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  • Try being a tourist at home

    Try being a tourist at home

    Often, when we think of breathtaking views, turquoise water and majestic craggy rocks, our thoughts run to exotic, faraway places that we will some day take that dream holiday to. But perhaps we suffer from ‘grass is greener’ syndrome and forget...

  • Gladiators to stage summer games

    Gladiators are stepping back into the arena this summer, only metres away from the remains of a Roman amphitheatre where they fought for real thousands of years ago. The Gladiator Games, at Guildhall in central London this August, features members...

  • Disappear into Finnair

    Disappear into Finnair

    Christopher Scicluna discovers a new link to Helsinki could be the catalyst for a boost in Asian visitors to Malta – and islanders heading north themselves What is the shortest distance between Malta and Asia? You will be forgiven for thinking it...

  • Getting back in the swing of things at ‘home of golf’

    Getting back in the swing of things at ‘home of golf’

    Reliving his St Andrews university days, David Walding finds that the old stomping ground has swapped sheep for sophistication after 30 years The last time I was in Fife I stole a lobster, but I am still at large. As a student, I spent four hazy...

  • Surge for luxury market

    Surge for luxury market

    More holidaymakers are spending heavily on the best weeks of the year. With a 48 per cent increase in the past five years, luxury travel has grown twice as fast as all other types of overseas trips, which grew by 24 per cent. This is the result of...

  • ROCS is airline’s top sales agent

    ROCS is airline’s top sales agent

    Emirates has awarded ROCS Travel as the top passenger sales agent in Malta for its performance in 2014. Earlier this year, the travel agency was appointed Emirates Holidays’ preferred agent in Malta with a dedicated office in St Anne Street,...

  • Plug-in plane takes to sky

    Plug-in plane takes to sky

    An electric aircraft that could be the future of flying will be on display at the Paris Air Show. Aircraft manufacturer Airbus is flying its E-Fan 2.0 electric prototype, which can achieve a speed of 136mph. Weighing less than half a ton, the...

  • Seeing 14 countries on one tank of fuel

    Seeing 14 countries on one tank of fuel

    A car has been driven through 14 countries on a single tank of fuel in what is thought to have been a world record. British motoring journalist Andrew Frankel and racing driver Rebecca Jackson drove an Audi A6 Ultra a total of 1,158.9 miles almost...

  • Cabin crew express air quality fears

    British airline workers are said to be increasingly concerned about the quality of air inside cabins as it was revealed that 17 cases are being taken claiming personal injury. The union Unite launched a helpline last month amid worries over...

  • South Africa minor rules ‘reviewed’

    South Africa’s government is reviewing its new travel rules for minors after signs they are already hurting the key tourist sector, Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom has said. Tourism has become the fastest-growing industry for Africa’s most advanced...

  • 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...

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