Getting the Bug off our Backs

Waiting is big in asia at the moment. At poolside lounges, bartenders languidly polish the glasses, ready to mix up a pitcher of Rob Roys if the tourists ever return. At travel agencies and airlines, staff yawn behind idle PCs one week and are ordered to take unpaid leave the next. In homes and offices around Asia, would-be voyagers are wondering when "travel accessories" will once again mean a sun hat and shades, not a face mask and disposable gloves. Some say that's next month, some next year. But until that day, the Asian...

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