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  • It’s ‘puddyng time’

    It’s ‘puddyng time’

    Entering the room, our fellow diners frisked us with their eyes. They gave our bodies the full sweep to satisfy themselves that we were not carrying any banned substances. Like blancmange. Or powdered desserts. I felt extremely self-conscious but,...

  • Getting to know Sicily through Montalbano

    Getting to know Sicily through Montalbano

    Il Commissario has done for southeast Sicily what Bergerac did for Jersey, Steve McGarrett for Hawaii, Wallender for south Sweden and what Shetland is doing for Shetland. TV detectives have become ambassadors and travel agents. They are bringing...

  • Loving Australia

    Loving Australia

    Travel to many is refreshing, to others adventurous and to other people it is business as usual and part and parcel of their daily work. For  Kevin Cremona from Santa Venera, a purser with Emirates for the past 12 years, work has enabled him to...

  • The enchanted land of Italy’s great red wines

    The enchanted land of Italy’s great red wines

    A long drive of nearly 200 kilometres took us all the way from Bergamo airport across most of the Po valley through four successive motorways. When we reached our agritourism – nestled among the hills south of Asti – it was almost dusk and we were...

  • Emirates enhances Nigeria service

    Emirates will be reinstating its second daily service to Lagos and resuming operations to Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja, with four weekly flights from December 15. Similar to the current daily service between Dubai and Lagos, the added frequencies...

  • Volotea launches routes to Bilbao, Nice

    Volotea launches routes to Bilbao, Nice

    Volotea will be operating  two new routes - from Malta to Nice and Bilbao for 2018. The flights are already on sale on the airline website and through travel agents. The route to Bilbao, which will become a new base for the airline next year, will...

  • Emirates welcomes 100th A380 to its fleet

    Emirates welcomes 100th A380 to its fleet

    Emirates today celebrates the milestone delivery of its 100th Airbus A380 aircraft at a special ceremony with Airbus at the manufacturer’s delivery centre in Hamburg. Emirates’ chairman and chief executive Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum said: “There...

  • A taste of high life

    A taste of high life

    Do you have trouble sleeping on planes? You won’t if you book into a new hotel in west Wales. Now you can stay the night in a crash-landed business jet powered by mains electricity. It also offers self-catering. It is parked up behind a gate in a...

  • 110 weekly flights to 22 destinations

    110 weekly flights to 22 destinations

    This winter, Air Malta will be operating over 110 weekly flights to 22 destinations, four more than last year, and increasing its capacity by around 21 per cent, or 146,000 more seats over last year. The winter schedule, which starts this weekend...

  • Second accolade for Malta as leading travel destination

    Second accolade for Malta as leading travel destination

    Malta was among 20 destinations chosen by Architectural Digest magazine’s travel experts as worth of a visit in 2018. The publication’s experts explored the ‘hottest new cultural institutions and hotels opening’ and looked around the globe for the...

  • Air New Zealand wins best airline of the year

    Air New Zealand wins best airline of the year

    AirlineRatings.com, a safety and product rating website, has announced Air New Zealand as its Airline of the Year for 2018. Air New Zealand is being honored for the fifth consecutive year for its record-breaking performance, multi award winning...

  • Great response to Air Malta’s re-entry on the Frankfurt route

    Great response to Air Malta’s re-entry on the Frankfurt route

    Air Malta’s new Frankfurt route has been welcomed by both the Maltese and German communities with flights for the first few weeks already sold out. Acting CEO Joseph Galea said: “This German city was one of the seven destinations which the...

  • Sleeping in a three-star bus

    Sleeping in a three-star bus

    It was not the first time I had fallen asleep on a bus after  the bar had closed and I had had a bit too much curry, gin and craft beer. But it was definitely my debut sleeping on a double-decker  with Egyptian cotton sheets, a log-burning stove, ...

  • Ryanair to change cabin bag policy in 2018

    Ryanair to change cabin bag policy in 2018

    Ryanair has decided to hold off on its new cabin bag policy until January 15, 2018, saying that this was to allow customers more time to adjust to the changes, particularly during the busy Christmas period. Ryanair’s new bags policy is meant to...

  • Freedom in Isla del Sol

    Freedom in Isla del Sol

    Deciding to abandon Peru and head briefly into Bolivian territory in the final part of his journey, Mark Strijbosch is totally mesmerised by an island in the middle of the highest lake in the world. Reaching it was just a boat ride and an insane...

  • No gladiators vs lions, but cheap seats now open in Rome's Colosseum

    No gladiators vs lions, but cheap seats now open in Rome's Colosseum

    Visitors to Rome's Colosseum can now see the structure as poor Romans once did - minus the wild animals, gladiators and Christian martyrs. The top floors of the amphitheatre which housed seats for the plebeian class have opened for the first time...

  • My very own Machu Picchu selfie

    My very own Machu Picchu selfie

    In this second part on Peru, Mark Strijbosch visits Machu Picchu. Unlike millions of travellers to this place who see it as the destination, for the adventurous young traveller it was all about an enduring six-day journey. Machu Picchu has been...

  • Cunard to add fourth ship to its fleet

    Cunard to add fourth ship to its fleet

    Luxury cruise brand Cunard will be adding a fourth ship to its fleet. This investment is part of the company’s ambitious plans for the future of Cunard globally; and which underpins the company’s continued growth ambitions for world’s most iconic...

  • MTA's Moscow office wins award

    MTA's Moscow office wins award

    Malta Tourism Authority’s Moscow office has been awarded “The best national tourism office or convention bureau in the field of MICE promotion” award during the eight annual ceremony of the Russian Business Travel & MICE Awards, held in...

  • InterContinental scoops leading hotel award

    InterContinental scoops leading hotel award

    The InterContinental Hotel won two categories at the World Travel Awards, scooping the Leading Hotel Award in Malta, as well as the best suite award for its Presidential Suite. The Palace in Sliema was voted as Malta’s Leading Business Hotel at...