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Laos

Young British tourists walk down Punta Ballena street as they have fun in the Magalluf zone, in Calvia on Mallorca Island.

The Backpacker

Why do people go wild when they travel?

The Backpacker The infamous Magaluf sex video was shocking ... but not that shocking for seasoned travellers.

The Backpacker

Immersed in culture, and whiskey

The Backpacker My host is prowling around the table, the bottle of home-brewed rice whiskey poised in his hand.

Asia

Beyond the cities: Asia's top 10 must-do excursions

Ha-Long, Vietnam

From beaches to bays, mountains to caves, it's always worth stepping outside the capital cities, writes Kerry van der Jagt.

Volun-tourism

International rescue

Working tourists are doing a world of good in Laos, Jimmy Thomson writes.

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Photo galleries

Photos

South-East Asia's top 10 highlights

A woman sunbathes along the beach at the Anantara Rasananda resort on the island of Koh Phangan off the coast of Koh Samui .

From tranquil countryside to bustling metropolis, Ben Groundwater names his top 10 highlights for visitors to South-East Asia.

South-East Asia gets wet and wild

Water festival, Laos

Locals and tourists get wet and wild across South-East Asia as water festivals take place to mark new year in Thailand, Laos and Malaysia.

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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.

Tripologist

Top sites for those flying solo

Tripologist Can you recommend reputable sites that cater primarily for professional singles aged 55-plus who are interested in travelling in a small group?

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Map of Laos

Travel News

Taiwan's first budget airline to launch maiden flight

Tiger Airways Tigerair

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 10:59am | France was confirmed as the most visited country in the world this month – and by a huge margin. But why?

Tony Abbott, Barack Obama: Western leaders 'banned' from Russian airport's duty-free shop

OLIVER SMITH 9:42am | Tony Abbott and six other western leaders have been banned from a Russian airport duty-free shop.

North Korea tightens grip on SIM cards used by tourists

9:19am | North Korea is ensuring once tourists leave the country, their SIM card doesn't fall into local hands.

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