Alpine property prices on the slide

Toby Johnstone It's that time of year when daydreams turn from idyllic beaches to wood fires.


Ever-growing appetite for luxuries of life

Luxury hotel.

Alexandra Smith For the price of a new car, you can fly to Antarctica on a private jet and camp alongside emperor penguins.

Tour drop

Economic downturn puts freeze on Antarctic tourism

Emperor penguins near the Dumont d Urville base, Antarctica.

The economic downturn has frozen enthusiasm to travel to the Antarctic, with tourism operators reporting a sharp downturn in bookings.