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  • 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...

  • 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...

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