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  • 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,...

  • India on two wheels

    Thinking Maltese roads were mad, Mark Strijbosch realises he had it easy at home as he dodges the cows on a motorbike during a memorable visit to Pune. Slightly off balance, we swerved between two vehicles as the loud beeping grew nearer. Yellow...

  • Archaeological and art paradise

    I always wished to visit Athens to enjoy its rich archaeological and Byzantine heritage. Summer, the only time of year I could have a peaceful holiday away from home and work, was not the ideal season for walking and discovering this city’s...

  • BA launches new superjumbo service

    Sex and the City star Kristin Davis has helped launch a new British Airways Airbus A380 superjumbo service. BA will begin operating the A380, the world’s biggest passenger plane, on its London-Singapore route from October 2014. BA will use...

  • Dining on Dutch history

    With a potent mix of cheese and herrings in his stomach, Stephen Bailey wanders the cobbled streets of former capital Delft and finds it much more charming than Amsterdam. Rubbing slender hands together, the fishmonger admires his slippery produce.

  • Codeshare agreement opens up Far East routes

    Emirates and Jetstar have an­nounced an agreement which will open up new destinations for Emirates’ passengers across Australia, New Zealand and southeast Asia. The Emirates code will now be placed on 27 routes operated by Jetstar Airways, giving...

  • Debut cruise in November

    Costa Diadema, the new flagship of Costa Cruises, will debut with a cruise starting from Trieste on November 1 and arriving in Genoa on November 7. It will visit Malta on day five. Following that, there will be three seven-day cruises in the...

  • Paying for Wi-Fi in hotels among top holiday peeves

    We have become so reliant on smartphones and tablets on holiday that having to pay for Wi-Fi is now one of the top ‘holiday hates’. What’s more, one in 20 actually admits they would rather spend time online than with their partners on holiday. A...

  • Record high for tourism in UK

    The UK hosted a record number of visits by overseas tourists last year, with foreign tourist spending during 2013 also reaching an all-time annual high. Overseas tourists made 32.89 million visits to the UK in 2013 – a rise of six per cent on the...

  • China crackdown on nudists

    Chinese authorities in the southern resort island of Hainan have announced a crackdown on nude sunbathers, with loudspeakers and surveillance cameras as well as police patrols being used to deter potential offenders. The official Xinhua news...

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