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Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman
Several hundred visitors to Hawaii had an unexpected change in travel plans last week when an Australian budget airline suddenly collapsed. But what happened to Air Australia---and what does that mean for Hawaii’s visitor market? HPR’s Bill Dorman has some answers in today’s Asia Minute.
The Academy Awards will be presented this coming weekend in Hollywood. And as The Descendants and other films compete for Oscars, there’s word they should soon have some wider exposure---in China. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
Hawaii’s biggest-spending visitors will be getting some help from the U.S. government next week. U.S. embassy officials in China are starting a program aimed at streamlining the visa process for tourists. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
Global art auction sales set a new record last year --- $11.5 billion. And for the second year in a row, China led the way. But a number of other Asian markets showed dramatic growth, along with an increasing number of millionaires. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
One of Hawaii’s fastest-growing tourist markets is going through a national debate. What’s the best way to learn English? That’s a question the government of South Korea is trying to answer. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.