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  • Paris, London and Kylie

    Paris, London and Kylie

    Magnum is celebrating its 25th birthday by giving out 25 prizes in a summer-long online competition called Magnum Moments, the ultimate prize being a trip for two to Paris and then London to watch Kylie Minogue in concert in September. “Pop...

  • Singapore tells airlines to review conflict zone risk

    Singapore tells airlines to review conflict zone risk

    Singapore’s civil aviation authority has asked airlines based in the city-state to review their risk assessment of conflict zones following the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner over Ukraine last week. The deaths of nearly 300...

  • 2m Britons to join summer getaway

    2m Britons to join summer getaway

    More than two million Britons are heading overseas as the summer holiday getaway gathers pace. Spain is the number one destination for those hitting continent-al hotspots, according to travel organisation Abta. Bookings to Greece and Turkey have...

  • Air Malta, Etihad Airways extend code-sharing deal

    Air Malta, Etihad Airways extend code-sharing deal

    Air Malta and Etihad Airways have expanded their code-share agreement to provide tra-vellers with improved connections between Europe, the GCC region and Australia. The two airlines extended their partnership to coincide with the recent launch of...

  • Emirates launches its fourth daily flight to S. Africa

    Emirates launches its fourth daily flight to S. Africa

    Emirates will be introducing a fourth daily flight between Dubai and Johannesburg from October 26, lifting to seven the number of daily flights to South Africa. The addition boosts Emirates’ total number of scheduled flights between the two...

  • Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Yoga

    Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Yoga

    Rishikesh is a spirituality sweet shop, with enough ashrams, yoga schools, white-water rafting companies and vegan restaurants to satisfy all tastes. Melanie Vella followed in the footsteps of The Beatles, who stayed in Rishikesh in the 1960s to...

  • A savvier Santiago puts itself on the tourist map

    A savvier Santiago puts itself on the tourist map

    Ignored for years, Chile’s capital is finally starting to open up to the world and offer something to curious visitors, as Alexandra Ulmer discovers. The city of Santiago, tucked under the towering Andes, cut off in the north by the world’s driest...

  • War and beauty aren’t Poles apart in Poznan

    War and beauty aren’t Poles apart in Poznan

    Death and destruction haunt its history but Stephen Bailey finds Polish resilience is fortified by prayer and vodka when he explores one of the country’s oldest cities. Incense seems to be seeping through the walls, filling the baroque church with...

  • Sunny weather draws tourists

    Sunny weather draws tourists

    Tourists and office workers in Festival Gardens enjoy the warm weather as they eat their lunch in the shadow of St Paul’s Cath-edral, London.

  • A Maasai family and me

    A Maasai family and me

    Doing volunteer work with children while living with a Maasai tribe can be a life-enhancing experience for everyone involved. Svetlana Busuttil shares the story of her unforgettable time in Africa with Melanie Vella. From an early age, Svetlana...

  • Youths’ project will blast into orbit

    Youths’ project will blast into orbit

    Hundreds of young Scots have taken part in a week-long space school run by former Nasa astronauts. About 200 pupils aged 14 to 17 from Renfrewshire joined Mission Discovery, an international educational programme brought to Scotland for the first...

  • UK’s eight potential locations for its first spaceport unveiled

    UK’s eight potential locations for its first spaceport unveiled

    Space tourists could be blasting into orbit from one of eight sites named as possible locations for Britain’s first spaceport in just four years’ time. Six of the sites shortlisted for the spaceport, due to open in 2018, are in Scotland. They...

  • Chinese welcomed by je ne sais quoi

    Chinese welcomed by je ne sais quoi

    It might come as a shock to some but France is seen as the most welcoming country in Europe. The accolade has come from Chinese tourists who were asked to name the country showing the most hospitality to travellers. Australia topped the...

  • Flight delays the biggest holiday gripe

    Flight delays the biggest holiday gripe

    Holidaymaker hassles are more about travelling to and from a resort than difficulties once there, according to a Which? study. Flight delays or cancellations topped the list of grumbles, followed by long waits to reclaim baggage, the survey of...

  • Paradise found

    Paradise found

    Maltese holidaymakers who fancy a trip to paradise will soon be able to enjoy an easier trip. Emirates has announced it will fly twice daily to the idyllic Indian Ocean island of Mauritius from December 1. A larger A380 aircraft will replace the...

  • Magaluf ‘isn’t lenient on rowdy foreign revellers’

    Magaluf ‘isn’t lenient on rowdy foreign revellers’

    The head of tourism in Magaluf, Majorca, has denied that police take a lenient approach towards rowdy tourists after footage emerged showing a Northern Irish girl performing sex acts during a pub crawl. Cristian Alfaro, head of tourism for Calvia...

  • A city of culture and the Commonwealth Games

    A city of culture and the Commonwealth Games

    If you are lucky enough to be in Glasgow during the Commonwealth Games, why not take the opportunity to explore more of what the city has to offer? Veronica Stivala puts together a three-day itinerary for an engaging visit. This year will see the...

  • To infinity and beyond... well, as close as possible

    To infinity and beyond... well, as close as possible

    Forty-five years ago today, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin of the Apollo 11 space flight landed on the moon. Since then, humanity’s obsession with the final frontier has grown, with Virgin Galactic due to take its first tourists into zero-gravity...

  • Sleeping with the fishes

    Sleeping with the fishes

    Dress codes are usually fairly relaxed around the US but at the Emerald Lagoon on Shoreland Drive in Key Largo, they will not let you in unless you are wearing flippers and a snorkel. The man at the door denies access to those not in Speedos and...

  • Blown away by windswept islands

    Blown away by windswept islands

    Completing her travels around Sicily’s coastline, Fiona Vella explores the ancient Aeolian archipelago, whose rough beauty has been recognised as an Unesco World Heritage Site. The Greeks were inspired by the mythological god of the winds Aeolus...

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