Tips and deals of the week: Miraviva, BA returns to Malta and Sawday's Guide to British Hotels & Inns

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The tour operator

Miraviva is a new high-end operator offering tailor-made holidays in Latin America. Itineraries include beach time in Bahia, Brazil; visits to World Cup host cities; and trekking in Chile (

The route

British Airways returns to Malta next spring. Daily non-stop flights from Gatwick resume on 30 March ( For our latest 48 hours guide to Malta and accompanying film, see

The book

The 15th edition of Sawday's Guide to British Hotels & Inns has 34 new entries, including a coastal inn in Northumberland and a Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms in Kent; £15.99 (