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  • Beachy keen destinations

    Beachy keen destinations

    1. Baia do Sancho – Fernando de Noronha, Brazil Best time to go: all year round This paradise beach has won TripAdvisor’s best beach award for the second year in a row and for good reason: it lies on a secluded bay on the main island of the...

  • Time travel in London with 49-year-old guide

    Time travel in London with 49-year-old guide

    Arguably the best guide to London published this season was written nearly 50 years ago. Nairn’s London by Ian Nairn first appeared in 1966 and has been reprinted after fans of the idiosyncratic architectural enthusiast mounted a public...

  • Take a seat in one of the world’s oddest cinemas

    Take a seat in one of the world’s oddest cinemas

    As Hollywood’s finest learn who has won big at this year’s Oscars tonight, Helen Raine looks at which global venues would be up for the ‘most quirky film theatre’ award. Although we can download films to our computers, or stream them on our TV...

  • Extra summer Algeria flights

    Extra summer Algeria flights

    Air Malta is planning to start a twice-weekly route to Oran, Algeria’s second largest city. The service is expected to operate every Monday and Thursday from July 20 to August 31. Malta’s national airline also plans to increase the number of...

  • Travel agents turn tourists themselves on Austria trip

    Travel agents turn tourists themselves on Austria trip

    Austria Tourism and Lufthansa recently hosted a group of travel agents to a trip to Salzburg and Bad Ischl. Flights were on Lufthansa to Munich which is a 90-minute drive from the scenic beauty of the Alps and the Salzburgerland in Upper...

  • Emirates to hire 11,000 staff

    Emirates to hire 11,000 staff

    Emirates Group plans to hire more than 11,000 staff in the coming year. This would increase its staff size by six per cent by March 2016, it said, and approximately half of the recruits will be Dubai-based cabin crew for Emirates airline. As the...

  • City defies the horrors of war

    City defies the horrors of war

    US novelist Kurt Vonnegut, a prisoner of war in Dresden during World War II, has a scene in Slaughterhouse-Five where time-travelling hero Billy Pilgrim sees the city’s firebombing in reverse, with phosphorous bombs being sucked back into...

  • Ditch your hold luggage

    Ditch your hold luggage

    You’re going abroad for a mere two days and don’t want to have to wait to pick up your suitcase, or to have to lug a huge suitcase through the Tube/Metro/randomly densely populated street. Or, you are going abroad for a longer period of time but...

  • Stepping through the Forbidden City’s gates

    Stepping through the Forbidden City’s gates

    For many years, I read several features and watched various documentaries regarding the Forbidden City in Beijing. However, once I found myself in front of Wumen, its main entrance, I simply stood in silence and awe. At an altitude of 38 metres,...

  • Taste of Cyprus with flights offer

    Taste of Cyprus with flights offer

    Emirates is offering economy class return fares between Malta and Cyprus from €190, inclusive of airport taxes and fuel surcharge. The offer is valid for sale and outbound travel to Larnaca until June 30. Prices do not include a weekend surcharge...

  • Chile gets tough on tourists

    Chile gets tough on tourists

    Chile is introducing new rules to expel foreign tourists if they break rules intended to protect the country’s national parks, following a devastating fire at the famous Torres del Paine, the government announced. An Israeli tourist was fined last...

  • Race for China’s high spenders

    Race for China’s high spenders

    Embassies are rewriting visa rules and governments are hammering out aviation pacts as record spending by Chinese travellers sets off a race around the world for a share of the Chinese tourist dollar. Chinese spending on international travel in...

  • Travel photography finalists announced

    Travel photography finalists announced

    National Geographic Traveller (UK) has confirmed the finalists of its 2015 photography competition. The grand prize winner was due to be announced at the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show yesterday, and for the first time, the...

  • Air Malta carnet tickets available on Italy routes

    Air Malta carnet tickets available on Italy routes

    Frequent fliers on Air Malta’s Italian routes have the option to block-buy flights at a pre-discounted rate. With the airline’s new Take-off Bundle carnet product, it is possible to purchase six open return tickets to Catania, Rome or Milan in...

  • Shepherding in China’s New Year of the Sheep

    Shepherding in China’s New Year of the Sheep

    As preparations for the Spring Festival are nearly complete, Helen Raine looks at how the Asian populations in three Western nations will celebrate. Chinese New Year is on Thursday and will herald the ‘Year of the Sheep’. China might have the...

  • Historic buildings huddle together in this hilltop city

    Historic buildings huddle together in this hilltop city

    There are only four surviving copies of Magna Carta, the 13th century document with which King John of England introduced laws that have influenced the writers of many of the world’s constitutions. One of the copies goes on show in Lincoln Castle...

  • Following in the Dalai Lama’s exiled footsteps

    Following in the Dalai Lama’s exiled footsteps

    It is the last prayer before lunch at the monastery, and novice Buddhist monks are giggling and fidgeting with their bowls in a hall overflowing with maroon robes. Flatbread and vegetable soup are soon served, even to visitors, and the chatter...

  • The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach...

    The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach...

    I have two great loves in my life. My husband, James, is my first love and priority, and it’s Valentine’s Day, so I can’t wait to spoil him. Which brings me to my second love, a love we both share: food. It’s not by chance that we’re spending a...

  • Half-price companion fares for Emirates business class

    Half-price companion fares for Emirates business class

    Emirates is offering 50 per cent off a second business class airfare if two people travel together. Travellers from Malta who buy two tickets to one of 34 selected destinations to the Far East, Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and...

  • Fast-track a spring trip

    Fast-track a spring trip

    European rail ticket seller Interrail is knocking 15 per cent off the price of its global passes bought until March 31. The spring promotion passes can be used in 30 countries for trips that begin before May 17 and can last up until June 15 this...

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