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Machu Picchu & The Inca Trail

Tourists queuing at base of Eiffel Tower, Paris, France.

Worldwide

How to beat the queues at the world's busiest attractions

Julietta Jameson reveals how to beat the crowds for 20 major sights from the Taj Mahal to the Tower of London.

Global

Gone tomorrow: the places you need to visit, right now

Dead sea

From the Galapagos to the Great Barrier Reef, there are some destinations you can't keep putting off for a visit, writes Michael Gebicki.

Peru

Whistle top tour

Musicians on board HiramBingham train

Catherine Marshall takes the easy road to the ruins of Machu Picchu.

Peru

The Inca alternative

Machu Picchu

Millions have trekked to Machu Picchu but Nicola Iseard finds you don't have to join the crowd to visit the fabled ruins.

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Photo galleries

World's best places for a cuppa

woman with cup

Lonely Planet names the 10 best places in the world to enjoy a cup of tea.

South America's top 10 sights

The ancient ruins of the Inca civilisation at Machu Picchu in Peru.

Australians are heading to South America in droves. Here are the top 10 things to see on the continent.

Travellers Tips

Tripologist

Tripologist: heads-up on Latin America's lows and highs

Machu Picchu

Tripologist The best time to visit Machu Picchu is between late April and September.

Map of Machu Picchu & The Inca Trail

Travel News

Luxury hotel for young and wealthy to be built on Brisbane's old law courts site

An artist's impression of the W Hotel planned for Brisbane's CBD.

KIM STEPHENS 10:40am | A luxury hotel brand with properties in New York, Paris and London has announced its latest venture will be in Brisbane.

Plan for new 'Boris Island' London airport rejected

8:36am | A plan to build a major new airport to the east of London was rejected by a government-appointed commission on Tuesday, dealing a blow to its high-profile backer, the city's mayor Boris Johnson.

Taiwan's first budget airline to launch maiden flight

1:20pm | Taiwan's first budget airline Tigerair Taiwan will make its maiden flight later this month, signalling a new era for one of Asia's most popular tourist destination.

Food, wine, women: 15 reasons why France is so popular

JOLYON ATTWOOLL 2 Sep | France was confirmed as the most visited country in the world this month – and by a huge margin. But why?

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