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A guide to hotel loyalty programmes


Since airline awards are increasingly difficulty to redeem, frequent travellers might be more satisfied investing their loyalty with hotels, where awards are more plentiful.
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Seasonal cheer in the ‘City of Brotherly Love’


Philadelphia’s holiday season is the perfect combination of old traditions and new celebrations.
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Shanghai after the World Expo


Costing a reported $40 billion and drawing 73 million visitors, the 2010 World Expo left an indelible mark on Shanghai – and the improvements are still benefitting travellers today.
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Sydney’s fresh fish Christmas marathon


The Sydney Fish Market, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, will open for 36 consecutive hours to help the 100,000 expected shoppers festively feed their friends and family.
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Holiday window shopping in New York


For the 2011 holiday season, themes in the famous store displays of Manhattan went traditional, interactive and nautical.

Worldwide Weird

A pilgrimage to Nebraska’s Carhenge


In Alliance, vintage cars replace standing stones in a piece-by-piece replica of the ancient English site of Stonehenge.
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