Some fresh ideas we've rounded up on places to visit, things to do and people to meet this upcoming holiday.
Roy Peretz: Best to travel alone, and it's the only way to meet people.
Travellers are 'easy targets' for online financial crime when abroad, report shows.
The arithmetic of air crashes is awful. But compared with almost every other form of transport, aviation is extremely safe, says Simon Calder.
A combination of technology and self-awareness can really make a difference to one's safety this festive season.
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Life's too short to worry about upgrade and loyalty cards. Simon Calder prefers a simple life of travel.
The awards recognised the best SA travel brands in a range of categories from the best local airports and airlines, to the best safari.
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The Independent travel team gives its verdicts on which cities have the best looks.
There are certain sights that have entered the cultural canon as world wonders, but how many are actually worth the hype or likely to disappoint?
With the expense spread over 52 weeks, the benefit of a pre-paid vacation means more available cash for fun activities.
Some of us just aren't cut out for roughing it. But don't give up on the camping dream just yet.