Tigers forever: a wildlife hike in north-east Laos

A guided trek on Mount Forever helps protect endangered tigers and reveals an exotic array of other, less elusive, wildlife

China by train: tracks, tales and a snapshot of everyday life

Chinese new year signals major travel across the country, and railways are at the heart of many journeys. Author and BBC journalist Michael Bristow knows China well – and the insight time on board offers

The best sights and bites in Hong Kong: readers’ travel tips

This cinematic city offers iconic views, stunning rooftop bars and, a little further afield, pretty beaches and great hiking.

German cities to trial free public transport to cut pollution

Plan to be tested in five cities in effort to meet EU air pollution targets and avoid big fines

The best 2018 holiday deals and January sales

Flight offers, family holiday packages and affordable spa breaks all feature in our roundup of New Year travel deals, to destinations such as Italy, the Azores and Canada

Travelling in the Andes: travel tips

From subtropical Colombia to Tierra del Fuego in the shadow of Antarctica, our tipsters have explored, eaten, slept and imbibed among these astonishing peaks