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The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Travel & Indulgence - SU­SAN KUROSAWA

LONELY Planet is of­fer­ing a se­lec­tion of its pic­to­rial ti­tles on iBook­store (lone­ly­planet.com/ ibook­store); down­loads for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch are avail­able of The Travel Book ($27.99) and Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Pho­tog­ra­phy ($24.99), while Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel is free to down­load un­til June 14 ($9.99 there­after) No sur­prise that a tour op­er­a­tor has cashed in on the suc­cess of the tele­vi­sion drama Down­ton Abbey; from July 4, Brit Movie Tours (brit­movi­e­tours.com) will be run­ning themed group ex­cur­sions or in­de­pen­dent chauf­feured sor­ties to High­clere Cas­tle (aka Down­ton Abbey), where fans are promised a peep into the bed­room ‘‘where Lady Mary is se­duced by the rather hand­some Turk­ish diplo­mat Mr Pa­muk and where he suffers a pre­ma­ture and sus­pi­cious demise’’ The new Hil­ton Surfers Par­adise (hil­ton.com) now has beach valets to set up guests on Surfers Par­adise Beach with brolly, chairs and trap­pings, and bring sun­screen and sus­te­nance through the day.

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