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    Got a complaint about the travel industry? Take it to the top.

    Got a complaint about the travel industry? Take it to the top.


    If you're thinking of taking your travel complaint to the top, here's a little good news: someone's listening.When I started advocating for consumers more than 20 years ago, executive email addresses often were dead ends....

    If you're thinking of taking your travel complaint to the top, here's a little good news: someone's listening.When I started advocating for consumers more than 20 years ago, executive email addresses often were dead ends. Managers...
    China sets its sights on Tasmania with plan for $100m resort development

    China sets its sights on Tasmania with plan for $100m resort development


    Chinese tourists are flocking to this surprising Aussie state in record numbers. But an ambitious development plan has sparked a local backlash.A proposed $100 million resort on the southern state's east coast backed by...

    Chinese tourists are flocking to this surprising Aussie state in record numbers. But an ambitious development plan has sparked a local backlash.A proposed $100 million resort on the southern state's east coast backed by Chinese...
    Snookered: Blokes' holiday snubbed by cheeky AirBnB pool table photos

    Snookered: Blokes' holiday snubbed by cheeky AirBnB pool table photos


    It seemed like an ideal cabin for a blokes' getaway, but the villa failed to live up to its promise.The group of mates were planning a holiday to Croatia and thought they'd found the perfect pad.It even had a pool-table –...

    It seemed like an ideal cabin for a blokes' getaway, but the villa failed to live up to its promise.The group of mates were planning a holiday to Croatia and thought they'd found the perfect pad.It even had a pool-table – which...
    Atomic bomb's Kiwi link: The American North West, in search of Ernest Rutherford

    Atomic bomb's Kiwi link: The American North West, in search of Ernest Rutherford


    Shandelle Battersby has an uneasy time at an exhibition about nuclear warfare. On a wall of the Hanford Reach Interpretive Center in Richland, Washington, next to a picture of Albert Einstein, is the mugshot of Ernest...

    Shandelle Battersby has an uneasy time at an exhibition about nuclear warfare. On a wall of the Hanford Reach Interpretive Center in Richland, Washington, next to a picture of Albert Einstein, is the mugshot of Ernest Rutherford...
    The Paris Nudist Association is hosting a giant naked picnic

    The Paris Nudist Association is hosting a giant naked picnic


    If you happen to be in Paris this weekend and you're not shy, this event could be for you.The city's Nudist Association is hosting a massive nude picnic on June 24 and everyone's invited.The event is in honor of the...

    If you happen to be in Paris this weekend and you're not shy, this event could be for you.The city's Nudist Association is hosting a massive nude picnic on June 24 and everyone's invited.The event is in honor of the inaugural...
    'Epic fail': Security door malfunction delays Gisborne to Auckland flight

    'Epic fail': Security door malfunction delays Gisborne to Auckland flight


    Passengers at Gisborne Airport were delayed 30 minutes for their flight to Auckland this morning - because staff were locked out of the control tower. TV producer Bailey Mackey tweeted about the "epic fail" shortly after 6am...

    Passengers at Gisborne Airport were delayed 30 minutes for their flight to Auckland this morning - because staff were locked out of the control tower. TV producer Bailey Mackey tweeted about the "epic fail" shortly after 6am as...
    Travellers on flights to United States to face new TSA restrictions on powders

    Travellers on flights to United States to face new TSA restrictions on powders


    First they came for our shampoo, now they're coming for our talcum powder.Travellers on international flights heading to the United States will face more screening of powdered substances in carry-on bags, starting June 30.A...

    First they came for our shampoo, now they're coming for our talcum powder.Travellers on international flights heading to the United States will face more screening of powdered substances in carry-on bags, starting June 30.A Transportation...
    He Tāngata: Darren Mills of Waikato River Explorer

    He Tāngata: Darren Mills of Waikato River Explorer


    Elisabeth Easther talks to Darren Mills of Waikato River Explorer. I had an amazing childhood and spent lots of time at my mother's parents' bach on Waiheke. My happiest memories were going on bush walks with my grandfather,...

    Elisabeth Easther talks to Darren Mills of Waikato River Explorer. I had an amazing childhood and spent lots of time at my mother's parents' bach on Waiheke. My happiest memories were going on bush walks with my grandfather, fishing...
    My Holidays: Richie Hardcore supports Dry July

    My Holidays: Richie Hardcore supports Dry July


    What was your greatest holiday? That's hard to call, but I think it would be the first time I went to South America — it was incredible! I started in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and had the best time in San Telmo and the...

    What was your greatest holiday? That's hard to call, but I think it would be the first time I went to South America — it was incredible! I started in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and had the best time in San Telmo and the surrounding...
    Japan's 'Jurassic Park' a source of pride for tourist town

    Japan's 'Jurassic Park' a source of pride for tourist town


    Dinosaur figures meticulously handmade at the Kanna Dinosaur Center in Kanna, Gunma Prefecture, have grown to become a new local specialty item. Their sales have increased year after year, contributing to the town's increased...

