Holidays in Spain still make practical sense for many, which has helped the country to continue to attract visitors amid the global economic downturn.
At least this is the suggestion of the Spanish Tourism Office's UK and Europe director, who said it remains both "accessible and financially competitive" for travellers, which contributed to many refusing to cut back on their trips last year.
Ignacio Vasallo indicated that he would like to see Brits continue to go to the country over the next 12 months, which he hopes will "see increased financial confidence in the marketplace as well as a desire to explore the more undiscovered side of Spain".
His comments were made following a new study by Skyscanner, which revealed that Spain continues to be one of the most popular holiday destinations for UK residents.
Guests holidaying at La Manga Club this year will find a wide range of restaurants to visit during their stay.
The resort boasts more than 20 bars and restaurants, including a number specialising in Spanish cuisine and offering local produce.
For traditional tapas dishes, holidaymakers can head to La Bodega, which also serves up an extensive selection of local wines and is home to a spacious terrace.
Meanwhile, guests who want to treat themselves to a special meal in elegant surroundings may wish to book a table at Amapola restaurant.
With modern Mediterranean decor and cool terracotta flooring, the deluxe rooms at Las Lomas Village are an ideal option for couples or friends planning to take a break at the La Manga resort.
The spacious rooms are furnished to the highest standards and feature a stylish granite bath tub, walk-in shower and two twin beds, which can be joined together to create a double.
Guests will also find high-speed internet access on offer, as well as air conditioning, a safe box and a balcony, which is ideal for enjoying a relaxing coffee in the morning or an after-dinner drink.
Cribs can be supplied on request and rooms also come equipped with refrigerators, ironing boards and hairdryers.
If you're planning to escape the chilly weather and take a break in Spain this winter, then you may wish to consider renting an apartment at La Torre Resort.
The properties, which come fully furnished, are an ideal option for those who plan to cook their own meals while on holiday.
Apartments are equipped with washing machines, dishwashers, air conditioning units, hairdryers and televisions, with one, two and three bedrooms available.
Guests staying in the rental apartments have access to the resort's shared swimming pools and with 21 to choose from, they are likely to be spoilt for choice.
Guests holidaying at La Manga Club will find no shortage of options available to them when it comes to accommodation.
Visitors who want to relax and unwind in luxurious surroundings may wish to consider booking one of the resort's executive suites, which are located at the five-star Hotel La Manga Club Principe Felipe.
The large suites feature a furnished balcony or terrace, living room, work area, marble bath, walk-in shower and a king-size bed.
Rooms also benefit from deluxe amenities, which include wireless internet access, an evening maid service, buffet breakfast and a daily newspaper.
Spain is a diverse destination with plenty to offer British holidaymakers, it has been suggested.
Ignacio Vasallo, director of the Spanish Tourist Office for the UK and Europe, said [that] those taking holidays in Spain will find great beaches and excellent nightlife, as well as impressive historical attractions and vineyards.
"Increasingly British visitors are keen to explore Spain's cultural side as well as the country's food and wine offerings. In 2009 alone, Spain celebrated seven chefs with three Michelin stars and over ten chefs gained their first Michelin star," he commented.
If your ideal holiday in Spain involves relaxing and unwinding in luxurious surroundings, then you may wish to consider booking into one of La Manga's Royal Club rooms.
Located in a dedicated private wing of Hotel La Manga Club Principe Felipe, the rooms are decorated in a lavish colonial style and feature state-of-the-art LCD televisions and sumptuous marble bathrooms.
Guests staying at the Royal Club have access to a number of exclusive facilitates, including the private breakfast room at the Amapola Restaurant, complimentary refreshments in the Lobby Bar, a daily newspaper and VIP access to all areas of Spa La Manga Club.
Holidaymakers can also access the internet in the hotel's business centre.
Located in Murcia, La Torre Resort is within easy reach of dozens of spectacular beaches, making it the perfect place to enjoy water sports activities.
Guests can try their hand at everything from snorkelling to windsurfing and scuba diving.
Situated at the Mar Menor Golf Resort, Scuba4all offers expert tuition and guided excursions, catering for both children and adults.
Other companies offering water-based activities in the area include Scubaworld, which is located in Playa Flamenca, as well as Aquapolis in Torrevieja.
If the festive season has taken its toll on your skin, it could be time to indulge in some pampering and get things back on track.
Spa La Manga Club offers a wide range of relaxing treatments, including several facials that are designed to leave you feeling nourished, rejuvenated and radiant.
The refresher facial is an ideal option for first-time spa guests. The therapy, which includes a stimulating shoulder and hand massage, helps to inject the life back into dull skin.
Holidaymakers planning to take flights to Spain have been offered some tips on how to save money and stick to luggage restrictions.
Writing for the Daily Mail, Sarah Gordon noted that it can be hard to remember what items are permitted to be carried in hand luggage and what must be stored in hold bags.
"Airlines tend to allow around 20kg of luggage per passenger to be checked in for a flight, but there are differences so it is always worth checking with the airline before travel," she commented.
For those taking flights to Spain with Ryanair, she noted that it currently costs £15 to check an item of hold luggage in online.