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  • Driving abroad

    When driving abroad, you may be asked to produce your documents at any time. Make sure that they are in order and available to avoid the risk of a police fine or even having your car taken away. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have...

  • Away on an adventure

    Away on an adventure

    Board games Travellers: Deborah and Alan AgiusActivity: Snowboarding It all started with Alan, who has been going snowboarding every year for the past 10 years. Since it was such an important trip for him, he convinced Deborah to try it out four...

  • Put a spring in your step

    Put a spring in your step

    Walking can be a long and hard slog. However, it all depends on the context. Schlepping to the nearest bus stop because your car has just given up its ghost and you need to go to work is one thing. But filling in your lungs with the Lake District...

  • Britannia ruling waves again

    Britannia ruling waves again

    The Queen will today officially name P&O Cruises’ new liner, the 141,000-ton Britannia. Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen will be at the centre of a glittering ceremony at the vessel’s home port of Southampton. Adorned with a...

  • Kick back in the Cotswolds

    Kick back in the Cotswolds

    Laurel and Hardy looked on. No one was playing the organ, but someone was playing the xylophone and someone else was on vibes. And a lot of people were taking in the “retro” air. While diners ate in the orchestra pit, up in the circle, barman...

  • Ryanair launches customer charter

    Ryanair launches customer charter

    Budget airline Ryanair launched a customer charter to mark its 30th birthday last week. The charter comprises an eight-promise plan, which includes pledging to provide the lowest fares, best destination choice and to make safety top priority. It...

  • ROCS goodies and offers at holiday show

    ROCS goodies and offers at holiday show

    ROCS Travel will showcase offers and launch its brochure during the annual Amitex Holiday Show this week. Holidaymakers who book and pay their deposit to ROCS at Amitex 2015 will benefit from a free weekend break in Gozo. Those who pay a deposit...

  • Daily flights to Bali from Dubai

    Daily flights to Bali from Dubai

    Emirates will launch a daily service to the island of Bali in Indonesia from its global hub in Dubai from June 3, 2015. One of the most popular islands in Indonesia with spectacular mountains and picturesque beaches, Bali welcomed more than 3.7...

  • Top resorts to ski all day and party through night

    Top resorts to ski all day and party through night

    Gaining speed What: Momentum Ski FestivalWhere: Crans-Montana, Valais, SwitzerlandWhen: March 13-16 Crans boasts some of the most breathtaking views in the Alps, from the Matterhorn to Mont Blanc, as well as dozens of amazing hotels and great...

  • It’s raining cats and tourists

    It’s raining cats and tourists

    An army of feral cats rules a remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Originally introduced to the mile-long island of...

  • Going green with envy

    Going green with envy

    Golfer Kevin Pilley enjoys a break in Sicily to practise his swing and doesn’t get much further than the resort. At least he could see Malta from the course. It wasn’t the first time I had landed up in a cemetery off the tee. I did it on the first...

  • Safety measures on Mount Everest

    Nepal will arrange regular weather forecasts and tighten safety measures on Mount Everest to reassure climbers, an official has said, after an avalanche killed 16 sherpas last year in the worst disaster on the world’s highest mountain. The...

  • Costa Diadema hosts award event

    Costa Diadema hosts award event

    Costa’s new ship the Diadema hosted the 22nd edition of Protagonisti del Mare, the annual event dedicated to the cruise liner’s best travel partners, which took place between February 25 and yesterday. Approximately 1,500 partners from Europe...

  • Ryanair IT deal with Vodafone

    Ryanair IT deal with Vodafone

    Ryanair has launched a partnership with Vodafone Ireland, under which the tele-phony firm will support the airline’s communications and IT needs across Europe, including its ticketing, check-in, ground crew, inflight crew and pilot...

  • Beachy keen destinations

    Beachy keen destinations

    1. Baia do Sancho – Fernando de Noronha, Brazil Best time to go: all year round This paradise beach has won TripAdvisor’s best beach award for the second year in a row and for good reason: it lies on a secluded bay on the main island of the...

  • Time travel in London with 49-year-old guide

    Time travel in London with 49-year-old guide

    Arguably the best guide to London published this season was written nearly 50 years ago. Nairn’s London by Ian Nairn first appeared in 1966 and has been reprinted after fans of the idiosyncratic architectural enthusiast mounted a public...

  • Take a seat in one of the world’s oddest cinemas

    Take a seat in one of the world’s oddest cinemas

    As Hollywood’s finest learn who has won big at this year’s Oscars tonight, Helen Raine looks at which global venues would be up for the ‘most quirky film theatre’ award. Although we can download films to our computers, or stream them on our TV...

  • Extra summer Algeria flights

    Extra summer Algeria flights

    Air Malta is planning to start a twice-weekly route to Oran, Algeria’s second largest city. The service is expected to operate every Monday and Thursday from July 20 to August 31. Malta’s national airline also plans to increase the number of...

  • Travel agents turn tourists themselves on Austria trip

    Travel agents turn tourists themselves on Austria trip

    Austria Tourism and Lufthansa recently hosted a group of travel agents to a trip to Salzburg and Bad Ischl. Flights were on Lufthansa to Munich which is a 90-minute drive from the scenic beauty of the Alps and the Salzburgerland in Upper...

  • Emirates to hire 11,000 staff

    Emirates to hire 11,000 staff

    Emirates Group plans to hire more than 11,000 staff in the coming year. This would increase its staff size by six per cent by March 2016, it said, and approximately half of the recruits will be Dubai-based cabin crew for Emirates airline. As the...

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