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 […]


The partnership is a first step towards the internationalisation of eCabs’ technology. The founders of eCabs and M-TRIBES, a Germany based software provider for mobility and logistics businesses recently announced to extend their technology partnership and offer a unique bundle of ride-hailing and delivery software and services in Europe and Northern Africa. Following their collaboration […]


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 […]


Four villages and a beach were evacuated Saturday by the fire service, the coast guard and private boats after a wildfire that broke out in western Greece. The fire was in a mountain forest 30 kilometers (19 miles) east of Patras, Greece’s third-largest city, Citizen Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis said late Saturday. Aided by strong […]


Catania Airport briefly closes but later reopened Forest fires in Sicily in the south of Italy has affected several places, especially the city center of Catania, according to local media on Friday. The fires, which broke out in the afternoon at different locations near Catania and spread rapidly because of the wind, caused several families […]


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 […]


Royal Caribbean Cruises can start marketing summer 2021 sailings from Cyprus to British customers, thanks to the lifting of a ban on international cruises. Jewel of the Seas (pictured) has been based in Limassol and sailing around the Greek islands since early July, with vaccinated passengers from countries such as Cyprus, Israel and the US. […]


Turkish firefighters made progress in the last hours in containing deadly wildfires that forced the evacuation of entire villages and Mediterranean coast hotels already reeling from the shock of the coronavirus pandemic. Blazes that erupted Wednesday to the east of tourist hotspot Antalya on Turkey’s scenic southern shores have officially killed four people and injured […]

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