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Chinese tourists cancel trips to “punish” New Zealand

by Ali Coulton

A cooling of relations between China and New Zealand has turned icy as Chinese state media reports tourists are cancelling their trips to the land of the long white cloud.

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Aviation

Air New Zealand flight to China denied permission to land, forced to turn back

by Huntley Mitchell

Air New Zealand staff will be triple-checking the airline’s paperwork in future after suffering an embarrassing incident at the hands of China.

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Wholesalers

Fly free to Asia with Wendy Wu

Free flights??? Wendy has well and truly Wu-ed us once again. Sorry, we can’t resist a good pun.

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Technology

The world’s first ‘quarry hotel’ opens in Shanghai

Have your clients been begging for you to get them closer to a quarry? Perhaps inside one? Well, let them beg no more.

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Hotels

SHOCKING: Luxury hotels apologise for dodgy cleaning practices

All we can say is we’ll definitely be soaking any cups at hotels in hand sanitiser before we use them in the future. Ew.

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Tourism

World longest bridge opens connecting Hong Kong to Macau and mainland China

The bridge makes it easier to bring together Hong Kong and attractions across the Greater Bay Area into the one itinerary. Also, it’s very pretty.

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Destinations

Taiwan hits back at Airlines that caved to China

After 44 international airlines changed their websites to include Taiwan as part of China, the island’s aviation authorities are now discussing ways to potentially hit back.

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Destinations

Spend the night on the Great Wall of China with Airbnb

Excuse our language but how bloody good does that bed look? To be honest though, at this stage of the week our need for a nap is so strong we’d take any bed.

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Destinations

“It’s not just big cities”: A&K’s Gerald Hatherly on how to sell China

We chatted to Hatherly about why China so often falls off the radar for travellers. No, it’s not because the pandas have staged a rebellion. They’re still adorable as ever.

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Tourism

More Aussies intend to travel overseas than ever before – here’s where they’re going

We intend to travel to the kebab shop down the street later today. Does that count as an overseas trip? No. Are we just as excited about it? You bet.

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Travel Agents

“Aussies want the security of a travel agent” Wendy Wu’s Tamba Lebbie talks agent relations

by Ali Coulton

We chatted with Lebbie about all things Wendy Wu and why China is so hot right now. We also had a few wines with him so please excuse any typos and excessive talk of dancing.

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Destinations

ATTN AGENTS: increase your commissions with this growing destination

If you want a nice little boost to your commissions, you’re going to want to know about this growing trend.

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