and orders can be made up to 48 hours before arrival.
Food packs typically contain staples such as tea bags, milk, bread, eggs, sugar, butter, jam, cereal, water and orange juice.
By purchasing one of these, guests can help to ensure they get their holiday off to a stress-free start, without having to search for a shop as soon as they arrive.
If one of your new year's resolutions is to work on your golf skills, it could be time to book a flight to Spain and head to Murcia.
Renowned for its sports and leisure facilities, La Manga Club has everything you need to improve your game.
The resort's Academy of Golf is a one-stop-shop for all your needs and boasts an excellent range of practice facilities, as well as hi-tech swing analysis technology and an experienced team of coaching professionals.
Players of all ages are catered for and as well as booking individual lessons, guests can sign up for intensive courses.
Finding a destination that caters for toddlers, teens and parents can be a difficult task.
However, Brits holidaying at La Manga Club will find a range of facilities to keep everyone occupied.
The resort is an excellent choice for families and teenagers will find plenty of activities to try during their stay.
Dance classes are available, as well as scuba diving lessons, horse riding excursions, quad biking, paddle tennis, kite surfing and kayaking.
Travel review sites are becoming increasingly popular with Brits booking holidays to Spain and other destinations, it has been revealed.
A study by Hotels.com found that 79 per cent of travellers are happy to choose their resort based on reviews and posts left by their fellow holidaymakers.
Newspapers and magazines were named as the second most popular source of information for those planning breaks in Spain and elsewhere.
After a day of playing tennis or touring Murcia's many visitor attractions, there is nothing better than relaxing with a cool drink.
Guests holidaying at La Manga Club will find no shortage of places to enjoy an after dinner tipple, with one of the most popular venues being the Piano Bar.
Located at the Hotel La Manga Club Principe Felipe, it features a modern and tastefully decorated lounge area and boasts a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Live piano entertainment is laid on nightly from 11pm local time and guests will find a wide range of international cocktails and wines on offer, as well as a selection of flavoured vodkas.
As well as three championship golf courses and 28 tennis courts, La Manga Club is home to a range of exceptional relaxation facilities, which are housed in the resort's luxury health spa.
Located on a hillside, Spa La Manga Club overlooks the complex and boasts unrivalled views of the surrounding scenery.
Guests can take a dip in the relaxing jaccuzzi or indulge in a sauna and steam room session.
There is also a health and fitness centre where holidaymakers will find a state-of-the-art gym and aerobics studio.
Brits heading to La Manga Club to detox and shape up after the festive season will find no shortage of sports and leisure facilities to enjoy.
However, one of the best ways to get fit is to pull on your walking boots and explore the Murcia region on foot.
As well as helping to get your heart pumping, it is a great way to see the spectacular scenery that surrounds the resort and take in some of the nearby natural attractions.
Guests will find a range of well-marked trails within easy reach of the resort, as well as paths leading through the Calblanque National Park.
Guests taking a break at La Manga Club this year can get their holiday off to a relaxing start by indulging in one of the spa treatments on offer there.
A wide range of relaxing options are available, including several Mediterranean-inspired therapies.
The therapeutic Mar Menor mud treatment is the spa's signature body wrap and features natural ingredients taken from Europe's largest saltwater lagoon.
Guests are covered in the warm mud before being cocooned in a blanket and treated to a regenerative facial and application of body cream.