Hundreds of Chinese tourists on vacation in Bali are scrambling to avoid going home, fearing both infection from the deadly new coronavirus and Beijing's handling of the epidemic.Concerns over the rapidly-spreading outbreak prompted Indonesia to shut down all flights to and from China, hammering the bottom lines of restaurants, hotels, travel agents and interpreters on the popular resort island.But with more than 2,800 dead from the COVID-19 illness on the Chinese mainland, and entire ci
Thousands of Chinese tourists stranded in Bali after Indonesia suspended flights over coronavirus fears will be offered charter flights home, China's consulate on the holiday island said Thursday.A diplomatic notice said Beijing was arranging flights for Friday back to Wuhan - the epicentre of the deadly outbreak which has killed over 500 people and spread around the world.Many of the marooned tourists are from the stricken city and surrounding Hubei province, the consulate said, but it
When talking about gambling in Asia, the first place that usually springs to mind is Macau – also dubbed the Monte Carlo of the Orient – and it is with good reason. Often regarded as the gambling capital of the world, taxes from its casinos make up over 80 percent of the government’s revenue.
Hordes of Chinese tourists descend upon an idyllic island paradise. Their boisterous and noisy nature scare away their more “cultured” Western counterparts. For all the resources spent on attracting them to visit, the local tourism industry makes very little from their spending.This is the bane of “zero-dollar tourism” run by Chinese operators. Travel agencies in China offer free or very cheap tour packages, which cover meals and accommodation.
Yesterday, news in Thailand revealed that strict inspections of processed pork products from overseas will be kept in place in a bid to stave off an outbreak of African swine fever, especially from China.
When talking about gambling in Asia, the first place that usually springs to mind is Macau – also dubbed the Monte Carlo of the Orient – and it is with good reason. Often regarded as the gambling capital of the world, gambling tourism is Macau’s biggest source of revenue, accounting for 50 percent of its economy.