Advert

Travel

  • QM scale model to anchor collection

    QM scale model to anchor collection

    A scale model of the famed ocean liner Queen Mary, carved about 80 years ago from a 200-year-old white mahogany log and exact in every detail, will be the centrepiece of a new gallery on the ship that was the epitome of luxury travel in its...

  • Simpler ferry firm policies benefit travellers

    Simpler ferry firm policies benefit travellers

    Children under 14 may travel to Sicily for free under changes to Virtu Ferries’s travel policies. The company is waiving the fare for up to two youngsters when accompanied by two paying adults. This is one of several measures announced last week...

  • Isle be back

    Isle be back

    Taking three generations of family members away for a holiday isn’t easy, but Helen Raine discovers this Caribbean island offers something for all ages. Puerto Ricans know how to party. I woke up at 6am under a lazy fan in the surfing capital of...

  • Tourists urged to ‘see more’ using sustainable travel

    Tourists in Malta have been targeted by a campaign to promote sustainable transport over the past two years. During 2013 and 2014, the Local Councils’ Association used tourist information offices in Malta and Gozo to distribute an information pack...

  • Free-climbers conquer El Capitan for first time

    Free-climbers conquer El Capitan for first time

    Two Americans have completed what was long considered the world’s most difficult rock climb, using only their hands and feet to scale a 3,000ft vertical wall on El Capitan. The forbidding granite pedestal in California’s Yosemite National Park has...

  • Put your best foot forward... the world over

    Put your best foot forward... the world over

    Those of you who hate resolutions raise an arm, then the other, and lunge. Want to get fit this year? Veronica Stivala looks at more interesting places to run than a treadmill. The art of running Where: Venice Beach, California Running is all...

  • Skiing can be child’s play

    Skiing can be child’s play

    1. Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis (Austria) The Tyrolean ski region around Serfaus, Fiss and Ladis is one of the most child-friendly within the Austrian Alps. Attractions such as the kid’s snow Alp, Berta’s kids land, the Murmlipark, an Indian land, a...

  • Ballon d’air

    Ballon d’air

    A hot air balloon floats upwards during the International Balloon trophy in the village of Filzmoos. More than 35 hot air balloons from all over Europe participated in the week-long event in the middle of the Austrian Alps.

  • Shop around for the best look at life on the streets

    Shop around for the best look at life on the streets

    Bartering for luxe goods or testing your taste buds with an unusual snack is a must for all visitors, says Fiona Vella in the first of a series on her travels in the Land of the Rising Sun. Beijing and Shanghai are definitely a mecca for...

  • Qantas is the world’s safest airline, finds rating website

    Qantas is the world’s safest airline, finds rating website

    Qantas has topped a list of the world’s safest airlines for 2015, compiled by a safety and product rating website. The Australian carrier has a fatality-free record in the jet era, noted AirlineRatings.com, which monitors 449 airlines. Making up...

  • Cruise around the world in 115 days

    Adventurous cruisers set off around the world on a four-month itinerary aboard the Costa Deliziosa last week. The ship sailed out of Savona in Italy on Tuesday, carrying some 2,500 passengers who will eventually cross the Atlantic and follow the...

  • Speed festival will celebrate UK motor racing triumphs

    Speed festival will celebrate UK motor racing triumphs

    The 60th anniversary of two historic British motor racing triumphs will be celebrated at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The four-day event in Sussex, starting on June 25, will pay tribute to the 1955 Mille Miglia victory of Sir Stirling Moss...

  • ROCS wins agents award

    ROCS wins agents award

    ROCS Travel has won Lufthansa’s Travel Agents Award, which acknowledges its achievement in leisure travel services, quality assurance and committed customer care. Pictured is ROCS group director Rachel Vella (centre) with Lufthansa’s regional...

  • Places to make most of the post-Christmas lull

    Places to make most of the post-Christmas lull

    The first months of the year are traditionally the cheapest for holidays, with everyone skint after Christmas and staying home to review their ruined bank accounts. If you do have some spare cash, it’s a great time to find a bargain. Here are a...

  • Leipzig plans celebrations for a year of anniversaries

    Leipzig plans celebrations for a year of anniversaries

    A quarter of a century after the German reunification, Leipzig counts among the most dynamic and popular cities in Europe. The East German commercial and cultural city will be commemorating several major anniversaries in 2015. Under the motto “We...

  • New Year’s Eve is far from scot-free in Edinburgh

    New Year’s Eve is far from scot-free in Edinburgh

    Edinburgh was the most expensive city in Europe in which to spend New Year’s Eve, according to a survey from Cheaprooms.co.uk. The survey compared 30 major European destinations based on the cost of their lodging for December 31, 2014. In...

  • Resolutions to walk more will drive up fitness

    Many motorists are resolving to walk more and drive less often in 2015, according to a breakdown service poll. Despite the recent big fall in the price of petrol at the pumps in the UK, as many as 12 per cent intend to drive more economically in...

  • Lufthansa award for top seller

    Lufthansa award for top seller

    German airline Lufthansa celebrated its 30th anniversary of scheduled flights to Malta in 2014. It held a Travel Agents’ Award Night at the Corinthia San Ġorġ towards the end of the year. Pictured from left are top selling agent FCM Malta and...

  • Alternative countdowns to the start of a new year

    Alternative countdowns to the start of a new year

    Fed up of squeezing into sequin dresses or stiff suits for boozy parties on New Year’s Eve? Veronica Stivala sources some different activities and some unusual spots where you can welcome in the beginning of 2015. Great balls of fat Join in the...

  • Booking website defends security after data leak con

    Booking website defends security after data leak con

    One of the world’s biggest hotel booking websites has insisted its customers’ details are safe after a whistle-blower revealed how he helped fraudsters use personal data to trick thousands of people. It emerged last month that con artists obtained...

Advert
Advert