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Aerial View on Saint Julien and Spinola Bay at Dawn, Malta

Malta: An Investor’s Paradise (Part 2)

Further to Part 1 of this Article, which focused on the growth of and opportunities associated with Malta’s financial services industry, along with some of the other innovative legislation which is central to attracting inbound investment into Malta, in this Part 2 we shall be looking to further explore some of the attractive characteristics of […]

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Carnival 2017: a step away from making the Carnival Project a dream come true

The programme for the Carnival celebrations was announced today during a press conference at Pjazza Teatru Rjal addressed by the Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government Dr Owen Bonnici, Festivals Director Ms Annabelle Stivala Attard, Carnival Artistic Director Mr Jason Busuttil and the Chair of the Valletta 2018 Foundation Mr Jason Micallef. This year’s […]

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First impressions of Malta

Malta is well known for its party scene and beach culture in the summer months. But, is there more to the islands than this? Yes of course, Malta a lot more going for it as I have been discovering in the last month. I am in Malta as part of my programme of studies and […]

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Some of the best places in Europe to spend the most romantic day of the year

February 14th is Valentine’s Day, a time when lovers everywhere share a special meal, romantic weekend or a simple collection of moments together. With this day fast approaching we wanted to recommend some of the most romantic European cities to create that blush of Romance. Paris Let’s start with the city of Paris, said to […]

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4 of the best airport lounges around the world

Long layovers can be a pain for those who travel often. Whether it’s a couple of hours’ transit or a longer one that doesn;t warrant booking into the airport hotel, airport lounges exist to compensate for the stress that comes with air travel. Here are a few of those that promise to make you forget your […]

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5 Unmissable Landmarks in Budapest

In recent years, Budapest has been gaining a lot of attention; Thanks to its rich history and abundance of stunning landmarks, Hungary’s capital is considered by many to be the “Paris of the East”. Whether you’re planning a short getaway to this fascinating spot, or want to stay for longer and soak up the city, […]

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The international flavours of Carnival

The Carnival is a celebration of individuality, creativity, and hedonism. It is a time when we get to shed our persona and take on another, albeit for a brief interlude. Malta and Gozo put on two very different Carnival celebrations, one colourful and one grotesque. But what about the rest of the world?   Carnaval […]

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New Year’s Resolutions 2017

I’ve put off making my New Year’s Resolutions till today because I really wanted to have a good think about my priorities for 2017. The two areas I want to focus on most: Take better care of myself and take better care of my home. Take Care of Me There are the obvious ways to […]

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Last minute city breaks to see in the New Year

Want to end the year on a spontaneous note? Take a deep breath, close your eyes, and take a leap – pick a city that appeals to your senses and spend the end of the year (and start of 2017) in a magical way.     Madrid The street that never sleeps Absorb the awe-inspiring […]

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3 Nightmares within 7 days: My (fantastic) Vacation in London

I will not give a day by day schedule of my stay in London (I’d need a blog of my own, and my editor won’t let me). So here follow three different ordeals I experienced while abroad in my favourite city (it still is, despite this).     The Disappearing Cash Affair Not so much […]

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5 ways to experience Korea

The exotic, beautiful sights and delicious food of Korea annually attract thousands of visitors from across the globe. Typically, the best way to cover all the things that you really should see, is probably by booking a private tour. However, in addition to that, here are 5 suggestions on some ways to experience a different […]

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Demystifying the Maltese Residency and Citizenship programmes

With one of the most advantageous taxation systems in Europe and a sound business environment, Malta is booming as a place of allure and opportunities for investors. It also helps that Malta has signed double taxation treaties with more than 50 countries, ensuring that the profits companies make in Malta are exempt from taxes in their resident […]

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Azure Galaxy Suite wins Malta’s Leading Hotel Suite at 2016 World Travel Awards.

