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  • 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...

  • 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...