Travel Asia News
Monday November 16, 2009Kevin Rudd arrived home early this morning from six days in Afghanistan, India and Singapore. He will be home for less than a fortnight before jetting off to Trinidad and Tobago for the three-day Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). About a fortnight after that he will leave Australia again for the international climate change conference in Copenhagen.
Tuesday June 9, 2009THE head of the International Air Transport Association, Giovanni Bisignani, yesterday said the aviation industry was operating "in survival mode" amid expectations that global airlines would post the first combined annual operating loss since 2003.
Friday January 9, 2009ALREADY burdened with a heavily indebted PBL Media, the private equity firm CVC Asia Pacific now faces a faltering investment in the country's largest travel retailer, Stella Group.
Saturday December 22, 2007Tourists are ignoring government travel warnings about Indonesia, writes Lindsay Murdoch.
Tuesday December 4, 2007WOLLONGONG has successfully marketed itself into Asia and India but there was more evidence yesterday that the city was also making inroads into Europe and North America.
Friday September 28, 2007RELEGATED to the B-grade of Davis Cup competition for only the second time in its history, Australia will travel to Taiwan for an Asia-Oceania zone group 1 tie in February, three months after the annual review that will determine whether John Fitzgerald stays as captain for an eighth year.
Wednesday September 5, 2007HUNTER workers from two Sandvik Mining and Construction sites will protest at this week's Asia-Pacific International Mining Exhibition at Sydney Olympic Park, where Sandvik will have a display. The action is part of a dispute over pay and conditions.
Thursday August 30, 2007POLICE have rejected claims they are spying on student activists in the lead-up to next month's Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation meeting.
Tuesday August 28, 2007THE US first lady, Laura Bush, has pulled out of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum in Sydney next week, but her husband's plan to arrive earlier than scheduled has added $4 million to the bill for the host city.
Friday August 10, 2007GEORGE BUSH is believed to be planning an extra two days in Sydney for the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit, further disrupting the city and adding millions of dollars to the cost.
Saturday August 4, 2007AUSTRALIAN adventure company Intrepid Travel has taken out a top honour at the recent Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) awards.
Wednesday July 11, 2007AUSTRALIA'S chief "spy" in Asia has advised the Socceroos to forget about the heat and go for broke if they want to play to their potential and get their Asian Cup campaign back on track.
Wednesday July 11, 2007AUSTRALIA'S chief "spy" in Asia has advised the Socceroos to forget about the heat and go for broke if they want to get their Asian Cup campaign back on track.
Tuesday June 12, 2007THE chairman of Asia's third-biggest airline, Cathay Pacific, has shrugged off concerns the recent boom in aviation traffic and profits in the region has peaked, predicting the good times will continue towards the end of the decade.
Saturday June 2, 2007THE Hunter's iconic Bluetongue beer brand and its cheeky lizard label is set to go international.
Thursday May 24, 2007A NO-FLY zone stretching from Kiama to the Central Coast and west to Katoomba will be enforced during the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum. Mark Metherell writes: The Federal Government is planning police checks for parliamentary staff and journalists but is having difficulty getting all of its own ministerial minders to undergo security checks.
Saturday April 28, 2007MELBOURNE'S Avalon airport could be the new home of the first international air services from a foreign-based, low-cost airline, following the decision of Malaysia's no-frills juggernaut, Air Asia, to launch long-haul international services.
Thursday April 5, 2007HONG KONG'S richest woman and one of Asia's most flamboyant billionaires, Nina Wang, best known for wearing her hair in pigtails and a sensational court battle over a billion-dollar estate, has died.
Thursday April 5, 2007BEIJING: Hong Kong's most flamboyant billionaire, Nina Wang, best known for wearing her hair in pigtails well into her 60s and a sensational court battle over her missing husband's billion-dollar estate, has died.
Saturday March 3, 2007SYDNEY FC's preparation for its opening Asian Champions League match was further disrupted yesterday when David Carney was sent home ill from training and visa problems upset travel plans for two other players.