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Luxury Holidays in North America

Talabgaon Castle Heritage Resort, Jaipur, India.

Worldwide

How to bring the glamour of travel back

Too often, modern-day travel can feel sanitised and rushed, leaving you yearning for the era of gracious, slow-paced touring on a grand scale.

USA

Spend the night in Gianni Versace's Miami mansion

The swimming pool as seen from The Rotunda at Casa Casuarina, the former home of Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace in Miami Beach, Florida.

John O'Ceallaigh Almost 14 years after the designer was shot dead outside the property, Versace's mansion opens as a luxury hotel.

USA

California dreaming

Michael Idato discovers absolute luxury can seem effortless, in true Hollywood style.

USA

Tokyo meets Vegas

Nobu Hotel

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and actor Robert De Niro are behind Las Vegas's newest hot spot. Natasha Dragun checks in.

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Virgin Galactic spaceship's flight

The Virgin Galactic SpaceShip2

Virgin Galactic's space tourism rocket SpaceShipTwo made its first solo glide flight in California in October 2010.

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.

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Travel News

Royal visit means big bucks for tourism

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, pose in front of Uluru.

NINA KARNIKOWSKI 1:06pm | As the royal trio and their entourage prepare to head home, Australian tourism operators are reveling in the influx of enquiries and bookings that have resulted from the visit, which is expected to lead to tens of millions in tourist spending.

Number of Gallipoli pilgrims plummets

TONY WRIGHT 12:41pm | Fewer travellers have made the Anzac Day trek to Gallipoli than at any time in the last 14 years.

Dubai: Two French base jumpers break world record with Burj Khalifa leap

ANNIE DANG 3:31pm | Base jumpers break world record after spectacular leap from world's tallest building.

Brisbane petrol prices to settle for long weekend

MARISSA CALLIGEROS 24 Apr | There is likely to be some relief for motorists this long weekend following an Easter of high petrol prices.

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