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The golden age of train travel

For a shining period in history, passenger trains offered luxuries from the finest chefs to personal tailors.


A perfect day in Doha

Qatar’s capital, a former pearling and fishing community, has matured into a metropolitan city, complete with opulent shopping, high quality service and bay views.
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Qatar’s culture heartbeat, if you can find it

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The new cultural village of Katara has options for families, foodies and patrons of the arts.
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New developments in making calls overseas affordable

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Recently released services and apps attempt to solve the age-old traveller dilemma of mobile “bill shock”.
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Openings: Frankfurt, Geneva, Jamaica, Italy, Thailand

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Le Réserve hotel in Geneva unveiled a fleet of five Tesla Roadsters for guests to rent by the day.
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Daily deal: One night in St Louis

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Two can play the slots or take it easy at the spa with this getaway to Lumiere Place Hotel & Casino in St Louis, Missouri. Stay for one weeknight ($99) or weekend night ($169).
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