Red, White & New: Fresh Ideas For Holiday Entertaining | Times Free Press

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Holiday bookings up 35% in Spain amid budding recovery

Resorts in the Spanish Costas and the Balearics are cited as top holiday spots.

Conversation starters: Clements says a recent study done on outdoor entertaining showed that nearly 40 percent of Americans repurpose items they already have for outdoor use. The designer took a weathered piece of wood and carved a rectangular hole in its center. She set the board on top of two step ladders to make a stand, then dropped in a plastic planter filled with ice and colorful drink bottles. Instant drink station. 10.
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Baffling Holiday Triple-Slaying Still a Mystery Despite Arrest – ABC News

Looks familiar: Nearly two thirds of Britons will visit the same resort within five years, reveals a new survey The usual, thanks: Two fifths will dine at the same restaurant and one in 10 will do the same activities Local away from home: One third of Brits will go back to the same pub when they return to a resort And a staggering third have been to the same resort more than three times and one in 20 have been back more than 10 times over the years. And when they get there, two fifths dine at the same restaurant each time and over an eighth even sit in the same spot. From beyond the grave: Richard III boosts Leicestershire tourism by 482m in just one year (not bad for a body in a car park) Two out of five stay in the same resort, one in 10 do the same activities, almost two fifths go to the same beach, and almost a third will go to the same bar or pub. When it comes to the type of holidays, half want relaxing beach holidays, a fifth want sightseeing trips or city breaks. Top destinations for boomerang Britons are Tenerife, Paris, Florida, Benidorm and Majorca with two fifths saying good weather and reasonable prices made them return to the same place. Over an eighth cited the resort being family friendly for their return. New experience?: No thanks. The majority of British tourists know what they like and want that on holiday My spot: An eighth of British holidaymakers will even sit in the same place Overall two in five enjoy revisiting the same place because they know what to expect, while a fifth said they do not feel the need to try somewhere new as they know they like this particular location. One in five said they would feel happy returning to the same place every year.
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Accordingly, Spain still holds great appeal for European holidaymakers. A glance at the ranking of foreign visitor arrivals shows that Britons will flight en masse to the Spanish Costas yet another summer. Italians and French visitors trail behind, the figures show. The most popular holiday resorts mentioned by foreign visitors include Ibiza, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca. Resorts in the Spanish Costas and the Balearics are ranked as most popular holiday retreats “Bookings by international visitors to Spain have jumped 20% relative to 2013, and that is, for all intents and purposes, an encouraging figure.
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TWO MILLION Brits go back to the same holiday resort year after year | Mail Online

New experience?: No thanks. The majority of British tourists know what they like and want that on holiday

The slayings shook the local community and baffled police. Now Mercado, who worked for Target, is suspected of being involved, police say. Little is known about him, other than his pleading guilty to a felony charge of possessing a silencer in April. Additionally, police arent saying what evidence they have against Mercado, or how they found him. This arrest came after investigators and forensic lab personnel developed substantial probable cause for Mercados arrest, San Diego Police Lt. Mike Hastings said. After Mercados arrest, he sustained unknown injuries in the county jail and was later hospitalized. He is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.
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