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  • Holidaymakers budget for summer 2015 trips

    Holidaymakers budget for summer 2015 trips

    Record numbers of Maltese passengers have booked summer flights with Ryanair before this year is even over. This year, the budget airline opened bookings for summer 2015 three months earlier than in 2013. It was the first airline serving the...

  • Stay in a super cool hotel

    Stay in a super cool hotel

    The regulars at the IceHotel in Jukkasjarvi – 100 miles into Swedish Lapland and 150 miles beyond the Arctic Circle – tend to be travelling spruce salesmen needing somewhere to stay in Europe’s last wilderness. The 1999 IceHotel (formerly the...

  • A Rocky start to Christmas Day

    A Rocky start to Christmas Day

    Until last year, I could not imagine spending Christmas Day in any place but my mother’s house. Making the trek back home had become almost a tradition in itself. But I discovered that, constrained by my younger brother’s term times, my family had...

  • Airline offers helicopter ski resort transfers

    Airline offers helicopter ski resort transfers

    Skiers will be able to reach European slopes even faster this winter as Lufthansa launches a helicopter service. Rather than lengthy transfers by road, resorts in Germany, Austria and Switzerland can be reached far more quickly. Whether it’s...

  • Canadian man picks stranger with same name as his ex for world trip

    A Canadian man will travel the world with Elizabeth Gallagher. Just not the same Elizabeth Gallagher he used to date. Jordan Axani, 28, and his former girlfriend booked the three-week trip in May, including stops in Italy, France, India and Thailand.

  • Staying online in the sky

    Staying online in the sky

    More than 200,000 people have used Emirates’s free on board internet since October – up 35 per cent of its passengers. On most of the airline’s Airbus A380s travellers can access 10MB of free data, enough to e-mail, blog, tweet, post on Facebook...

  • Hotel Wi-Fi vs good view

    A room with Wi-Fi is as preferable as a room with a view for hotel guests these days. A free room upgrade on arrival is the thing that guests put at the top of their hotel wish list, a survey by online travel company ebookers found. But in joint...

  • Britannia wins agent gong

    Britannia wins agent gong

    Britannia Services has received an award for being Air Malta’s top travel agent for 2013/2014. The national carrier has thanked members of the travel trade for their continuous support and loyalty. “Travel agents are a key component of our business.

  • Legoland puts blocks in place for Eastern parks

    Legoland puts blocks in place for Eastern parks

    Destined to form models of the Burj Khalifa and Tokyo Tower, 90 million toy bricks will be used in new Legoland Parks in Dubai, Japan and Korea by 2017, building blocks in British operator Merlin's expanding empire. The theme parks, which each...

  • Online entrepreneurs tap into ‘Islamic travel’

    Online entrepreneurs tap into ‘Islamic travel’

    From travel guides to shopping portals, new internet ventures aim to capitalise on the growing: “Muslim lifestyle” market, which is expanding beyond food to include areas such as tourism, fashion and credit cards. Excluding food, where halal...

  • ‘Ghost’ airports built with help of EU cash

    ‘Ghost’ airports built with help of EU cash

    Funding rules tightened as three brand-new, multi-million euro terminals in Poland echo spookily with the footfalls of far fewer travellers than expected. The EU has given Poland more than €100 million to build at least three ‘ghost’ airports in...

  • Dashing through the snow

    Dashing through the snow

    The best way to see the Northern Lights at their spectacular best is to crash head-on into a Finnish pine tree at 60kph. The sky immediately becomes a swirling kaleidoscope of unforgettable colours. Unbridled tourism has reached Beavvaseama, the...

  • Read between the lines of Venice’s attractions

    Read between the lines of Venice’s attractions

    If you find the crowds that swirl around St Mark's Square and the Rialto a little dismaying, why not take a look at Venice through the eyes of a different type of visitor: the writers who have haunted its canals and palazzos. The list is long.

  • 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...

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