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  • Dubai in spotlight

    Dubai in spotlight

    It’s known as the capital of decadence, but a campaign is celebrating different facets of Dubai. Emirates and the emirate’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing launched a $20 million ‘See you in Dubai’ campaign last week. While many...

  • Take a closer look at Tokyo

    Take a closer look at Tokyo

    Tokyo is a place of pulsing clubs, steep-roofed temples, narrow lanes packed with smoky restaurants where meat sizzles on grills and karaoke pubs whose yowled anthems spill into the streets. Tradition can be hard to find amid the lanes and towers...

  • A llama’s eye view

    A llama’s eye view

    Llamas in front of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Cusco, Peru. The government is limiting tourists to the Unesco World Heritage Site to 2,500 per day due to safety reasons and concerns over the preservation of the ruins.

  • East and West combine to provide a Turkish delight

    East and West combine to provide a Turkish delight

    As a lover of history, culture and good food, Iggy Fenech visits the ancient city of Istanbul for the second time and falls for its charms all over again. There is something absolutely breathtaking about standing in the middle of Sultanahmet...

  • Royal name for new addition to cruise line fleet

    Royal name for new addition to cruise line fleet

    Dutch cruise firm Holland America Line has named its newest ship MS Koningsdam in honour of its regal aspirations. The word koning means king in Dutch, and since 1883 every Holland America passenger vessel has borne the ‘dam’ suffix. The name also...

  • Ryanair teams up with Booking.com

    Ryanair teams up with Booking.com

    Ryanair has announced a partnership with online hotel booking company Booking.com, so customers can organise flights and accommodation through the airline’s website. More than 550,000 hotels and accommodation in 209 countries are available to...

  • Afternoon flights from Dubai to NY

    Afternoon flights from Dubai to NY

    Emirates is to launch a fourth daily service from Dubai to New York next year. Afternoon flights on an A380 aircraft from its hub to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) will start on March 8. “This service will allow passengers the...

  • Discover the delights and lifestyle of Brisbane

    Discover the delights and lifestyle of Brisbane

    If you are looking for a young, growing city that comes with energy and a get-up-and-go attitude, you will be at home in Brisbane, Queensland’s capital. Trendy cafes, heritage trails, seafront restaurants and beaches make Brisbane a relaxed...

  • Book your flight Down Under with Emirates

    Book your flight Down Under with Emirates

    Fly Emirates to Brisbane and experience its award-winning service. Emirates offers double daily flights to Brisbane from its Dubai hub on its Boeing 777-300ER and A380 aircraft. Daily flights and convenient times from Malta to Brisbane via Dubai...

  • Darjeeling is flavoured by more than tea leaves

    Darjeeling is flavoured by more than tea leaves

    The Indian hillside resort is known worldwide for its exported beverage, but the surrounding region offers a taste of neighbouring Tibet, Tony Tharakan finds. Darjeeling, for many people, means tea, but the eponymous hill resort nestled in the...

  • What’s bad for the goose is good for the tourists...

    What’s bad for the goose is good for the tourists...

    It isn’t to everyone’s taste, and animal rights activists wish the custom would vanish entirely, but anyone who fancies eating foie gras – fattened goose liver – would have done well to be in the Hungarian capital this past month. November is when...

  • Travel briefs

    Travel briefs

    London is the most popular destination for British and world travellers wanting a new year break, according to a TripAdvisor survey. Visitors to the UK capital will also escape the worst of the price hikes that other destinations have put on their...

  • Grand designs with hall’s Laura Ashley connection

    Grand designs with hall’s Laura Ashley connection

    At Llangoed Hall I slept like a queen – and ended up smelling and shod like one too. The luxurious British country house hotel in the Wye River valley among the Black Mountains in Wales has hosted the Clintons and the Clooneys, as well as...

  • Vienna airport reopens its pier

    Vienna airport reopens its pier

    Vienna Airport last week opened a modernised version of its Pier West and C-gates area. More than 9,500 square metres were refurbished and floors, walls, ceiling, lighting and furnishings were newly designed. The result is a more open, continuous...

  • Ryanair offers ‘snow fares’ sale from Malta

    Ryanair offers ‘snow fares’ sale from Malta

    Irish budget airline Ryanair has launched a New Year ski sale from Malta to Milan Bergamo, at fares starting from €22.99 for travel between January and March. There are dozens of ski resorts within a three-hour transfer of the north Italy city, as...

  • Guests ‘fined’ for bad review

    Guests ‘fined’ for bad review

    A couple ‘fined’ by a British hotel after they wrote a damning review about it are to be given a refund, a council has said. Tony and Jan Jenkinson said they were charged an extra €125 after describing the Broadway Hotel in Blackpool as a “filthy,...

  • It’s Sydney the best!

    It’s Sydney the best!

    Backpackers, sunseekers, business travellers and globetrotters will all feel at home in Sydney – a city so diverse that it is worth the long-haul flight. With its superb climate, wonderful beaches, excellent dining establishments, lively nightlife...

  • Daily flights Down Under from Dubai with Emirates

    Daily flights Down Under from Dubai with Emirates

    Emirates operates three daily flights to Sydney from its Dubai hub, using a state-of-the-art fleet including its flagship A380. The airline is currently offering up to 20 per cent discounts on fares to travellers travelling from Malta to...

  • Holding out hope

    Holding out hope

    Volunteering in Africa has a magnetic pull for Nicky Gouder, who spent time aiding deprived communities despite fears about Ebola and leprosy. Africa is a continent of profound diversity and mesmerising culture. Bound together by a sobering...

  • Gentleman prefers blondes

    Gentleman prefers blondes

    Her sweet scent led me though a narrow Belgian alley and, holding her by the hand, I felt her shy chill slowly warm to mine. We paused. Slowly I found my face tilting towards hers, and the bar fell silent. Melodies from an old-school juke box were...

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