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Luxury Holidays in North America

Hotels

Weddings, parties, elephants

Hotel concierges have seen it all - and they can help with it all, too, writes John O'Ceallaigh.

Worldwide

The big chill: the world's top 10 best places to relax

Sahana Spa

As one of Australia's most successful spa entrepreneurs, Lyndall Mitchell travels to health retreats constantly. On her last trip she visited 60 spas in 15 countries.

Luxe Nomad

Luxury hotels in storm of controversy

Lee Tulloch Stephen Fry and Richard Branson are among those calling for a boycott of a famed luxury hotel chain.

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.

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Photo galleries

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

Delta pilot on wrong taxiway unleashes fury on air-traffic control

Delta Airlines

ABBY PHILLIP 29 Jul | This story from one of the world’s busiest airport might be amusing if it weren’t just slightly horrifying.

Air New Zealand passengers stranded for third night in Honolulu

LAURA WALTERS 4:31pm | Hundreds of Air New Zealand face third night in Hawaii after plane broke down.

Phuket's beach bars, restaurants evicted in clean-up

DONNA DEMAIO 12:37pm | Scores of beach restaurants and clubs disappearing under new rules from military junta.

Passengers rage as child 'defecates in plane seat': report

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 1:14pm | The etiquette of some Chinese travellers overseas has again come under fire after a family allegedly allowed their child to defecate on the seat of a Delta Airlines flight from Beijing to Detroit.

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