Shopping : Traveller Tips

Shopping

Open and shut case

Sascha Griffin

Nina Karnikowski Trying to shut your suitcase should not end in tears, writes Nina Karnikowski.

Insider

A simple click will do the trick

Online travel bookings internet

Travel Insider There are so many websites for travel information and bookings, it can be hard to know where to start. Here are some of the sites to use in 2013.

Air travel

Grounded by liquid laws

Airport selection ... bargains abound but it pays to be up to speed on travel regulations.

Knowing when to buy is critical if you don't want your duty-free alcohol confiscated when boarding, writes Michael Gebicki.

Tips

The dutiful shopper

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Jane E. Fraser answers the taxing question: how much do I owe customs?

Tripologist

Phuket's a good bet, via a Bangkok shopover

Tripologist We have been told by friends the place to go for both beach and shopping is Phuket. If so, would it be a bit pricier than the other destinations?

Tripologist

How to avoid drowning your duty-free sorrows

Customs duty free alcohol airport

Tripologist While in transit in Singapore, as I was about to board the plane, the security guard confiscated my duty-free whisky.

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Shipping news for the shopping adventurer

Tripologist Do you have (affordable) suggestions on ways to send excess baggage home from Europe?

Tripologist

Keep a lid on duty-free drinks

Buying liquor from airport duty-free shops is a minefield for inbound travellers to Australia.

Tripologist Am I allowed to open and drink my duty-free alcohol on the plane?

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Battle to get duty-free bottles on board

Tripologist When boarding our plane in Singapore, our two litres of alcohol were confiscated. Can you please tell me what the story is with duty-free?

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California

The shopaholic's guide to the USA

Woman with shopping bags crossing Rodeo Drive.

A spending spree in the US requires careful planning. Kristen Hyde shows you how.

Tips

Savings and style: top tips on souvenir shopping

Shopping for souvenirs, Petit Rameau.

Curiosity and creativity can fill your bags with souvenirs without emptying your wallet.

Tips

Hit them with your best shot

Local girls posing for photos on Dome Square.

Nothing beats being there, but a great photo comes close. Michael Gebicki looks at new cameras for all budgets.

Q&A

Your questions

A man withdraws money from an ATM teller machine in Kuala Lumpur 27 February 2004.

Is there a way to avoid all those charges when you withdraw money from an ATM while overseas?

Tips

Beyond frequent flyer points

Frequent Flyer Credit card Qantas

You save up your frequent flyer points and hand over your card at the supermarket - but when it comes to travel perks you might be only scratching the surface.

Tips

It's your duty: top tips on shopping overseas

Itsy bitsy ... don't even think about hitting Ipanema Beach without first visiting Lenny.

Even if you don't like shopping at home, shopping while travelling has a strong lure.

Tips

The best cards to earn Qantas frequent flyer points

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Leah McLennan If you need to know the best credit card for collecting Qantas frequent flyer points so you can take off on a dream holiday, then read on.

Tips

Getting the best price on duty free: survival of the cheapest

Best buys ... there are many factors to consider when looking at duty-free purchases.

Does duty-free shopping guarantee the best price? Jane E. Fraser finds out.

England

The grand new perks of York

David Whitley takes to the laneways and alleys of an old city offering great bargains.

Hong Kong

A spa that's worth the walk

Joanna Hall discovers a bargain-priced way to recover from a dose of Hong Kong shopper's feet.

Q&A

Your questions

Where's the best place to shop in Thailand? Bangkok or Phuket?