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Budget Holidays in North America

The Qantas Boeing 747-400 travels from Dallas to Sydney, via Brisbane.

Flight Test

Flight Test: Qantas 747 economy class

Flight Test Qantas will finish reconfiguring its 747-400s with A380-style seating by the end of October.

USA

The canny traveller: Chinese in San Fran

Ben Hall veers off the tourist drag to find San Francisco's best dim sum at a fraction of the price.

USA

New York without the high price tag

People on the beach at Coney Island, Brooklyn.

Aviva Lowy gets a New York experience without the Manhattan price tag - across the bridge in Brooklyn.

Jobless holidays

Top 10 holidays for the newly unemployed

Yoga-Sitting

Lost your job? Travel could be just the opportunity needed to expand horizons and build some new skills.

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Photo galleries

World's best free attractions

Where to? Mystery tours are back in fashion.

Backpacker blogger Ben Groundwater names the best free attractions around the world.

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

Tips on tipping: it's a minefield for Aussie travellers

Tipping tips money

Knowing when and how much to tip can be confusing, not just the in the US. So what are the rules?

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Map of North America

Travel News

Donald Trump unveil plans for new Washington DC luxury hotel

Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka (R) attend the ground breaking ceremony of the Trump International Hotel at the Old Post Office Building in Washington. The $US200 million transformation of the Old Post Office Building into a Trump hotel is scheduled for completion in 2016.

9:46am | The Trump empire is expanding to include a 270-room luxury hotel in DC that has bathrooms trimmed in gold.

Economic recovery drives more UK, US tourists to Australia

9:31am | Economic recovery in the UK and US has helped drive a surge in overseas travellers to Australia.

Family kicked off Southwest Airlines flight over Twitter complaint

3:09pm | A family was asked to get off flight in the US because of a tweet the father sent out complaining about the airline's service.

Malaysia Airlines wins support after poignant MH17 tweet

ANNIE DANG 24 Jul | Malaysia Airlines has received huge support after posting a simple, poignant message on Twitter.

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