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  • 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.

  • 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...

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