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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

Floating snowflake hotel offers different view of Northern Lights

Dutch Docklands

JOHN O'CEALLAIGH 8:35am | Travellers who dream of seeing the Northern Lights will have the opportunity to do so from a glass-roofed, snowflake-shaped floating hotel come 2017.

Why some flights are safer than others

4:45pm | Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe step aboard an plane. But not all flights are equally safe.

Helsinki airport introduces world's first passenger tracking system

1:38pm | Helsinki's airport will be the world's first to track passengers in real-time from parking lot to takeoff, but the plan has been criticised by civil liberty groups.

Two new hotels at Brisbane Airport

CAMERON ATFIELD 4:10pm | Pullman and Ibis hotels to be built by November at cost of $150m.

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