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Luxury Holidays in Southeast Asia

Talabgaon Castle Heritage Resort, Jaipur, India.

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How to bring the glamour of travel back

Too often, modern-day travel can feel sanitised and rushed, leaving you yearning for the era of gracious, slow-paced touring on a grand scale.

Oasis of relaxation

shd travel unscheduled 2013 JW Marriott Bangkok hotel by Andrew Taylor

Images supplied by Margarita Peker @ Klick Communications

Andrew Taylor Amid the neon-lit bars and clubs of Bangkok is a place of calm, elegance and luxury, writes Andrew Taylor.

Thailand

Tranquil Laguna

An integrated resort provides an escape from Phuket's mayhem, writes Julie Miller.

Malaysia

Wake on the wild side

Back to nature ... the Andaman Langkawi.

Kate Cox learns how to embrace nature at The Andaman Langkawi.

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Six of the best: hotels opening in 2014

Shangri-La, London, will open in the Shard.

From the best address in London to the Whitsundays in Australia, here are the top six hotels opening around the world in 2014. By Belinda Jackson

Bali's ultimate luxury hotels

AYANA Resort and Spa has been given a multi-million dollar makeover and now employs 1000 staff with butlers certified by the Guild of Professional Butlers.

When it comes to luxury hotels, Bali offers the world's best.

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Travellers Tips

Thailand

Rain falls, prices drop

Trisara Resort

Thailand's monsoon season signals the arrival of affordable luxury-hotel packages, writes Leisa Tyler.

Map of Southeast Asia

Travel News

High hopes for Blue Mountains tourism as Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take in the view

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DAISY DUMAS | As the Duke of Cambridge peered over a cliff edge at Narrow Neck lookout near Katoomba on Thursday afternoon, there was a reason for his wife's apparent nerves. Unlike accompanying media and the Mountain Youth Services abseiling team, neither the second in line to the throne, nor the duchess, had the comfort of a safety harness.

Australia to see rush of UK tourists after royal visit

2:57pm | Royal visit by Kate, Wills and baby George is drawing UK tourists Down Under.

Missing Malaysia Airlines flight: CNN's MH370 expert sacked over bad clothes

2:24pm | Flight simulator company sacks instructor for dressing like a teenager during CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Alexandra Rose Williams on good behaviour bond after in-flight bum grope

STEVE BUTCHER 12:36pm | A passenger who touched the buttocks of a crew member and tried to kiss him on the cheek on a flight from Manila to Melbourne has been ordered by a magistrate to behave for the next three months.

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