Azure, one of Europe’s leading vacation ownership specialists, is honoured to receive the World Travel Awards accolade of Malta’s Leading Hotel Suite 2016 for its Galaxy Suite; also nominated in Europe’s Leading Hotel Suite 2016 category. One of nine sumptuous penthouse suites, the Galaxy Suite forms part of The Heavenly Collection and elite Registry Collection […]

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Corinthia St George’s Bay becomes an official GoPro partner

Five-star Corinthia Hotel St George’s Bay launches its partnership with GoPro, encouraging guests to borrow their newest camera models and accessories free of charge from the hotel’s reception desk, and use the camera to capture immersive video and photo footage during their stay. The package comes with an 8GB SD card that guests have the […]

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5 of the best Christmas markets in Germany

The run up to Christmastime is one of the best seasons to visit Germany. Most of the cities hold Christmas markets from late November till Christmas, and sometimes longer. These are 5 cities in Germany that will transport you into a Christmas fairytale and really put you in the Christmas spirit.   1. Berlin (November […]

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Luxury for less at Corinthia Hotel Budapest

Travelling is a very personal experience; Whether your idea of a great trip involves getting immersed in the city like a local, or treating yourself to a fabulous weekend at a five-star hotel. What is certain is that regardless of what each individual looks for when booking a trip, everybody likes a good deal. Staying at […]

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5 jaw-dropping features you can find in a luxury jet

Think of it as super luxurious flying limousine that has all you could possibly need to fly you around the globe in extreme comfort. They are generally designed for business executives, government officials, celebrities, but also anyone who appreciates luxury flying. Most advantages to owning a jet are obvious: high speeds, the ability to go […]

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10 Adrenaline-fueled activities you can do in Malta

A simple google search is enough to find the points of interest in any country. Indeed, a visit to the three cities, Mdina, Mnajdra temples and St. John’s Co-Cathedral are always on any tourist’s itinerary. We have compiled a list of things to do for thrill seekers and for people keen on exploring the best […]

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Events you didn’t know you could host at sea

Malta has a shortage of land, but an abundance of sea and the perfect climate to compliment it.  As summer draws to an end, you may want to host one final occasion at sea.  For those who have plenty of ideas for next year (perhaps some which you couldn’t do this time around), here are 5 occasions […]

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Malta: What a pleasant surprise!

I came to Malta for a few months because I wanted to explore a country that is in many ways different from my home – France. There were some aspects of Malta that I had been aware of – others that were genuinely new to me.   The Maltese: Children of the sun It is a scientifically proven […]

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The 7 most beautiful European locations you must visit in Autumn

We think of autumn and picture bright, orange and yellow leaves curled on the ground, the crunching sound they make beneath our feet, their hypnotising feather-like dance as they fall from the trees, the rich earthy scent of soil and flowers, the chill in the air, the extra layer of clothing, and the dreamlike, hazy […]

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3 ways a chauffeur service can help you in today’s corporate world

Are you a managing partner within a high profile company or the CEO of a steadily growing (or established) firm? Perhaps you often find yourself rushing from one meeting or conference to another, or stepping off the plane, struggling to find the bearings of a new city – hoping you will get to enjoy some […]

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Sea Malta from a Different Perspective

Hot on the heels of its successful 2016 charter season launch, Azure Ultra hosted an exclusive event on Thursday evening on board its luxury Sunseeker yachts introducing its tailor-made charter experiences. As Malta’s premier luxury yacht charter provider, Azure Ultra is acclaimed for its signature high-end service, which elevates it well above the local charter […]

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7 Places you must visit in Japan

Many describe Japan as the window into the future, achieving a coveted, unique balance between technology and nature. The skyscrapers, bright neon lights, and advanced lifestyle so keenly associated with cities like Tokyo can be easily juxtaposed with the dream-like beauty of places like Mount Fuji, the idyllic bamboo forest, and the multitude of temples […]

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7 Sites that prove Malta is the Museum Island of the Mediterranean

Malta has an extraordinary ensemble of palaces, forts, and museums sprinkled over the archipelago. Furthermore, with 13 prehistoric temples and caves embedded in its landscape, along with several fortified cities, Malta doubles into an ‘open air’ museum where visitors can take a step back and learn from the past while living in the present. To […]

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From flight to sail, with your mind at ease

In an increasingly globalised world, constant, fast travel has become a key facet of high-end executive positions. Indeed, there are around 6 movements a day of private and executive jets in Malta. If you operate within this fast-paced reality and would like to slow the pace down and make a lasting impression on clients, or […]

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Why choose the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa ?

