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  • Scottish isle crowned Europe’s best

    Scotland’s Lewis and Harris island has been named the best isle in Europe by Trip Advisor users, with Gozo placing a respectable third. Scottish isles were among the best performing in the world, with the Orkney Islands mainland and the Isle of...

  • Ryanair seat sale ends tomorrow

    Ryanair celebrated the opening of its new Brussels Zaventem base by releasing 100,000 seats on sale at prices from €19.99 for travel in April and May. The offer is due to end at midnight tonight. Ryanair last week opened its second Belgian base at...

  • Right policies needed to reap Olympics’ legacy

    Russia needs to ensure it has the right policies in place to make the most of the tourism legacy presented by the Sochi Olympic Games, World Travel and Tourism Council president David Scowsill said. Scowsill argued that Russia needs to have a...

  • Heathrow plane spotting platform

    Passengers at Heathrow can now enjoy some plane spotting as they wait for their own flight to depart. The new ‘View Heathrow’ platform at Terminal 4 is the first of its kind at Heathrow since the old Terminal Two’s viewing platform was closed...

  • Lufthansa tour for travel agents

    Travel agents recently went on a Lufthansa educational trip to Tyrol and Munich. Highlights included skiing lessons on the Olympic slopes of Seefeld, a tour of Munich airport, the Tales of Hoffmann at the Bavarian State Opera and a football match...

  • And the winner is... Hollywood

    When Hollywood was its own little town at the start of the 20th century, it banned movie theatres and liqueur, except for medicinal purposes (wink, wink). That ended quickly when movie studios arrived and a louche Los Angeles annexed the...

  • Four weeks in Thailand on a shoestring budget

    Bangkok is a riotous city of oversized Buddhist temples, dirt-cheap accommodation, rickshaws, dodgy designer clothes at street market prices and ludicrously good food on the hoof. It’s a great place to start your travels but Thailand just gets...

  • Temple town on two wheels

    We swapped the busy streets of Pune for the windy ones of Hampi, a small temple town in the southwest of India. Getting to Hampi is quite a trip. An overnight bus takes you across the hills to Hospet where you must wait for a 1950s metal frame of...

  • A region for all seasons

    Lapland is a region that stretches across Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. It refers to the land which is inhabited by the Sami, who currently form the minority indigenous people of this zone. In Finland, Lapland is situated at its northernmost...

  • Honeymooning with the experts

    Royal Travel, also known as ‘honeymoon experts’, is now launching Honeymoon Gifts, a system that enables wedding guests to partly pay for the newly-weds’ honeymoon. The system, which follows the tradition of creating a wedding list, is a way for...

  • The experience of a life time

    Planning the perfect honeymoon can be a daunting task, both financially and emotionally. Ramona Depares finds out how to avoid piling on the stress and clinching a good deal. Life can be tough. When you have just thrown the biggest party you will...

  • Embracing the madness and magic of Marrakech

    A moustachioed man emerges from the maze, cycling past me, a monkey balanced on the handlebars. My eyes follow the mischievous grin, but my attention soon diverts to the piercing sound of a snake charmer’s flute. Touts shout out impossible deals,...

  • Kempinski on a roll

    The Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz has received several accolades over the past few months. Its L’Ortolan Restaurant was a Restaurant Award Winner 2014 in The Definitive(ly) Good Guide, a survey-based restaurant guide. It also won the Silver Spoon...

  • Electronic devices allowed

    The number of routes on which Lufthansa passengers can use their smartphones, tablets, notebooks and other electronic devices uninterrupted for their entire time on board is set to increase significantly. From March, Lufthansa will allow these...

  • Cruise Europe’s great rivers

    Royal Travel is offering A-ROSA river cruises along the Rhine, Danube and Rhône. Guests can create their own onboard menu at the cooking station or help themselves to the cold and warm buffet thanks to the Full Board Plus option. Food can be...

  • UK seat sale ends midnight

    Air Malta is offering a 25 per cent discount on flights between Malta and the UK until midnight tonight. Tickets purchased through this offer are valid for travel between June 9 and October 17. The offer is available on the airline’s London...

  • Are tourists killing Venice?

    I last visited Venice in 1999. I have beautiful memories of losing myself in the ancient alleyways alongside the canals, browsing quaint Venetian glass and paper shops in the shadow of gorgeous, water-bound mansions and drinking the perfect...

  • Living the dream

    On her own journey of self-discovery, Melanie Vella meets an Iranian couple who are inspiring people everywhere to believe anything is possible. Two colourful people stood behind a farmer’s market table in Kathmandu, Nepal, with intriguing black...

  • Are you a better parent on holiday?

    Eighty-six per cent of mums and dads believe they are better parents while holidaying, a Skyscanner survey of more than 2,000 parents has revealed. Conducted in the UK in conjunction with Family Traveller magazine, the survey further revealed that...

  • Make the most of the up-and-coming Cape Verde islands

    Portuguese colonial officers in the 17th and 18th centuries perceived the West African slave-trading hub of Cape Verde as a dead-end posting – often literally because of its propensity for drought and tropical disease. Today the wind-pummelled,...

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