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Athens

Frequent Flyer

Traveller Q&A: Andrew Walsh

Sally Webb Andrew Walsh Artistic director of White Night Melbourne, an annual dawn-to-dusk arts festival.

Cruising

Ships in the night

AXW2TR Curetes Street and Library of Celsus, completed in AD 135. Ephesus, Turkey. Image shot 2007. Exact date unknown. shd travel september 15 cruise report ALAMY

Cruise lines are recognising the value of longer stays in port, writes Louise Goldsbury.

Cruising

Let's get digital

Joanna Hall There was a time not long ago when cruise ships didn't even have a phone guests could use. Now they're a haven of high-tech gizmos.

Greece

Remember the titan

Even in the grip of financial despair, the ancient city of Athens is as magnetic as ever, writes Daniel Scott.

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Big luxury: record-breaking hotels

Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai

Hotels are pushing the boundaries to claim an "est" title - the priciest, the biggest - and lure travellers to check out their record-breaking offerings.

Travellers Tips

Europe

Keys to the cities

When in room ... and from Hotel Le Continental, Bordeaux.

A Bordeaux bolthole for $120 a night? A riverside retreat in Lisbon for the same? Here's our guide to some of Europe's best-value hotels and guesthouses this season.

Tips

Roam alone

Woman pretending to kiss the Sphinx, Egypt. Solo travel.

Breaking free of the tribe can deliver the holiday of a lifetime, writes frequent soloist Julietta Jameson.

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Map of Athens

Travel News

Deals of the week: Bali bargain

Nikko Resort, Bali.

JULIETTA JAMESON | Stay six nights at the Grand Nikko Bali at Nusa Dua for the price of three.

Traveller letters: Qantas Club members deserve lounge access, despite codeshares

We have been life members of the Qantas Club for more than 20 years.

Should you be afraid of flying?

BRITTANY MANN 25 Jul | The two Malaysia Airlines incidents have not helped those with a fear of flying, but are those fears realistic?

Donald Trump unveil plans for new Washington DC luxury hotel

25 Jul | The Trump empire is expanding to include a 270-room luxury hotel in DC that has bathrooms trimmed in gold.

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