British consumers will book more holidays to Spain in 2009, despite the credit crunch, it has been revealed.
According to research carried out by travelsupermarket.com, Brits will take an average of 1.8 holidays in 2009, compared to 1.
British travellers just can't get enough of holidays in Spain, it has been revealed.
Figures released by flight search engine Skyscanner show that Malaga, Alicante and Murcia are among the most searched for holiday destinations for 2009.
Out of the top ten destinations, five are in Spain, suggesting that despite the credit crunch, Brits are as keen as ever to jet off to warmer climes.
Commenting on the figures, Barry Smith, Skyscanner co-founder said that people are choosing Spain due to the good value deals on offer.
Those who like to take regular holidays in Spain may save money by investing in an annual travel insurance policy, it has been suggested.
A recent study by moneysupermarket.com found that in some cases families can save up to 27 per cent by opting for a multi-trip policy.
Managing director of insurance Andy Leadbetter, said that people should decide what type of traveller they are and base their decision on that.
Despite the economic downturn, British holidaymakers are not sacrificing their holidays to Spain and other popular destinations, it has been revealed.
According to lastminute.com, holidaymakers are dealing with the downturn by changing their travel habits and looking at other ways to save money.
Bookings of all-inclusive holidays rose by 21 per cent in 2008 and that trend is set to continue over the coming year.
Irish television presenter Brian Ormond and his model girlfriend Pippa O'Connor have welcomed 2009 on holiday in Spain.
The glamorous pair are reportedly enjoying a relaxing two-week break in the popular resort of Marbella.
Speaking last week to the Herald, RTE host Brian said there was always plenty to do in Spain and that there would be no shortage of parties.
"I never really go away and I've never been a big New Year's Eve person but this year, I just wanted to do something different so we decided to head off and get a bit of sun," he commented.
Spain is the number one destination for Scottish holidaymakers, it has been revealed.
According to figures from BAA Scotland, more than 1.2 million people flew to sunny destinations such as Malaga, Alicante and Murcia last year, the BBC reports.
Commenting on the results, BAA Scotland spokesman Donald Morrison said that holidays in Spain were still popular, with the Netherlands and Ireland ranked in second and third place respectively.
With the festive season over it's time to get back in shape and prepare for the year ahead.
Those looking to burn off the excess calories they consumed over Christmas may wish to consider a trip to La Manga Club in Spain.
Situated in the sunny Murcia region, La Manga is the ideal place to get in shape and with 28 multi-surface tennis courts, three championship golf courses and a state-of-the-art health and fitness centre, guests will be spoilt for choice.
La Manga is bordered on two sides by a national park and guests can also keep fit by exploring the surrounding countryside.
Let's face it, it's only natural to over-indulge a little during the festive season and enjoy one glass of vino too many.
However, guests staying at La Manga Club can detox their bodies by indulging in one of the sumptuous spa treatments available at the resort.
Spa La Manga Club offers a wide range of relaxing treatments designed to revitalise the body, including body scrubs, wraps and deep tissue massages.
Those looking for something extra comforting may wish to consider a Chocotherapy treatment, which involves a full-body chocolate massage with cocoa butter and sweet almond oil.
Travelling with children is never easy, however, low-fare airline Monarch has announced plans to introduce a new complementary 10kg hold baggage allowance for infants.
Speaking recently, the airline said that as well as offering parents this extra allowance, prams, pushchairs and car seats will continue to be carried for free.
Liz Savage, the managing director of Monarch's scheduled service division, said the airline was committed to providing good customer service to all of its customers.
"As an airline flying to popular holiday destinations in Spain, Portugal and Cyprus we carry many young families on their annual holidays and feel it is important to make their travel experience as seamless as possible," she added.