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  • 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...

  • Coffee, tea or bikini? VietJet stands by racy calendar in face of criticism

    Coffee, tea or bikini? VietJet stands by racy calendar in face of criticism

    Vietnam's VietJet Aviation said on Thursday it was standing by a controversial "bikini" calendar, a marketing ploy featuring scantily clad female models that has prompted criticism in conservative Southeast Asia and beyond. The annual calendar,...

  • Travellers' turmoil as dozens of Stansted flights shelved

    Travellers' turmoil as dozens of Stansted flights shelved

    Passengers have voiced their anger after having to spend the night at Stansted Airport after snow and ice forced dozens of Ryanair and easyJet flights to be cancelled or delayed. Up to 300 passengers were waiting in the terminal on Wednesday...

  • Air Malta launches seat sale

    Air Malta launches seat sale

    Air Malta has announced a seat sale on its Go Smart fares, with discounts of up to 70 per cent. The fare includes 23kg free baggage. The discount is applicable on most Air Malta destinations and is valid for travel  between January 15 and March...

  • Tourists celebrate Christmas Eve in Bethlehem

    Tourists celebrate Christmas Eve in Bethlehem

    People and Christian pilgrims from around the world arrived at the square outside Bethlehem's Church of Nativity on Sunday , ahead of Christmas Eve celebrations in the site believed to be Jesus' place of birth. Earlier in the day, the acting Latin...

  • Emirates’ Hello 2018 welcomes the new year with attractive fares

    Emirates has launched its Hello 2018 fare sale, offering special deals on Economy Class flights to popular destinations. For those looking to take their dream holiday or visit their loved ones, these attractive fares can be booked between January ...

  • Ryanair hit with first ever pilots strike

    Ryanair hit with first ever pilots strike

    Ryanair failed to avert its first ever pilots strike on Friday as pilots in Germany held a four-hour walkout although airports and the Irish budget carrier said there had been little impact on flights. Ryanair had sought to avert a series of...

  • How to make your holiday better for the environment

    How to make your holiday better for the environment

    Sun, sea, sand and tower blocks in Benidorm, Spain. shutterstock Recently surfaced before and after shots of Benidorm – a seaside resort on the eastern coast of Spain – capture the physical transformations that have taken place in the region in...

  • Scents from around the world

    Scents from around the world

    After much experimentation in his laboratory on a smallholding in west Wales, a chartered civil engineer working in the nuclear industry has produced the country’s first bacon-scented air freshener. Haitham Al-Ubaidi and his wife Denise (Dee) run...

  • Eiffel Tower gets festive

    Eiffel Tower gets festive

    Paris' Eiffel Tower has been transformed into a winter wonderland, all decked out for the holidays with Christmas trees and giant penguins. The first floor terrace of the 324-metre-high monument opened its doors to tourists on Friday for the...

  • Skiing in the Czech Republic

    Skiing in the Czech Republic

    God was easy to find. But I had to use skis. The Czech Republic is probably better known for its garden gnomes than its ski resorts. It produces thousands of ornamental plastic gnomes every year. But only has a few ski resorts catering for quite a...

  • Airlines set for record profit in 2018

    Airlines set for record profit in 2018

    Improving economies and robust travel demand will return global airlines to record profit in 2018, with fares also set to rise, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said. Overall profits are expected to rise 11% to $38.4 billion in...

  • Italian culture capital yours to discover

    Italian culture capital yours to discover

    The Sicilian capital next year will be marking its status as the Italian capital of culture.  For a city boasting a rich cultural, architectural and gastronomical heritage such recognition comes as no surprise.  Palermo is currently going through...

  • Modica: beautiful Sicilian chocolate city

    Modica: beautiful Sicilian chocolate city

    Modica, a southeastern Sicilian city mainly renowned for its baroque architecture – for which it earned the title of World Heritage city by Unesco – is also known worldwide for its very particular chocolate. Every year the city organises a...

  • 'He just pulled my hand in to his lap': what it's really like to be assaulted on the London Underground

    'He just pulled my hand in to his lap': what it's really like to be assaulted on the London Underground

    Sexual harassment is rife in public spaces, and as an integral part of daily life, public transport is no exception. As global as it is endemic, women are forced to negotiate the risk and reality of sexual harassment as they get from A to B on a...