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  • 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...

  • Two in one

    Virtù Ferries passengers to Sicily this time of year could go skiing on Mt Etna in the morning before enjoying lunch at a fish restaurant by the sea. With baroque architecture to admire (Syracuse pictured) and fantastic shopping, Sicily offers...

  • Make the most of Singapore

    Singapore, whose name means Lion City in Sanskrit, was colonised by the British in the early 19th century. Before that, it was inhabited by no more than a thous-and people. The preceding centuries are shrouded in myth and legend, with Chinese...

  • Travel to the stars

    If you look at a night image of Malta from space, the island is a blaze of light. Only Comino and Rdum tal-Madonna aren’t glowing like a nocturnal sunburst. It’s actually rather lovely, but all of that man-made light has chased away the brilliance...

  • On a tapas bar tour

    With new amigo Carlos for company, Kevin Pilley discovers the culinary delights of Madrid... and marvels at a woman’s ability to shave. Having been to Dublin, I have learned to wait for Guinness. Having been to London, I have learned to wait for...

  • Once tasted never forgotten

    Often overshadowed by other parts of Italy, Alannah Eames finds Piedmont is not only a mecca for the exotic white truffle and world-class wines like Barolo and Asti, it’s also the home of Nutella, Lavazza coffee and Martini. Piedmont (Piemonte in...

  • On top of the world

    Perched high up at 1,800 metres in the Chablais Alps, lounging on a deckchair soaking up the sun’s rays with 360-degree panoramic views of the Dents du Midi (Teeth of the South) and Dents Blanches (White Teeth), it’s easy to understand why Hitler...

  • Allocated seats on Ryanair

    All Ryanair flights now operate with allocated seats, allowing passengers to choose their preferred seats in advance. The seat can be selected either when booking or when checking-in online. Premium seats (rows 1-5, 16, 17, 32 and 33) give...

  • Seat sale ends midnight

    Air Malta is offering a 25 per cent discount on flights to Germany and Austria until midnight tonight. The offer is available on flights between Malta and Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Berlin and Vienna until March 31. For more...

  • Valentine’s love plane

    The Air Malta Love Plane is back this Valentine’s Day following last year’s success. Couples onboard will be treated to a round trip over the Sicilian coastline and Mt Etna by night. The flight includes a romantic dinner at an altitude of 14,000...

  • Lufthansa’s punctuality record

    Lufthansa recorded the best figures for punctuality in its history last year. More than 85 per cent of all departing flights left the hubs in Frankfurt and Munich within 15 minutes of the scheduled departure time in 2013. This 15-minute window...

  • Far from the madding crowd

    Valentine’s Day falls on Friday, giving you the perfect chance to whisk your loved one away for a long weekend. Virtu Ferries is promoting Sicily as the ideal destination to get away from it all. The largest island in the Mediterranean is just 90...

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