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  • A culinary experience

    A culinary experience

    P&O Britannia is ruling the waves by bringing together the brightest stars in British cooking. P&O Cruises is assembling the cream of culinary talent as the new ship’s Food Heroes, an unprecedented line-up of the UK’s top celebrity...

  • A doner a day

    A doner a day

    You know that ‘Keep calm and…’ series that was doing the rounds some months ago? Of course you do. How could you miss the t-shirts, mugs, pillowcases and any surface which could float a logo? Admittedly, it all got a bit tiresome in the end and,...

  • Travel safely

    Travel safely

    The new Carpisa collection for Autumn/Winter 2014 presents a vast selection of luggage to meet all needs, including trolley polycarbonate and fabric, in multiple sizes and colours Now there is one more reason to travel with a Carpisa suitcase.

  • So near and yet so far

    So near and yet so far

    Blame the Victorians for feeding our hunger for travel. However, it’s a hunger that is best satiated with a familiar menu, says Rachel Baldacchino. No easy feat the travelling life. Not when buying a flight to Rome comes with a hostile, guilt...

  • The rise of fall

    The rise of fall

    Leaves are falling. And you’re leaving too. Maybe to snuggle up in Paris. Or Rome for the autumn fashion, Madrid for the opera season, and Munich for its festivals. Veronica Stivala appreciates the particular charm of these four cities in...

  • Where in the world to go for a hot yacht holiday

    Where in the world to go for a hot yacht holiday

    For a holiday with a sense of adventure, chartering a yacht is hard to beat. Whether you’re a total beginner or a seasoned seadog, a boat will get you to the places where other tourists just don’t go, whether that’s deserted coves on a coral...

  • Have a sweet time in Sicily

    Have a sweet time in Sicily

    A day trip can never do a city justice, let alone a visit to a city, a mountain and stops on the way, plus some five hours’ driving time. But my recent day trip to Sicily gave me a delectable first taste of the country, enough to want to visit...

  • Snapshot of a Morocco trip

    Snapshot of a Morocco trip

    Snaps of sunburned tourists in front of exotic monuments have been a travel staple for years, long before the online selfie craze took off. But while taking a few pictures is a good way to document your trip, people with an interest in photography...

  • Thailand deaths show ‘idyllic’ resort dangers

    Thailand deaths show ‘idyllic’ resort dangers

    Thailand’s seemingly idyllic island resorts can spell danger to tourists, as the brutal murder of two British travellers this week illustrates only too clearly. Glowing travel brochure descriptions of tranquil, turquoise waters, sandy beaches and...

  • Exhibition unwraps Pharaoh drama

    Exhibition unwraps Pharaoh drama

    Egypt’s “boy king” Tutankhamun has gripped the imagination since his tomb was discovered in 1922, and a new exhibition tells the enthralling tale of how archaeologists unearthed and recorded the contents of his 3,000-year-old resting...

  • EasyJet has plans to grow fleet

    Low-cost airline easyJet stepped up its expansion this week by taking up an option with Airbus for the addition of another 27 planes to its fleet. The current generation A320s will give it 304 aircraft by 2019 but the airline said it has the...

  • Plane bomb hoaxer is behind bars

    A student who caused chaos to air passengers’ travel plans by claiming an explosive was on a Turkish-bound flight is now behind bars. Muhammet Demir, 20, called police saying a bomb was on an easyJet flight due to fly from Gatwick Airport to...

  • Caucasian charm lures both hikers and hipsters

    Caucasian charm lures both hikers and hipsters

    Michelle Moghtader shares the secrets of Georgia, which hit headlines in 2008 when Russia invaded but is now attracting tourists after years of war. A history spanning centuries and civilisations, churches perched atop green mountains and...

  • Best job on the high seas?

    Best job on the high seas?

    During her recent voyage to North Cape on board the Costa Mediterreanea, Jennifer Grech asked Captain Mauro Bellomo about life on the waves. Walking into restricted areas on board a cruise liner, where only crew members are admitted, is...

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    Emirates and Jetstar are expanding their codeshare and frequent flyer relationship to 30 routes across the Asia Pacific. From October 26, Emirates will grow its codeshare to include Jetstar Airways services between Melbourne and Uluru in...

  • All’s calm on California’s central coast

    All’s calm on California’s central coast

    The brief was complicated: find a relaxed holiday location on the west coast of the US that had decent accommodation and entertainment for granny, granddad, mother (me) and two kids under five, within driving distance of our gateway airport, Los...

  • Jumbo jet’s passengers hurt during turbulence

    Jumbo jet’s passengers hurt during turbulence

    Turbulence was so severe on a packed jumbo jet that nine passengers and a cabin crew member were injured, an accident report has said. The London-bound Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 had run into extreme turbulence after the pilots’ study of weather...

  • Ryanair grows fleet with Boeing 737 MAX 200 order

    Ryanair grows fleet with Boeing 737 MAX 200 order

    Low-fare airline Ryanair is to become the launch customer of a new plane with more leg room in a deal that could be worth as much as €17 billion. The no-frills Irish carrier is taking 100 of the new 200-seater Boeing 737 MAX 200 aircraft, with an...

  • Dubai pledges big spending at airport No.2

    Dubai pledges big spending at airport No.2

    Dubai will spend €24.8 billion on expanding its second airport to handle more than 200 million people annually next decade, roughly triple the current level of passenger traffic through the emirate, airport authorities said earlier this week. The...

  • ‘Malta knows how to party’

    ‘Malta knows how to party’

    Malta’s festival scene makes it ideal for a short break, according to a feature in British business magazine Travel Weekly that is full of praise for the island’s tourism industry. Writer Katie McGonagle highlighted the Malta Jazz Festival, Isle...

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