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Top Travel Gear for Families

TRAVELWORLD INTERNATIONAL

This spring at The International Travel Goods Show, countless innovative products geared towards families on-the-go debuted on the exhibit floor. Writer Sarah Vernetti rounded up some of her favorites from her time at The Show in Las Vegas. READ MORE

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How Brexit Will Affect Your European Travel Plans

LIFEHACKER

As the initial shock of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union sinks in, it’s time to assess the details and look to the future. There are certainly more important concerns, but if you’re planning a summer trip overseas, one of yours may be, “How’s this Brexit stuff gonna affect my vacation?” We’ve got answers.

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43 Million Americans Will Travel This Fourth of July Weekend FOX NEWS

AAA is projecting almost 43 million Americans will travel between Thursday, June 30 and Monday, July 4 in 2016. The estimate of 43 million travelers would be an all-time record and five million more people hitting the road compared to the Memorial Day holiday weekend earlier this year. With 36 million people likely to drive during the Independence Day holiday weekend – a 1.2% increase over 2015 – the news of the lowest gas prices in 11 years should be welcomed by travelers all over the U.S. READ MORE

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How Much Time Do Shoppers Spend on Retail Sites?

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Shoppers spent slightly more time visiting a retail site via their desktop or laptop device in Q1 of this year compared to a year prior, according to research. However, they spent less time on a retailer’s ecommerce site when they accessed it from their mobile phone. READ MORE

Family Vacation: The Business Trip

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

It can be tempting to bring your family along on a business trip. But being at your professional, productive best while also trying to keep your children entertained are goals that can clash. READ MORE

This App Auto-Generates Personalized Travel Itineraries for You

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While people love to escape the pressures of the real world with a trip, planning a respite can bring about stresses of its own. Boston-based startup RueBaRue has been trying to eliminate itinerary anxiety for travelers for the past couple of years and now the start-up is releasing an app and a function for sharing travel plans among groups of people. READ MORE

Hotels That Help You Fight Jet Lag

THE NEW YORK TIMES

“It’s annoying to be in a great destination and not enjoy it because your body isn’t adjusted to the current time,” said Michael Holtz, the founder of the New York City travel consultancy SmartFlyer, who makes more than two dozen international trips a year. Hotels, with new jet-lag-specific treatments, aim to help globe-trotters like Mr. Holtz recalibrate their body clocks. READ MORE

6 New Social Media Marketing Tools the Experts Use. You Should, Too

ENTREPRENEUR

New platforms have emerged that continue to transform the way we communicate. These changes affect both how brands promote their message, and how their fans respond. With these new platforms comes a handful of new tools to help social media marketers engage with audiences in creative ways, and to keep track of their efforts. Here’s my shortlist of the top social media tools that every marketer should be using in 2016. READ MORE

Before Retail Streets Are Mainstream, They’re Cool

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At the moment, the edgiest retail corridor in North America is Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s first-ever Cool Streets report. It’s the epitome of retail cool in mid-2016, heading a roster that also includes Los Angeles’ Silver Lake district, Wynwood in Miami, West Queen West in Toronto and Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, along with 10 others that the report spotlights. READ MORE

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