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Northeast Asia

Giant swimming pool at San Alfonso del Mar resort, Chile.

Hotels

Boasters with the mostest

Belinda Jackson Biggest, highest, most blindingly expensive. Belinda Jackson rounds up the ultimate travel experiences, from super-luxe to just plain boastful.

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.

Fab fusion there's no confusion

GRAND LISBOA, MACAU .

This casino city does the oldest fusion food on the planet - and does it well, writes Katrina Lobley.

China

Banyan retreat on the Bund

Banyan Tree Shanghai impression.

Banyan Tree Shanghai claims it will be the first hotel to have Shanghai River views from every suite.

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Photo galleries

Photos

Six of the best: hotels opening in 2014

Shangri-La, London, will open in the Shard.

From the best address in London to the Whitsundays in Australia, here are the top six hotels opening around the world in 2014. By Belinda Jackson

World's highest hotel opens

International Commerce Centre (ICC) in Hong Kong. Occupying the 102nd to 118st floors, the world's highest hotel --  the Ritz-Carlton -- opened its doors

The world's highest hotel opens its doors in Hong Kong, housed in the city's tallest skyscraper and offering unrivalled panoramic views of the world famous Victoria Harbour.

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Travellers Tips

Tripologist

Geishas, gardens and a Minnie for minors

Tripologist We are a family travelling to Japan in April. We have accommodation in Osaka but would like some advice regarding interesting day trips.

Tips

Today, the greenback, tomorrow the world

Travel Australian Dollar illustration

Jane E. Fraser How's your Egyptian? Your Cantonese? Hungarian? The strong Aussie dollar makes many destinations more affordable, beyond the usual haunts in America and Europe.

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Travel News

Drunk tour driver terrifies passengers in the Top End

Darwin Mitchell St

9:37am | Alarmed tourists in a Darwin minivan called police when they realised their female driver was showing signs of intoxication.

No nudes is bad news for Germany's nudists

5:45pm | Germans still love to bask naked on holidays, but at home the nudist scene is facing a decline.

Australia's greatest ever meal? Top chefs face tourism challenge

CRAIG PLATT 3:09pm | It might be the greatest meal in Australian history, but the general public won't be getting a taste.

Move over Amsterdam: Barcelona becoming Europe's new cannabis capital

10:40am | The opening of hundreds of cannabis clubs have seen Barcelona emerge as a rival to Amsterdam for marijuana users.

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