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Aquis resort: Why put a mega resort in Tropical North Queensland?

Jane E Fraser What are they thinking, even considering a mega resort development in Tropical North Queensland?

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Bye, Singapore: the hottest new stopover cities for Australians

Dubai

Jane E Fraser Big-name attractions are drawing travellers away from Bangkok or Singapore to new stopover destinations.

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Mid-air connection: who needs wifi on a plane?

Woman using a laptop in an airplane

Jane E Fraser Am I the only one who doesn’t want internet access and mobile phones on planes?

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Should kids get cheaper seats on planes?

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Jane E Fraser As a parent I shouldn’t say this, but I don’t understand why children get cheaper seats on planes.

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Special needs: Are women travellers really a different species?

Are women travellers really any different to male travellers?

Jane E Fraser What’s so special about female travellers? Do they really have different needs to men?

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Bag behaviour: when baggage handlers go bad

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Jane E Fraser The shocking thing about the Air Canada baggage handlers is that people were shocked.

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The world's most popular tourist attraction is ...

Jane E Fraser If you were asked to name the world's most popular attraction, what would you guess?

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Why do we need six months validity on our passports?

An Australian passport will get you into 167 countries around the world without a visa.

Jane E Fraser Imagine buying a 12-month gym membership and being told it is actually only valid for 11 months: you'll still be a member for the last month but they won't let you in.

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What really works for jet lag?

Flight attendant jet lag

Jane E Fraser Everyone has a theory, but what really works for jet lag?

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Air travel etiquette: for a start, wear deodorant

Passengers should respect their neighbours on flights.

Jane E Fraser Are you a good airline companion? Or is the person next to you silently begging for escape?

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Beat the falling Aussie dollar: holiday here

Mossman River

Jane E Fraser Forget about the falling Aussie dollar, there's a simple way to solve it.

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How to house swap happily

House swap

Jane E Fraser Never talk to strangers… unless they have a fabulous house you can borrow.

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The battle against stomach bugs

Cruise ship pool

Jane E Fraser Cruise ships are fighting a battle against the spread of gastro outbreaks on board.

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Of course you get your bond back - when we're ready

Campervan holiday on the Great Ocean Road.

Jane E Fraser Hotels and hire companies will ask for a bond from your credit card - but why do they take so long to give the money back?

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What some hotels will do for their youngest guests

Knotts Berry Farm Hotel

Jane E. Fraser In-room fairy floss makers, 'tuck-in' services, even babies can have their own concierge if you're prepared to pay enough.

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UK is showing us the way, in sport and tourism

London tourists at Tower Bridge

Travel Insider Sydney, this is how it’s supposed to be done. A year on from hosting the Olympics, Britain is putting us to shame.

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'Your feedback is important to us' - really?

Angry man on phone.

Travel Insider Travel companies are constantly shoving feedback forms under our noses. But they seem to file it in the recycling bin.

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Go with the flow on the continent

Mucci

Travel Insider A deckchair by the pool or croissants at a sidewalk cafe? The strong Aussie dollar and cheap airfares make Europe a hot option for winter getaways.

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The quest for piste offerings

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Travel Insider It may be the opening weekend of the 2013 local ski season, but overseas snow holidays are in demand.

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Book wisely to share the wealth

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Travel Insider Tourism in poor countries does not always bring benefits to local communities. Here's how to make sure your money stays where it is needed.