Original article by Michael Smith
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 8 : 28-Jan-20
The deepening coronavirus crisis has prompted the Chinese government to ban travel operators from taking tour groups overseas for at least two months. The blanket ban will particularly impact on Australia’s tourism industry, given that about 1.4 million Chinese tourists visit the nation each year and inject some $12bn into the domestic economy. Chinese travel companies have indicated that they have requested refunds for trips that have already been booked with Australian airlines and hotels.