Travel Agenda: Budapest's 10th annual Christmas fair; 2011 Rugby World Cup; A380 between Heathrow and Dubai

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The 10th annual Christmas fair in Budapest opens: stock up on paprika, Tokaj, sweets and crafts while listening to carols. A giant advent calendar appears on 1 December (

This week...

A huge rugby ball promoting the 2011 Rugby World Cup host, New Zealand, will open next to Tower Bridge on Wednesday; visitors can step inside for a journey around New Zealand or take part in Maori culture workshops ( In Australasia itself, the Southern Star observation wheel in Melbourne (120m, just shy of the London Eye's 135m) opens on Friday ( Also on Friday, a Sports Museum opens in Los Angeles, with 30 galleries of baseball and basketball memorabilia (

In the diary...

Emirates is launching the A380 between Heathrow and Dubai on 1 December. Passengers in First will have access to shower spas and an onboard lounge; those at the back will get seats with a deeper recline and 1,000 entertainment channels ( Also on 1 December, the trendy Mondrian apartment-hotel will open in South Beach, Miami, overlooking Biscayne Bay (