Despite the rhetoric of globalisation, it is impossible to buy an airline ticket online in the United States with a credit card issued abroad. When I needed a ticket from Boston to Washington last year, and after numerous unsuccessful arguments with airline websites and 1800 numbers, I dropped into the local Harvard travel agency. There was a welcome familiarity in discovering that it was a branch ... (read more)
Dennis Altman reviews 'On Holidays: A history of getting away in Australia' by Richard White and 'The Cities Book: A journey through the best cities in the world'
August 2006, no. 283 • 01 August 2006