Lovers of classical music might like to consider holidaying to La Manga Club this winter, as a very special guest comes to the region.
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is to perform a concert in Murcia on December 2nd at the Auditorio Victor Villegas, Round Town News reports.
The show brings to a close the Floridablanca music festival, which is running in the popular Spanish resort through November.
All proceeds from the concert, at which Dame Kiri will be accompanied by Julian Reynolds, will go to charities.
Holidaymakers renting a car in Murcia have been presented with good news.
The motorways running through the region are set to benefit from improvements worth 200 million euros, Round Town News reports.
Motorists will be able to drive on a number of improved roads two years ahead of schedule, as the government has decided to bring the major works forward.
At present, the popularity of the region can place the autovia which surrounds Murcia under strain during peak holiday season, as travellers head out to see the best that southern Spain has to offer.
Guests on holiday in Spain at La Manga Club resort can now enjoy a true taste of Spain with the relaunch of Amapola Restaurant.
The resort's flagship eatery is returning with a new dining concept - called Con denominacion de origen - which aims to bring the finest regional produce to the table.
Executive chef Nicolas Cedro has worked on a new menu which will introduce the richness of traditional Spanish cuisine to diners, Easier reports.
Describing the menu as "extremely exciting", he said: "The menu will be based on seasonal ingredients, meaning that customers can experience an authentic taste of Spain all year round.
Families still have plenty of time to take advantage of early bird deals for holidays in La Manga in 2009.
The deadline for securing one of the two packages on offer is February 28th 2009, affording the opportunity to book a break as part of an extra-special Christmas gift.
Interested families can sign up for a stay at the Hyatt Regency La Manga hotel or at the nearby Las Lomas Village.
Available for a minimum stay length of five days, the breaks come with a free day for those who book seven.
Getting married overseas is a great way to reduce wedding costs and bring family and friends together for longer, according to one travel expert.
Travel expert Shona Swain said that overseas weddings were a "better bet" than UK weddings and offered much better value for money.
The average UK wedding currently costs £20,273, with overseas weddings often available for a fraction of the cost.
"With two bad summers in a row; if couples do want to secure great weather for their special day getting married overseas proves a better bet," she explained.
Overworked Britons should "leave technology at home" when going on holidays to Spain and other destinations, it has been suggested.
Carmel McCarthy, PR manager for More Th>n, said that Britons work longer hours than the majority of their European counterparts and should try to take time out and enjoy their holidays without interruptions.
"The advice would be to take your time out and enjoy your holiday, leave the technology at home if you can. If you can't, try and keep it [work] to a minimum so that your family won't be disrupted on holiday and you at least get some sort of a break while you're away," she commented.
Two of the Costa Blanca's most popular beaches have been awarded for their quality and cleanliness, it has been revealed.
The beaches, in Teulada and Benissa, have been awarded the Ecoplayas 2008 flag, Euro Weekly reports.
Judges singled out the beaches due to their outstanding facilities and environmentally friendly surroundings.
To date, just four of the country's beaches have received this prestigious award.
Cycling in the miserable British weather may not be an appealing thought, but at La Manga Club in Spain, it's a different story altogether.
Surrounded by miles of spectacular terrain and basking in sunshine for most of the year, La Manga is an ideal destination for those looking to engage in some outdoor pursuits this winter.
One of the best ways to discover the area is by bike. The surrounding area has terrain to suit cyclists of all abilities, from easy flats to challenging off-road routes.
Whether a pre-season training camp or a winter get-together is required, La Manga Club boasts the standard of facilities needed by professional football sides.
Murcia in south-east Spain enjoys the kind of year-round climate that makes training here a favourite for many clubs. The English Football Association is one of the most high profile groups to have taken advantage of the glorious conditions.
The facilities on offer are the match of the weather.
Parents of talented youngsters looking to press their children's claims to be the next Rafael Nadal or Serena Williams might like to consider tennis holidays to La Manga Club.
As well as offering a host of tennis facilities for players of varying abilities, La Manga Club is home to the Pro Academy, at which the professionals of the future can work to perfect their game.
Running in July, August, at half term and over Easter, these sessions are designed to push the most able of young competitors and are not recommended for those who do not already play to a minimum standard.
As such, regular tournament competitors in the age groups of 8-10, 10-12, 13-15 and 16-19 are invited to attend.