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  • Travel fair kicks off

    Travelling is, without doubt, one of man’s biggest passion. The MFCC Amitex Holiday Show, Malta’s travel fair, offers a solution to exhaust this passion, providing a wealth of knowledge about destinations to visit, packaged in the best deals to...

  • A quick guide to Hong Kong

    A quick guide to Hong Kong

    If you think that Hong Kong is just glass and steel you are very much mistaken. Sure, this pearl of Asia is lustrous, but shuck the husk and you’ll discover profound riches that shine even brighter. There’s no time like the present for a trip to...

  • Emirates to start service to Yangon and Hanoi

    Emirates to start service to Yangon and Hanoi

    Emirates will launch a daily service from Dubai to Yangon in Myanmar and Hanoi in Vietnam, starting August 3. Utilising a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration, this new route will strengthen Emirates’ network of destinations in...

  • ‘Travelling itself is one of the most important phenomena in fashion-making’

    ‘Travelling itself is one of the most important phenomena in fashion-making’

    Tell us something about yourself. I’m a couturier and production designer. My atelier focuses on the idea of timeless elegance, and reflects a sense of a researched and applied aestheticism. Its mission is to push artisanal design as a...

  • Keeping the memory alive

    Keeping the memory alive

    On a recent trip in January, the Chester Photographic Society invited me to join others on a day out experiencing and photographing one of the largest historical events to take place in the UK, the famous re-enactment of the Battle of Nantwich. I...

  • Tourism industry awards announced

    Tourism industry awards announced

    The Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) has announced the winners of this year’s The Special Thanks and Recognition Awards (Star), which every year offer an opportunity to those working within the tourism industry to have their hard work...

  • Filming project spans 18 destinations

    Filming project spans 18 destinations

    Emirates and Boeing have partnered together to sponsor View from Above, one of the largest aerial filming projects ever conducted using unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones. Filming was conducted in 18 destinations on five...

  • ‘Don’t be a tourist, be a traveller’

    ‘Don’t be a tourist, be a traveller’

    Tell us something about yourself (what you do/hobbies etc) A freelance business development consultant with a flair for local music, an experienced event organiser and an enthusiastic social-media user. World cuisine is my life interest and...

  • The holy and the profane

    The holy and the profane

    The Air Malta stop at Reggio Calabria being a thing of the past, I had to switch to catamaran, bus and train to reach Reggio. The diesel railcar going south on the Ionian line ran through Melito Porto Salvo, the southernmost town on mainland Italy.

  • Travelling into the future

    Travelling into the future

    Imagination is our window into the future. Nasa takes this a step further by releasing a series of posters of imaginative travel destinations to offer people visions of the future. Maybe one day a package tour to Mars will be an entirely humdrum...

  • Tales of the unexpected

    Tales of the unexpected

    As the literary world gets ready to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birth, travellers to Wales can enjoy a brief sojourn at his favourite holiday home. Kevin Borg experiences the full treatment at The Cabin in Tenby. A 100 years...

  • Unfinished business in New York

    Unfinished business in New York

    As The Metropolitan Museum of Art embarks on a new programme of educational initiatives specifically its modern and contemporary art branch at The Met Breuer, a new exhibition delves into a topic that still causes great division among art lovers –...

  • ‘Pack light and don’t overplan things’

    ‘Pack light and don’t overplan things’

    How often do you travel? Quite a few time a year, I would say between four and five times. Lately I’ve been taking shorter trips of four to five day, usually city breaks as city exploration is more my kind of relaxation. I do a lot of last minute...

  • ‘Travel recalibrates what is important in life’

    ‘Travel recalibrates what is important in life’

    Tell us something about yourself. I’m a marketing and PR consultant, an entrepreneur with a passion for dancing, fashion, travel and beautiful cars. I love travelling and fashion, so I recently started sharing my experiences via my fashion and...

  • An unrivalled love for land

    An unrivalled love for land

    Spectacular sunrises, fresh produce and no phone signal. Mark Strijbosch discovers that a week working the fields in Calabria offers one of the best ways to de-stress. A working holiday is a fantastic way to spend some time off your day job and,...

  • Russian couples experience new heights of love

    Russian couples experience new heights of love

    Love is definitely "in the air" in Moscow -- 337 meters up in the air, to be exact. The observation deck of Moscow's Ostankinskaya TV tower has opened a new area it calls, the "kissing spot." They invited six couples to be the first ones try it out.

  • ‘Plan ahead, so that you’ll know what there is to discover’

    ‘Plan ahead, so that you’ll know what there is to discover’

    Tell us something about yourself. I am half-dreamer, half-doer, which means I often dream about new experiences and projects but I’m also the type of person who very often makes them become a reality. I love to read fiction and a good book is my...

  • Another crostina, another Prosecco

    Another crostina, another Prosecco

    The sun shone. “Is this your first nibble with an Italian lady? Do you like a good nibble? Venetians go in for a lot of nibbling. The Sbecotando is a great tradition. We all should have more nibbles.” “This is the path to happiness here,” said a...

  • Brazil at the Kew Gardens

    With the 21st edition of the Orchids Festival opening yesterday, the Kew Gardens in London, the UK, have become a veritable carnival of exotic colours. The most famous garden in the UK this month is set to be transformed into a spectacular...

  • Revellers show off their masks in Venice Carnival

    Revellers show off their masks in Venice Carnival

    Revellers wearing elaborate masks and costumes have taken over Venice as they celebrate the 2016 edition of one of the world's oldest carnivals.  The pre-Lent festival features art, music and a local Venetian favorite, the traditional Procession...

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