Pregnant and breastfeeding women travelers underprotected from disease

  Pregnant and breastfeeding women who travel to places with high risk of diseases like malaria and yellow fever are less likely than other women travelers to be protected by vaccines and drugs, recent U.S. research suggests. Lack of information about the safety of some preventive medications and vaccines during pregnancy and breastfeeding may be…

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Singapore Sees Asia as a Growth Favorite Amid Trade War Fears

  Asia remains a growth favorite for businesses and investors even if tensions between the U.S. and China escalate into a full-blown trade war, according to Singapore’s Economic Development Board. “Singapore is very fortunate, Asian countries in general are very fortunate because we are in the middle of a growth engine,” Beh Swan Gin, chairman…

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City Tour Around Jakarta

  Jakarta is a sprawling cosmopolitan city where the modern and traditional meet head on.  There are fine museums and superb examples of colonial architectures, traditional temples and marketplace as well as plethora of antique shops, shopping malls, shopping centers, cinemas, local and foreign fast food restaurants, fine dining establishment and discotheques. The colonial architecture…

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Indonesia’s Four Priority Tourism Destinations

(Labuan Bajo) Jakarta. Indonesia is eager to boost its revenue by attracting more overseas visitors, while also encouraging foreign investment in the country’s tourism sector. To achieve this, the government is promoting tourism destinations other than Bali, which is widely considered one of the world’s best holiday spots. Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel site, announced its Best…

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Portugal’s flourishing tourism becomes economic mainstay

  LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal’s tourism boom has made the industry one of the biggest contributors to the national economy and the largest employer, with almost 1 million direct and indirect jobs, the head of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) said. Portugal has long been popular for its beaches, historic sites and golf…

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