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YEARS of backroom lobbying by the current and former governments could see direct flights from China landing in Darwin within months. The Chinese Civil Aviation...

Air China to start Brisbane-Beijing direct flights in December 2017

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Air New Zealand pushes Wellington in China with free domestic flight offer

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NZ Immigration Minister says US, Australia visa change announcement a coincidence

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Chinese visitor numbers on the wane as group tours lose appeal

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Australian tourism ministers meet in China in bid to draw more visitors

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Chinese developer to bring $800m Aussie Legends World to the Gold Coast

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Australia must be China-ready to capitalise on its unique tourism, Deloitte report says

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Thousands of red bikes set to hit Sydney’s streets – and footpaths

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Australian tourism may suffer from Chinese investment restrictions

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