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China

Beijing

Six of the best: Beijing traditional courtyard hotels

Brian Johnston Staying in one of Beijing's historic courtyard hotels is a quintessential Chinese experience. Here's six of the best.

China

Kerry Hotel Shangri-La Shanghai: Brewing up the beer essentials

kerry hotel pudong shanghai

Guy Wilkinson There's much to toast at this new Shanghai hotel, writes Guy Wilkinson.

Luxe Nomad

Chinese airlines ain't what they used to be, thankfully

China Southern Airlines

Lee Tulloch Flying with a Chinese airline is a different experience now. For instance, I can't self-upgrade any more.

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.

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Photo galleries

Photos

New Qantas lounge in Hong Kong

Qantas lounge Hong Kong

The new Qantas lounge in Hong Kong is designed to reflect the colour, vibrancy and luxury of the city.

Preparations for Chinese New Year

Penguins wearing a Chinese outfit (L) and a bib written 'happiness' in Chniese character (R) walk to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the Chinese New Year, which welcomes the year of the horse, falls on January 31.

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Travellers Tips

Travel Insider

The top five travel illnesses (and how to avoid them)

Traveller?s diarrhoea affects more than 50 per cent of travellers to developing countries and can last for many days.

Jane E Fraser Shall we add it to the list of Dumb Ways to Die? Heading to high risk holiday destinations without vaccinations is about as smart as eating a tube of superglue, but more and more Aussies are doing it.

Air travel

Big plane, short-haul: world's shortest superjumbo flights

Airbus A380 superjumbo

Kinny Cheng Travellers tend to associate the mighty Airbus A380 with long-haul flights from one corner of the globe to another, but that's not always the case.

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Map of China

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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