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Smallest price rise seen in Malta trips
Adam Blaxhall | April 10, 2012 | 9:40 am | UK travel industry | Only Pings

Holidays to Malta have seen the smallest increase in price of all trips within the Commonwealth, it has been revealed

The cost of a week-long holiday in Malta has risen by only £1 over the last year, figures from M&S Money showed.

The study of 10 Commonwealth countries showed that, including flights from airports such as Heathrow and Stansted, Cyprus (£1,199) had the lowest total costs, with Malta next (£1,230) and Kenya third (£1,435).

The most expensive destination was Singapore (£2,662) followed by New Zealand (£2,206).

Excluding flights, Kenya was the best-value destination, followed by Cyprus, South Africa and Malta.

Kenya’s excluding-flight figure of £998 came despite a rise of 13.65% in costs in the East Africa country in the last 12 months.

Costs were also up more than 8% in New Zealand and Barbados but rose only 0.08% in Malta and were less than 1.5% up in Cyprus, South Africa and Canada.

Jane Lawson, head of travel money at M&S Money, said: “In the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year many people will be tempted to follow in the footsteps of the Royal Family and see what the Commonwealth has to offer.

“Luckily, favourable exchange rates and lower inflation mean many countries in the Commonwealth offer great value for money.”

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easyJet adds new flights to Malta
Jake Richards | February 18, 2011 | 9:26 am | easyJet | No comments

Belfast International has added Malta to its list of destinations, which already include London Stansted and Paris among others. 

easyJet adds new flights to Malta

easyJet adds new flights to Malta

The new flights, the airline’s 20th route, will leave twice a week, making it easier for passengers to hop across to the Mediterranean island.

Meanwhile for those flying into Stansted may need to arrange transport into central London to continue their trip or to catch connecting flights at Heathrow, Luton or Gatwick airports.

Paul Simmons, easyJet Regional general manager, said: “We’re delighted to be launching this new route to Malta, which is a popular destination for leisure and business travellers, and strengthens easyJet’s existing destinations from Northern Ireland.

“Malta has a rich history that is evident in its stunning architecture. For today’s visitors, there is also the obvious attraction of clear blue waters and dry, warm summers,” he added.

Once in Malta, it’s well worth catching the ferry over to the small neighbouring island of Gozo – well known for its rustic scenery and plethora of churches – 22 in total. The Xewkija church, featuring its famous dome which is larger than London’s St Paul’s Cathedral, can seat 3,000 people.

Gozo is also famous for its Ggantija temples – the oldest religious structures in the world.

Copyright Press Association 2011

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