Autumn Holidays to Spain and Tenerife -- Events Worth Travelling for in October 2010

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Autumn is the perfect season for a short break and this year is no exception, a holiday to Spain or Tenerife offers great value. October and November is a great time to travel with a wide range of events on offer and the opportunity to catch some late autumn sunshine, say

News Image has a great choice of holidays to Spain this autumn. Head to Barcelona in November between the 12th and 20th November and enjoy the 17th Barcelona Independent Film Festival. The event champions creative, expressive, original filmmaking that explores new ways of stimulating and surprising viewers. It brings together films that spurn conventional approaches, from fiction to documentary, feature and short films there is something for everyone. For more details and tickets to festival events see

Foodie fans should explore the Safron Rose Festival based in Consuegra it celebrates Spain’s La Mancha region. The star of the festival is the purple saffron flower, which provides the vital canary-yellow hue of Spain's famous paella. Activities take place on the last weekend from 29th to 31stOctober, to coincide with the flower's harvest. The Monda competitions see nimble-fingered locals separate the saffron spice from the flower in the town's Plaza de España. The National Monda on the final showcases competitors in traditional dress from their home regions.

Managing Director for dealchecker Alex Saint commented “Spain and Tenerife are two of our most popular destinations and autumn is a great time for holidays in Tenerife and Spain, particularly for travellers chasing some winter sun or for those with the flexibility to avoid the higher prices of school summer holiday travel.”

This October in Tenerife, travellers can enjoy two local Fiestas: The Fiesta Dia del Pilar and Fiesta del Cristo delCalvario. The Pilar Festival is celebrated every year on the 12th of October, and during the week leading up to this official date, towns across Tenerife come alive with music, parades, flowers, and theatre in honour of the Virgin of Pilar. The female patron saint of Spain is honoured with an abundance of flowers as the history and culture of Spain is remembered and celebrated, with trails of roses, lilies, orchids, and gladiolus wind their way to the Plaza de Pilar as an offering to the Virgin. Similarly, from 15th to 20th October, Fiestas del Cristo del Calvario takes place in Santa Ursula and El Tanque, this annual religious festival culminates with a fabulous fireworks display.

To book holidays in Tenerife and Spain, dealchecker holidays and flight search facilities provide the ultimate holiday helpers for savvy travellers, finding the best breaks and flights from dealchecker’s travel partners. Both facilities provide worldwide departures to leading destinations in two, three, four and seven night durations over a three-month time period. The search results reveal to travellers immediately how much they can save by adjusting their departures by just one day. Deals on Tenerife holidays start from just £147 for a November 22th departure from London Gatwick for seven nights self-catering in the three star Marino Tenerife Hotel.

With so many destinations and deals to choose from, travellers can be certain they will find a great getaway for autumn 2010. In addition to holiday deals, dealchecker also publish a regular weekly ‘real deals’ newsletter highlighting the top ten travel deals of the week. To subscribe see was founded in June 2005. The site is a leading flight, accommodation, holiday and car hire price comparison service. travel partners are industry leaders offering the most competitive market travel deals. The site displays all relevant partners for each travel selection, enabling customers to make the most informed choice for their travel arrangements. is not a tour operator or travel agent, it does not sell any travel products. When a travel selection is made, the final transaction is completed in real-time, direct with the operator or agent that the customer has chosen. has developed a crisp user-friendly site to meet the demands of the modern traveller. Alongside the price comparison search and Real Deals the website provides a price tracker, travel tips, destination content and weather trends.


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