Christmas sun-seekers could choose Fuerteventura luxury villas

From this Christmas, holidaymakers can fly direct to the Canary Islands from Norwich Airport.

Cheap flights specialist said the news was "marvellous" for those living in the East Anglia area as affordable flights are often in great demand from December to January.

According to the travel company, the flights will depart from Norwich on December 19th and 26th, giving consumers the choice of spending either Christmas Day or New Year's Eve on Spanish villa holidays.

It urged interested travellers to book early as the flights are likely to sell-out fast.

Meanwhile, those looking for a more permanent base for holidays might be interested in advice suggesting those considering buying a home abroad should do some research about the local property market.

Shelter Offshore magazine said understanding local markets is key to ensuring a purchase is value for money.