As Queensland and New Zealand urge travellers to return, tourism bosses and experts reveal what a recovery will really take in disaster-hit regions.
Despite the civil unrest and the ousting of the Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak, hoteliers in Egypt's Red Sea resorts say they are open for business.
I am booked to travel to Cairo. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Smartraveller site states Australians should "reconsider the need to travel" to Egypt.
Haggle in the souks and on the streets or splurge on fixed-price designs found in boutiques, writes Belinda Jackson.
The adults yearn for ancient sites but the children want the beach. Jeremy Seal finds a way to keep everyone happy.
How's your Egyptian? Your Cantonese? Hungarian? The strong Aussie dollar makes many destinations more affordable, beyond the usual haunts in America and Europe.
The Book of the Dead can be found on tiny ancient temple walls, in sarcophagi and on precious rolls of papyrus, if you knew where to look, writes Sophie Campbell.
Author and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz is sending his teenage spy, Alex Rider, to Cairo. So he had to go himself.
Nothing prepares you for the size and greatness of this captivating place. Sites such as Luxor's Karnak temple; the sand-swept tombs of the Valley of the Dead; Abu Simbel or the Great Pyramids are awe-inspiring. But you can also dine like pharaohs on the banks of the magnificent Red Sea after a day's snorkelling on the blue hole; or investigate its history in the fascinating museums of Cairo.