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You might want to avoid vaping in Southeast Asia

You might want to avoid vaping in Southeast Asia

Vapes and e-cigarettes are under fire. At least figuratively. Seven people have died from vaping-related illnesses in the U.S., causing widespread worry on the usage of the popular tobacco alternatives. U.S. government agencies have also identified various cases of vaping-related illnesses and is launching several investigations to find out what ...

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Politics drive tourists away from Japan and Hong Kong to SE Asia

BANGKOK — This summer’s political turmoil is redrawing the map of Asian tourism, with South Korean and Chinese travelers avoiding previously popular destinations like Japan and Hong Kong for Southeast Asia. The growing trade feud between Tokyo and Seoul, the protests in Hong Kong, and active campaigning by Southeast Asian ...

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Asia’s beaches go quiet as Chinese tourists stay home

  From quiet beaches in Bali to empty rooms in Hanoi’s hotels, pangs from China’s economic malaise and weakening yuan are being felt across Southeast Asia’s vacation belt. A boom in Chinese outbound travel in recent years that stoked tourism across Southeast Asia is now in reverse gear. The abrupt ...

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Hong Kong airport closure disrupts tourism in Southeast Asia

BANGKOK/SINGAPORE — Southeast Asian countries remain concerned about adverse effects on tourism caused by the closure of Hong Kong International Airport, even though flights partially resumed after several days of anti-government protests. The closure spread jitters in Southeast Asia‘s tourism-oriented countries such as Thailand and Singapore, as it disrupted Hong ...

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