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South Asia

River cruising: The travel trend that's made a huge comeback

Brian Johnston River cruising has become so popular that companies are struggling to meet demand, writes Brian Johnston.

Sri Lanka

The hidden jewels of Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA Habaraduwa House Living Room

Belinda Jackson Elegant villas dot Sri Lanka's jungle and coast, writes Belinda Jackson.

Sri Lanka

Coffee in Sri Lanka: a brewed awakening

Workers sorting the grit from coffee beans before roasting at Hansa Coffee, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka.

Anthony Dennis In a nation synonymous with tea, coffee is making a comeback, writes Anthony Dennis.

Maldives

Club Med in the Maldives: A private paradise

Club Med Finolhu Villas in Maldives

Julietta Jameson Club Med's new property in that honeymooner heaven, the Maldives, flags a new direction.

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Photo galleries

Festival of Colours in India

A man daubed in coloured powder poses for a picture at a temple during

In a Holi tradition unique to Nandgaon and Barsana villages, men sing provocative songs to gain the attention of women.

Photos

India's top 10 must-see highlights

No trip to India is complete without taking in at least a few of these unmissable experiences. Nina Karnikowski names her top 10 highlights.

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Travellers Tips

Worldwide

Don't go there: the destinations you need to avoid

Thailand coup with tourists

Karen Halabi Which destinations should you cross off your list? Some of them may surprise you.

Travel Insider

The top five travel illnesses (and how to avoid them)

Traveller?s diarrhoea affects more than 50 per cent of travellers to developing countries and can last for many days.

Jane E Fraser Shall we add it to the list of Dumb Ways to Die? Heading to high risk holiday destinations without vaccinations is about as smart as eating a tube of superglue, but more and more Aussies are doing it.

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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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