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  • Visa processing at Libyan hotel

    A four-star hotel in the heart of Tripoli’s business district has offered free Libyan entry visa processing to Maltese clients who book stays of three nights or longer online. Awal Hotel was among the Libyan and Tunisian companies taking part in a...

  • Royal tour inspires Brit trips

    Royal tour inspires Brit trips

    The Down Under tour by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has sparked a booking bonanza by Britons wanting breaks in Australia. There has been a 120 per cent increase in booking enquiries since the tour by the royal couple and their son Prince...

  • More flights to Seychelles

    More flights to Seychelles

    Twice-daily flights to the Seychelles will be launched this autumn as Emirates steps up its operations to the winter sun hotspot. An extra two flights from the airline’s base in Dubai brings its total scheduled service to 14 per week from October...

  • Airline’s on the ball

    Airline’s on the ball

    Eight Lufthansa planes have got football fever with new livery displaying the ‘Fanhansa’ logo. The airline’s first fuselage name change in almost 60 years of operations was shown to the world on Friday, when the first Fanhansa Airbus flew from...

  • Kick off a sporting tour as the World Cup looms

    Kick off a sporting tour as the World Cup looms

    Forget negative stories about unfinished stadiums, Brazil’s national psyche is bathed in football. In this three-part series, Stephen Bailey takes a look at its World Cup destinations, starting with Rio and the southern venues. Rio de...

  • Save 25% with Air Malta sale

    Save 25% with Air Malta sale

    Malta’s national airline has cut 25 per cent off the cost of flights on selected routes in its summer sale. Tickets must be bought before May 25 from www.airmalta.com and the discount applies to travel between July and September 2014. The offer is...

  • Raise a teacup at Lord’s

    Raise a teacup at Lord’s

    Being watched while you eat is very unsettling. Especially if it’s by a late Australian war hero and two dead, dour Yorkshiremen. Crumpets smothered in honey from the royal parks at Piccadilly’s Athenaeum Club? Chocolate éclairs at the Savoy?...

  • Star-struck by Cannes

    Star-struck by Cannes

    Before the world’s movie and media stars flock to Cannes for its film festival on Wednesday, Alexandria Sage shares tips for getting the most out of the swanky French Riviera spot. Sun, celebrities and a world-renowned film festival have made...

  • On the catwalk

    On the catwalk

    When a full-grown Amur tiger peers down on US tourists just a few feet below, it’s a new experience for cats and humans alike. Philadelphia Zoo has unveiled an exhibit that allows its large cats to walk along enclosed, overhead trails that span...

  • Egypt aiming to bring back tourists

    Egypt aiming to bring back tourists

    Egypt’s tourism minister has announced ambitious plans to try to revive the sector, in distress after years of political turbulence. Government data showed last month that tourism revenue dropped 43 per cent to $1.3 billion (€935 million) in the...

  • EasyJet’s new drone inspectors for planes

    Low-fare airline easyJet will use unmanned flying drones to inspect its fleet of Airbus aircraft. It hopes to introduce the machines as early as next year following trials in the next few months. The drones will be programmed to scan and assess...

  • Going back on the rails

    Going back on the rails

    They were once the pride of Britain’s mighty rail network – and the public has the chance to take control of a fleet of vintage trains. Rail enthusiasts have been given the opportunity to drive four historic locomotives that are returning to the...

  • Three ‘Queens’ help set Lisbon’s cruising record

    Three ‘Queens’ help set Lisbon’s cruising record

    A record 13,000 passengers disembarked on Tuesday in the port of Lisbon from the towering hulls of cruise ships, including Cunard Line’s gigantic trio of ‘Queens’ making a rare joint stopover in a nod to the destination’s growing...

  • Air Malta check-in set to be upgraded

    Air Malta check-in set to be upgraded

    Air Malta passengers may experience some inconvenience this weekend as the airline upgrades its online and mobile check-in facilities. Due to this upgrade, which started at 9pm last night and finishes at noon today, all passengers booked to travel...

  • More weird and wonderful worldwide festivals

    More weird and wonderful worldwide festivals

    From multicoloured sheep and nearly-dead people sitting in coffins, to full-bodypaint and matchmaking dances, in her second festival focus Veronica Stivala takes notes on some of the most unusual events being held this summer. Paint me...

  • Serving up France on a page is chef’s speciality

    Serving up France on a page is chef’s speciality

    When Alexander Lobrano looks at a map of France, menus and markets immediately spring to mind. It is a fitting Pavlovian response for this food and travel writer whose latest book, Hungry for France, (Rizzoli) introduces a new generation of young...

  • Fancy a pool with a view?

    Fancy a pool with a view?

    One of my favourite travel memories is of a hotel pool. It was perfectly circular and surrounded by trailing bougainvillea in the grounds of an old Indian palace. Flowers dropped their petals on to the tiles as I slipped into the water at...

  • Set foot on Burma’s path to redemption

    Set foot on Burma’s path to redemption

    After decades of human rights abuses by government, the south-east Asian country of Myanmar has slowly improved and opened up to tourism. Helen Raine looks at how to make a tight budget last for a month out there. Myanmar (Burma) is a relatively...

  • Low-cost African air travel takes off

    A phone call from budget airline pioneer Stelios Haji-Ioannou, a little internet research and fewer than three years later, Fastjet has targeted €360 million in annual revenue from a 24-aircraft business across eastern and southern Africa by...

  • Murray’s venue wins hotel of year

    Murray’s venue wins hotel of year

    Tennis star Andy Murray’s luxury hotel has been named Scottish hotel of the year, just weeks after it opened its doors to guests. The Wimbledon champion bought Cromlix, three miles from his home town of Dunblane in central Scotland, in February...

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