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Tourism

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.

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Aviation

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.

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Wholesalers

Wendy Wu reveals new visa “inventions” for China

by Huntley Mitchell

Wendy Wu Tours’ supremo was in Australia recently to spread the travel love and announce some whizz-bang new enhancements to the wholesaler’s offering.

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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.

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Destinations

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.

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Aviation

“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.

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Destinations

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.

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Technology

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.

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Tourism

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.

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Tourism

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.

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Destinations

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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