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  • 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...

  • Peru without a guide

    Peru without a guide

    In the first of a series of three travelogues, Mark Strijbosch is left slightly baffled as he travels from Lima, through rivers and lakes, until he’s finally on a long trek to Machu Picchu via Cusco, one of the country’s finest, highest and...

  • Hundreds of Air Malta tickets to be won this Saturday

    Hundreds of Air Malta tickets to be won this Saturday

    Hundreds of Air Malta Go Light flight tickets can be won this Saturday during a event being held at St Anne’s Square in Sliema between 10am till 2pm. The event, which will include various games, is aimed at promoting Air Malta’s latest product...

  • The land that time will never forget

    The land that time will never forget

    One of its most illustrious natives called it “a distant land” even though it is not that far away from any country in Europe. John Paul II must have had something else in mind when he made that statement soon after being elected pope – the first...

  • Soaking up the luxury in Cuba

    Soaking up the luxury in Cuba

    It was a difficult choice. It always is when you are lying on your stomach. Do you want the four hands or just two? The ‘Exotic Ceylan’ or the ‘Placid Paradise’? But when in Cuba and horizontal on your cama lounger in your own private, open-air...

  • L’Argimusco, Sicily’s own Neolithic mystery site

    L’Argimusco, Sicily’s own Neolithic mystery site

    As you drive away from the Taormina area towards the Nebrodi mountains, you get the sense of entering a completely different country. Yet the Nebrodi and the mountains nearby are still Sicily. Beyond Randazzo the scenery turns into a typical...

  • Air Malta adds Malaga to schedule

    Air Malta adds Malaga to schedule

    Next summer Air Malta will inaugurate a twice-weekly scheduled service to Malaga, the second most populous city of Andalusia and the sixth largest in Spain. This is the first time Air Malta will introduce scheduled services to the city and...

  • Great savings on flights to Cyprus with Emirates

    Great savings on flights to Cyprus with Emirates

    With its daily service between Malta and Cyprus, Emirates is offering winter escapes to Cyprus with Economy Class all-inclusive fares starting from €159, on companion basis. Available for outbound travel from Malta until March 31, 2018, with no...

  • Never bored with Bordeaux

    Never bored with Bordeaux

    Herman Grech finds much more than fine wine in the French town. Bruno, our flamboyant tour guide, pirouettes above the crowd on Rue Esprit des Lois and orders: “Come wiv me, I vill show you something vewy special.” We march into an outlet called...

  • Lady Di’s favourite hotel and island

    Lady Di’s favourite hotel and  island

    It is a strange feeling following in the flip-flop steps of royalty. And swimming in the same palm-fringed pool in which Lady Diana displayed her breaststroke and the boys learned to ‘bomb’. Although I doubt the resident labrador didn’t sink his...

  • 5 things to explore in Bordeaux

    5 things to explore in  Bordeaux

    Ramona Depares lets herself be seduced by wine, sights and food at the Unesco World Heritage city that sits coyly on the River Garonne, southwest France. When I was informed that our very Malta International Airport now offered a direct connection...