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  • Time to drink port in Porto

    Time to drink port in Porto

    Starting next month, Ryanair will be operating direct flights between Malta and Porto. Previously Porto was difficult for Maltese people to explore, as it involved a flight to Spain and then a long drive. With direct flights, Maltese can now enjoy...

  • Air France says strike disruptions to hit flights on February 22

    Air France says strike disruptions to hit flights on February 22

    Air France on Wednesday said it would only carry out three in four planned flights on Thursday and warned of travel delays and disruptions after worker unions called a strike over pay. Only half of the long-haul flights leaving Paris on Thursday...

  • Malta wins destination award for diving

    Malta wins destination award for diving

    Malta has won a leading destination award for scuba diving. BOOT is a leading trade event for water sport activities. The award took place in Dusseldorf. Taucher.net, the largest German speaking online portal for divers, participated for the first...

  • You have to go horse-racing in Hong Kong

    You have to go horse-racing in Hong Kong

    In hindsight, it was a bad decision. But hindsight decisions are often bad. And what bucket list experiences don’t cost you money? I was between meetings in Hong Kong. In that limboland all business travellers know. That potential paradise. That...

  • Get ye to a nunnery

    Get ye to a nunnery

    First George W. Bush stared at me. Then George Orwell. Followed by George Bernard Shaw, footballer George Best and Beatle George Harrison. And then George Clooney. And finally, giggling, HRH Prince George Alexander Louis of the royal house of...

  • Air Malta Love Flight returns with a twist

    Air Malta has launched an event aimed at those who wish to impress their loved ones with a memorable experience on Valentine’s Day. Air Malta’s popular Love Flight is back. However, this time the airline will not just offer a flight over Sicily by...

  • Travelling to your heart’s desire

    Travelling to your heart’s desire

    Following the success of Air Malta’s Pay 1 Get 1 Free Sale last August, ROCS Travel is again offering a Pay 2 Take 3 flights on some of the airline’s most popular destinations. It has also launched a 10-day sale offering 35 per cent off Air...

  • Visiting Porpandar on the 70th anniversary of Gandhi’s death

    Visiting Porpandar on the 70th anniversary of Gandhi’s death

    The Basic Masala crisp packets came in with the tide. Pushed up onto the beach by the Arabian Sea. Along with the discarded Mango Bites and Havmore Joly-Lolly wrappers. A single sandal tumbled in the surf on the Kathiawar Peninsula in the city...

  • Air Malta launches Catania-Vienna flight

    Air Malta launches Catania-Vienna flight

    Air Malta inaugurated a twice-weekly scheduled service between Catania and Vienna airport during a press conference held at Catania airport. Present at the conference were Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi, regional councillor Sandro Pappalardo, Air...

  • Emirates offers special fares to Dubai

    One’s dream holiday to Dubai can become a reality with the launch of a special offer from Malta to Dubai with Emirates airlines. The special fare of €665 will apply to customers booking their holiday or business trip between January 22 and...

  • Emirates' special €665 fares to Dubai

    Emirates' special €665 fares to Dubai

    Emirates has launched a special offer from Malta to Dubai. The special fare of €665 will apply to all customers booking their holiday or business trip between January 22 and February 28 and travelling to Dubai from January 22 up to December 15,...

  • Pick your own ginseng

    Pick your own ginseng

    My lumbar region told me to take it easy. Not to strain. To be patient. And don’t overdo it. Feet splayed and legs akimbo in the orthodox ergonomic stance, I twisted and yanked. My face twisted into a wide grimace of excruciating pain; it needed...

  • Ryanair announces plans to double capacity in France

    Ryanair announces plans to double capacity in France

    Ryanair plans to double its capacity in France over the next four years to around 20 million passengers per year following its December decision to recognise unions for the first time, a senior executive said on Wednesday. The Irish airline, which...

  • Sicily’s hidden gems: The town between the dragon’s teeth 

    Sicily’s hidden gems: The town between the dragon’s   teeth 

    Caltabellotta is a little known Sicilian town of exceptional beauty, only an hour away from Palermo. The locals say that it lies between the dragon’s teeth – as it is situated against the cliff face of a mountain which has two high, protruding...

  • Spain international tourism breaks records for fifth straight year

    Spain international tourism breaks records for fifth straight year

    The number of international tourists visiting Spain broke records for a fifth straight year in 2017, despite Islamist militant attacks in Catalonia and political uncertainty over its independence movement, government statistics showed. Spain,...

  • Stripping in Las Vegas

    Stripping in Las Vegas

    What happens in Las Vegas, stays in Las Vegas, at least that is what they say. Still, I am sure those who visit are likely to be keen in recounting their experiences, adventures and exploits – with a big dose of exaggeration, no doubt – on their...

  • Peaceful amid the piquant and robust aromas of west India

    Peaceful amid the piquant and robust aromas of west India

    Could Aikya be the next Prosecco? Or the new Cava? Will we attain spiritual harmony at Christmas and soon be seeing every New Year with Indian sparkling wine? Made by Birmingham-based Soul Tree Wine, owned by former Oxford University graduates...

  • Ice sculpture artists cut their finest at international design contest

    Ice sculpture artists cut their finest at international design contest

    Over 60 participants from 14 different countries competed in an international ice sculpture contest on Sunday in the northern Chinese province of Harbin. It's a race against time. The artists are only given three days to finish their designs,...

  • MIA's La Valette Lounge listed among top

    MIA's La Valette Lounge listed among top

    La Valette Lounge at Malta International Airport was one of 16 airport lounges to receive a prestigious highly commended rating in the Priority Pass Lounge of the Year Awards 2017. The Priority Pass programme boasts a network of over 1,000 VIP...

  • A different kind of Christmas

    A different kind of Christmas

    During the Christmas season, I find myself sticking to tradition. I decorate the tree at the beginning of December, bopping around to carols. I cozy up on the sofa, hot drink in hand, watching a good old Christmas movie. I wear my Christmas...