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Florence

Italy

Date with the devil

Nick Trend follows in the footsteps of infamous Renaissance politician Machiavelli, from Florence's corridors of power to a modest Tuscan farmhouse.

Worldwide

How to beat the queues at the world's busiest attractions

Paris Eiffel Tower queues

Julietta Jameson reveals how to beat the crowds for 20 major sights from the Taj Mahal to the Tower of London.

Global

Whirlwind of rich rewards

Private jet

A pauper among princes and princesses, Max Anderson fastens his seatbelt for an air tour of a lifetime.

Mama Holiday

To Airbnb or not Airbnb?

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Tracey Spicer When travelling overseas, do you stay in someone's home or a hotel room?

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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.

Tripologist

From Paris to Rome, inhaling as you go

Tripologist How do we decide between the most loved, well-known destinations or attractions and discovering our own in France and Italy when we have only one week in each country?

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Travel News

Manila 'world's worst airport': Philippine President Benigno Aquino apologises

Terminal 1, Manila International Airport

10:10am | Air conditioning failures proves why this South-East Asia airport is named the world's worst by online travel guide.

High hopes for Blue Mountains tourism as Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take in the view

DAISY DUMAS | As the Duke of Cambridge peered over a cliff edge at Narrow Neck lookout near Katoomba on Thursday afternoon, there was a reason for his wife's apparent nerves. Unlike accompanying media and the Mountain Youth Services abseiling team, neither the second in line to the throne, nor the duchess, had the comfort of a safety harness.

Australia to see rush of UK tourists after royal visit

2:57pm | Royal visit by Kate, Wills and baby George is drawing UK tourists Down Under.

Missing Malaysia Airlines flight: CNN's MH370 expert sacked over bad clothes

2:24pm | Expert used by CNN for MH370 coverage sacked for 'shaming Canadians' with his dress sense.

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