Ski jump school

With a new movie and television series, ski jumping is having a moment in the spotlight and, on a weekend course in Austria, anyone can have a go

Barometer: Travel

No longer just for children, a new breed of luxury tree houses are appearing amid the leaves in England’s forests

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German architect Ole Scheeren has created a cinema floating among the jagged limestone towers of Thailand’s Phang Nga Bay

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The centenary of the sinking of the Titanic is prompting a flurry of tourism activity, from exhibitions to street theatre events

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Epic Tomato will offer trips comprising a series of ‘world firsts’, which include tackling paths not previously travelled

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Star chef Alain Ducasse has opened a traditional Alpine restaurant in the courtyard of the Plaza Athénée hotel

Barometer: Alpine retreats

Once staying on the mountainside meant staying in a climber’s refuge. Now high-altitude retreats combine seclusion with luxury

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A Swiss company is completing a ‘Cabrio’ cable car system for the Stanserhorn-Bahn, which it claims will be a world first for mountain tourism

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Bookings reopen for ‘A Room for London’, a temporary hotel in the shape of a boat on the roof of the Queen Elizabeth Hall

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American Airlines introduces its first fully-flat seats while Hilton Arc de Triomphe opens a Narnia-inspired ‘bubble bar’

Splendid isolation

The Japanese island of Hokkaido gets huge quantities of snow but very few skiers – the perfect mix, says Tom Robbins

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The Festival of Lights, which attracts more than 3m visitors, now employs art installations

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John Power’s Jaktogo makes coats full of pockets into which up to 10kg of luggage can be crammed

Virgin snow

A young boutique company is helping skiers swap the routine of a conventional trip to live out their dream: the first descent

High hopes

From swimming pool cinemas to a ski touring boom: a peek at what’s new this winter

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Cycle around the world in nine months or stay at Four Seasons hotels from Hawaii to Egypt