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Reunion

Garden island ... hikers survey Cirque de Mafate.

Africa

Baguettes in backpacks

Louise Southerden hikes the volcanic trails of Reunion, a remote Indian Ocean island that remains determinedly French.

Flight test

Flight test: Air Austral Comfort Class

Air Austral has reversed a decision to drop flights from Sydney to Reunion Island.

Flight Test Air Austral has reversed its decision to drop Sydney-Reunion flights.

Indian Ocean

Smart and sassy, green and Gallic

Mauritius.

Peter Gearin finds it hard to choose between neighbours Mauritius and Reunion.

Travellers Tips

Travel trends

Hot tickets for the year ahead

Airport pat down US security

Distant shores continue to beckon, but they may cost more in 2011.

Map of Reunion

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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