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Maldives

Hotels

Weddings, parties, elephants

Hotel concierges have seen it all - and they can help with it all, too, writes John O'Ceallaigh.

Worldwide

The big chill: the world's top 10 best places to relax

Sahana Spa

As one of Australia's most successful spa entrepreneurs, Lyndall Mitchell travels to health retreats constantly. On her last trip she visited 60 spas in 15 countries.

Maldives

At home on the atoll

Sarfraz Manzoor explores the islands beyond the genteel playgrounds of the rich.

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.

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Photos

Dream getaways: over-water bungalows

Club Med Maldives

Does it get any better than staying in your own bungalow over a crystal clear lagoon? Here are some of our favourites around the world.

Map of Maldives

Travel News

Phuket's beach bars, restaurants evicted in clean-up

Phuket's beach restaurants are being evicted.

DONNA DEMAIO 12:37pm | Scores of beach restaurants and clubs disappearing under new rules from military junta.

Passengers rage as child defecates in plane seat

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 1:00pm | The etiquette of mainland Chinese travellers overseas has again come under fire after a family allowed their child to defecate on the seat of a Delta Airlines flight from Beijing to Detroit.

Magaluf bar crawl shut down in wake of viral sex video

NATALIE PARIS 10:34am | A club night notorious for encouraging drunken sex acts among tourists in Magaluf has been ordered to close down for 12 months.

Hilton hotels to replace room keys with guests' smartphones

10:16am | Hilton Worldwide hotel guests will soon be able to use their smartphones to select specific rooms, make special requests, check in and out, and even unlock their room doors.

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