Tenerife and Majorca were the most booked destinations in the week to August 1, new data shows. Late bookings for this summer dominated although there was a swing towards winter sun from summer 2022, according to the latest activity report by price comparison site The Canary Islands dominated winter 2021-22 bookings, accounting for around […]


CDC issued update amid Delta variant concerns Malta has been added to the United States’s “very high risk” travel list together with several other coutries amid fears over the rapid spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19. The US Centres Disease Control and Prevention added a total of 16 countries to its red list, including […]


Tougher conditions for returning British visitors could deliver a huge blow to the summer season at a time when many businesses are struggling to survive after a year and a half of pandemic Spain’s tourism industry is facing a new hurdle in its race to save the summer season, and the outcome will largely depend […]


Nearly nine in ten airline customers say carriers should maintain safety and wellbeing support after Covid travel restrictions are lifted, according to a poll by Etihad. The Gulf carrier surveyed nearly 10,000 UK consumers in partnership with Country & Town House magazine and found 89% wanted to protection to remain in place. Jeremy Pollock, country […]


Air Malta and Emirates have renewed their long-standing agreement by which they will codeshare flights between Malta and Larnaca, Cyprus. Emirates, the operating airline, has restarted operations between Malta and Larnaca with a three times a week schedule, with flights connecting on to Emirates’ home base in Dubai. Commenting on this agreement Roy Kinnear, Air […]


Raging wildfires threatening hotels and homes have forced the evacuation of tourists from beaches in the Marmaris region of Turkey. Firefighters have been battling to control dozens of blazes resulting in holidaymakers in Bodrum having to escape from hotels. Turkish Coastguard vessels – assisted by private boats and yachts – were deployed to rescue tourists […]


Direct flights all through this month Lufthansa has completed the first of 12 chartered flights between Newark USA and Malta to ferry cruise passengers. The non-stop flight was operated on Saturday, bringing the mostly American passengers to Malta to board a Viking Cruises ship in Grand Harbour. The flights will be operated three times a […]


A five-day quarantine rule for UK arrivals into Italy has been extended by a month until August 30. The decision effectively writes off the hopes of Britons taking summer holidays to the country. The mandatory isolation was extended by Italian health minister Roberto Speranza. However, he said that people who have been vaccinated in the […]

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