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  • ‘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...

  • Numbers up at UK hotspots

    Last year’s fine British summer helped boost visits to outdoor attractions such as Stonehenge, tourist chiefs have announced. Tourist hotspots such as Kew Gardens and London Zoo all saw huge leaps in visitor numbers in 2013 compared to rainy...

  • Lufthansa launches Premium Economy Class

    Lufthansa’s new Premium Economy Class was presented to industry experts at the ITB show in Berlin last week. The new travel class can be booked from May onwards and will be available from November 2014, initially on the Boeing 747-8. The new seats...

  • A feast for the eyes in Catania

    Virtu Ferries suggests visitors to Catania should take a break from shopping to enjoy a leisurely mid-morning coffee in one of the upmarket cafes in Piazza Duomo (pictured). The square, now a pedestrian zone, has had a good clean-up and the Duomo...

  • Finding ‘The Way’ in aid of a good cause

    Back in September 2012, Yentl Spiteri, 24, was working at Inspire helping young adults with disabilities find work opportunities and providing them with training and social skills. That’s where she came across the opportunity for an adventure of a...

  • Guide to weird and wonderful Austin

    At no other time of year is Austin – the self-styled live music capital of the world – so celebrated than in March, when the throngs pour into the Texas city for the 12-day music, film and interactive festival known as South by Southwest. One of...

  • Exploring the world in a day

    Animal skins, rocket launchers and coconut bikinis... Stephen Bailey goes in search of his next destination at the world’s largest consumer travel show. With her hair tied in cute pigtails, a Swiss woman serves up a plate of soft cheese. Behind...

  • Affordable and action-packed holidays for disabled people

    When you read the list of activities on a Seable holiday, it sounds like the script of a James Bond film: scuba diving, jet-skiing, ascending Mt Etna… The participants aren’t your average action heroes, however. Everyone on a Seable trip has some...

  • Extremists target Legoland fun day

    Legoland will close its hotel this weekend after far-right extremists targeted the resort for agreeing to host a Muslim fun day. Racial tension was stirred after more than 1,000 Muslim families were due to attend a private event at the resort in...

  • ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’

    Returning for the sixth time to the city she once worked in, Alannah Eames finds that Berlin is like an ever-changing chameleon that never grows old Berlin has something for everyone. From its sophisticated cocktail bars for the urban elite, to...

  • Airlines fear Brazil delays

    International airlines are worried the Brazilian government may hit them with a flurry of fines during the World Cup over delayed flights and lost bags at already overcrowded airports, the head of a global airline association said. Less than four...

  • Emirates says ‘hello Chicago’

    Emirates Airline is launching a daily service to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, Terminal 5, from August 5. Chicago will become the airline’s ninth gateway in the US, following soon after the commencement of its services to Boston,...

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