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South America

A plane landing at Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Quito Ecuador.

South America

South America air travel: Alive and kicking

Ute Junker Air travel in South America is not all dog eat dog, as Ute Junker discovered.

Worldwide

My way on the highway: An expert's guide to travelling solo

Travelling by yourself can be daunting, but has its rewards.

Ute Junker Put off by the prospect of travelling alone? Ute Junker has been doing it for two decades. Here are her tried and tested survival strategies.

Bargains

Get going: trek to Tibet

BELINDA JACKSON Make the trek to the hotel everyone is talking about, the new Shangri-La Lhasa.

The Backpacker

How dumb tourists are ruining great places

A couple kiss near lamp posts covered with padlocks

The Backpacker Some of the world's great sites are being ruined by tourists' love.

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Photo galleries

Photos

World's best beaches

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays.

Take a look at the best beaches in the world, as named by TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice awards.

Photos

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro 2014

Rio Carnival 2014

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is the grandest holiday in Brazil, annually drawing millions of people in raucous celebrations.

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Travellers Tips

Tips

Many hands, light fingers

Pickpockets warning sign in Avignon, France.

Nick Galvin Travellers are leaving nothing to chance in a bid to outwit thieves and scammers. But at what cost, asks Nick Galvin.

Tips

Don't let being ill (or obese) stop you travelling

People sometimes think their medical conditions rule out holiday travel - but this isn't necessarily so.

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Map of South America

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)

12:00pm | 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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