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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

Planes, porn and racism: Travel's biggest Twitter fails

Justine Sacco's Twitter post.

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 5:15pm | You won't believe what some travellers - and travel companies - have done on Twitter.

Italy's 'haunted' island up for auction

TOM KINGTON 10:52am | Italy is hoping to transform the "haunted" island into a holiday spot with a luxury hotel.

Couple convert a plane into guest accommodation in Great Southern

ALEISHA ORR 4:01am | If the DC-3 aeroplane that will soon act as an alternative accommodation option on a rural West Australian property could speak to its guests, it would have some interesting stories to tell.

Pack your bags, Queensland campaign combats the Ita effect

CAMERON ATFIELD 15 Apr | The Queensland government has launched a new campaign to encourage tourists back into the state, following a wave of publicity dominated by tropical cyclone Ita.

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