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  • Excellence certificate for hospitality firms

    Excellence certificate for hospitality firms

    The Radisson Blu Resort, Hotel Phoenicia and Grand Hotel Excelsior have won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame award. The award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given to establishments that achieve positive traveller...

  • Restaurant wins awards

    Restaurant wins awards

    Infinitely Xara’s de Mondion restaurant was honoured with the Best in Class and Best Hospitality awards by the Malta Tourism Authority during a presentation last week. The awards are part of a quality assured scheme launched in October 2014, which...

  • Man completes 1,800-mile walk

    A man who spent 200 days walking more than 1,800 miles from St Andrews to Rome raised €1,375 for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Peter Skelly, 47, from Blantyre, embarked on the challenge last October, spurred on by thoughts of his mother Anne, 71, who...

  • Music, beaches and fromager trees in Senegal’s Casamance

    Music, beaches and fromager trees in Senegal’s Casamance

    A mix of locals and music fans were watching silently or dancing, framed by the branches of the giant fromager (kapok) tree that marks the centre of the Senegalese village of Diembering, as hip-hop band Tirailleurs started to sing about me. Or at...

  • Be there and see the world

    Be there and see the world

    Emirates has launched a global Be There campaign that celebrates curiosity, wanderlust and the adventure that comes with travel. For this digital and social media campaign, Emirates has turned to its own ‘globalistas’, dynamic and passionate...

  • Price dip for self-catering Britons

    Price dip for self-catering Britons

    Prices have plunged for Britons on self-catering holidays in Europe, according to a survey. The cost of groceries at supermarkets has dipped as much as 45 per cent in some resorts compared with this time last year, the survey by Post Office Travel...

  • Captivating sight of cities lost under cloud cover

    Captivating sight of cities lost under cloud cover

    Photographers working for international news agency Reuters have taken countless beautiful images of the world’s most inspiring urban areas, but this collection of striking images shows that when cloaked by mist or fog, these mighty buildings all...

  • Many mouth-watering moments with Mozart

    Many mouth-watering moments with Mozart

    I can still clearly remember the delight I experienced as a child when my grandmother produced a hexagon-shaped, wine-coloured box from her handbag. She had just returned from Austria and had brought back with her these chocolate and marzipan...

  • Food for thought in an English country garden

    Food for thought in an English country garden

    According to Minnie Aumonier, “when the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always a garden”. You can’t go to the Cotswolds in south-central England without going to Barnsley House and talking about, reading about and eating in...

  • Crash roller coaster to stay closed

    Crash roller coaster to stay closed

    Alton Towers is to reopen “within the next few days” but the ride involved in the crash in which 16 people were injured will remain shut for the foreseeable future, the company which runs the park has announced. Four people were seriously hurt in...

  • Alton Towers to remain closed

    Alton Towers will stay closed again tomorrow as it racks up losses potentially worth millions of pounds following a horrific roller coaster crash. Sixteen people were injured, four seriously, when two carriages on the Smiler ride collided at the...

  • Drones inspect Easyjet aircraft

    Easyjet has begun using automated drones to carry out safety inspections on its aircraft, the airline has announced. At an event at Milan’s Malpensa airport, the UK-based budget airline said a test inspection on an aircraft had been completed by...

  • Alton Towers shut until probe is over

    Alton Towers shut until probe is over

    Alton Towers will remain closed until the cause of a roller coaster crash which left 16 people injured is discovered, the theme park’s chief has said. The attraction’s gates are shut for a second day while the Health and Safety Executive looks...

  • Signal failures hit Tube services

    Tube travellers have endured badly disrupted journeys after signal failures affected four London Underground lines in the heart of the morning rush hour. A failed signal at Edgware Road in west London led to severe delays on the Circle and...

  • No decision on Alton Towers opening

    No decision on Alton Towers opening

    Alton Towers bosses have refused to put a time frame on the theme park reopening after 16 people were injured in a roller coaster crash. Nick Varney, chief executive of Merlin Entertainments which runs the Staffordshire attraction, said a...

  • Experience unexpected luxury in Mallorca

    Experience unexpected luxury in Mallorca

    As I walk along the promenade, it’s not just the backdrop of palaces and cathedrals that grabs my attention but a vast array of gleaming glamourous yachts lined up in the harbour. It’s the annual boat show in Palma this week, where beautiful...

  • Quality assured at restaurants’ awards evening

    Quality assured at restaurants’ awards evening

    The first edition of the Malta Tourism Authority Quality Assured Awards was recently held at Xara Lodge in the limits of Rabat. Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis and MTA CEO Paul Bugeja presented the winners of four categories with their...

  • There’s no such thing as a free transfer...

    Paris, Berlin or Lisbon... the price of the flight will often determine the destination of a city trip. However, savvy tourists should also remember that transfer costs can also have an impact on their travel budget. Idealo examined airport...

  • Three Queens perform spectacular river dance

    Three Queens perform spectacular river dance

    Thousands of people lined the shores of the Mersey to witness Cunard’s three flagship liners sail down the river framed by the magnificent Liverpool skyline. The Three Queens spectacle celebrated the famous shipping line’s formation 175 years ago...

  • London ‘losing its allure’ for long-haul visitors

    London has less appeal for long-haul travellers, according to a report. While long-haul travel to major European cities so far this year (January to April) is up 3.9 per cent, London is down 3.7 per cent, an analysis of bookings by travel-pattern...

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