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Are You Good for Business? Then Say So!

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The business issue of Travel Goods Showcase ships in just a few weeks, emphasizing products for the business environment, business travel, and best business practices. Show off your best items in front of the smartest retailers in travel goods, and show off your smarts – take advantage of our buy one, get one free offer on half-page ads. Ad reservations must be received by August 15. Contact Cathy Hays, chaystga@aol.com, 877-842-1938, x-707.

Travel Companions: Take These 4 Things On Your Next Trip

TORONTO STAR

Travel editor Emma Yardley presents a curated list of travel aids to help make sure your next trip runs smoothly, including products from members of the Travel Goods Association. Her suggested travel products include keys to flying light, using headwear several ways, and keeping it natural. READ MORE

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Key West Mosquito Plan Receives Final Approval

TRAVEL WEEKLY

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday gave final approval to a proposal to release genetically modified mosquitoes just outside Key West in an effort to reduce outbreaks of transmittable viruses, including Zika. READ MORE

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For a Relaxing Vacation, Look to the Data

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

What makes a vacation successful? For some, the answer lies in the data. The “Quantified Self” movement – whose adherents track much of their daily lives using smartphones and wearable technology such as Fitbits – is heading off on holiday. Life-logging was once relegated to counting footsteps, but more people are now using personalized data to help them unwind more efficiently, setting and tracking leisure goals such as limiting computer use and optimizing relaxation while they are away. READ MORE

10 Retailers That Make More Money Than Amazon

USA TODAY

Amazon.com's stock might be one of the hottest things going on Wall Street. The company is also worth more than any other retailer (and is the fifth most valuable U.S. company). But Amazon's bottom line is far less impressive. READ MORE

Read This Before Planning That Last-Minute Summer Break

CNBC

The summer traveling season is upon us, and this year has brought a whole host of problems for the travel and tourism industry. While travel and tourism contributed close to 10% ($7.2 trillion) of global gross domestic product in 2015, growth forecasts for 2016 from the World Travel and Tourism Council have been recently revised downward, with the sector being hurt by economic weakness and a ramp-up in terrorist attacks. In fact, according to Allianz Global Assistance's annual "Vacation Confidence Index," more than 22% of Americans now say that the fear of future violent events has had an influence on their vacation planning in one way or another. READ MORE

4 Tips On How to Avoid Email and Social Media Overload

FORBES

In today’s day and age, with many of us being “flexible workers,” it is very easy to become exhausted or overwhelmed with notifications from social media and email. We are all using technology as much as possible and it can keep us from actually being productive! It is hard to imagine that this is even possible but if you don’t put fail-safes in place you will find yourself exhausted by the end of the business day and then realize you have not actually gotten any real work done. READ MORE

Better, Faster and the Future of Retail

NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION

The Future Laboratory CEO Trevor Hardy cited stats from the Pew Research Center at NRFtech 2016 on U.S. smartphone use to paint a picture of Americans’ “filter bubble.” During one study period, 47% of young smartphone owners used their phone to avoid interacting with the people around them at least once. And when you consider that five apps – Facebook, YouTube, Netflix, Instagram and Snapchat – make up two-thirds of all mobile app traffic in the U.S., it means the apps we use create a bias around the way everyone consumes news and information. READ MORE

How to Give Leadership to Millennials Without a Promotion

FORBES

The 2016 Deloitte Millennial Survey estimates 63% of millennials say their leadership skills are not being developed. That number is alarmingly high, because essentially two out of every three employees have a desire to lead at work. Yet, despite their desire to lead and grow as leaders, companies are not creating those opportunities for leadership and increased engagement. READ MORE

Qantas Wants to Take Back the Title of World’s Longest Flight

TRAVEL + LEISURE

Qantas is set to receive its first delivery of Boeing 787 Dreamliners next year and the airline has big plans for its new planes. At an aviation conference in Brisbane last week, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said that the airline is considering using its new planes on long-haul flights that could rival the world’s longest. Some of the massive routes that Joyce mentioned include Melbourne to Dallas, Sydney to Chicago and Brisbane to other U.S. cities. READ MORE

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