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Beyond the Headlines looks at the game-changing breakthroughs in the world of travel, finding context and examining the future of the industry.

Online calculators combat jet lag

Using your flight itinerary, two websites will provide suggested sleep schedules based on how many time zones you’ll cross and which direction you’ll be travelling.

Google’s lesser-known travel apps

Location-based applications for Android and iPhone serve as pocket tour guides, alerting you to popular restaurants and landmarks and providing real-time translations.

How airline pricing works

Long gone are the days when government regulation forced flight prices to be based on flight lengths. Today, the final fare is much more dependent on the person buying.

New ways to earn miles faster

New websites Rocketmiles and PointsHound pinpoint online promotions that help you quickly stockpile frequent flyer miles.

Is this the end of the guidebook?

Following the sale of Lonely Planet and Google ceasing publication of Frommer’s guidebooks, what can travellers expect in the changing travel information landscape?

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