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Northeast Asia

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.

Cruising

Memories that flow and flow

Hungary, Budapest, Royal Palace

These cruises are on the water, but some of the best memories come from stopping on the land, write Louise Goldsbury and Anthony Dennis.

China

Hitting the wall

The great wall of china

Fleur Bainger I don't sleep around. Except on very special occasions.

Travel budgets

Warning: dip ahead

shd travel june 30 dollar proof cook islands hi-res from Gaynor Stanley, On behalf of Cook Islands Tourism gaynor@pepr.com.au

Jane Reddy Our falling currency is no bar to Australian travellers finding good-value destinations, writes Jane Reddy, who has done the homework for you on where the bargains are.

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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

US Supreme Court: Airline can drop frequent flier

A passenger gets assistance at the Qantas Airlines counter after it cancelled 447 flights affecting more than 68,000 passengers at Los Angeles International Airport in California, October 29, 2011. Tens of thousands of stranded Qantas Airways passengers are pinning their hopes on a government-appointed tribunal on Sunday ordering an end to the industrial action that grounded the Australian national carrier's entire fleet. REUTERS/Jason Redmond   (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT CIVIL UNREST)

1:23pm | The US Supreme Court decided unanimously Wednesday that an airline had the right to dump a frequent flier who complained too much.

New Zealand lifts visa ban on Nigella Lawson

10:06am | Nigella Lawson has been granted special permission to work in New Zealand after being blocked from travelling to the United States for using cocaine.

Chhatrapati Shivaji International: Mumbai's new T2 airport terminal doubles as art museum

8:54am | Travellers passing through the new T2 at Mumbai Airport can enjoy a bit of art while they wait for their flight.

Fuel pump fault causes Qantas A380 to turn back mid-flight

GOYA DMYTRYSHCHAK 19 Apr | A Qantas flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne was forced to turn back mid-air because of a fuel pump fault.

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