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Traveller

Luxury Shopping Holidays

Splash out ... the Peninsula's pool has views across the harbour.

Hong Kong

Search for a fashion plate

In Hong Kong, Jane Reddy gets a taste for designer warehouses and high tea at the Peninsula.

Qatar

Enlightenment in the desert

Doha Qatar

Rather than compete with Dubai's glitz, Doha is building its reputation as a five-star culturalcapital, writes Leisa Tyler.

London

Beyond the looking glass

What recession? ... a Selfridges window display

Window shopping is fine but these stores are made for serious splurging, writes Rachael Oakes-Ash.

Trends

The coolest new ideas in hotels

Le-Bristol-car

Kay O'Sullivan Extravagant room gadgets, discounts for eco-conscious guests and Smart Cars for shopping are among some of the coolest new ideas at luxury hotels.

Map of Australia

Travel News

Planes, porn and racism: Travel's biggest Twitter fails

Justine Sacco's Twitter post.

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 5:15pm | You won't believe what some travellers - and travel companies - have done on Twitter.

Italy's 'haunted' island up for auction

TOM KINGTON 10:52am | Italy is hoping to transform the "haunted" island into a holiday spot with a luxury hotel.

Couple convert a plane into guest accommodation in Great Southern

ALEISHA ORR 4:01am | If the DC-3 aeroplane that will soon act as an alternative accommodation option on a rural West Australian property could speak to its guests, it would have some interesting stories to tell.

Pack your bags, Queensland campaign combats the Ita effect

CAMERON ATFIELD 15 Apr | The Queensland government has launched a new campaign to encourage tourists back into the state, following a wave of publicity dominated by tropical cyclone Ita.

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