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Luxury Holidays in North America

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.

Worldwide

How to bring the glamour of travel back

Talabgaon Castle Heritage Resort

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.

Hotels

Weddings, parties, elephants

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

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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

Orpheus Island resort takes luxury to another level

Guests sit on the beach at Orpheus Island.

JULIETTA JAMESON | Orpheus Island Beach Resort on the Great Barrier Reef has just opened its newly renovated South Suites.

Deals of the week: Cruising goes half price

EDITED BY JULIETTA JAMESON | Ambling from Scandinavia to sunny Miami, this 47-night cruise package is now almost half price.

Traveller letters: Understand how a cash passport card works

I purchased a cash passport card and have widely used it throughout Europe.

Qantas reroutes flights as PNG's Rabaul Volcano erupts

MICHAEL KOZIOL 29 Aug | A giant ash cloud is affecting some flights to and from Australia following a major eruption of the Rabaul caldera in Papua New Guinea.

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