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  1. International Travel
    Australia continues to be popular with people from all over the world with the latest official figures showing that there were 8.8 million visitors in the 12 months to November 2017. This is an increase of 7.1% with those arriving for holidays leading the growth with number up by 7.3% over the...
  2. International Travel
    Links between Australia and Latin America are becoming increasingly important with visitor numbers between the two continents as well as trade set to increase. The first non-stop flight from Santiago in Chile and Melbourne in Australia has now started. The 11,000-kilometre, 15-hour flight is...
  3. International Travel
    People travelling between Australia and China now have more choice with a series of new flights launched in time for the Chinese New Year celebrations. National Australian airline Qantas has added Beijing as a third destination in China. It already flies into Shanghai and Hong Kong with the...
  4. International Travel
    The choice of routes when flying to and from Australia has increased, with the latest figures showing that international aviation capacity was up by 4% in the 12 months to March 2016. Locations seeing a significant capacity growth include Japan, up 19%, China up 26% and the United States up...
  5. International Travel
    Australia is known for many things including beaches, weather, kangaroos and koalas but it would seem that what many Australians like is the country's aviation industry. New research has found that 46% of Australians want to work in the aviation sector including both men and women, all age...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Airports around Australia have welcomed the decision to introduce fast track immigration services for those willing to pay a premium to avoid queues. The premium border security service is aimed at business travellers, wealthier passengers and those who can afford a fee for a faster immigration...
  7. International Travel
    The threat of strike action by immigration workers at international airports in Australia has been halted for at least two months by the Fair Work Ombudsman. It means that people arriving and leaving the major airports will not face delays during that time as a result of a long term spat...
  8. International Travel
    Extra security checks are now being carried out on all outbound passengers at Australia's international airports as well as those arriving in the country. As part of the country's attempts to combat terrorism everyone boarding a plane is security checked. Airport officials at check in desk will...
  9. International Travel
    People travelling to and from Australia's international airports face confusion in the coming days and weeks after a strike by immigration workers was called off due to security concerns. Members of the Community and Public Sector Union had been taking sporadic industrial action over a long...
  10. Visas and immigration
    The Department of Immigration and Border Control has warned that people arriving and leaving Australia face delays in the next week due to strike action by staff members. From Tuesday 22 March until 01 April there is likely to be problems at various international airports and cruise ship...
  11. International Travel
    Immigration and Border Protection staff in Australia have voted for another round of strike action at airports which will affect people arriving and leaving the country during the busy Easter period. Immigration services could also be disrupted at airports after member of the Community and...
  12. International Travel
    A record number of people visited Australia in 2015, up 8% on the previous year and the coming year is also expected to see a rise in visitor arrivals. There was an increase in numbers from India, China, the United States and the UK, with strong growth in people visiting for a holiday and also...
  13. International Travel
    Australia's Sunshine Coast is set to increase its ability to attract more visitors and investment from overseas with new facilities to handle more international air activity. The region's airport will start to see the benefits of a significant investment boost later this year with the...
  14. International Travel
    Australia is a popular country with people from Asia and now new research shows that many of them head to Melbourne. Research from the University of Melbourne shows how the city's international airport has recorded a steady increase in the share of travellers to and from Asia. Those routes make...
  15. International Travel
    New airline routes between Australia and China are offering people more choice than ever before whether they are tourists, business travellers or students, it is claimed. A new direct route three times a week service from China Southern Airlines from Shenzhen to is set to boost tourism and...
  16. International Travel
    Authorities in Australia will have increased power to collect biometric information under new legislation that becomes law in February. The Biometrics Act, which covers all individuals whether Australian citizens or non-citizens, entering the country, gives immigration authorities greater...
  17. International Travel
    With the busy festive season looming, people arriving and leaving from Australian airports still face the possibility of strike action by immigration staff as the latest pay and conditions talks have failed to reach an agreement. The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) is not pleased that...
  18. International Travel
    New links are opening up between Australia and Qatar with new flights offering opportunities for travellers and business people. The arrangements announced by the Australian Government will see up to 50% more flights between Australia's major airports, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and...
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