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  • Going green with envy

    Going green with envy

    Golfer Kevin Pilley enjoys a break in Sicily to practise his swing and doesn’t get much further than the resort. At least he could see Malta from the course. It wasn’t the first time I had landed up in a cemetery off the tee. I did it on the first...

  • Safety measures on Mount Everest

    Nepal will arrange regular weather forecasts and tighten safety measures on Mount Everest to reassure climbers, an official has said, after an avalanche killed 16 sherpas last year in the worst disaster on the world’s highest mountain. The...

  • Costa Diadema hosts award event

    Costa Diadema hosts award event

    Costa’s new ship the Diadema hosted the 22nd edition of Protagonisti del Mare, the annual event dedicated to the cruise liner’s best travel partners, which took place between February 25 and yesterday. Approximately 1,500 partners from Europe...

  • Ryanair IT deal with Vodafone

    Ryanair IT deal with Vodafone

    Ryanair has launched a partnership with Vodafone Ireland, under which the tele-phony firm will support the airline’s communications and IT needs across Europe, including its ticketing, check-in, ground crew, inflight crew and pilot...

  • Beachy keen destinations

    Beachy keen destinations

    1. Baia do Sancho – Fernando de Noronha, Brazil Best time to go: all year round This paradise beach has won TripAdvisor’s best beach award for the second year in a row and for good reason: it lies on a secluded bay on the main island of the...

  • Time travel in London with 49-year-old guide

    Time travel in London with 49-year-old guide

    Arguably the best guide to London published this season was written nearly 50 years ago. Nairn’s London by Ian Nairn first appeared in 1966 and has been reprinted after fans of the idiosyncratic architectural enthusiast mounted a public...

  • Take a seat in one of the world’s oddest cinemas

    Take a seat in one of the world’s oddest cinemas

    As Hollywood’s finest learn who has won big at this year’s Oscars tonight, Helen Raine looks at which global venues would be up for the ‘most quirky film theatre’ award. Although we can download films to our computers, or stream them on our TV...

  • Extra summer Algeria flights

    Extra summer Algeria flights

    Air Malta is planning to start a twice-weekly route to Oran, Algeria’s second largest city. The service is expected to operate every Monday and Thursday from July 20 to August 31. Malta’s national airline also plans to increase the number of...

  • Travel agents turn tourists themselves on Austria trip

    Travel agents turn tourists themselves on Austria trip

    Austria Tourism and Lufthansa recently hosted a group of travel agents to a trip to Salzburg and Bad Ischl. Flights were on Lufthansa to Munich which is a 90-minute drive from the scenic beauty of the Alps and the Salzburgerland in Upper...

  • Emirates to hire 11,000 staff

    Emirates to hire 11,000 staff

    Emirates Group plans to hire more than 11,000 staff in the coming year. This would increase its staff size by six per cent by March 2016, it said, and approximately half of the recruits will be Dubai-based cabin crew for Emirates airline. As the...

  • City defies the horrors of war

    City defies the horrors of war

    US novelist Kurt Vonnegut, a prisoner of war in Dresden during World War II, has a scene in Slaughterhouse-Five where time-travelling hero Billy Pilgrim sees the city’s firebombing in reverse, with phosphorous bombs being sucked back into...

  • Ditch your hold luggage

    Ditch your hold luggage

    You’re going abroad for a mere two days and don’t want to have to wait to pick up your suitcase, or to have to lug a huge suitcase through the Tube/Metro/randomly densely populated street. Or, you are going abroad for a longer period of time but...

  • Stepping through the Forbidden City’s gates

    Stepping through the Forbidden City’s gates

    For many years, I read several features and watched various documentaries regarding the Forbidden City in Beijing. However, once I found myself in front of Wumen, its main entrance, I simply stood in silence and awe. At an altitude of 38 metres,...

  • Taste of Cyprus with flights offer

    Taste of Cyprus with flights offer

    Emirates is offering economy class return fares between Malta and Cyprus from €190, inclusive of airport taxes and fuel surcharge. The offer is valid for sale and outbound travel to Larnaca until June 30. Prices do not include a weekend surcharge...

  • Chile gets tough on tourists

    Chile gets tough on tourists

    Chile is introducing new rules to expel foreign tourists if they break rules intended to protect the country’s national parks, following a devastating fire at the famous Torres del Paine, the government announced. An Israeli tourist was fined last...

  • Race for China’s high spenders

    Race for China’s high spenders

    Embassies are rewriting visa rules and governments are hammering out aviation pacts as record spending by Chinese travellers sets off a race around the world for a share of the Chinese tourist dollar. Chinese spending on international travel in...

  • Travel photography finalists announced

    Travel photography finalists announced

    National Geographic Traveller (UK) has confirmed the finalists of its 2015 photography competition. The grand prize winner was due to be announced at the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show yesterday, and for the first time, the...

  • Air Malta carnet tickets available on Italy routes

    Air Malta carnet tickets available on Italy routes

    Frequent fliers on Air Malta’s Italian routes have the option to block-buy flights at a pre-discounted rate. With the airline’s new Take-off Bundle carnet product, it is possible to purchase six open return tickets to Catania, Rome or Milan in...

  • Shepherding in China’s New Year of the Sheep

    Shepherding in China’s New Year of the Sheep

    As preparations for the Spring Festival are nearly complete, Helen Raine looks at how the Asian populations in three Western nations will celebrate. Chinese New Year is on Thursday and will herald the ‘Year of the Sheep’. China might have the...

  • Historic buildings huddle together in this hilltop city

    Historic buildings huddle together in this hilltop city

    There are only four surviving copies of Magna Carta, the 13th century document with which King John of England introduced laws that have influenced the writers of many of the world’s constitutions. One of the copies goes on show in Lincoln Castle...

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