The Queen has been the focus of special birthday celebrations in Spain this week, it has been revealed.
According to Round Town News, had Her Majesty taken a flight to Alicante on Wednesday she could have enjoyed the party at the British Consulate in Alicante held in her honour.
However, despite the absence of the birthday girl, a good time was reportedly had by all who celebrated on her behalf.
The party was held at Alicante Castle and the theme was British music - highly appropriate as it was recently reported by Chris Evans that the Queen enjoyed dancing to Abba at a dinner dance event in Windsor Castle.
Frank Lampard, famous Chelsea and England footballer, was spotted enjoying a beach break on the Spanish holiday island of Majorca.
Lampard - whose Chelsea team mate John Terry was spied enjoying a holiday in Miami recently - was pictured enjoying the sunshine with finacee Elen Rives and her mother by the Daily Mail.
The couple's two daughters, two-year-old Luna and 13-month-old Isla also accompanied them on the holiday.
And Majorca was not the first stop on the famous footballer's family holiday to Spain as he had previously been spotted on the holiday island of Ibiza, where his daughters played in the sand and the midfielder was seen enjoying an ice lolly.
The most common arguments that families have while on holidays in Spain and other countries have been revealed by one commentator.
According to American Express, 65 per cent of Brits manage to fall out with their family before they even arrive at their destination, with arguments breaking out about everything from packing to money.
Younger travellers were proven to be the most argument prone while older travellers aged above 55, arguably the age group more in need of a relaxing holiday, are the more pacifistic when it comes to arguing.
The top argument is how much is packed in a suitcase while 40 per cent of arguments are related to getting to the airport on time.
Spanish holidays have been listed as one of the "all-time favourite destinations for Scots", according to one publication.
The Daily Record reports that "you can never go wrong with Spain" during the summer months as it can offer a winning combination of sunshine, beaches and culture.
Mallorca, in particular, it was noted, is a great family holiday destination as there are plenty of late package deals to the island.
The Spanish holiday destination also offers a variety bars and restaurants while seclusion was also listed as an added bonus.
Conservative leader David Cameron has been spied enjoying a family holiday on the south coast of Spain.
Cameron attributed the Spanish holiday to helping recharge his batteries.
According to the Daily Mail, the politician seeks to always put his family ahead of work, and believes that prime minister Gordon Brown also needs to take a refreshing holiday.
"I thought about it again when I was walking through this unbelievable valley in Spain, and I thought: You really do need some time when the head can empty, whoever you are," Cameron told the publication.
Romantic couples looking to do a Wayne and Coleen and wed abroad can combine their honeymoon and wedding venue by marrying at La Manga Club.
At La Manga Club, romance is literally in the air, courtesy of the pine woods, scented jasmine and lemon trees.
According to Hitched.co.
Weddings abroad are becoming increasingly popular, both among couples who wish to get away from the fuss and crowds of a traditional wedding and those who wish to marry on a sandy beach, and among couples who want a lavish ceremony in a stylish location in the style of newlyweds Coleen McLoughlin and Wayne Rooney.
Brides choosing to walk down the aisle at La Manga Club can have the luxury of any wedding they choose.
With a near-guarantee that the day will not be marred by rain, a wedding in La Manga Club offers views of the glorious surrounding hillside and coast.
While Coleen's guests enjoyed drinks on a yacht, guests at a La Manga Club wedding can enjoy a cocktail party on the outside patio, canapes on the split-level terrace and a wedding feast in one of the banqueting suites.
Britons planning on enjoying relaxing Spanish holidays in La Manga and elsewhere have been offered tips on how to secure their home before catching a flight to Alicante.
According to confused.com, there are several ways in which to be safety conscious when it comes to securing your home, and in doing so ensuring they can enjoy peace of mind as they relax on the beach on holiday.
Tips include keeping neighbours and family updated on your holiday dates so they can keep an eye out as well as leaving spare keys with them directly rather than leaving them under a plant pot.
Flights to Spain could become increasingly cleaner, following news from easyJet that it has, in conjunction with CFM, reached a milestone in its efforts to become one of the most environmentally-efficient airlines in the world.
According to the budget airline, its new engines will reduce mono-nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions by a quarter.
It also claims that this will in turn bring "considerable progress" to work on reducing CO2 emissions, fuel consumption and maintenance costs.
"This airline's Green CFM56 represents the best of available and mature technologies for the environment and will enable easyJet to meet future international emissions regulations with significant margins," Eric Bachelet, president of CFM commented.
A series of new flights to Spain, including flights to Alicante and flights to Murcia have been announced by a budget airline.
Ryanair has revealed that it is to launch nine new routes including flights to Fuerteventura, Palma and Malaga from October 2008 from Birmingham Airport.
Peter Vella, Birmingham Airport's business development director recently announced that he was "delighted" to become Ryanair's twenty-fifth base and to welcome the additional nine routes.
"There's a double celebration at Birmingham International Airport this week.