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  • Where the caravan camels roam

    Where the caravan camels roam

    On a short break to north Africa, Stephen Bailey steps out into the Sahara Desert with only an uncomfortable, grumpy, hairy dromedary to guide him. Hamu looks at me and grunts, clearly unimpressed by my sweeping adoration of the landscape. He...

  • Beckham not recognised in the rainforest

    Beckham not recognised in the rainforest

    It took 12 days of travelling 800 miles into the Amazon rainforest, but finally David Beckham found what he was looking for: a whole village of people who had no idea who he was. The ex-England captain, one of football’s biggest stars, said his...

  • Czech out these unknown places

    Czech out these unknown places

    A city practically unknown outside the Czech Republic has topped a list of Europe’s 50 best “secret spot” locations. Contrasted with the tourist hotspots of Prague and Cesky Krumlov, the city of Olomouc (olla-moats) is “emerging as the travellers’...

  • Air Malta micro site condenses 40 years

    Air Malta micro site condenses 40 years

    Highlights of Air Malta’s 40-year history since it started flying operations on April 1, 1974, are celebrated in a new micro website. An interactive timeline lists the national airline’s milestones split over the four decades, with a video clip...

  • Useful tips for a worry-free summer

    Useful tips for a worry-free summer

    With holidaymakers planning trips across Europe and beyond, here are a few pointers on how the European Union can help if you get into difficulty or have any questions about your overseas travel. I’m travelling outside Europe but my country has...

  • How to cope when illnesses cripple your travel plans

    How to cope when illnesses cripple your travel plans

    An outbreak of cholera or malaria can destroy your holiday. Do you trust to luck and set off anyway, do you cancel everything or do you get every injection you can? Veronica Stivala seeks advice from seasoned travellers. Thomas Morgan knows a...

  • Living in a state of Grace

    Living in a state of Grace

    Princess Grace Patricia née Kelly may have grown up in East Falls, near Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, but she ended her life as the personification of Monaco, Le Petit Province, down the French Riviera from Nice. Her Serene Highness is still...

  • Fun in the midnight sun

    Fun in the midnight sun

    Get hip in the capital The old quarter of Reykjavik is full of cheerfully painted wooden houses with cool cafes and pubs to enjoy as the afternoon turns to evening and the sun still shines. The inhabitants are into design, so expect some...

  • Travel briefs

    Travel briefs

    Ryanair carried 300,000 more passengers in May than in the same month a year ago, the budget airline’s traffic statistics showed this week. This was a four per cent year-on-year increase from 7.9 million in May 2013 to 8.2 million this year, while...

  • The Westin Reef Club opens its doors

    The Westin Reef Club opens its doors

    The Westin Reef Club has opened its doors for the summer. Seasonal members can avail themselves to complimentary parking as well as a 20% discount when ordering from the Sun Bed Menu.  Membership details and further information about The Westin...

  • Paradise island hopping

    Paradise island hopping

    Five-star resorts in Tahiti offer luxurious getaways, but for backpackers wanting to explore, Helen Raine explains the best way to make your way around the French-owned country scattered across the Pacific. You’ve heard of Tahiti and Bora Bora.

  • Lufthansa hosts world’s highest Caipirinha party

    Lufthansa hosts world’s highest Caipirinha party

    Last weekend, the highest Caipirinha party in the world took place on a flight from Frankfurt to Rio. During the aperitif service shortly after take-off at 10.15pm, 352 passengers, hosted by 14 flight attendants, enjoyed the Brazilian national...

  • Turkish Airlines marks first anniversary of Malta flights

    Turkish Airlines marks first anniversary of Malta flights

    Turkish Airlines has celebrated its first year of operations to Malta by handing out roses to passengers. Founded in 1933 with five planes, Turkish Airlines has grown into one of the world’s leading airlines with a fleet of 250 aircraft, serving...

  • Emirates ups India services

    Emirates ups India services

    Emirates is launching a daily A380 service to Mumbai International Airport in July, the 28th destination on its network. Passengers flying to India from North America and Europe will experience the airline’s flagship aircraft on this route, as its...

  • Air Malta on road trip to push Venice route

    Air Malta on road trip to push Venice route

    Air Malta organised a series of roadshows around the Italian region of Veneto to mark the launch of its new Venice route last month. The roadshows, targeting travel agencies around the region, were held in the Venetian cities of Mestre, Padua and...

  • Cashing in on ‘Kimye’ honeymoon

    Tourism chiefs in Ireland are aiming to cash in on reports of one of the world’s most famous couples honeymooning in the country. Celebrity television star Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West reportedly flew into Cork for a supposedly secret...

  • Cyprus tops EU bathing water list for second year

    Cyprus had been ranked highest in the European Union for the water quality of its beaches for the second year in a row, the European Environment Agency said, while extreme flooding washed more pollution into Central European lakes and...

  • Connecting with Munich Airport

    Connecting with Munich Airport

    Three-quarters of passengers arriving at Munich Airport from Malta were using the Bavarian capital city as a connecting point, figures released by the airport operators show. A total of 28,000 passengers from Malta landed at Munich last year, up...

  • Coasting to the final four World Cup destinations

    Coasting to the final four World Cup destinations

    Concluding our three-part series on Brazil’s host football stadium venues, Stephen Bailey checks out the four cities on the country’s northeast coast. Salvador Sprawling along the Atlantic Ocean coastline, Salvador is one of South America’s most...

  • Meeting the Coneheads

    Meeting the Coneheads

    “We’re coneheads!” a couple of young women giggled, delighted by my bemusement. “I’m studying ice cream at the Carpigiani University, here in Bologna,” one with a British accent explained. “I’m a gelato undergraduate. Yesterday we made fennel ice...

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