Leap in Chinese tourists drives record New Zealand visitor numbers

September 22, 2015 8:09 am· Comments Off on Leap in Chinese tourists drives record New Zealand visitor numbers 

WELLINGTON, Sept. 21 — A surge in the number of Chinese arrivals helped drive a record number of overseas visitors to New Zealand last month, the government statistics agency said Monday.

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Taiwan raises cap on mainland independent tourists

September 22, 2015 8:09 am· Comments Off on Taiwan raises cap on mainland independent tourists 

TAIPEI, Sept. 21 — The cap on independent mainland tourists visiting Taiwan has been raised from 4,000 to 5,000 per day starting from this week as the island tried to recover from disappointing tourism business.

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Int'l travelers face delays at 8 Australian airports

September 22, 2015 8:09 am· Comments Off on Int'l travelers face delays at 8 Australian airports 

MELBOURNE, Sept. 21 — Thousands of international travelers are facing delays at airports across Australia after immigration and border force workers walked off the job this morning.

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Australians can enter Singapore faster from October

September 22, 2015 8:09 am· Comments Off on Australians can enter Singapore faster from October 

SINGAPORE, Sept. 21 — Eligible holders of Australian passports will be able to enter Singapore in a faster way from this October, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said in a statement on Monday.

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DOT gears up to make main office the next Christmas shopping destination

September 22, 2015 8:09 am· Comments Off on DOT gears up to make main office the next Christmas shopping destination 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Sept. 21 (PNA) — Everyone is invited to do their early Christmas shopping at the Department of Tourism's (DOT) main office in Makati City, a tourism official said on Monday.

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DOT defends Star Rating system from false allegations

September 22, 2015 8:09 am· Comments Off on DOT defends Star Rating system from false allegations 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Sept. 21 (PNA) — The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Monday defended its Star Rating system, denying claims that the agency did not consult the right people to determine its criteria.

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Company hikes price of life-saving AIDS, cancer drug by 5,000%

September 22, 2015 8:06 am· Comments Off on Company hikes price of life-saving AIDS, cancer drug by 5,000% 

MOSCOW, Sept. 21 — A drug that fights a common parasite preying on people with weakened immune systems has spiked in price by 5,000 percent to USD 750 per pill.

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Alcohol addition signs in HCM City youths

September 22, 2015 8:06 am· Comments Off on Alcohol addition signs in HCM City youths 

HCM CITY, Sept. 21 — A survey conducted by psychologists in HCM City has indicated that over 40 percent of the city's youngsters show signs of alcohol addiction.

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Study shows nearly third of newborns in the UK may develop Dementia

September 22, 2015 8:06 am· Comments Off on Study shows nearly third of newborns in the UK may develop Dementia 

MOSCOW, Sept. 21 — A third of all babies born in Britain and Northern Ireland in 2015 will eventually develop dementia later in life, putting UK in a list of countries which face the "greatest medical challenge," scientists say.

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Nueva Vizcaya nutri body to give free weighing scales for use of pre-school kids

September 22, 2015 8:06 am· Comments Off on Nueva Vizcaya nutri body to give free weighing scales for use of pre-school kids 

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Sept. 21 — The Provincial Nutrition Committee (PNC) here will be giving free weighing scales to various schools in the province to monitor and address malnutrition problems among pre-school children.

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