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Speed Through Immigration


Coming back from the holidays, I was struck by the fact that still - after way more than a year (it launched in March 2006) - not many people are using IRIS. So it's a little Big Brother (in the Orwell, not TV, way). It gets you through immigration in a jiffy - when it works, of course.

Ten Hints for Snow Ski Vir.ins

The Alps - Krzysztof Isbrandt

So you've finally decided to take that first ski trip. Want to make sure you start your career on the right foot? Then print out this Top 10 list, sure to turn you ski virgins into, well, something else.

24 Hours in Paris

Colette - Paris

Pressed for time, but want to make the most of the City of Lights? You can take in some of the best of Paris from the 1st arrondissement.

53 Places to Go in 2008

Laos Meditation - Sergi Montaner

If you trekked to Compton News in Soho to get the Sunday New York Times, you would have found a rather inspiring travel article. The 53 places to visit in 2008. Why 53? We're not clear. But we like the list.

Off the Beaten Piste


For our next instalment of the HITC Ski Report, we take you two places you might not have thought of before: Kashmir, India and The Grand Caucasus Mountains of Georgia.

Get Thee on the Mountain


We'll be covering the best ski resorts in the coming months, and to kick off the season, we bring you the hippest boutique lodge for you & your mates, and an eco-friendly option in the Swiss Alps with private runs.

One Night in Bangkok

The Jim Thompson House

On a first trip to Thailand, it seemed wrong not to visit the capital, even if we did feel we were channeling Murray Head's 1984 classic. Clearly in the '80s the world was your oyster.