Advert

Travel

  • Ryanair and Paypal join forces

    Ryanair and Paypal join forces

    Ryanair has launched a partnership with online payments firm Paypal. Customers can now settle the cost of their flights using their Paypal account, giving an extra level of security rather than inputting their bank details. However, the budget...

  • Monarch to stop flights from EMA

    Monarch Airlines will cease flying from its base at East Midlands Airport, from where it currently operates twice-weekly flights to Malta, by the end of April 2015. The decision to close the base is part of a strategic review under the ...

  • The hurricanes that blew wolf

    The hurricanes that blew wolf

    Living in Hawaii is paradise most of the time for Helen Raine and her family – except for last week, when two hurricanes headed for the islands. The quiet before the storm is broken by the ominous sound of the neighbours’ drill. They are putting...

  • Falling for both sides of Iguazu

    Falling for both sides of Iguazu

    After enduring 35 hours on a bus ride across Argentina, Martin Seychell had high expectations for the waterfalls straddling its border with Brazil. At the start of my second South American tour, I told myself visiting the Iguazu Falls on the...

  • Shift leader gearing up for charity challenge

    Shift leader gearing up for charity challenge

    A member of staff at the Westin Dragonara Resort is cycling 355km in three days to raise funds and awareness of poverty in Somalia. Aaron Axisa, a front office shift leader, will be cycling through the French and Swiss Alps as part of Unicef’s...

  • Accessible entertainment

    Accessible entertainment

    Emirates has become the first airline to introduce audio description on films for visually impaired customers on its inflight entertainment system. Emirates’ ice (information, communication and entertainment) digital widescreen offers audio...

  • Air Malta flying to Djerba, Tunisia

    Air Malta in now flying twice-weekly services to Tunisia in reaction to increased demand due to the situation in Libya. Flights leave Malta at 2.55pm on Thursdays and 3.55pm on Sundays, arriving at Djerba Airport at the same time locally due to...

  • Getting a different Pisa the action

    Getting a different Pisa the action

    After a full day in Pisa I’d had my fill of staring at – spectacular as it is – the leaning tower that made it on the list of world wonders. My plan was to discover alternative attractions, preferably ones that involved a measure of culture and...

  • Controversy is par for the course at Trump’s resort

    Controversy is par for the course at Trump’s resort

    Just about everyone, including people who don’t care about golf, knows that American mogul Donald Trump, sometimes known as “The Donald” as if there were no other, owns a course in Scotland. But how many people know what it is like to play...

  • Dragonara, Lufthansa win awards

    Dragonara, Lufthansa win awards

    The Westin Dragonara was voted Malta’s Leading Resort 2014 at the World Travel Awards in Greece. General manager Michael C. Kamsky said: “We are delighted to have received this award which we achieved as a result of the hard work and dedication of...

  • Emirates A380 to Mumbai

    Emirates has its first scheduled Airbus A380 service to India with a daily flight between Dubai and Mumbai. One of the airline’s senior vice presidents Ahmed Khoory said: “Mumbai was one of our first destinations when we launched in 1985. “Now...

  • Entertainment vs ethics at SeaWorld park

    Entertainment vs ethics at SeaWorld park

    I swore I wouldn’t go to SeaWorld during my San Diego visit. The amusement value of watching a trainer ‘ride’ a dolphin is non-existent for any educated person and ditto to seeing ethereal beluga whales in a pool barely bigger than a swimming...

  • Cruise tips to float your boat

    Cruise tips to float your boat

    Twenty-seven per cent of cruisers are last-minute planners, booking within weeks of their trip, while 33 per cent book a few months out, according to a poll. More than a third of respondents (40 per cent) are more organised and make reservations...

  • Feeling long in the tooth

    Feeling long in the tooth

    Horror stories of receiving health treatment in India means that the experience is not on most travellers’ bucket lists, but Melanie Vella relates the crowning glory of her unavoidable visit to a rural dentist. Initially, the slight pain at the...

  • Latitude’s on the right lines

    Latitude’s on the right lines

    Music-lover Natalie Bowen spent a weekend at a music festival to see some top bands, comedians, storytellers... and its famous multi-coloured sheep. “Please don’t rain, please don’t rain, please don’t rain” was the mantra running through my head...

  • Virgin, Emirates reroute over Iraq

    Virgin Atlantic has joined Emirates and some other airlines in deciding not to fly over Iraq due to safety concerns. The UK carrier’s move follows fears that insurgents could strike again at passenger planes following the downing of the Malaysia...

  • From Paris to Barcelona

    From Paris to Barcelona

    Wearied by planes, Stephen Bailey explores two of Europe’s most attractive cities in a single day by travelling on a high-speed train – and enjoys the view with a bottle of red. The TGV accelerates out of Paris, leaving the city of romance behind...

  • Flying through an underwater forest

    Flying through an underwater forest

    Scuba diving through a kelp forest is a unique experience, not unlike flying through oversized grass. As the currents make the long, green tendrils of this massive form of seaweed sway and dance, small fish dart out of their hiding places and a...

  • Tips for hoteliers: what about bad evaluations?

    Tips for hoteliers: what about bad evaluations?

    Hotel evaluations on the internet are gaining in importance in the final selection of a planned travel destination. Very often a negative evaluation online means that the person looking to book decides on an altern-ative hotel. The international...

  • A stronger pound cuts hotspot prices

    A stronger pound cuts hotspot prices

    A stronger pound and price cuts in foreign resorts are making family trips to European hotspots up to 31 per cent cheaper this summer, says a Post Office Travel Money survey. Best-value holidays are to Spain’s Costa del Sol and to Bulgaria, while...

Advert
Advert