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Lo Romero Golf Club

Basking in sunshine for more than 300 days a year, the region of Murcia in south-east Spain is the perfect destination for a golf holiday.

The area is easily accessible for players travelling from the UK, with budget airlines such as easyJet, Ryanair and bmibaby all operating regular flights there.

If you're planning to jet abroad and enjoy a golf holiday in Spain this summer, then why not consider having a game at the Lo Romero Golf Club in Pilar de la Horadoda.

The 18-hole par-72 course is open all year round and boasts an excellent range of facilities.

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Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort

Spain is one of the world's most popular golf destinations and, with more than 300 courses to choose from, it is little wonder.

The country basks in sunshine for most of the year and is easily accessible for people travelling from the UK and Ireland.

Some of the airlines currently operating flights to the Murcia region - which is particularly popular with golf enthusiasts - include easyJet,, bmibaby, Ryanair, Monarch and Flybe.

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Third of holidaymakers 'do not use sunscreen'

A third of people taking holidays to Spain and elsewhere to not protect their skin with sunscreen, it has been revealed.

According to research by sun care company Green People, 60 per cent of people between the ages of 16 and 24 expect to be burnt when they are abroad.

Charlotte Vohtz, a spokesperson for the organisation, said it is vital that people put their health first when jetting abroad.

"It is really important that you apply a generous amount of sunscreen (30ml to cover your body / one shot glass) every two hours you are in the sun," she explained.

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Families 'want to spend more time together'

Brits are keen to spend more quality time with their loved ones, according to new research.

A survey carried out by Merlin Entertainment revealed that 85 per cent of people would like to do more with their family and friends.

Of those polled, 47 per cent said the best thing about taking a group trip or holiday is having the chance to be with their loved ones.

Commenting on the findings, psychologist Carey Cooper said: "In difficult economic times, it is great to see that the family still plays an important role in meeting people's social needs and that people want to spend more time with their family members.

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Currency sales 'on the rise'

Foreign currency sales have increased over the last year, suggesting that people are feeling more confident about taking holidays to Spain and other popular destinations.

According to the American Express Global Foreign Exchange Services Currency Index, sales rose by six per cent during the first quarter of 2010, compared to the same period in 2009.

Terry Perrin, director of trading and business development at American Express Global Foreign Exchange Services, said sales of the euro are increasing steadily.

Favourites of 2009 are likely to continue their popular streak into the summer of 2010.

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Treat the kids to a break at La Manga Club

Finding a holiday destination that caters for people of all ages can be a difficult task.

One place that does this well is La Manga Club in Murcia, which is as much fun for adults as it is for kids.

Some of the activities that children can enjoy while holidaying at the resort include crazy golf, tennis, swimming and football.

Guests can also try their hand at horse riding, scuba diving and cycling, as well as sailing on the nearby Mar Menor.

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Enjoy delicious cuisine at the Mar Menor Resort

The Mar Menor Resort in Murcia is home to several restaurants, meaning holidaymakers will be spoiled for choice when it comes to dining during their stay.

Guests keen to sample global cuisine can head to Hiroko, which specialises in Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Indian food. Some of the dishes diners can enjoy here include sushi, tempura, noodles and tasty glazed duck.

Elsewhere, holidaymakers looking for a relaxed venue for their evening meal can book a table at Al Fresco, which is situated beside the main swimming pool.

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'Keep your travel money safe' on holiday in Spain

Holidaymakers heading to Spain this summer have been urged to keep their cash safe.

According to foreign exchange provider Caxton FX, a good option for people concerned about security are prepaid currency cards, which can be used in the same way as debit and credit cards.

"If your card is lost or stolen, a block can be placed on it immediately and a replacement sent out to you. Plus, your card is not linked to your bank account and so minimises identity theft.

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Shape up at La Manga Club

If you're hoping to shape up and shed those excess pounds this summer, then why not consider taking a break at La Manga Club in Spain.

The popular resort is running a series of celebrity fitness camps throughout the summer, allowing you to combine a holiday with weight-loss.

Former Gladiator and Commonwealth Games record-holder Kate Staples will be teaming up with Olympic pole-vaulter Nick Buckfield to run programmes from July 19th until the end of August.

Daily fat-busting sessions take place from Monday to Saturday and are a great idea for people who want to get their new fitness regime off to a good start.

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Enjoy jogging and hill walking at La Manga

Located in the stunning Spanish region of Murcia, La Manga Club is surrounded by countryside and basks in sunshine for more than 300 days a year.

The resort is bordered on two sides by the Calblanque National Park, making it an ideal destination for people who enjoy spending time outdoors.

Guests will find no shortage of trails to explore, as well as golden beaches and challenging hikes.

For a spectacular view of the area surrounding La Manga, holidaymakers can head to the nearby village of Los Belones and climb to the summit of La Fuente Hill.

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