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  • Feather in his snap

    Feather in his snap

    An “extraordinary” shot of a greylag goose under a stormy London sky has won this year’s British Wildlife Photography Awards. The picture, by Lee Acaster from Wortham, Suffolk, captures the goose in close-up by the Thames with part of the London...

  • Living history in Lebanon

    Living history in Lebanon

    Some travellers want to see history, others want to live it. In Lebanon, a slice of land between the Mediterranean and war-ravaged Syria, you can do a lot of both. At the Roman ruins of Baalbek, some of the best-preserved in the world, you can...

  • Eat, pray, dance, surf and then fall in love with Bali

    Eat, pray, dance, surf and then fall in love with Bali

    In a backpacker’s not-so-budget dream, where adventure meets Asian luxury, Melanie Vella explores the land of sacred sites and sandy beaches. After spending four months backpacking through India on a shoestring budget, the Indonesian province of...

  • Air show boosts orders for planes and engines

    The British aviation industry orders have reached record levels last month, boosted by the Farnborough Air Show. Firm orders for a total of 650 aircraft and 1,000 aircraft engines were made in July; an all-time monthly high, said aerospace,...

  • Cornish town is priciest UK seaside spot

    Cornish town is priciest UK seaside spot

    Cornwall is home to the most expensive seaside resort in the UK, according to a survey from Cheaprooms.co.uk. The poll specifically established the 20 most expensive destinations in the UK based on the cost of lodging during August, the main...

  • Half-price flights to Dubai and Cyprus with Emirates

    Half-price flights to Dubai and Cyprus with Emirates

    Emirates is offering half-price return economy fares from Malta to Cyprus and Dubai for the next fortnight. Business and leisure passengers can save 50 per cent on flights to Larnaca and Dubai between tomorrow and September 15, on the condition...

  • Capital’s shabby-chic charm

    Capital’s shabby-chic charm

    Following friendly advice, Michel Rizzo is mesmerised by Lisbon’s ‘old Europe’ appeal and immediately gets the impression something great once happened there Lisbon, or Lisboa in Portuguese, had been on my ‘want to visit’ list for a long time,...

  • Scents in the city

    Scents in the city

    Cities, some more than others, have their own distinct odour. Veronica Stivala explores the pongs and shares some tips on how to enjoy ‘smell travel’. Anyone who has ever visited Edinburgh will recall the distinct smell of hops as you enter from...

  • Travel briefs

    Travel briefs

    Ryanair has targeted corporate travellers by launching its version of ‘business class’ earlier this week. Benefits of the budget airline’s new Business Plus fares include the flexibility to change tickets on the day of travel, 20kg check-in bag...

  • Italy to bar big ships from inside the Venice lagoon

    Italy to bar big ships from inside the Venice lagoon

    Big cruise ships will be barred from Venice’s Saint Mark’s lagoon to protect Italy’s floating city from potential damage caused by growing traffic, the government has said. Venetians and environmentalists have long voiced concern about tourist...

  • Grand reopening

    Grand reopening

    Fireworks explode during the grand opening of the SLS Las Vegas (formerly the Sahara Hotel and Casino) just after midnight in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday. The property, owned by SBE Entertainment and Stockbridge Real Estate, reopened after a...

  • Early taste of Oktoberfest this summer

    Early taste of Oktoberfest this summer

    The Dachau Volksfest is a miniature and possibly better version of Munich’s famous Oktoberfest, and beer, as Veronica Stivala finds out, is not the event’s sole attraction. Most people know that despite its name, Oktoberfest is held in Munich...

  • ‘Book’ a tour of London

    ‘Book’ a tour of London

    London is a great city to explore on foot, but as it is so large, choosing which area to see can be a challenge. Literature lovers could follow a Book Bench trail, a series of temporary installations in the British capital. Different artists...

  • An enlightening walk

    An enlightening walk

    Alison Bezzina shares the story of a young pilgrim who inspired a group of trekkers during their 120km journey along The Way of St James. Earlier this year, Jean Pierre Fenech, a 24-year-old man with Down Syndrome, walked 120km from Saria to the...

  • Ryanair and Paypal join forces

    Ryanair and Paypal join forces

    Ryanair has launched a partnership with online payments firm Paypal. Customers can now settle the cost of their flights using their Paypal account, giving an extra level of security rather than inputting their bank details. However, the budget...

  • Monarch to stop flights from EMA

    Monarch Airlines will cease flying from its base at East Midlands Airport, from where it currently operates twice-weekly flights to Malta, by the end of April 2015. The decision to close the base is part of a strategic review under the ...

  • The hurricanes that blew wolf

    The hurricanes that blew wolf

    Living in Hawaii is paradise most of the time for Helen Raine and her family – except for last week, when two hurricanes headed for the islands. The quiet before the storm is broken by the ominous sound of the neighbours’ drill. They are putting...

  • Falling for both sides of Iguazu

    Falling for both sides of Iguazu

    After enduring 35 hours on a bus ride across Argentina, Martin Seychell had high expectations for the waterfalls straddling its border with Brazil. At the start of my second South American tour, I told myself visiting the Iguazu Falls on the...

  • Shift leader gearing up for charity challenge

    Shift leader gearing up for charity challenge

    A member of staff at the Westin Dragonara Resort is cycling 355km in three days to raise funds and awareness of poverty in Somalia. Aaron Axisa, a front office shift leader, will be cycling through the French and Swiss Alps as part of Unicef’s...

  • Accessible entertainment

    Accessible entertainment

    Emirates has become the first airline to introduce audio description on films for visually impaired customers on its inflight entertainment system. Emirates’ ice (information, communication and entertainment) digital widescreen offers audio...

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