British consumers are keen to book holidays in Spain and elsewhere this year, it has been claimed.
Lucy Huxley, editor of Travel Weekly, said she has seen some "positive signs" within the holiday industry after a difficult 2009.
"Customers who may have skipped their annual holiday last year to save money appear to be keen to make sure their main break is ring-fenced in 2010," she commented.
Ms Huxley noted that family favourites such as Spain are likely to be popular this year, with many airlines and tour operators offering excellent deals for those who book early.
If you're planning to indulge in some pampering during your next holiday to Spain, then you may wish to consider taking a break at La Manga Club.
The luxury resort is currently running a two for one offer on all treatments, except diamond facials and waxing.
This means you could enjoy a massage and body scrub, for example, [while paying for just one of them.
Guests will find a wide range of treatments to choose from, with signature therapies including the Hawaiian lomi jumi massage and the Mexican mineral hot stone option.
Located in the south-east of Spain, Hotel La Manga Club Principe Felipe is the ideal option for people who like to holiday in style and in luxurious surroundings.
Each of its 192 rooms are furnished to an exceptionally high standard and feature an elegant marble bathroom, air conditioning system, television and spacious balcony or terrace.
One option for guests staying at the hotel is to book an executive suite. These offer spectacular views of La Manga's golf greens and boast a living room and separate work area.
Forming part of Murcia's popular Mar Menor Resort, the five-star Intercontinental Hotel is home to 57 deluxe rooms and is the ideal choice for people planning to take a holiday in Spain this summer.
Rooms are decorated in traditional Moorish style and feature spacious balconies with views of the pool or golf course.
Executive suites, superior deluxe suites and royal suites are also available.
All rooms come equipped with everything a guest could possibly require during their stay, including internet access, LCD televisions and a minibar, which is restocked daily.
Renting an apartment at the Mar Menor Resort is an ideal option for couples and, with more than 1,000 to choose from, there is something to suit all requirements.
Built to the highest quality, the properties come with their own balconies or terraces, as well as cooking facilities, linen and televisions.
Rental apartments come fully furnished and are equipped with everything a guest may require during their stay.
The apartments are run by professional management teams, with people on hand to assist with any additional requirements and to organise cleaning if necessary.
Everyone deserves to indulge in a spot of pampering from time to time and guests holidaying at La Manga Club will have plenty of opportunities to do this.
The popular resort boasts its own luxurious health spa, which is home to a range of impressive facilities and spacious treatment rooms.
There are a number of therapies on offer, from anti-ageing facials to relaxing massages.
Guests can also book exfoliating body scubs and rejuvenating body wraps, as well as beauty treatments such as manicures, pedicures and brow waxes.
As well as enjoying some of the treatments on offer, guests visiting La Manga's exclusive spa can also make use of the fantastic leisure facilities on offer.
The spa zone features three jacuzzi pools, all heated to different temperatures. These have underwater jets that help to massage the body, leaving users relaxed and rejuvenated.
Guests can also take a dip in the six-lane, indoor pool, which is located beside the children's swimming area.
Taking part in sporting activities is a great way for children to make new friends, stay fit and develop new skills.
For youngsters who are keen to try their hand at tennis, La Manga Club is the ideal destination.
The resort runs a coaching programme that is specially designed to cater for people between the ages of four and 19.
As well as booking individual one-to-one lessons, guests can enrol on one of La Manga's intensive courses.
Brits planning to book flights to Spain in the near future may be interested to learn that budget airline Ryanair has launched a total of 25 new routes.
These include new services to and from Alicante airport, which is within easy reach of a number of top resorts, such as La Torre, La Manga and Mar Menor
Stephen McNamara, a spokesman for the airline, commented: "Ryanair continues to develop great new routes so that passengers can beat the recession by flying at Ryanair's guaranteed lowest fares and no fuel surcharges to exciting destinations all over Europe."
To celebrate the launch of the new routes, the carrier has slashed the cost of fares during late February and March by up to 30 per cent.
If you're planning to take a family holiday to Spain this year, then it could be a great idea to book a villa.
Hiring your own property means everyone is within easy reach of each other and that meals can be prepared with ease and at times that are convenient to you.
Many of the villas at the Mar Menor Resort come with their own private swimming pools, which means you can enjoy a dip at any time of the day, without having to worry about children jumping in or other guests blocking your lengths.
Villas also feature spacious terraces with outdoor dining facilities, providing the perfect spot for a barbecue or an afternoon of sunbathing.