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Luxury Holidays in 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.

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.

Japan

Soaked in tradition

Katsura River,

In a land of ancient rituals, Natasha Dragun immerses herself in the spa culture.

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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

Tips

Hotel club lounges: upgrade to an oasis

Unspecified

Joanna Hall finds club lounges are a great way to enjoy the high life, minus the cost.

Map of Northeast Asia

Travel News

Don't be fooled: 40 tourist scams to watch out for

Parisians and tourists enjoy a drink at a cafe on the Champs Elysees avenue.

SOO KIM 11:04am | Taxi drivers, hotel workers and overfriendly locals are among those capable of tricking unsuspecting tourists.

Queen's Guard plays Game of Thrones theme song

9:22am | A video of the Queen's Guard performing the Game of Thrones tune has been posted to YouTube.

Guests to 'pay what you want' at Paris hotels

8:59am | Five Paris hotels are allowing guests to pay whatever they want, based on their impressions of the hotel, the room and the service.

Airbnb host's horror as squatter takes over

21 Jul | Cory Tschogl says she has an Airbnb squatter - a guest who rented her Palm Springs, California vacation condominium, then stopped paying rent, refused to leave and threatened her with legal action.

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