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Plane diverted after fight breaks out over passenger's 'knee defender' device
A US flight has been diverted after a petty fight broke out over a reclining passenger seat.
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Devices now allowed on takeoff, landing
Qantas and Virgin will allow passengers to use their smart phones, tablets and laptops in flight mode during takeoff and landing.
Coromandel freedom camping bylaws unlawful
The Thames Coromandel District Council has to make changes to bylaws aimed at controlling freedom camping after a caravan group took it to court.
Google buys travel guide app Jetpac
Google has bought the startup behind a Jetpac mobile application that mines publicly shared pictures and creates places of interest guides.
Study finds Aust passport photo errors
A study of Australian passport office staff suggests a single passport photo is not sufficient for security systems to be accurate.
Shanghai art exhibit includes ark filled with taxidermied animals
Cai Guo-Qiang's haunting installations reflect on nature—and the horrible things people keep doing to it.
Why London's National Gallery has surrendered to selfies
The institution hopes visitors will contemplate its world-class art collection, but realises many people would rather just take photos of themselves in front of it.
Elmo and Spider-Man arrested in Times Square superhero crackdown
Costumed superheroes are the target of a new police crackdown in Times Square as police warn tourists to report if they are harassed for tips.
France the top global tourist destination
Frances tops the world when it comes to attracting foreign visitors, with 84.7 million visiting in 2013, easily beating the US which had 69.8 million
Air travel growth will add to emissions
Plane ticket prices would need to rise by at least 1.4 per cent a year for emission levels from aviation to fall, a study says.
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