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DFAT travel advice warns Aussies may be at risk of “arbitrary detention” in China

While COVID-19 is stopping Aussies from going anywhere overseas, they now have even more reason to avoid China.

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Destinations

Indonesia eyes travel bubble with Australia, Japan, South Korea, and China

by Christian Fleetwood

Yes, it’s more trave ‘bubble’ news from Travel Weekly today. This time, it’s Indonesia’s turn.

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Aviation

Former Aussie actor served death sentence in China for smuggling ice in flight luggage

An Australian citizen has been sentenced to death after drugs were found in his checked luggage at a Chinese airport.

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Destinations

Birmo hits back at China’s “unhelpful” travel warning against Australia

Australia’s Tourism Minister has rolled up his sleeves and slammed a travel warning against the country by China, arguing that it “does not stand up to scrutiny”.

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Destinations

“This is a very special moment”: Shanghai Disneyland reopens

This one’s for all the Disney fans out there, including Travel Weekly’s editor, who insists on wearing his Mickey Mouse hat during every staff Zoom meeting.

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Destinations

New study puts Wuhan at top of Chinese travellers’ wish lists

Despite being the initial epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic, new research has found Wuhan to be the most desirable domestic destination among Chinese travellers.

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Tourism

Coronavirus: Aussies urged not to travel to China as travel bans take hold

The government has updated its travel advice as the death toll for the deadly virus jumps to 305, with 12 confirmed cases in Australia.

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Tourism

Aussie travel company shares take a hit amid Coronavirus fears

by Christian Fleetwood

As growing fears of the scale of coronavirus continue to reverberate across the world, Australian travel companies are among those taking hits to their share prices.

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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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