The Sydney Opera House is seen through smoke haze from bush fires in New South Wales. Images of the fires have deterred tourists from visiting Australia, especially over Lunar New Year. Photo: DPA The Sydney Opera House is seen through smoke haze from bush fires in New South Wales. Images of the fires have deterred tourists from visiting Australia, especially over Lunar New Year. Photo: DPA
The Sydney Opera House is seen through smoke haze from bush fires in New South Wales. Images of the fires have deterred tourists from visiting Australia, especially over Lunar New Year. Photo: DPA
Australia

Australia fires deter Chinese tourists ahead of Lunar New Year holiday

  • Tourism operators are reporting cancellations as visitors are put off by images of raging fires and smoke shrouding cities like Sydney and Melbourne
  • This comes as heavy rain fell in eastern Australia on Friday, providing welcome relief and even causing flooding in places

Topic |   Australia
The Sydney Opera House is seen through smoke haze from bush fires in New South Wales. Images of the fires have deterred tourists from visiting Australia, especially over Lunar New Year. Photo: DPA The Sydney Opera House is seen through smoke haze from bush fires in New South Wales. Images of the fires have deterred tourists from visiting Australia, especially over Lunar New Year. Photo: DPA
The Sydney Opera House is seen through smoke haze from bush fires in New South Wales. Images of the fires have deterred tourists from visiting Australia, especially over Lunar New Year. Photo: DPA
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