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The Most Powerful Spot in Travel Goods

TGA

There is no substitute for a hands-on experience, and that's especially true for travel gear. How else can you show just how those pockets are shaped, how supple that leather really feels, the eerily smooth glide of premium wheels, the effortless closure of that perfect zipper? Retailers want hands-on time with products before they'll commit to orders, which means you'll want to commit to The International Travel Goods Show to land those orders. Space is going quickly, so you'll want to move if you want your goods to move. Contact Cathy Hays, chaystga@aol.com, 877-842-1938, x-707, and secure your spot now to influence your sales for 2017.

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7 Things Travelers Can Expect for Labor Day Weekend 2016

MONEY

Labor Day is a festive and wistful time, when the extra day off work is combined with the knowledge that summer is rapidly fading. All of which makes it all the more important to get as much out of Labor Day weekend as you can. If you’re celebrating the weekend with a getaway that’s big, small, or somewhere in between, here’s what travelers can expect for summer’s last hurrah. READ MORE

What You Need to Know About Cuba Travel as Scheduled U.S. Flights Begin

ABC NEWS

The first scheduled U.S. commercial flight to Cuba in more than 50 years departed this week. The JetBlue flight from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to Santa Clara, Cuba, took off Wednesday morning. The new flights make it easier than ever to get to the Communist-run island. Here is everything you need to know about making the trip. READ MORE

How to Stay Safe at the Airport

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Crime statistics show that, overall, violence in the U.S. is as low as it has ever been, yet terrorist attacks at airports in Brussels and Istanbul and mass shootings in the U.S. have caused passengers to fear loud noises and commotion. Here’s what you need to know about airport safety and what to do if you fear that an active shooter is at an airport. READ MORE

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Amtrak’s Answer for Aging Acela Fleet: 160 M.P.H. Trains

THE NEW YORK TIMES

A new era of high-speed train travel is coming to the nation’s busiest rail corridor. Federal officials announced last week a $2.45 billion loan to Amtrak for the purchase of state-of-the-art trains to replace the aging Acela trains that use the Northeast Corridor from Washington to Boston. READ MORE

Leadership Engagement Always Trumps Employee Engagement

FORBES

Many put great emphasis on pursuing employee engagement. Simply put, we believe that the pursuit of employee engagement as an end goal is a strategic error. To get great employee engagement you must first start with engaging the top leadership. Companies that are highly engaged have one thing in common: they have highly engaged leadership at all levels of the organization. READ MORE

Peer-to-Peer: Youth Drive Growth of Services Like Uber, Airbnb

TRAVEL WEEKLY

Younger adults have been driving a surge in the use of peer-to-peer travel services such as Airbnb and Uber during the past year, according to Travel Weekly's 2016 Consumer Trends Survey. Of the more than 1,800 U.S. travelers polled in the survey, 36% said they had used at least one peer-to-peer or sharing economy service at some point, a jump from 10% a year earlier. READ MORE

Zika and Tourism – Let’s Put This in Perspective

HOTEL ONLINE

Like SARS, Ebola and other infectious diseases, if the Zika virus continues to spread it could have a considerable impact on the sector of our economy that relies on visitors. While there has been a slight rise in trip cancellations to affected areas, it is too early to speculate on its long term economic impact to tourism. Our purpose here is to educate and focus on what is known about the virus and its prevention. READ MORE

Tricks to Hack Your Business Travel Budget

ENTREPRENEUR

David Heath needed to attend meetings in Austin, L.A., San Francisco and Las Vegas. The best airfare he found was $948, with two layovers. Yuck. So instead of calling a travel agent, he called his travel hacker. Travel addicts, who once simply blogged about how to exploit online glitches, airline loyalty memberships and credit card points, are now using their tricks to book corporate travel. READ MORE

Fires, Floods, and Scorchers: Earth Destroys Yet Another Heat Record

BLOOMBERG

As more than 100,000 Americans flee destructive wildfires in California and floods in Louisiana, earth sends yet another reminder that the worst is yet to come: a new record for planet-wide heat. The extremes of recent months are such that we're only midway into 2016, and there’s already a greater than 99% likelihood that this year will go down as the hottest on record, according to Gavin Schmidt, who directs NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. READ MORE

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