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Shopping

Retail outlets in Sydney airport.

Luxe Nomad

The three dangers of duty free

Lee Tulloch Another day, another airport, another few hours of wandering around in a daze before the plane boards. Another duty free shop to peruse.

Luxe nomad

Why no traveller can resist an outlet mall

Handbag window display in Via Monte Napoleone, Milan, Italy.

Lee Tulloch Why would anyone visit a generic mall in a foreign country? Here's why.

Travel Insider

Who buys duty free on board a plane? You do

Korean Air's A380 features a duty free shop on board.

Jane E Fraser When it comes to buying stuff on planes, there are two things we're most interested in.

The Netherlands

Going Dutch in style

mandatory credit: Chris Van Hove

Nine Streets Amsterdam

Shaney Hudson Amsterdam's Nine Streets is the city's best boutique district, writes Shaney Hudson.

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Special features

Japan

Cool, bold and exclusive

Tokyo, Akihabara, two girls in Cosplay.

Shopping in Tokyo is not just retail therapy, it's a feast for the senses through displays of cutting-edge art and design, writes Misha Janette.

Queensland

Indie vibe is right on trend

Shopping

Belinda Jackson finds fashion and jewellery, heels and perfume, in the city's thriving design precincts.

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Traveller Christmas gift guide 2013

earth as gift

Even if you can't afford a round-the-world air ticket this Christmas ($2476, escapetravel.com.au), a classic Louis Vuitton suitcase ($8750 for the Alzer, louisvuitton.com.

Travellers Tips

Shopping

Open and shut case

Sascha Griffin

Nina Karnikowski Trying to shut your suitcase should not end in tears, writes Nina Karnikowski.

Air travel

Grounded by liquid laws

Airport selection ... bargains abound but it pays to be up to speed on travel regulations.

Knowing when to buy is critical if you don't want your duty-free alcohol confiscated when boarding, writes Michael Gebicki.

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Travel News

Qantas reroutes flights as PNG's Rabaul Volcano erupts

The smoke and ash from Mount Tavurvur

MICHAEL KOZIOL 3:26pm | A giant ash cloud is affecting some flights to and from Australia following a major eruption of the Rabaul caldera in Papua New Guinea.

Czech hotel threatens peeing tourists with YouTube post

OLIVER SMITH 9:25am | A Czech hotel is hoping to deter public urination by threatening to post videos of offenders on YouTube.

Family fuming after wheelchair-using granny left in corner of Newark Airport for 11 hours

28 Aug | A family is fuming mad after an airport worker parked a wheelchair-using grandmother in a departure lounge and an airline's "processing error" led her to be left there for up to 11 hours.

'Roofing': The best way to see Saint Petersburg

28 Aug | Thrill-seekers believe the best way to see Russia's imperial capital is by hopping roof to roof.

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