Young couples on their honeymoon, families with children, relaxation chasers … everyone has their own reasons to select the hotel best suited to their needs and desires for a successful holiday. It is important to know about the various services and facilities to make an informed decision for your next holiday or short break. Here […]

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5 Facts you didn’t know about Fort St. Elmo

The star shaped fort at the edge of Valletta was built by the Knights of St. John as an extension to the watch tower built by the Aragonese in 1488. The Fort was instrumental in the Great Siege of 1565 which saw the knights and the people of Malta defend the island from invasion by […]

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Catch a glimpse of what makes a Maltese summer so special

It is precisely for the Maltese lifestyle that I moved back to the island some years ago.  In summer, life is so varied and active that I am drawn in every time. I used to profess not to be a lover of the summer: Soaring temperatures and humidity were never my best friends. However, this […]

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Why a corporate travel consultant is a must for any business traveller

As the world becomes more connected through technology, doing business across borders is more commonplace than ever before. This means that business travel has also increased substantially. Sales meetings, product demonstrations, training courses, regional group meetings and familiarisation trips are just a handful of the reasons that keep executives on the move. I was an […]

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Colours of Malta: The Art of Tailoring Extraordinary Travel Experiences in Malta

Colours of Malta is complementing its conference and incentives business with the introduction of a new concierge service, offering a handpicked selection of Malta’s finest and most exclusive accommodations and travel experiences. The Colours of Malta team provides, selects, and tailors a range of exclusive excursions, events, and activities to make a family vacation or […]

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How to spend your time in St Julian’s

With waterfront restaurants, modern nightlife and glistening blue bays, St Julian’s is one of Malta’s most popular coastal districts in Malta. With so much going on, it’s easy to while away a summer’s day in this lively neighbourhood. From dining at The Villa Restaurant and partying at BarCelona Lounge to sunbathing on the beach, relaxing […]

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What do you need to pack for a weekend away on the boat?

Preparing your luggage to go out to sea is always a bit of a chore. Most women start the process some time ahead, armed with a packing list and smart space-saving techniques. Men tend to be slightly less preoccupied, and by this I mean they just throw a bunch of clothes into a carry-on at […]

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The Polish International Festival that all Aficionados of Classic Music must attend

The international music festival ‘Chopin and his Europe’ has been organised every August since 2005 in the capital of Poland, Warsaw. The festival has become one of the most important cultural events in Europe, celebrating the musical artistry of the European Romantic era within the context of its links with the life and work of one of […]

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More than a simple professional meeting, The Salon du luxe is a true experience

10 countries, 30 speakers, 15 conferences, 1200 attendees, two days and one closing night. The Salon du luxe Paris will take place in Maison de la Chimie, in Paris, on July 6th & 7th. Between tradition and modernity, the salon du luxe upsets codes of French luxury to promote the knowledge and creativity in the […]

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My perfect itinerary for a short visit to Malta

I have a true passion for this island I call home. Malta has been dubbed a jewel in the Mediterranean, and to me that jewel is a diamond: Multi-faceted, precious, resilient and beyond beautiful. One of the things that gives me the most pleasure is introducing newcomers to Malta; to its heritage, architectural wealth, rural […]

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Five of the Most Impressive Royal Palaces in London

The reigning monarchy is a symbol of British pride and their homes are some of the grandest in the United Kingdom. London is home to a number of world-famous palaces, many of which still function as official royal residences. And while the photogenic exteriors are impressive, getting a glimpse inside isn’t as hard as you […]

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Diving the Maltese Islands in Style

