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  • 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...

  • Make the most of Cordoba

    If you enjoy combining cultural history, good food and wine with a stroll through pretty old streets and some olive groves, then the province of Cordoba in Spain’s southern region of Andalusia is the perfect itinerary. Cordoba city is less than...

  • How to strike a balance when travelling for work

    If you get irked by travelling for work, you are not alone. But don’t let yourself get bogged down by the quotidian; savour a Valrhona chocolate–dipped doughnut or rave at 7am, says Veronica Stivala. The antidote to combating that common...

  • ‘Look beyond Cairo’

    Recent incidents in Cairo surrounding the third anniversary of the uprising should not overshadow Egypt’s world class appeal as a tourist destination, argues the national tourist board. “While there have been incidents in Cairo, they have been in...

  • ‘Be a traveller not a tourist’

    Name: Fiona VellaAge: 42Occuption: Writer My earliest travel memory… I remember this quite clearly because I was 18 when I travelled for the first time. My younger brother had been invited by his pen-friend from Yorkshire to spend a week with her...

  • Help or hindrance?

    Quit the job, packed the bags, and set off around the world... and what could placate worried parents more than a photo of the happy traveller volunteering in a Third World orphanage? Often sandwiched somewhere between skydiving and beach bumming,...

  • Would you dare to bare?

    A study last summer revealed that women spend over a third of the cost of their holiday on a new wardrobe. The average cost of a cupboard-busting collection of four swimsuits, six dresses and three pairs of shoes was €300. Well, Americans Tony and...

  • Above and below wild North Island

    The platform on which I stood, 22 metres up a giant 500-year-old rimu tree, swayed alarmingly beneath my feet as a wind gust whirled through the lush New Zealand forest. Below me was the forest floor – far, far away. Thanks to the solid steel line...

  • New Rome routes

    Easyjet has announced the launch of five new routes from Rome Fiumicino. They are year-round services to Montpellier, Thessaloniki and Belgrade along with summer services to the islands of Menorca and Rhodes. This move continues Easyjet’s...

  • Fares to Sicily slashed

    Virtù Ferries has slashed its fares for the winter months but kept the number of trips it makes. There are departures every day except Tuesday and double trips three times a week. For holiday-makers after snow, Mount Etna is a one-hour-plus...

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