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11 Apr 13

Airlines chief reiterates UK visa criticism

British Airways head Willie Walsh has once again criticised the Government for failing to update the 'bureaucratic' UK visa scheme which is preventing tourists from visiting Britain.
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11 Apr 13

Senator calls for Niagara Falls inclusion on US tourism list

Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer has said BrandUSA, the country's official tourism body, should be doing more to support Niagara Falls internationally as a US tourism destination.
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11 Apr 13

Third city to allow China visa-free visits

Guangzhou, the country's third largest city, is to follow Shanghai and Beijing in allowing short term visitors to spend time in the city without the need for a China visa.
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10 Apr 13

Thatcher criticised over Australian immigration comments

Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has been criticised by current Australian Foreign Secretary Bob Carr over an 'unabashedly racist' comment she made to him regarding Australian immigration policy.
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09 Apr 13

PM signs fast-track New Zealand visa deal

A deal to allow frequent Chinese tourists and visitors to quickly and easily obtain a New Zealand visa has been signed by Prime Minister John Key.
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08 Apr 13

Ex-UKBA chief admits UK immigration chaos

Former head of the UK Border Agency Tony Smith has said the UK immigration system 'never recovered' from influxes of immigrants and asylum seekers at the beginning of the last decade.
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05 Apr 13

Romania and Bulgaria to only 'modestly' impact UK immigration

A report from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) claims the impact on UK immigration rates from Bulgaria and Romania will be 'modest' at worst.
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05 Apr 13

Uruguayans become eligible for Australian Work and Holiday Visa

Uruguay has become the 10th country to join the Work and Holiday program, giving young people aged between 18 and 30 from both countries the chance to live and work in the other for up to a year.
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04 Apr 13

Kiwi April

April is supposed to be a transitional month, as the season shakes off the last vestiges of winter and basks in the nascent sunlight of spring.
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04 Apr 13

April in Australia

These blogs can get harder to write as the year goes on and the UK begins to get a bit tepid, just how we like it. In contrast, Australia drops to a freezing 20 degrees or so, making it hard to draw comparisons about the sun kissed weather beaches Down Under and the miserable, grey rain of Britain.
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04 Apr 13

Theresa May promises UK visa change for Chinese tourists

The Home Secretary Theresa May has reportedly told a confidential Cabinet meeting that she intends to loosen UK visa restrictions for visiting Chinese.
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