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Budget Holidays in Africa

Stunning view ... Sydney Harbour YHA.

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Ahead of the pack

Ben Groundwater Ben Groundwater puts to rest the age-old notion that to backpack is to slum it with this list of 'poshpacker' hostels.

Budget travel

Travellers turn to cheap adventures amid downturn

Cheaper airfares are compelling increasing numbers of people to book African safaris, Vietnamese bike tours, and Moroccan desert trips as a way to escape news of the depressed - and depressing -...

Among friends in Cairo central

Belinda Jackson The Pension Roma hotel is a budget traveller's dream in the thick of the city action.

Egypt

First class with the pharaohs

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There's a Mediterranean getaway for under a tenner, writes Belinda Jackson.

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World's best free attractions

Where to? Mystery tours are back in fashion.

Backpacker blogger Ben Groundwater names the best free attractions around the world.

Travellers Tips

Tips

Today, the greenback, tomorrow the world

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Jane E. Fraser How's your Egyptian? Your Cantonese? Hungarian? The strong Aussie dollar makes many destinations more affordable, beyond the usual haunts in America and Europe.

Tips

Case study: top tips on packing your bags

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From vacuum packing to cool-weather layering, the canny traveller's luggage mantra is all about economy.

More travellers tips on Budget Holidays in Africa

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Travel News

Can I help you? Inside the world's most hated airline's complaints department

Ryanair chief Michael O'Leary

LIZZIE PORTER 5:27pm | Meet the Ryanair team with the unenviable task of dealing with complaints, and take a peek inside Michael O'Leary's costume cupboard.

'Beware Ebola': Ignorance of Africa's geography hurting tourism

1:02pm | When Canadian tourist Shauna Magill posted on Facebook that she'd arrived safely in Uganda, a friend warned her to beware of "a thing called Ebola please".

Holiday.com domain name could sell for $A37 million at auction

NATALIE PARIS 10:20am | Holiday.com could fetch $A37 million when it is auctioned off at the World Travel Market later this year, it is claimed.

Brazilian village filled with beautiful single women seeks men

10:11am | Remote village almost entirely populated by single women appeals for men.

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