    Dinosaur figures meticulously handmade at the Kanna Dinosaur Center in Kanna, Gunma Prefecture, have grown to become a new local specialty item. Their sales have increased year after year, contributing to the town's increased publicity.The...
    Why the science around turbulence still isn't completely understood

    Why the science around turbulence still isn't completely understood


    On a recent Qantas flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne, hundreds of passengers believed they were going to die as the plane suddenly dropped over the Pacific Ocean. The alarming incident – understood to have been caused by...

    On a recent Qantas flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne, hundreds of passengers believed they were going to die as the plane suddenly dropped over the Pacific Ocean. The alarming incident – understood to have been caused by the...

    'On Her Majesty's Secret Toilet Service': James Bond toilets named best in the world


    How far would you travel to go to the toilet? The International Toilet Tourism Award winners for 2018 have been announced – and yes, it's a real thing.For most of us, visiting the bathroom is a fairly mundane experience – you...

    How far would you travel to go to the toilet? The International Toilet Tourism Award winners for 2018 have been announced – and yes, it's a real thing.For most of us, visiting the bathroom is a fairly mundane experience – you do...
    Fiji: Secrets of the cannibal cave

    Fiji: Secrets of the cannibal cave


    Wilderness adventure in Fiji can mean assuming new dignity and nobility, drinking big bowls of love, and immersing oneself in a sinister underworld, writes Paul Rush. It's a solemn moment when I'm presented with the tall...

    Wilderness adventure in Fiji can mean assuming new dignity and nobility, drinking big bowls of love, and immersing oneself in a sinister underworld, writes Paul Rush. It's a solemn moment when I'm presented with the tall bundle...
    Viking Cruises reveals details of what will be the longest cruise journey ever

    Viking Cruises reveals details of what will be the longest cruise journey ever


    It would take someone who really loves holidaying on the high seas — and who has a lot of annual leave up their sleeve — to take on this epic cruise.Viking Cruises has revealed details of what will be the longest cruise in...

    It would take someone who really loves holidaying on the high seas — and who has a lot of annual leave up their sleeve — to take on this epic cruise.Viking Cruises has revealed details of what will be the longest cruise in history:...
    What to do in Russia if you don't care about the FIFA World Cup

    What to do in Russia if you don't care about the FIFA World Cup


    With the football World Cup under way in the Motherland, Sara Dajani looks at how non-sport lovers can get the best out of Russia. 1. The wildlife Take a hike at Lake Baikal, the oldest and deepest lake in the world, which...

    With the football World Cup under way in the Motherland, Sara Dajani looks at how non-sport lovers can get the best out of Russia. 1. The wildlife Take a hike at Lake Baikal, the oldest and deepest lake in the world, which has...
    Mexican Temples and Swedish Midsummer: Five places to see in the Solstice

    Mexican Temples and Swedish Midsummer: Five places to see in the Solstice


    It's June the 21, the Southern Winter Solstice.Today is New Zealand's shortest day. If you're unfortunate enough to be on Campbell Island, this means the sun sulks across the sky for a brief seven hours.If you're on Scott...

    It's June the 21, the Southern Winter Solstice.Today is New Zealand's shortest day. If you're unfortunate enough to be on Campbell Island, this means the sun sulks across the sky for a brief seven hours.If you're on Scott Base,...
    The most popular 25 beaches in the world according to Instagram

    The most popular 25 beaches in the world according to Instagram


    The world's most popular beaches have been revealed, according to how many times they've been snapped on Instagram, MailOnline Travel reports . Whitehaven Beach in Australia is the most papped beach on the social media app ...

    The world's most popular beaches have been revealed, according to how many times they've been snapped on Instagram, MailOnline Travel reports . Whitehaven Beach in Australia is the most papped beach on the social media app according...
    Staying at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

    Staying at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore


    Michelle Weir checks into the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Getting there: I had flown in to Singapore direct from Auckland and was at Marina Bay Sands within 20 minutes of leaving the airport. Check-in experience: The...

    Michelle Weir checks into the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Getting there: I had flown in to Singapore direct from Auckland and was at Marina Bay Sands within 20 minutes of leaving the airport. Check-in experience: The first...
    Winston Aldworth: Pedal a message

    Winston Aldworth: Pedal a message


    By the time you read this I'll be in Vietnam. I'm booked in for a cycling tour there with Intrepid Travel — and I've been looking forward to it for a long time. I love to ride, and have long wanted to visit Vietnam — the country...

    By the time you read this I'll be in Vietnam. I'm booked in for a cycling tour there with Intrepid Travel — and I've been looking forward to it for a long time. I love to ride, and have long wanted to visit Vietnam — the country that...
    Is Dunedin New Zealand's most underrated city? CNN thinks so

    Is Dunedin New Zealand's most underrated city? CNN thinks so


    Is Dunedin our most underrated city? It is according to CNN. Described as having a "quiet, understated cool" , the southern city was lauded by the American television network for its "inexpensive eats, street art, craft beer...

    Is Dunedin our most underrated city? It is according to CNN. Described as having a "quiet, understated cool" , the southern city was lauded by the American television network for its "inexpensive eats, street art, craft beer and...