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Favourite travel essentials for Aussies

Favourite travel essentials for Aussies

TripAdvisor has announced the winners of their annual Travellers’ Choice awards for Travel Favourites, recognising the favourite brands of travellers around the world.

Remote St Helena opens for tourism

Remote St Helena opens for tourism

Following news that air services will begin to St Helena next year comes an announcement that a new hotel is to open on the remote South Atlantic island

'Cheapest airline ever' goes even cheaper

'Cheapest airline ever' goes even cheaper

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has said falling oil prices will push Ryanair ticket prices down even further, with a drop of 15 per cent by 2016 to be passed onto flying passengers.

Apple Watch apps will change the way you travel

Apple Watch apps will change the way you travel

The new Apple Watch is promising to transform the way you navigate the globe with a range of travel-friendly apps that will do everything from unlock a hotel room to open a garage door remotely from the other side of the world.

Why hotels are saying goodbye to check-in and check-out times

Why hotels are saying goodbye to check-in and check-out times

With red-eye flights, delays, and cancellations, checking into your hotel can sometimes be a pesky and costly proposition. And when it’s time to leave, getting the boot in the morning isn’t exactly the best way to say au revoir to your vacation. By tradition (and business model), hotels have strict check-in and check-out times to make sure the turnover runs smoothly for incoming guests. While this makes sense, a new trend is emerging, and some properties are adopting a 24-hour check-in/check-out policy.

No really - don't touch me: Confessions of a train conductor

No really - don't touch me: Confessions of a train conductor

What it’s like to ride the rails of New Jersey Transit every day — not as a passenger, but as an employee? We caught up with a train conductor who’s been working the track for over a decade to see what brings out the worst in passengers. But don’t ask his name. “By law we’re not required to tell you our name, just our number,” the conductor explained. “I don’t want anyone to know me.”

Essentials for visiting LA

Los Angeles is known for classic Hollywood, but these days the city is getting attention for other attractions too.