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Budget Holidays in Victoria

On the up ... Bounce Sydney, Surry Hills.

Budget travel

Chic and cheerful

Kahla Preston Enterprising hostels are casting off the dingy tag with cool decor and features.

Victoria

The best things in life

Cheap thrills ... the Brambuk Cultural Centre.

With its natural beauty and wealth of attractions, it doesn't cost a fortune to enjoy the Garden State, writes Sandy Guy.

Victoria

A budget winter in Melbourne

Diana Plater finds that despite the cold, Melbourne in winter can be a great - and cheap - experience.

Airlines

Tiger Airways: not so vicious after all

Claws out ... Tiger Airways dictates the use of a certain credit card.

Belinda Merhab Gasps of horror followed whenever I mentioned the airline getting me to my Gold Coast getaway.

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Inside Australia's first Tune Hotel

Tune Hotel Melbourne

Take a look inside the first Tune Hotel in Australia, on Swanston St in Melbourne. The Tune Hotel chain, an offshoot of low-cost carrier AirAsia, applies a 'budget airline' approach to its rooms,...

Travellers Tips

Travel tips

All the buzz on a budget

Phra Nang beach, Krabi. Thailand.

From Hobart to Ho Chi Minh City, Ben Groundwater picks the new year's best affordable breaks.

Tips

Beyond frequent flyer points

Frequent Flyer Credit card Qantas

You save up your frequent flyer points and hand over your card at the supermarket - but when it comes to travel perks you might be only scratching the surface.

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Travel News

Why some flights are safer than others

Delta Air Lines jet OK

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.

Boozy with bad diets but foreigners love the British, study says

12:32pm | Despite a passion for binge-drinking and lousy food, Britain was named the second most attractive country along with Australia, according to a survey.

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