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  • Holiday in the home town of a Hollywood heart-throb

    Holiday in the home town of a Hollywood heart-throb

    The premise of our Italian break was romance. A celebration of marriage. Something special to mark an anniversary. So we had discounted the container port of Taranto and a hand-in-hand walk around Bari airport shopping facilities. It was consensual.

  • As Ebola ‘fear factor’ eases, African tourism edges back

    As Ebola ‘fear factor’ eases, African tourism edges back

    From the jungle-clad slopes of the Great Lakes to the game parks of South Africa, tourism is beginning to recover as the Ebola outbreak in a corner of the continent ebbs and foreigners overcome their fear of the virus. The epidemic has been...

  • Surviving a Full Moon Party

    Surviving a Full Moon Party

    Travel loosens my inhibitions. I’ve left my quiet self at home, and instead of watching patchy Thailand jungle and traffic through the window, I’ve struck up a conversation with the fellow globetrotters sharing my taxi. The next thing I know,...

  • Mobile roaming fees should stay to 2018 – report

    Mobile roaming fees should stay to 2018 – report

    Mobile operators such as Vodafone and Orange would be allowed to continue levying roaming charges over the next three years, according to an EU document, defying European lawmakers’ proposal to scrap the fees by the end of this year. Ending...

  • Oil fuels easyJet fare cuts

    Oil fuels easyJet fare cuts

    Low-cost airline easyJet has said the fall in oil prices could knock as much as €2.70 off its average fare this year. The Luton-based airline, which flies to seven European destinations from Malta, estimates that the slump in oil prices by more...

  • Dubai airport hits top spot for 2014 passenger traffic

    Dubai airport hits top spot for 2014 passenger traffic

    Dubai International Airport was the world's busiest for international passenger traffic last year, it said last week, taking that title for the first time from London's Heathrow Airport, which has been running into capacity constraints. The Dubai...

  • Break up a long flight with 48-hour stopover in Dubai

    Break up a long flight with 48-hour stopover in Dubai

    Dubai is a place that many travellers would love to visit. If you are travelling from Malta to any destination on Emirates’ worldwide network and would like to turn your transit into a 48-hour stopover to see Dubai, here are some places of...

  • Interrail pass will now work on water

    Interrailers have more opportunities to explore Europe by land and water. A new, one-country Attica Pass gives travellers the chance to hop between Greek islands by ferry and Swiss boat services on Lake Brienz and Lake Thun are now completely...

  • Reggae parties for Bob Marley’s 70th

    Reggae parties for Bob Marley’s 70th

    Party in his homeland The late, iconic reggae star Bob Marley is set to be remembered in his homeland with a landmark concert to mark what would have been his 70th birthday. The artist, who is famous for worldwide hits such as No Woman No Cry and...

  • Clock up the miles on a road trip from Munich

    Clock up the miles on a road trip from Munich

    Why stay in one place when you can take in the sights around a country? Driving enthusiast Pierre Vella sets off on a road trip combining city with country. Being a full-time petrol head, my travels take me from neighbouring Sicily to faraway...

  • Things are getting hairy

    Things are getting hairy

    In the morning, the ancient city of Jaisalmer glowed gold. By the afternoon its sandstone Jain temples, libraries and balconies had a tawny, ginger tinge. At sunset the famous Sonar Kila fort on Meru Hill had faded into a mellow yellow. All the...

  • San Francisco’s the spot to be starting up something

    San Francisco’s the spot to be starting up something

    If you've ever dreamed of starting the next billion-dollar company, look no further for inspiration than San Francisco, home to thousands of technology businesses from Twitter to Pinterest. Visitors can get a taste of the booming startup scene,...

  • Valley climbers go above and beyond

    Valley climbers go above and beyond

    After a pair of free climbers inspired the world with their ascent up El Capitan in Yosemite, Simon Alden recalls Malta Climbing Club’s trip to conquer the crags of Verdon. Choosing a holiday destination can be an arduous task of juggling...

  • TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2015: Guests pick top hotels in Malta

    TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2015: Guests pick top hotels in Malta

    A boutique, bayside hotel has been named the best on the island after receiving top ratings from visitors over the past year. Hotel Juliani in Spinola Bay, St Julian’s, came top in the 2015 Travellers’ Choice Awards, compiled by travel website...

  • Mum wins Oz flights contest

    Mum wins Oz flights contest

    Josephine Farrugia of Mosta has won the trip of a lifetime to Australia. The 65-year-old will get to visit her many cousins Down Under thanks to Emirates and The Sunday Times of Malta. Farrugia was the luckiest of hundreds of readers who took part...

  • Emirates cuts long-haul fares

    Emirates cuts long-haul fares

    Emirates has an early-bird offer of special economy class fares to cities across the Far East, Middle East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the Indian subcontinent. All-inclusive economy return fares from Malta start at €190 to Cyprus; €617 to...

  • Valletta up for tourist accolade

    Valletta up for tourist accolade

    Voting has opened for the title of European Best Destination 2015 ­– and Valletta is among the 20 nominees. Members of the public can vote for their favourite city before February 10. Even if Malta’s capital does not win the award, it still stands...

  • Strong dollar threatens impact on tourists to US

    Strong dollar threatens impact on tourists to US

    New York restaurant owner Jeremy Merrin has seen business droop in recent weeks at his Havana Central eatery in Times Square. The reason: not enough international tourists. “We're fighting a double-whammy,” said Merrin, who owns three restaurants...

  • Living on the highway

    Living on the highway

    North America is such a huge continent, there is no chance of seeing it all in one trip – but you can still make the airfare worthwhile. Helen Raine looks at three RV road trips that would take you its length and breadth. Taking a motorhome for a...

  • Amid ancient temples, golf grows in Myanmar

    Amid ancient temples, golf grows in Myanmar

    Two Buddhist temples act as bookends to the small waterway where my golf ball has just landed, instead of dropping as it should have on to the 12th fairway. Despite my gestures of protest, my caddie rolls up her lime-green uniform and wades in to...

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