Research by a leading UK bank has named Spanish holidays as the cheapest option for families holidaying abroad during half-term.
According to data collected by Abbey Credit Cards, Spanish holidays still represent the best value for money for families taking a break from it all, despite the pound's recent weakening against the euro.
Head of Abbey Credit cards Callum Gibson comments: "There are a number of ways to keep costs down on foreign holidays such as booking in advance to get the best deal [and] shopping around for the best price on foreign currency."
A half-term stay at a four-star establishment in Spain was shown by the research to cost an average £348 per person, compared to £439 for an equivalent hotel in Cyprus and £553 for the Algarve.
Tourists seeking car rental in La Manga may wish to check their overseas insurance cover following advice from a leading consumer website.
Car rental in La Manga is a popular choice among independent travellers; however, for those not properly insured, overseas driving can prove a financial nightmare, thisismoney.co.uk reports.
Championship team Bristol City are being whisked away to a top secret location to get in some extra training for their play-off final with Hull.
The winners of the final will gain entry into the lucrative Barclay's Premier League, meaning every second counts for manager Gary Johnson and his boys, sportinglife.com reports.
Johnson is quoted on the club's website as saying: "It is certainly not a holiday and we will be doing plenty of training with the lads - it just gets them away to focus their minds for the final.
Spanish golf hero Seve Ballesteros has revealed that his early life was one long golf holiday.
The legendary golf star - who was recently awarded a lifetime achievement award from Special Olympics Great Britain - revealed that school work took a back seat to golf practice in an interview with the Telegraph.
Ballesteros told the newspaper: "We played sport for 30 minutes every day in school, but I spent my spare time caddying and playing golf on the beach.
"Once I had become really involved in golf, I did not spend much time in school.
Home to world-renowned tournaments like the Davis Cup and the Fed Cup, La Manga Club Tennis Centre is a 28-court facility providing the ultimate leisure and relaxation facility on a Spanish holiday.
To provide a twist, paddle tennis is also on offer on two glass-walled courts combining skills involved in tennis, racketball and squash.
Paddle tennis is played in both singles and doubles and uses the same scoring as tennis, but involves only underhand serves and is played on a smaller court.
For traditionalists, based in the heart of the resort, the centre has a tennis academy and artificial grass, clay and hard surfaces alongside a tennis academy.
UK royal Prince Andrew has revealed that he never leaves home for a trip abroad without his trusty golf clubs.
The Prince has a well-documented history with the sport, having formerly served as captain of the world famous Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St Andrews from 2002 to 2003 and having previously attended the US Open, according to the Times Online.
Prince Andrew tells the newspaper: "Yes, I travel with my clubs because there may be a time when I can play."
He adds that unfortunately his role as business ambassador for the UK does not allow him as much time as he would like for the sport, which is a popular feature of many Spanish holidays.
Those planning on car hire in La Manga may want to ask themselves if they are a Planner, a SatNavvy, a Freewheeler or a Road Signer.
The distinction could make all the difference to a Spanish holiday this year, following the identification of the specific driving types by UK psychologist David Moxon, according to Easier Travel.
Chief executive officer of easycar.com Bill Jones tells the website that "a bit of forward planning can help make sure your road trip is stress-free", which may suggest he is type A - the Planner - along with 38 per cent of the UK population.
Almost half of British motorists are hesitant about getting behind the wheel on foreign shores according to figures released by Norwich Union.
The most common fear among UK drivers was that they would be involved in an accident while they were abroad, with 49 per cent sharing this worry.
Other concerns included having their car break down while they were on holiday and getting to grips with rules and regulations which were unfamiliar to them.
Erik Nelson, a spokesperson for Norwich Union, commented to easier.
Tourists who want to improve their tennis skills while simultaneously soaking up the sun can enjoy a coaching holiday at the tennis academy at the La Manga Club resort.
There are a range of courses on offer by La Manga club for those interested in tennis holidays in Spain.
Amateurs, beginners or those who have more experience in the sport can benefit from tuition by qualified expert tennis coaches in order to improve their skills.
The professional coaches are also aided by a high-tech computer-assisted video analysis system.
Holidaymakers looking for a golf break can find a great opportunity for a spot of pitch and putt at La Manga Club in Spain.
The destination offers an 18-hole par 47 golf course for pitch and putt enthusiasts. The course has water hazards as well as numerous bunkers to challenge golfers who use the course on their family holiday in La Manga.
Additionally, the club has a golf academy with qualified professionals on hand to give tuition to those hoping to improve their golfing skills while enjoying the resort's facilities on their luxury golf holiday.