What will you spend?

UV protective swimwear from Platypus Australia.
UV protective swimwear from Platypus Australia.
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Where you go on holiday dictates how much you spend on your holiday clobber.

Head for the Cote D’Azur and you will probably spend £691. Head for Benidorm and your spend will be £30 less, say fashion website Very.co.uk

And while it might be famed for its boutiques, bars and yachts and known as the playground for reality TV stars, Marbella has an average suitcase value of just £532.

It comes only two places above the traditional British seaside resort of Blackpool at £507.

However, ‘Marbs’ does lead the way when it comes to a number of specific summer essentials: namely fake tan (16 per cent of young women heading there will take it with it them – more than any other resort) – and new technology.

Sunglasses and beach jewellery aside, the style accessory to be seen with there this summer is a tablet PC. Over a third of Marbella belles will be packing them.

Be sun safe on holiday

PROTECT your children from harmful UV rays on holiday with the latest range of cute and affordable UV protective swimwear from Platypus Australia, available in John Lewis Sheffield, online at House of Fraser and at www.platypusaustralia.com

Stylish, surf-inspired designs for 2-14 year-olds, plus a cute range for babies, provide a UPF 50+ rating to block out at least 97.5 per cent of harmful ultraviolet radiation.

The frilled tankini above, ages 2-8yrs, costs £19.49.