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  • Well-being with Westin hotels

    The Westin Dragonara in St Julian’s is joining nearly 200 worldwide hotels and resorts in holding an open house event today as part of the brand’s Well-being Movement. Westin Hotels & Resorts launched the €11 million campaign designed to enhance...

  • Sail like a Zambian queen

    Few places have not been touched by cruising, from the Arctic to the Amazon. Now a spectacular African river is also host to a cruise ship, The Zambezi Queen. Manager Andre Barnard tells Helen Raine what you can expect. What is the concept? The...

  • Direct Venetian delights for Air Malta passengers

    Air Malta will start flying to Venice, one of the world’s most romantic cities, three times a week from June 2. Situated in northeastern Italy, the city of Venice along with its lagoon is listed as a World Heritage Site. It is known for its...

  • Bright lights of the big city

    Dubai has a reputation for decadence, but there is more to the Emirate’s capital than luxury boutiques. The city is easily accessible with year-round sunshine, offering great outdoor activities in the cooler months, indoor activities in the...

  • Travel briefs

    Ryanair Holdings Plc last week announced that it received a BBB+ rating (modified from A-) from Standard & Poor’s, making it the highest rated airline in the world. It said the rating reflects the fundamental strength of its business model, which...

  • Jetset globe like 007

    A couple who are not satisfied with merely watching James Bond on the screen and who have about €586,500 to spare could live something resembling the life of the fabled Agent 007 with a 21-day, seven-country luxury tour. The package comes complete...

  • Dwarf hunting in Wroclaw

    While marvelling at Poland’s most charming city, Stephen Bailey is in a race against time to find 50 dwarfs or he’ll face a forfeit: copious amounts of vodka. Dwarfs have always had a reputation as cheeky souls, but the one in front of me is...

  • Slowing down to enjoy the flavours

    Fine food and a more relaxed pace of life are two hallmarks of the Mediterranean and Costa Cruises has combined the two to offer an unusual summer programme. Its Festival of Mediterranean Cuisine uses a smaller ship to get to less-frequented...

  • Family-friendly paradise

    The Maldive Islands have long been a popular destination for honeymooning couples and luxury getaways for adults, but families have not been a target market. This may be changing as Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is opening two-bedroom family...

  • Emirates launches service to Boston

    Emirates has chosen the city of Boston to become its eighth US destination with a daily, non-stop service from Dubai. The state capital of Massachusetts is the 142th city in the airline’s international network. First class, business and economy...

  • Oslo ski jump marks St Patrick’s Day

    The Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo will be lit in green floodlights until tomorrow, to commemorate Ireland’s National Day, also known as St Patrick’s Day, in a campaign organised by Irish tourism authorities.

  • ‘Island of the Gods’ to host Waldorf Astoria in 2017

    Hilton Worldwide has announced the signing of a new management agreement with PT. Bali Ragawisata for the first Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts property in Indonesia. Located in the exclusive Bukit Pandawa precinct in the south of Bali, the...

  • Fancy a trip on the wild side? Sunny Ukraine beckons...

    It may seem a tough sell to lure tourists to a country partly occupied by Russian troops and which several countries have advised its nationals is not safe for travel, but Ukraine’s tourist board is looking on the sunny side. At the world’s...

  • Smoking chillum in honour of Lord Shiva

    While most Maltese were plastering on colourful paints and stitching together 2014 versions of Disney princesses and superheroes, Melanie Vella was in Nepal chatting to ash-smeared naked sadhus and dancing to mantras. The Maha Shivaratri festival...

  • Going solo in India

    Continuing on his Indian odyssey with no road map, no plans, no friends and no internet, Mark Strijbosch gets on a creaky bus ride that takes him into the hub of Goa. After the luxury of having a local friend of mine as a guide and a motorbike...

  • How to take better travel photography

    Scarred by the memory of her disappointing safari photos, Helen Raine spoke to snapper Martin Bonnici to get the low-down on how to capture breathtaking moments forever. I clearly remember getting back the photos from my first trip to Zambia.

  • Discovering the joys of Sicily

    Discover the diversity of Sicily without being out of pocket. Your own car, motorbike or even bike will get you to places of unimaginable beauty. The Sicilian road network is second to none and that includes even out-of-the-way country...

  • Agrigento – a long-weekend must

    Agrigento, believed by many to be even better than the Acropolis in Athens, is a mere three hours 20 minutes away from Pozzallo. Not the sort of distance for a day trip but an ideal place to visit on a long weekend. Amazing Valle dei Templi...

  • Getting to know Japan

    Ten years after striking up a friendship with a Japanese man who represented Malta in his country, Rosanne Zammit finally visited the Land of the Rising Sun and got to grips with its delightful oddities. Soon after arriving in Narita during a...

  • Third weekly flight to Tunis

    Tunisair Express will be adding a third weekly flight on its Tunis-Malta schedule. The new flight will be operating on Fridays from April 4 and will depart from Malta International Airport at 4pm. Tunisair Express already operates two weekly...

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