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  • A city like no other in the world

    A city like no other in the world

    To commemorate Emirates Airline’s 20th anniversary of flying to Malta, Rachel Vella, Rocs Group director and recipient of Malta’s top entrepreneur award, travelled to Dubai with a seven-member crew of professionals to share first hand her...

  • MIA welcomes first direct flight from Nice

    MIA welcomes first direct flight from Nice

    Holidaymakers who have been eyeing the French Riviera for a summer getaway can now make it to France's Côte d'Azur in just two hours.  The first Volotea flight between Nice and Malta landed at Malta International Airport on Thursday, marking the...

  • An endless scrollof experiences

    An endless scrollof experiences

    From climbing the Great Wall of China, to marvelling at the Forbidden City and soaking in the Summer Palace’s serenity, Beijing left Veronica Stivala enthralled. China is like several countries rolled into one. Even though I was aware of this...

  • New livery for ships in Costa Cruises fleet

    New livery for ships in Costa Cruises fleet

    In its 70th anniversary year, ships in the Costa Cruises fleet will feature a new livery that pays tribute to Italy, the company’s homeland since its foundation. The Costa Mediterranea is the first ship to feature the new graphic design with the...

  • QE2 to open as hotel a decade after last cruise

    QE2 to open as hotel a decade after last cruise

    The famed Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise ship will finally open as a floating luxury hotel moored off Dubai, nearly a decade after completing its last ocean voyage. It has been another long trip for the ship known as the QE2 to even open to the public,...

  • Tea with the Queen

    Tea with the Queen

    Well, not quite, as French decadence takes on London’s traditional tea ritual at the quirky Sketch. Ramona Depares steps into what looks like a Wes Anderson set to savour a decidedly unBritish experience. Nothing quite prepares you for the first...

  • Air Malta Celebrates TripAdvisor’s ranking with a 72 Hour sale

    Air Malta Celebrates TripAdvisor’s ranking with a 72 Hour sale

    Air Malta is celebrating TripAdvisor’s announcement with a 72-hour saleon 19 routes with Go-Light prices starting from just €28 one-way,including taxes and charges. Air Malta was yesterday recognised as a winner in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’...

  • Murder on the Pride of Africa

    Murder on the Pride of Africa

    “The little grey cells they are hard at working amid le clackety-clack,” I reflect, tapping my right sideburn. Africa rumbles under us. Botswana rattles by. We are in Matabeleland-Bechuanaland. We have passed Bulawayo, the former kraal of the...

  • Air Malta to start services to Kiev

    Air Malta to start services to Kiev

    Air Malta will start operating a weekly (Tuesday) flight to Kiev, the cital city of Ukraine, from June 19. This new scheduled service, announced during a State visit to the Ukrainian capital by President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca last October,...

  • Highly acclaimed singer, actress to christen Seabourn Ovation in Malta

    Highly acclaimed singer, actress to christen Seabourn Ovation in Malta

    One of the world’s best-loved actresses and singers, Elaine Paige, will serve as godmother to Seabourn’s new all-suite ship, the Seabourn Ovation. The naming ceremony will take place on May 11 at the Grand Harbour, Valletta, during a spectacular...

  • Philippines island closed for six months due to overcrowding

    Philippines island closed for six months due to overcrowding

    Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has approved the closure of the tourist destination of Boracay for up to six months, after saying the waters off its famed beaches had become a "cesspool" due to overcrowding. Mr Duterte approved the total...

  • Madrid, la hermosa

    Madrid, la hermosa

    Food, art, nature and a buzzing nightlife. Few cities have it all, but Madrid is one of them. Ramona Depares samples a bit of everything. I have always had a soft spot for Spanish cuisine, the Mediterranean touch making it so similar to ours and...

  • Easter celebration at Emirates

    Easter celebration at Emirates

    Emirates is celebrating the Easter holiday with a range of treats available to customers across all classes on board and in the airport lounges from 30th March to 2nd April. Emirates customers travelling from Dubai to destinations in Europe,...

  • Stepping back to 1897: etiquette and style

    Stepping back to 1897: etiquette and style

    For the rest of the world it is now 2018. But in a tea shop on the edge of the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire it is 1897, the year of Queen Victoria’s Silver Jubilee. And it will be forever. At Aunt Martha’s Tea Room and Restaurant in Brook...

  • Over 130 long haul connections available via Ryanair.com

    Over 130 long haul connections available via Ryanair.com

    Ryanair has extended its flight partnership with Air Europa, enabling its customers to browse and book Air Europa connecting flights from 15 European cities to Madrid and onward to 16 countries in North, Central and South America, including...

  • The rock-cut dwellings of Nicosia

    The rock-cut dwellings of  Nicosia

    Nicosia is among the most central cities of Sicily, being not far from the central provincial town of Enna. Only about 100 kilometres from Catania, it is full of history and important monuments, yet few tourists visit it. Though like any Sicilian...

  • Being Berlin

    Being Berlin

    Forget the cheesy stuff like Checkpoint Charlie and The Brandenburg Gate. Museums and clubs are where the really cool action is at. Ramona Depares rounds up her list of favourites in the hip German city. Topography of Terror For the tourist...

  • 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...