The Weekend Australian - Travel - - TRAVEL & INDULGENCE -

Say good­bye to fill­ing out those green out­go­ing pas­sen­ger cards for in­ter­na­tional trav­ellers from July 1 — the vi­tal data is avail­able from the air­lines al­ready; the or­ange in­com­ing cards stay for the mo­ment • Think win­ter, think Dar­win, with the city host­ing a hot line-up of sport and cul­tural events, in­clud­ing the Fringe Fes­ti­val (July 11-23), Dar­win Cup Car­ni­val (July 8-Au­gust 7) and Dar­win Fes­ti­val (Au­gust 4-21); Metro Ad­vance Apartments & Ho­tel has dis­count early-bird and longer-stay deals • Mantra Ho­tel at Syd­ney air­port wel­comes its first guests from July 19 with an open­ing spe­cial of $159 a night • Head to Basel, Switzer­land, for the 11th an­nual tat­too from July 19-29, the big­gest af­ter Ed­in­burgh’s; the Aus­tralian Army Band, with 60 mu­si­cians, will per­form • New York’s Whit­ney Mu­seum of Amer­i­can Art cel­e­brates Alexan­der Calder (1898-1976), the mas­ter of ki­netic sculp­ture (or mo­biles), in an ex­hi­bi­tion, Calder: Hyper­mo­bil­ity, un­til Oc­to­ber 23; the Whit­ney’s Meat­pack­ing Dis­trict home by Renzo Pi­ano, opened two years ago, is a de­sign wow.

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