Coronavirus poses bigger threat to Aussie airports than SARS: analyst
Meanwhile, China has placed more than 18 million people in lockdown overnight as the number of those infected climbs to 650, with 18 confirmed deaths.
SARS-like virus sparks wave of airport screenings in Asia, US
Authorities fear that the disease, which originated at a fish market in central China, could be further spread during Chinese New Year festivities.
Road & Rail
China’s bullet train network will expand to 35,000km of trackwork by 2020
by Christian Fleetwood
Meanwhile, Sydney’s much-anticipated light rail is still yet to launch, leaving Travel Weekly’s editor to settle for daily bus rides with a surly driver.
National Geographic unveils its list of top trips for 2020
Ready to take your clients off the beaten track to some of the worlds best hidden gems? Here’s a list of the world’s most exciting and sustainable destinations, according to Nat Geo.
“We’re responding to what the market is telling us”: Qantas to axe Sydney-Beijing service
by Christian Fleetwood
Flights between Sydney and Beijing are set to become a thing of the past for Qantas. Click here to find out why.
Typhoon Lekima ravages China: 33 killed, a million evacuated, thousands of flights cancelled
The typhoon, which made landfall in southeast China at the weekend, has caused the evacuation of a billion people and more than $3 billion in damages.
Chinese authorities are installing a surveillance app on tourists’ phones, investigation finds
Border officers are reportedly installing a surveillance app on tourists’ phones before they cross certain borders, giving authorities access to text messages, phone logs, calendar entries and other pieces of data.
REVEALED: The number one Aussie brand for Chinese consumers is not what you think
If you think we left the name of the top brand out of this headline to make you click on it, you’re absolutely right.
China issues US travel alert, following incoming visa changes for visitors to America
China has issued a travel warning for its citizens travelling to the States, citing concerns travellers have been “interrogated, interviewed and subjected to” forms of harassment by US law enforcement.
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.
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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