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What happens if I get arrested overseas?

Remember the ‘Budgie Nine?’ They were nine Aussies who stripped down to their budgie smugglers emblazoned with the Malaysian Flag to celebrate Daniel... Continue Reading


Sri Lanka: is it safe, and where do insurers stand?

The deadly attack on churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka over the weekend has prompted the federal government to upgrade its advice for travel to the country. The eight bomb... Continue Reading


Notre Dame: roof burns, spire falls, but many treasures are spared

For most travellers, a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral is as necessary on a trip to Paris as seeing the Eiffel Tower or Arch de Triumph. But the next time tourists lay eyes on... Continue Reading


What you should never call an older traveller

A new in-depth report has been released on Australia’s seniors travel sector, revealing the planning and booking habits of the over-55s market, the opportunities these... Continue Reading


Four doctors can’t save baby’s life on Perth flight

A two-month-old baby travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Perth has died despite the best efforts of four doctors, who tried to save the baby mid-flight. Born in Saudi Arabia, baby... Continue Reading


World Book Day: eight places bookworms should visit

Books can take you to new and exciting places — completely new worlds, even. And today is World Book Day. So on your next holiday, consider tracing the roots of some of... Continue Reading


Tourist falls to death in zipline accident

A Canadian man has died in a ziplining accident in Chiang Mai after plunging some 100 metres into a creek. The tourist, Spencer Charles, was holidaying in the northern Thai... Continue Reading