The Maltese Islands are a cornucopia of natural harbours, bays, sheltered creeks, cliffs, reefs and wrecks. Malta is a dream destination for scuba diving and underwater photography with some of the clearest and bluest waters in the world. Here marine life exists in a healthy ecosystem and creates a colourful backdrop to the seabed and […]

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Take the hassle out of the equation: Major benefits of being driven around Malta

Whether you are a business traveller on a brief visit to Malta, or an entrepreneur working locally with a busy schedule of meetings, a tight timetable always demands that you allocate the necessary time required to get from one place to another, with as much ease as possible. The realities of the Maltese roads mean […]

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A festival of light, colour and sound in one of Germany’s most picturesque cities – Cologne

We are no strangers to the occasional fireworks display in Malta, especially during the months of June, July and August. So we know how to appreciate a true spectacle when it comes to pyrotechnic theatre. One of these amazing spectacles is the Kölner Lichter, or Cologne Lights Festival. A celebration of colour, light and music, […]

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Corinthia Hotels announces new luxury hotel in Dubai

Corinthia Hotels has signed agreements with UAE-based Meydan Group to provide technical services and manage a luxury beachfront resort under construction in Dubai.   The luxury hotel and residences is the latest in a series of mega developments being undertaken by Meydan Group, which include large scale mixed-use urban and leisure developments across various prime […]

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Back to Budapest for a full summer programme

I know we introduced you to Budapest in the Spring earlier this year.  However, we simply could not pass up sharing with you how this vibrant city stays alive throughout the entire summer season. Summer is a particularly beautiful time of year in Budapest. The castles glisten in the sunlight, the Danube is filled with […]

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Discover Malta from a professional guide’s perpective

I have written time and again about the beauty and historical legacy that Malta can offer to visitors to our islands, or even to locals who want to re-discover our local treasures. But my perspective is that of an aficionado and a fan of the archipelago I call home. This time round I wanted to […]

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Wining & Dining at the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa this Spring

With summer fast approaching many of us begin our journey towards total relaxation and well-being. The  Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa is the perfect setting to perpetuate this feeling and its restaurants create the perfect ambience for wining and dining.From elegant gatherings to intimate dinners for two, their restaurants deliver the utmost care in every detail. […]

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Experience the traditional Swedish Midsummer Festival

If you want to party like a Swede join the biggest celebration of the year: the Midsummer festival. The summer solstice is celebrated with families and friends reunited for one weekend enjoying the nice weather, drinking, eating, singing, and dancing. The start of summer holidays Swedes like to flow with the rhythms of nature. At […]

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Walk on Water: Your Stylish Honeymoon in Malta aboard a Luxury Yacht

In a marriage, no other holiday holds the same significance as one’s honeymoon. After the excitement of the wedding has died down, and all the relatives and old friends are safely on their way back to their various home countries, it is the couple’s first opportunity to really be alone, just the two of them […]

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A river boat spectacle that will convince you to visit Hong Kong in June

With its unique skyline, Hong Kong is known by many as the city of skyscrapers and international trade, but if you take a closer, you will discover so much more. Beaches, cultural sites and traditional events tare just a few. Perhaps the most famous of them all is the Dragon Boat Festival, also known as […]

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Why do our mothers deserve spoiling on Mother’s Day?

I scoured the internet for quotes about Mothers. You know, the type that pops up on your social media feeds from time to time, waxing lyrical about what wonderful beings mothers are. But to be honest, none of them really do justice to what the word mother means to me. My mother, better known as […]

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Why should you consider the Budapest Spring Festival this April?

One of Europe’s largest cultural festivals, the Budapest Spring Festival takes place every year during the month of April. During 2016 the festival spans the 2 weeks between 8th and 24th April. The festival is made up of approximately 135 events spread over 32 venues. As well as theatres, galleries, museums and other private venues, […]

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Be Transported to France on a Culinary Voyage

French cuisine has long been renowned for its refinement and sophistication. It is Auguste Escoffier who in the 20th century put French cooking on the map as the modern haute cuisine.  This combined with the traditional regional cuisine, not fully accounted for by Escoffier, makes for an exciting culinary tradition, considered by many to be […]

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