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  • Magaluf revellers defy crackdown on drinking

    Magaluf revellers defy crackdown on drinking

    Magaluf saw tough new rules cracking down on drunkenness come into force last week – but the resort still witnessed the debauched scenes that have made it infamous. The measures include a ban on drinking alcohol on the street between 10pm and 8am...

  • Pods are perfect for tight budgets

    Pods are perfect for tight budgets

    Junko Fujita checks out the latest niche trend in Japan – converted office buildings filled with hotel beds tucked into cabins just big enough for one... With Japan’s tourist numbers and hotel prices on the rise thanks to a weaker yen, developers...

  • Letting the men in on spa secret

    Letting the men in on spa secret

    Gentlemen, you have been hoodwinked; we ladies have had you believing that spas are not for the boys. And while you played poker or pursued other manly activities, we were snickering into our extra-fluffy towelling robes at our little secret; that...

  • Egypt’s ‘lunar’ landscape

    Egypt’s ‘lunar’ landscape

    Rock shapes are seen in the White Desert, about 500km southwest of the Egyptian capital Cairo, which features limestone and chalk forms strangely shaped by the wind and sand. The terrain gains in intensity when illuminated. Trekking and 4x4 trips...

  • Travel the world this summer

    Travel the world this summer

    Best for: TrailblazersBoracay, Phillippines A fashionable destination right now, the perfectly named ‘white beach’ in Boracay is one of the most beautiful in the world. A popular place for wind surfers and kite boarders, there’s also lots to keep...

  • Alton Towers ride closes for checks

    Another roller coaster ride at Alton Towers has been closed after breaking down – a week after a crash at the theme park forced a teenage girl to have her leg amputated. The Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure in the CBeebies area of the...

  • Summer dream holidays

    Summer dream holidays

    YTC is renowned for organising memorable holidays to Livigno in winter and summer. Located in the Italian Alps, Livigno in summer is highly recommended for the cool fresh air and breathtaking views. The tour also includesAustria and...

  • Alton Towers to reopen to public

    Alton Towers to reopen to public

    Alton Towers will reopen to the public today after shutting its gates following a roller coaster crash which saw four people seriously injured. The theme park has been closed since Tuesday, and the chief executive of Merlin Entertainments, which...

  • A land where fairy tales mix with modern history

    A land where fairy tales mix with modern history

    Visitors to Thuringia can easily imagine they are standing next to Luther, Bonaparte, Bach, Goethe, Ratzinger and The Mad Hatter or, rather, Johnny Depp, as Ray Bugeja did after a quick visit to Munich, Bavaria... In his book Small is Beautiful:...

  • National airline celebrates 40th anniversary in Amsterdam

    National airline celebrates 40th anniversary in Amsterdam

    Air Malta is celebrating 40 years at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport. The airline started operating to the Netherlands around a year after commencing flight operations on April 1, 1974. This summer Air Malta is operating daily flights to...

  • Excellence certificate for hospitality firms

    Excellence certificate for hospitality firms

    The Radisson Blu Resort, Hotel Phoenicia and Grand Hotel Excelsior have won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame award. The award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given to establishments that achieve positive traveller...

  • Restaurant wins awards

    Restaurant wins awards

    Infinitely Xara’s de Mondion restaurant was honoured with the Best in Class and Best Hospitality awards by the Malta Tourism Authority during a presentation last week. The awards are part of a quality assured scheme launched in October 2014, which...

  • Man completes 1,800-mile walk

    A man who spent 200 days walking more than 1,800 miles from St Andrews to Rome raised €1,375 for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Peter Skelly, 47, from Blantyre, embarked on the challenge last October, spurred on by thoughts of his mother Anne, 71, who...

  • Music, beaches and fromager trees in Senegal’s Casamance

    Music, beaches and fromager trees in Senegal’s Casamance

    A mix of locals and music fans were watching silently or dancing, framed by the branches of the giant fromager (kapok) tree that marks the centre of the Senegalese village of Diembering, as hip-hop band Tirailleurs started to sing about me. Or at...

  • Be there and see the world

    Be there and see the world

    Emirates has launched a global Be There campaign that celebrates curiosity, wanderlust and the adventure that comes with travel. For this digital and social media campaign, Emirates has turned to its own ‘globalistas’, dynamic and passionate...

  • Price dip for self-catering Britons

    Price dip for self-catering Britons

    Prices have plunged for Britons on self-catering holidays in Europe, according to a survey. The cost of groceries at supermarkets has dipped as much as 45 per cent in some resorts compared with this time last year, the survey by Post Office Travel...

  • Captivating sight of cities lost under cloud cover

    Captivating sight of cities lost under cloud cover

    Photographers working for international news agency Reuters have taken countless beautiful images of the world’s most inspiring urban areas, but this collection of striking images shows that when cloaked by mist or fog, these mighty buildings all...

  • Many mouth-watering moments with Mozart

    Many mouth-watering moments with Mozart

    I can still clearly remember the delight I experienced as a child when my grandmother produced a hexagon-shaped, wine-coloured box from her handbag. She had just returned from Austria and had brought back with her these chocolate and marzipan...

  • Food for thought in an English country garden

    Food for thought in an English country garden

    According to Minnie Aumonier, “when the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always a garden”. You can’t go to the Cotswolds in south-central England without going to Barnsley House and talking about, reading about and eating in...

  • Crash roller coaster to stay closed

    Crash roller coaster to stay closed

    Alton Towers is to reopen “within the next few days” but the ride involved in the crash in which 16 people were injured will remain shut for the foreseeable future, the company which runs the park has announced. Four people were seriously hurt in...

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