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Budget Holidays in Southeast Asia

Boats moored at Phi Phi Island in Thailand .

Travel budgets

Warning: dip ahead

Jane Reddy Our falling currency is no bar to Australian travellers finding good-value destinations, writes Jane Reddy, who has done the homework for you on where the bargains are.

World

Ahead of the pack

Sydney Harbour YHA

Ben Groundwater Ben Groundwater puts to rest the age-old notion that to backpack is to slum it with this list of 'poshpacker' hostels.

Party's over for backpacker mecca

Vang Vieng tubing

Once the party mecca of South-East Asia for backpackers, Vang Vieng has cleaned up its act - but tourists are staying away, writes David Whitley.

Laos

Asia's new backpacker mecca, from $6 a night

Laos, young woman in Si Phan Dhon region.

Toby Johnstone discovers a different kind of island escape in budget-friendly Laos.

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Photo galleries

World's best free attractions

Where to? Mystery tours are back in fashion.

Backpacker blogger Ben Groundwater names the best free attractions around the world.

Travellers Tips

Travel tips

All the buzz on a budget

Phra Nang beach, Krabi. Thailand.

From Hobart to Ho Chi Minh City, Ben Groundwater picks the new year's best affordable breaks.

Flight test

Flight test: AirAsia X economy class

AirAsia X under

Passengers are advised to be on time - three hours before take-off.

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Map of Southeast Asia

Travel News

Teen survives stowaway flight drama

Rough around the edges ... Hawaiian Airlines.

4:27pm | The FBI says a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.

US Supreme Court: Airline can drop annoying frequent flier

1:23pm | 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.

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