Royal Caribbean International has put its 2023 European summer programme on sale, with nine ships visiting more than 25 countries. Destinations range from the Amalfi Coast to the Holy Land, Croatia, the British Isles, Canary Islands, Greece, Iceland and Israel. The programme of 35 itineraries begins in May 2023 with cruises that range from five […]


Cyprus has introduced a new requirement for travellers to present a negative PCR result for Covid-19, taken within 48 hours of departure for the island, regardless of their vaccination status. The move is a response to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, according to The UK Foreign Office advice page for Cyprus said […]


As countries around the world fret over the arrival of the omicron coronavirus variant and a sudden rise in daily infections, experts insist that the pandemic will continue to cloud our daily lives in 2022 unless we really get serious about the endgame. Pandemics do eventually end, even if omicron is complicating the question of […]


Business on New Year’s Eve was ‘far better’ than Christmas Eve. Hotels and restaurants in Malta are reported to have had a generally good New Year’s Eve despite the cancellation of mass events and a surge in COVID-19 cases. The President of the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association, Tony Zahra, said that expectations for December […]


For air travelers, the new year picked up where the old one left off – with lots of frustration. By late Saturday afternoon on the East Coast, more than 2,600 U.S. flights and nearly 4,600 worldwide had been canceled, according to tracking service FlightAware. That is the highest single-day U.S. toll yet since just before […]


Liquidators of the collapsed Thomas Cook Group are said to be trying to sell the failed firm’s stake in The Airline Group, which holds a 42% interest in National Air Traffic Services (Nats). Sky News has reported that professional services firm AlixPartners launched a process shortly before Christmas to sell Thomas Cook’s 1.17% shareholding in […]

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