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Seclusion and sun 'important on honeymoon'

Sunshine and seclusion are important factors for couples when choosing a honeymoon, it has been reported.

According to, couples value being on their own somewhere without many children when it comes to an ideal honeymoon.

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"Lost" schoolboy found eating paella

A British schoolboy who it was feared had got lost in mountains near Cartagena this weekend was discovered to be waiting for his mother in a nearby restaurant, it has been reported.

Costa Blanca News Online reported the happy outcome to the series of mishaps this weekend.

The mother and her 11-year-old son were enjoying a family holiday in Murcia with a hike in the Estrecho de San Gines region when they decided to take different routes before meeting at the bottom.

After the boy failed to materialise, emergency services were contacted and a search stretching to nearby luxury Spanish resort La Manga Club was put into action.

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Alicante 'top tourist spot for October'

Spanish holidays are not only popular among the British, it would appear, after it was reported that the Alicante coast was the number one holiday destination for Spaniards in October.

According to Typically Spanish - reporting National Statistics Institute figures published in Informacion newspaper - the Costa Blanca saw over 153,000 people take to its shores for beach holidays last month.

Family holidays in Alicante were also reported to be popular among locals earlier this summer, with 600,000 Spanish citizens opting to spend their holidays there over July and August.

The Costa Blanca is a perennially popular tourist destination for foreigners and locals looking to enjoy luxury holidays in Spain.

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Insurance for Spanish holidays ' is as important as your suitcase'

Holidaymakers looking to jet off overseas this Christmas for luxury holidays in Spain have been reminded that travel insurance is not an optional extra.

The British Insurance Brokers Association (Biba) has claimed that while travel insurance is always vital, it is even more important for travellers going on adventure holidays.

Graeme Trudgill technical and corporate affairs executive of Biba added that medical costs can reach £20,000 for holidaymakers who get injured on holiday without insurance.

"We would say that travel insurance is as important as your suitcase…the costs are enormous if you go abroad and you have a medical injury," he added.

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Luxury holidays in Spain from start to finish

Hard-working Brits looking to escape to holiday villas in Spain will surely want to start their Spanish holidays as they mean to go on - in comfort and style.

As such, holidaymakers waiting to board their flights to Murcia from BAA Gatwick can now choose to head away from the crowds in the main departure lounge and relax in the new executive Aviance Lounge.

A refitting of lights, toilet, ceilings and furniture sees the Aviance Lounge updated with a bar and coffee area for passengers to get into the mindset of their luxury holidays in Spain.

"[Executive lounges] are a great alternative to the main airport departure lounge for passengers who simply want to relax or work prior to boarding a flight," commented Arthur Dodgson, chief executive officer of Go-Ahead Aviation Division.

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Honeymoons 'prolong wedding experience'

The popularity of honeymoons shows no sign of abating and is an "important" experience for newlyweds, it has been claimed.

Francesca Moore, a spokesperson from, asserted that honeymoons are the first opportunity for couples to spend alone together after the wedding ceremony ends and can "prolong" the experience.

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Dive into a watersports holiday at La Manga

La Manga is a luxury holiday resort in Spain and while its many beaches make it perfectly equipped for those who wish to laze their days away with a good book and a fully charged iPod, its adventure sports facilities are second to none.

While it may be hard for holidaymakers to tear themselves away from the region's golden beaches, there is a world to be explored underwater and diving can be a great way to get acquainted with the Costa Calida.

Visitors to the La Manga Club Resort can discover the submerged secrets of the coast with Adventure Divers, a dive centre in the La Manga village of Las Lomas.

The centre is owned and run by Professional Association of Diving Instructors-accredited staff and offers a range of diving courses for different levels of experience, making it ideal for those on family holidays in La Manga.

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Spain 'ahead of France' in tourism stakes

France is "lagging" behind Spain in terms of how much money it generates from tourism, it has been asserted.

According to the World Tourism Organisation (WTO), revenue drawn from travellers on Spanish holidays reached $51.1 billion (£24.8 billion) in 2006, the Associated Press reports.

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Growth of regional airports offering flights to Spain

There has been a growth in the number of people heading out on Spanish holidays from regional UK airports, it has been reported.

According to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), a main factor behind this growth has been the expansion of low-cost carriers.

Recent CAA figures show that the number of annual passengers travelling through UK regional airports has surpassed 100 million - roughly three times the amount that flew from regional airports in 1990.

"One of the main factors is that the London airports are becoming increasingly busy and as a result of that, more services are being offered from the regional airports," commented Chris Mason, spokesperson for the CAA.

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Spain 'popular party destination'

Spain has been listed as the number one country for nightlife, according to a new report.

The Earthtimes reports that thanks to vibrant cities like Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid and the renowned clubbing hotspot of Ibiza, the Country Brand Index (CBI) placed Spain in the top spot for nightlife.

The news comes after Typically Spanish reported that 52.7 million people took Spanish holidays in October.

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