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 […]


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 […]


The Region of Crete continues to invite travelers to “sense” the island’s authenticity during all seasons through an ongoing tourism campaign running on international websites and social media. Under the slogan “Crete, Sense the Authentic”, the campaign aims to promote the authentic experiences the island offers during all seasons to visitors from Europe and other […]


Regional tourism has started picking up and international tourists are expected to return in August, September and October. King Abdullah II directed the government to work intensively, through its ambassadors, to depict Jordan as a ‘Green’ country for traveling. The tourism sector in Jordan has gradually started to show signs of a positive trend after […]


Malta International Airport CEO Alan Borg says situation worsened because of strict rules. Tourist numbers will likely be “worse” in August than in July despite the month traditionally being Malta’s busiest, airport CEO Alan Borg said on Thursday, as the island struggles to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. In comments to Times of Malta on […]


The situation for international travel was nowhere it needed to be in June, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The association on Wednesday announced that passenger demand performance for June 2021 showed a very slight improvement in both international and domestic air travel markets. However, IATA said demand remains significantly below pre-Covid-19 levels […]


Greek infectious disease expert, Haralambos Gogos, on Thursday said a few more Greek islands are reaching ‘red’ coronavirus (Covid-19) status due to a rise in cases. Referring to a “rising problem” while speaking to SKAI TV, Gogos informed that the islands of Paros and Tinos are following in the footsteps of Ios and are showing […]

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