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  • Shopping for Christmas treats on Chester streets

    Shopping for Christmas treats on Chester streets

    Chester is one of the most popular and visited cities in the UK, especially at Christmas. It is one of the best preserved examples of a walled city in the UK, famous for its Roman heritage; its black and white, Tudor-style buildings lining...

  • New York’s ‘die-ins’ don’t deter tourists

    New York’s ‘die-ins’ don’t deter tourists

    Foreign visitors to New York City last week had an unexpected but quintessentially American experience to add to their must-see lists. Tourists in the Big Apple were treated to a close-up look at the right to free speech in action as dozens of...

  • Flights to Maldives

    Flights to Maldives

    Emirates has announced a third daily service from Dubai to Malé, the capital of the Maldives. “The Maldives has proven to be a strong market for leisure and family travel. With a wide range of luxury hotels, romantic beaches and adventurous water...

  • Air Malta check-in using web or mobile

    Air Malta is now offering web and mobile check-in services at 17 international airports. Passengers are able to check-in online at most destinations between 24 hours and one hour before the scheduled departure time, choose their seat and receive...

  • ‘Must-see’ Melbourne is the place for visitors

    ‘Must-see’ Melbourne is the place for visitors

    Whether you plan to travel to Melbourne to experience the cultural heart of the city, visit friends and family or because you are travelling on a low budget, you will find many new things to discover. Melbourne is one of the most vibrant and...

  • Daily Emirates flights from Oz to Malta

    Daily Emirates flights from Oz to Malta

    Emirates flights from Malta to Melbourne, via Dubai offer excellent value and convenient times. The airline operates three flights to Melbourne from its hub in Dubai every day, using the latest aircraft offering private suites in first class,...

  • City’s history in plain sight

    City’s history in plain sight

    Tentatively, I walk along Kreuzberg's busy streets. Men walk past clutching bottles of beer, colourful graffiti covers buildings, and pounding bass escapes from many apartment windows. At first glance there is a strong whiff of decadence to this...

  • Bog off for cranberries

    Bog off for cranberries

    Most of Massachusetts’s bogs are open to the public. Annie Walker is more than happy to show you around hers. She offers daily tours, likes to personally demonstrate how her bog works and is very proud of this very productive and historic place:...

  • ‘Scammer may ruin my family’s Christmas trip’

    ‘Scammer may ruin my family’s Christmas trip’

    Booking the perfect holiday for 11 relatives was not a simple task for Helen Raine, but after an unusual issue with the payment, the mum is desperately hoping she has not fallen victim to an online con artist... It’s no easy feat to find...

  • Travel briefs

    Travel briefs

    TV personality Carol Vorderman is backing British Airways’s call for more women to become airline pilots. The former Countdown star is a qualified pilot and next year plans to fly solo around the world. BA already has nearly 200 women pilots but,...

  • Drinking in sunshine at Playa del Carmen

    Drinking in sunshine at Playa del Carmen

    I speak only a few words of Spanish. Only now, as I grip my phrase book, do I recall that Mexico is the world’s largest Spanish-speaking country. It’s too late to wish I’d brushed up on the local lingo. We’ve just landed in Cancun International...

  • Tourists return to ‘calm’ Egypt

    Tourists return to ‘calm’ Egypt

    A total of 2.77 million tourists visited Egypt in the third quarter of 2013, official figures show, a jump of 70 per cent compared with the same period last year, despite an Islamist insurgency in North Sinai. The figure brought the visitors’...

  • Ryanair pilots swap manuals for iPads

    Ryanair pilots will now use iPads rather than traditional paper flight manuals to help them navigate the skies. The low-cost airline has launched electronic flight cags (EFB) for all pilots across its 300-strong fleet of Boeing 737-800...

  • Air travel rights for disabled

    The rights of air passengers with disability or reduced mobility have been strengthened by new regulations that have just come into force in Britain. Under EU regulations, disabled air travellers are legally entitled to special assistance. Since...

  • Woman dies on aeroplane

    A young woman died on a transatlantic flight from London last week. The woman, believed to be 23, reportedly fell unconscious on a United Airlines flight from Heathrow to Newark, New Jersey, in the US. It is understood a doctor tried to assist the...

  • Things to remember for travel in the EU

    Things to remember for travel in the EU

    Documents Don’t forget your ID card or passport – even if you are travelling between countries inside the EU’s border-free area, it’s still a good idea to carry these documents in case you need to prove your identity for some reason. Non-EU...

  • Go west to discover Perth, Australia’s sunshine city

    Go west to discover Perth, Australia’s sunshine city

    While many in Malta are familiar with Australia’s East Coast cities such as Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, we do not seem to consider travelling to the west. In recent years, this side of Australia, with its many areas of natural beauty, has...

  • Last chance to purchase 20 per cent discounted flights with Emirates

    Last chance to purchase 20 per cent discounted flights with Emirates

    Travelling from Malta to Perth via Dubai is easy and convenient with Emirates. The Malta route gives outbound and incoming travellers a convenient connection via Dubai to all of Emirates’s five destinations in Australia: Sydney, Melbourne,...

  • The writing’s on the wall

    The writing’s on the wall

    Inspired by C215’s trip to Valletta, and the subsequent removal of his works, Veronica Stivala takes a look at some of the best cities to visit for street art. A few weeks ago, a good number of post office boxes and other street furniture in...

  • Leg up for lost property

    Leg up for lost property

    A false leg, a set of mountain bikes and a giant crab are all items left behind on UK coaches. The 10-legged crab was taken on board by a Chinese couple who could not speak English, National Express said. They had bought a child’s ticket for the...

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