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  • Lufthansa honours travel agents

    Top Maltese travel agents and tour operators recently received Lufthansa Awards at Palazzo de Piro, Mdina. Seen here are FCM Travel Solutions Malta and Libya directors Michael Gatt, Richard Tua and Edward Papps accepting the Achievement Award 2013...

  • Havana is on the rise

    Trip Advisor, the world’s largest travel website, has named Cuban capital Havana as the number one Destination on the Rise in 2013. The 2013 Travellers’ Choice  Awards for Destinations on the Rise highlight 54 spots globally that have seen the...

  • Forbidden fruits

    Home to just under a fifth of the world’s population, China beckoned me to visit. I mostly wanted to feel the pulse of the culture and traditions of the country, in particular, Beijing. And it was for that very same reason that I employed a guide.

  • Britannia Services is Air Malta’s top agent

    Britannia Services was named Air Malta’s top travel agent in Malta for 2012/2013, during a reception held for members of the travel trade. Compared to all local travel agencies, Britannia Services Ltd generated the highest Air Malta ticket sales...

  • Taipei gets set to welcome first Emirates passengers

    With less than two months to go until Taipei joins Emirates’ global passenger network, the airline celebrated the countdown to launch by showcasing its hospitality and on-board products at a VIP reception in Taiwan’s capital city. Emirates will...

  • Land of the rings

    Once upon a time, there was a beautiful land tucked away in a far-flung corner of the earth. The gods must have been kind when they touched this land. Beautiful rolling plains merged with mystical forests that surrounded mirrored lakes beneath...

  • An archaeological mecca

    The variety and the quantity of archaeological sites found in Sardinia can easily define this island as an archaeological mecca. Findings, which range from the prehistoric era up to later historical periods, manifest both local distinguished...

  • No joke: Carnival, World Cup could hit Brazil growth in 2014

    A tongue-in-cheek Brazilian 2014 calendar making the rounds on Facebook jokes that, because of the soccer World Cup, an unusually late Carnival, other holidays and a presidential election, real work will only be possible during three months next...

  • Special Christmas treats by Lufthansa

    Prizes can be won online with Lufthansa’s JetFriends Advent calendar until Tuesday and young travel enthusiasts can solve puzzles and play online games at www.jetfriends.com. Prizes include hotel stays with breakfast for the family, Disney soft...

  • Emirates launches its longest A380 flight

    Emirates, which has often picked up the Oscars of the travel industry, swooped into the home of the original Oscars to launch its celebrated A380 service. Packed with Hollywood movies on ice Digital Widescreen, the double-decker touched down in...

  • Chill-seeker

    Leaving Malta’s mild winters behind, keen skier Natalie Bowen hops on a quick flight to northern Italy to complete her annual search for fresh powder snow – on a budget. Windy, rainy, damp and cold: that’s the Maltese winter, but one type of...

  • Jumping over Oslo

    Hands clasped behind my back, I crouched and waited for the signal. My heart paradiddled and my palms frothed. I was at the top of the infamous Tower of Babel, the oldest ski jump in the world and the major landmark of Oslo. Then the green light...

  • Discovering the roots of Nelson Mandela

    Along a rutted highway, cars slowed their pace. The surrounding landscape looks rugged; circular Xhosa huts stand among fields of wandering goats and women carrying planks of firewood. Everyone looks left from their vehicles at this point on the...

  • Last-minute festive breaks

    If the idea of a traditional Christmas is making you want to leave the country, it’s not too late to book a last-minute Christmas break and find out how the rest of the world celebrates, as Helen Raine demonstrates. White snow in Red...

  • Make the most of Hong Kong

    Gleaming skyscrapers, Michelin-starred noodle stalls, secluded beaches and a buzzing party scene all make Hong Kong the perfect place to experience the best of East meets West. Here are tips about getting the most out of a trip to Hong Kong from...

  • Smelling like Indian roses

    Mohamed Khan was just 12 years old when he started helping out with his grandfather’s perfumery stall. “But I could recognise a scent a long time before that,” he says. “I grew up with flowers up my nostrils!” Now 23, Khan runs stall 241 of...

  • A village happy without heroes

    At the end of the 19th century, the Sardinian village of Orgosolo was renowned across Europe as the village of bandits because of its high crime rate. The locals, mainly shepherds and farmers, often felt oppressed by the national government and...

  • Saunas of the world

    Ah, the deep relaxation of the sauna. Sweating away a weekend’s mischief, plunging into an ice-cold pool, and the incumbent feeling of healthiness that ensues. In general we think of the sauna as a private affair, a chance to rewind and recuperate.

  • Sanctuary of generosity

    There’s a gold gilded shrine behind me standing majestically on an island, but bushy-bearded men want to take a photo with us. This is India. Inside the Harmandir Sahib, aptly referred to as the Golden Temple, a white face is rare and...

  • Emirates arrives in Afghanistan

    Emirates Airline has commenced flights to its newest destination: Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. Kabul is the 138th destination on the Emirates route network and Afghanistan is the 78th country it serves. “Emirates is always striving to...

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