Tasmania : Traveller Tips

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All the buzz on a budget

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

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A note from mum for a family field trip

Not so average ... travel companies are catering for more than just two adults and two kids.

Jane E. Fraser The costs and crowds during school holidays make it tempting for parents to take children out of class to travel during term time.

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Doors are closing on cut-price digs

Rush for cheap hotels

Jane E. Fraser As the corporate market recovers and Australian hotel prices catch up to the rest of the world, cheap room rates are soon to be a thing of the past.

Insider

The modern holiday: go now, go hard, go home

Short Breaks illustration by Michael Mucci. SHD TRAVEL MAY 9.

Jane E. Fraser If you think big experiences must come with big vacations, think again. A growing range of getaways shows that short breaks can be long on adventure.

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Cheap suites straight off the rack

Secret mission ... mystery hotel deals provide only the barest of details to customers before they book.

'Mystery' hotel deals can save guests money but it can be hard to know exactly how much, writes Jane E. Fraser.

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Caught in a rip-off

Beware ... a beachside holiday may turn into a hassle.

There are pitfalls to watch out for with holiday rental bonds, writes Jane E. Fraser.

Group tours

Adventures for groupies

Yellowstone National Park.

Great life experiences in far-flung destinations are in reach like never before, writes Belinda Jackson.

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Top tips on coping with Christmas travel

Santa angry

Arrive at your Christmas destination refreshed, not frazzled, with these tips, writes Jane E. Fraser.

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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.

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Travel bargains in the downturn: from gloom to boom

What crisis? ... Hawaii is among the destinations attracting more visitors.

Savvy travellers are finding destinations and holiday options that offer great value for tight budgets.

Q&A

Your questions

What are the 'must-see' places on the drive from Launceston to Hobart?

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Your questions

Where can we go to spoil overselves on a group week away, within five hours' flight of Sydney?

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Your questions

What would be the best-value destination for a week-long break at Easter?