Asia-Pacific

Mapping Australasia’s rocky path to recovery – CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit

Summary: Domestic capacity has almost fully recovered to 2019 levels in Australia/NZ. Australian international capacity remained below 50% for 23 months. International and domestic load factors have reached pre-pandemic levels. Australasian capacity has plateaued, but more growth is coming soon. Australia and New Zealand have recovered more strongly than most of Asia-Pacific. Narrowbodies have reached …

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Global stockpile of nuclear weapons expected to rise: SIPRI | Nuclear Weapons News

The global stockpile of nuclear weapons is expected to rise in coming years for the first time since the Cold War due to global tensions, a leading arms watchdog has said. In its annual report published on Monday (PDF), the Stockholm International Peace Research (SIPRI) said on Monday that all nine nuclear-armed countries are increasing …

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Why some South Koreans want their own nuclear bomb | Nuclear Weapons News

Seoul, South Korea – Hours after US President Joe Biden left Tokyo following a five-day tour to Japan and South Korea last week, officials in Seoul sounded the alarm over the launch of a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile test from North Korea. If confirmed, the launch of an ICBM – a weapon that is capable …

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Nuclear-armed nations spent $82.4bn on weapons in 2021 | Nuclear Weapons News

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons accuses nuclear-armed nations of ‘obscene’ spending and notes extensive industry lobbying. The world’s nine nuclear-armed countries spent $82.4bn upgrading their atomic weaponry in 2021, eight percent more than the year before, a campaign group has said. The biggest spender was the United States, which accounted for more than half …

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Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake dies from cancer at 84 | Fashion Industry News

Miyake pioneered high-tech, comfortable clothing and was part of a wave of Japanese designers who made their mark in Paris. Japanese designer Issey Miyake, famed for his pleated style of clothing that never wrinkles, has died aged 84, according to media reports in the country. Miyake, whose name became a byword for Japan’s economic and …

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Calls to end criminal dragonfly in Philippines after critic arrested | Politics News

Manila, Philippines – The judgment of former Philippines vice presidential candidate and renowned scholar Walden Bello on charges of cyber dragonfly has raised concerns about freedom of speech under the new government of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Bello, who is also a prominent human rights activist, was arrested in his home in Quezon City late on …

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Guest Article: Charting a More Sustainable Course for the Tourism Industry | SDG Knowledge Hub

By Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister for Tourism, Jamaica As the world continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, travelers are increasingly globetrotting with the planet in mind. Recent studies show that over two-thirds of travelers are prioritizing sustainability and insisting on a lighter environmental and social footprint as they take to the skies. For destinations like …

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Pacific Tourism Organization Speaks at 2022 GSTC Asia-Pacific Sustainable Tourism Conference

Home Pacific Tourism Organization Speaks at 2022 GSTC Asia-Pacific Sustainable Tourism Conference After two years without an on-site Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), the 2022 GSTC Asia-Pacific Sustainable Tourism Conference was held in Gunsan, Korea. The three-day (September 15-17) 2022 GSTC Asia-Pacific Conference focused on the following themes: (i) Attraction & Destination Stewardship (ii) Meeting …

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Ramesh Daryanani, Hospitality News, ET HospitalityWorld

Ramesh Daryanani, Vice President, Global Sales, Asia Pacific, Marriott International feels India as a source market and one to expand in, holds tremendous potential. “The whole reason for us to organize this event is for everyone to see the potential from India, especially as we’ve come out of February and March, and seen a tremendous …

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Gutierrez: Cracking the code to East Asian travel trends | opinion

Håfa adai! East Asian travelers are emerging savvier and choosier than ever as destinations across the region retool their economies for the health conscious new realities of a post-pandemic world. The good news is that now a more constrained coronavirus has leveled the playing field. Furthermore, travel-ready trip planners are eager to navigate their way …

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