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What sight to see in HK?

For amusement-park-loving teens, Hong Kong Disneyland is the place to go.

There's something for all the family to enjoy in Hong Kong, from markets to theme parks.

Expat tales: The great outdoors

Simon Dilks ditched the rat race for a life of adventure in Yangshuo, China.

Lost and found in Italy

The reality of London life stuff nation


Qatar Airways relaxes grip on cabin crew

Qatar Airways flight attendants chat as they wait for their transport at a hotel near Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang July 19, 2014.  REUTERS/Edgar Su (MALAYSIA - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)

The airline is relaxing its policies on marriage and pregnancy, and pledges to review the curfew.

Air China alliance approved

New alliance for Air New Zealand will bring cheaper airfares, Transport Minister says.

Cheaper flights taking off

Guest tells lodge to 'train' bears better

travel troubles

Model sneaks cat on flight, drama ensues

Czech model Zaneta Hucikova with her cat Victoria, from her Facebook page.

US fighter jets were scrambled and an airliner diverted after a European model brought a cat on board.

'I'll do drugs in New Zealand'

A British tourist who told border officials he would take illegal drugs was denied a visa to enter NZ.

'I felt an unnatural thump'

Misfiring cork grounds jet


Support for Destination Marlborough

Destination Marlborough general manager Tracy Johnston said they were targeting a $446.5 Marlborough visitor economy by 2025.

A Marlborough councillor has issued a rallying call for councillors to show their support for council tourism arm Destination Marlborough.

Marlborough's selling points

It's not a giant beaver or a bunch of grapes but Marlborough District Council will get tourists smiling.

Where the earth meets the sky: 
Mount Ngauruhoe under heavy cloud above Oturere Valley.

A world of its own

The mountains of the Central Plateau also host a network of walking trails through ever-changing landscapes

pacific islands

Reinvented and revitalised

Face paint adds colour to young girls in Port Vila, Vanuatu.

Shops are open, cafes are busy, and the market is again full of colourfully dressed "mamas".

Living history

Breathtaking beauty plus a fascinating past adds up to a memorable family holiday.

Even the shyest of the children became immersed in the fun.

Lending a helping hand

Vinaka Fiji is a charitable trust through which visitors to the Yasawa Islands can give back to the community during their tropical holiday.


The darker side of budget travel

Chanel Cartell and Stevo Dirnberger quit their jobs to travel the world. Now they've been forced to scrub toilets to make ends meet.

They quit lucrative jobs to travel the world, now they're scrubbing toilets in exchange for food.

Paris: Perfect for pre-wedding bliss gallery

Chinese tourists are flocking to the 'City of Love' in search of the perfect wedding photo.

The property is not far from The Recreation Ground, Bath Rugby's official stadium. A stadium which is often regarded as one of the most 'idyllic' grounds in England.

Blanket ban on All Blacks fans

Former rugby star lists home on Airbnb, but it comes with a catch for kiwis.

south america

50 shades of clay at erotic museum

Parque del Amor in Miraflores, Lima.

They say sex sells. But sometimes it just gets you into trouble, if the attendant following me is anything to go by.

The Inca Festival of the Sun

One of the busiest days in Cusco's tourist calendar is a jostling mass of humanity and a riot of colour and pageantry.

Building Brazil's capital

How to humiliate yourself overseas

middle east

Inside the museum that hates America

An Iranian cleric walks past a mural on the wall of the former US embassy in Tehran.

A tour through this ghostly place unearths the sins of what is now known as the "US den of espionage".

The Sultan and me

Under the ever-watchful gaze of Sultan Qaboos, Sharon Stephenson enjoys a slice of Arabian authenticity in Oman.

This is no ordinary cafe

A calm perch above Jerusalem


Narrow escape in the rainforest

One of six rainforest pavillions at Narrows Escape in Queensland.

You'll feel like you're staying in your very own tree house.

Positioned to last

Quality and sophistication give this inner-city Brisbane hotel an edge over its hipster peers.

The loggerhead turtle is the most endangered turtle that nests in Australia.

Gentle creatures on the far side

Magical encounters await the aquatic adventurer on Western Australia's Coral Coast.


Where dungeons and dragons await

King Rene's castle (Chateau du roi Rene).

In this French countryside, tales of dungeons and dragons linger beyond castle walls.

Misfiring cork grounds jet

A flight from Britain to Turkey had to be grounded after a misfiring champagne cork brought down oxygen masks. 

Ahoy, birthday on board

'Massive orgy of tomatoes and people' gallery

uk and ireland

Blanket ban on All Blacks fans

The stately home offers two queen bedrooms, a double, twin and three bathrooms all offering walk-in showers.

Former rugby star lists home on Airbnb, but it comes with a catch for kiwis.

Europe's biggest street party

London's colourful Notting Hill Carnival kicked off on the weekend with two days of Caribbean-flavoured fun.

Fly my pretties

Inside the world's best hotel


Guest tells lodge to 'train' bears better

A grizzly bear roams through the Hayden Valley in Yellowstone National Park.

A recent guest at Yellowstone National Park lodge got less bang for his buck in the bear department.

Highway to heaven

Driving the rugged stretch of the Californian coast known as Big Sur is a road trip to remember.

The 20 things you must do in New York

Sleep in a van in New York

canada & alaska

Watch: Cute bear rolls down hill video

A playful grizzly bear has been filmed rolling down a hill in Denali National Park, much to the tourists' delight.

Playful grizzy bear repeatedly rolls down hill in Alaska's Denali National Park.

A naturally occurring slip 'n slide video

There are no lines for this naturally forming waterslide in Canada. Plus, it finishes in a jaw-dropping 10.6-metre drop.

Built on a foundation of straw

Vancouver: 5 places off the beaten track


A guide to Singapore's hawker stalls

Singaporean favourite: Hainanese chicken with marinated rice.

More than just cheap eating, humble hawker stalls are full of hidden gems.

In search of Borneo's smallest creatures

In search of the 'small five' in the remote reaches of Borneo, an island struggling to preserve its rich biodiversity.

Beautiful views can be found at Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur, which is one of the most scenic lakes in Mongolia.

Put Mongolia on your bucket list

Huge distances. Broad vistas. Big skies. Bright stars. That's what you'll find in Mongolia.


High-seas adventures await

P&O Cruises' five ship fleet.

Get a jump on the upcoming season with this handy cruising guide.

Where dungeons and dragons await

In this French countryside, tales of dungeons and dragons linger beyond castle walls.

Ahoy, birthday on board

Cruising a Cuban paradise


Queenstown ski area 'undiscovered for 85 years'

A skier in action at the new ski area, Soho Basin, which has more than 260ha of terrain.

A new ski area "undiscovered for 85 years" has opened without fanfare.

Counting the cost of skifield accidents

More than $1.6m in ACC claims has been paid out to Canterbury skiers and snowboarders this year.

Short break in Queenstown

Where to go for snow


$9 airfares spark price war

Air NZ offers its own $9 fares after Jetstar opens a sale on its new regional routes.

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