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North America

Londonderry, Northern Ireland, where the tour guides are like comedians.

Global

Laugh locations; the world's funniest places

Mark Juddery We travel to relax, or for thrills, or to be educated – but what if we just need some good cheer?

The Backpacker

It's time to cut Americans some slack

Friends holding American flag

The Backpacker American tourists: loud, rude and demanding? Sometimes, but there's more to them than that.

Air travel

Flight test: Delta economy class

Delta's economy class.

Flight Test A warm welcome from the flight crew sets the tone for the trip - we felt looked after.

Travel tips: San Diego's beach towns' secrets

San Diego at night.

USA San Diego's beach towns is the location of choice for those who have discovered out how to live, work and play by the ocean.

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Photo galleries

Photos

High Roller : World's tallest observation wheel opens in Las Vegas

People ride in the cabins of the 550-foot-tall High Roller observation wheel after its opening in Las Vegas, Nevada March 31, 2014. The observation wheel, the tallest in the world, is part of the Linq project, a $550 million development by Caesars Entertainment Corp. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRAVEL ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS)

The Las Vegas High Roller at The LINQ begins operation in Las Vegas. The 168-metre-tall attraction, which opened to the public on Monday, is the highest observation wheel in the world and features 28...

Photos

Six of the best: wellness retreats

Bikini Boot Camp, Mexico, Tulum.

Looking to find a healthier and more balanced you? These top six retreats offer the perfect surrounding to relax and regenerate, writes Flip Byrnes.

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Travellers Tips

Tips

Tourists beware: thievery hotspots around the world

London may not have the reputation for crime that some other cities do, but it's actually one of Europe's worst cities for thieves.

Mark Juddery When a bag containing my laptop and smartphone was stolen in London, it was a shock to me - but not to the locals.

Air travel

Fun before you fly

Delayed passengers at airport

Stuck in transit? Feeling bored? Brian Johnston finds 50 fun things to do at the world's airports.

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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

17 Apr | 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

17 Apr | Expert used by CNN for MH370 coverage sacked for 'shaming Canadians' with his dress sense.

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