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  • Air Malta to restart Algiers route

    Air Malta has announced it will restart its flights to Algiers on March 19 following the encouraging results of last summer’s venture to the Algerian capital. Flights will follow a twice-weekly schedule, on Mondays and Thursdays, throughout...

  • When is the best time to book?

    A study by travel comparison website Skyscanner.net has found almost 80 per cent would not know at first glance if a fare offered good value for money. While many may believe the cheapest fares for summer destinations are offered in January,...

  • Delays mean airport to welcome fans in a tent

    Brazil promised the world it would roll out the red carpet at 21st century airports for this year’s World Cup, but soccer fans landing in Fortaleza, which will host six matches including a quarter final, will instead be shepherded through a...

  • Swiss skiing lifted by luxury

    Prospects are bright for Switzerland’s winter tourism industry, which is pinning its hopes on a slew of new luxury developments and bigger, better ski resorts to get back to growth. Aside from skiing, Switzerland has long been a prized winter...

  • Dorset B&B is ‘world’s best’

    A B&B in a Dorset village has been named the best in the world in the Trip Advisor awards. Bindon Bottom, an £85-per-night (€104) five-room guest house by Lulworth Cove, scooped top spot in the B&B category of the 2014 Travellers’ Choice...

  • Easyjet picks up business gong

    Easyjet picked up the Best Short-Haul Airline Award at the 2014 Business Travel Awards last week. Ruth Spratt, head of sales UK for Easyjet, collected the award on behalf of the airline. Commenting on the win, she said: “We are particularly...

  • Four new summer Lufthansa routes

    Lufthansa is set to further expand its offer to America during summer 2014 and also to increase its dense European network by adding daily flights to Valencia. Starting on April 3, Lufthansa will operate flights from Munich to Mexico City five...

  • Go east for backpacker bargains

    The best bargains for backpackers are still found in the east, according to the 2014 Europe Backpacker Index. Now in its fourth full year, the Europe Backpacker Index found that cities such as Krakow, Budapest and Prague were still far cheaper...

  • Star sign holidays for travellers

    Worldhotels, a global group for independent upscale hotels, has launched its annual Hotel Horoscope 2014. The compilation reveals recommendations for each star sign among the group’s portfolio of 500 hotels worldwide. Aries (March 21-April 20):...

  • Backpack Russia

    We can all see why the Russians would want to come to Malta; the desire to escape a Moscow winter where temperatures routinely drop as low as -10°C and the sun puts in an appearance only three days a month is not hard to understand. But what does...

  • ‘Always travel with an open mind’

    Name: Rupert GrechAge: Never too old or too young to travelOccupation: Former school headmaster, author of Stories My Parents Told Me – Tales of Growing Up in Wartime Malta (Faraxa Publishing) and occasional singer/guitarist, playing in bars and...

  • The friendly isle

    “Hello,” I said politely. “I’d like to book a tour for two around Kalaupapa on Saturday.” A voice on the other end of the phone snapped back: “How you come?” “Erm, I’m not sure,” I answered. “Is the only way by foot or by mule?” The voice got...

  • Flashed faster than a bullet

    It was the best seat on the bullet train. I was facing front and had a big window to look through. You always do when you are driving. Resting my elbow gently down onto the Dead Man’s Handle, I eased out of Tokyo station; without a jolt. Lights...

  • University skiing trip to Livigno

    Bam Events and the Malta University Sports Club will be hitting the slopes of Livigno once again this year. This trip, which will feature a combination of sports and leisure, will offer university students a perfect breather between their studies.

  • Emirates celebrates 2014 with seat sale

    Emirates Airline is welcoming 2014 by offering discounted economy and business-class fares from Malta for quick-acting customers. The special fares apply to a number of exotic destinations across the Emirates network. They must be booked before...

  • Britannia to rule the waves

    Bosses of P&O Cruises are already showcasing their £500 million new liner Britannia more than a year before the 141,000-ton vessel enters service. Keen to promote their biggest-ever project, P&O have produced a video displaying what the...

  • Luxury brands step up battle for travelling shoppers

    Luxury brands are stepping up the battle for travelling shoppers with more outlets at airports and on cruise ships, tapping into one of the fastest growing sections of the market that looks set to keep booming thanks to soaring numbers of Asian...

  • Where to break your New Year resolutions

    Let me guess… Your resolutions for 2014 are to drink less, eat more healthily and exercise, right? And like most years, your resolve will likely last about as long as it takes for the epic hangover from that New Year’s party to wear off. So why...

  • Along the new Silk Road

    I had a smile on my face as I strode across the tarmac of Samarkand airport, for I had arrived at last in the city I had toiled for four years to recreate as a novelist. My expectations of seeing everything I had researched about one of the oldest...

  • Air Malta seat sale

    Air Malta is offering a 50 per cent discount on flights between Malta and Istanbul until January 31. Tickets purchased through this offer are valid for travel between January 6 and March 31. One-way prices start from €59 including taxes and charges.

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