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The Emerald Waterways.

Cruising

The Cruise Director: here comes Cruise Week

Sally Macmillan The third National Cruise Week starts next Monday, with cruises worth $100,000 up for grabs.

The Tripologist

The Tripologist: where should a family stay in Banff?

Banff Avenue in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

The Tripologist Apartment hotel accommodation is none too plentiful in Banff for six adults.

Global

The world's must-visit buildings

New York May 2011. The Flatiron Building, or Fuller Building, as it was originally called, is located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the borough of Manhattan, New York City and is considered to be a groundbreaking skyscraper. Upon completion in 1902 it was one of the tallest buildings in the city and the only skyscraper north of 14th Street. The building sits on a triangular island block formed by Fifth Avenue, Broadway and East 22nd Street, with 23rd Street grazing the triangle's northern (uptown) peak. It anchors the south (downtown) end of Madison Square, and the north (uptown) end of the Ladies' Mile Historic District. Photo Ross Duncan

Katrina Lobley The buildings around the world you must visit, according to the experts.

Japan

Weird theme bars in Tokyo: The robot and the Barbie doll

Patrons enjoying Friday night at Ton Ton Yakitori bar, Ginza.
Credit Getty Images

Steve McKenna I have spent the evening hopping around Tokyo's weird and wacky theme bars.

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Special features

Japan

Cool, bold and exclusive

Tokyo, Akihabara, two girls in Cosplay.

Shopping in Tokyo is not just retail therapy, it's a feast for the senses through displays of cutting-edge art and design, writes Misha Janette.

Japan

A year of celebration

Crowd pleasers ...  dancers at the Gujo Odori  Festival.

The Japanese have a festival for every season. Maria Visconti dons her dancing geta and joins the fun.

Photo galleries

Photos

Robots and bikini-clad futuristic dancers at Japan's famous Robot Restaurant

Performers change into their costumes backstage prior to the start of a show at The Robot Restaurant in Tokyo, Japan.

The now famous Robot Restaurant opened two years ago in Kabukicho area of Shinjuku at an estimated cost of 10 million US dollars.

Photos

The most beautiful spots in the world to watch the sun

Samoa item. AJYB5J Western Samoa, View of coast with fisherman at sunset. CREDIT ALAMY

Traveller writers reveal memorable locations to experience the beauty of the world in half-light.

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Travellers Tips

Tripologist

Tripologist: How do flight crews beat jet lag?

Flight attendant jet lag

Tripologist If you cross more than four time zones you can expect to feel some effects of jet lag, but if you're smart, you can lessen its effects and duration.

Tips

World's most expensive cities not so bad ... if you're Australian

Statue of Liberty

The cities renowned as the world's most expensive aren't so expensive any more - as long as you have the benefit of coming from Australia, writes Tim Richards.

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Map of Japan

Travel News

Can I help you? Inside the world's most hated airline's complaints department

Ryanair chief Michael O'Leary

LIZZIE PORTER 5:27pm | Meet the Ryanair team with the unenviable task of dealing with complaints, and take a peek inside Michael O'Leary's costume cupboard.

'Beware Ebola': Ignorance of Africa's geography hurting tourism

1:02pm | When Canadian tourist Shauna Magill posted on Facebook that she'd arrived safely in Uganda, a friend warned her to beware of "a thing called Ebola please".

Holiday.com domain name could sell for $A37 million at auction

NATALIE PARIS 10:20am | Holiday.com could fetch $A37 million when it is auctioned off at the World Travel Market later this year, it is claimed.

Brazilian village filled with beautiful single women seeks men

10:11am | Remote village almost entirely populated by single women appeals for men.

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