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Economy class on Oman Air.

Air travel

Flight test: Oman Air economy

Tim Richards The seats are snug, but for a medium-haul flight this is a good economy-class experience.

The Backpacker

South America: a first timer's guide to the ultimate destination

Machu Picchu.

The Backpacker This might just be the ultimate destination for backpackers.

Photography

How to take the ultimate travel selfie

The art of a selfie: be ready to snap away at a moment's notice.

Tatyana Leonov Love it or loathe it, the selfie is getting bigger. You can embrace it, whinge about it, or just hate it. Either way, the selfie is here to stay.

The Backpacker

Can you judge a city by its cab drivers?

A bicycle rickshaw on the Ring Road in Delhi, India.

The Backpacker What would any country be without its own version of a dodgy taxi driver?

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Photo galleries

Photos

Inside Australia's first Tune Hotel

Tune Hotel Melbourne

Take a look inside the first Tune Hotel in Australia, on Swanston St in Melbourne. The Tune Hotel chain, an offshoot of low-cost carrier AirAsia, applies a 'budget airline' approach to its rooms,...

Smallest airline seat ever

Skyrider seat

Italian airline seat and interiors manufacturer Aviointeriors has designed a saddle-like seat with just 23 inches of seat pitch.

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Travellers Tips

The Tripologist

What does 'commission-free' currency exchange really mean?

Money exchange, Bangkok

The Tripologist What does it mean when a currency exchange bureau offers commission-free transactions?

Tips

Mind the gap

Backpackers

With a daughter at the end of her own gap year and a shared credit card nearing meltdown, Michael "Tripologist" Gebicki passes on to graduates a few lessons from foreign roads.

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Map of Australia

Travel News

Air New Zealand passengers stranded for third night in Honolulu

Air New Zealand airport

LAURA WALTERS 4:31pm | Hundreds of Air New Zealand face third night in Hawaii after plane broke down.

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

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': report

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 1:14pm | The etiquette of some Chinese travellers overseas has again come under fire after a family allegedly 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.

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