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Build Sales with a Great Campaign. Now's the Time to Start

TGA

A one-shot ad might bump the sales curve briefly, but a successful campaign elevates numbers for the entire calendar year. Now is the time to start boosting those 2017 sales figures – we're booking space in the pre-Show issue of Travel Goods Showcase right now, setting the stage for those juicy 2017 product intros. Pique retailers' interest now, build a campaign, and make yourself a standout exhibitor at The International Travel Goods Show, the world's largest gathering of travel goods retailers. Contact Cathy Hays, chaystga@aol.com, 877-842-1938, x-707, and start building your 2017 sales success.

Warning: International Travel Goods Show Housing Solicitation

TGA

Global Housing Service Corp. has once again been soliciting International Travel Goods Show attendees to make their hotel reservations through Global. We thought you should know that we have not licensed our mailing lists (which we consider proprietary) for Global's use nor have we authorized Global to act on our behalf or "accept reservations" for us. We encourage all Show attendees and prospective attendees to make use of the housing resources available on our Show website launching on November 7 and to be wary of any third party offering discounts.

TGA Government Relations Update

TGA

TGA’s government relations department has been working tirelessly on your behalf on several relevant issues to further the best interests of our members and industry. Many of our retailer and manufacturer members have helped support our efforts and we are grateful for your advocacy. Please read Nate Herman’s recent report for a comprehensive update on each initiative. READ MORE

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Uber, Lyft Show No Signs of Slowing with Business Travelers

TRAVEL PULSE

What taxis? Travel expense software provider Certify unveiled the results of its latest SpendSmart report, which took into account millions of expense receipts and found that, in the realm of ground transportation, it’s Uber’s world and we are all just leasing a little plot of land. READ MORE

Growth of Mobile Travel Bookings in 6 Charts

SKIFT

Travelers that use their mobile devices to book their flights and hotels are an expanding demographic, but growth in mobile bookings hasn’t been explosive in some markets during the past year as most travelers still turn to desktop to book. Airline and hotel mobile bookings made up 27% of all online travel bookings worldwide during the second quarter, according to a report from Criteo, a performance marketing company. Here are six charts that illustrate mobile booking growth. READ MORE

Renting an Airbnb in New York City? What You Should Know About the New Law

TRAVEL + LEISURE

Last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law that cracks down on the advertisement of illegal Airbnb listings. The law is especially important for New York City, one of Airbnb's largest markets. The law targets listings for entire apartments available to rent for less than 30 days – properties that were already illegal to rent under a multiple dwelling law. Local hoteliers, politicians, and affordable housing advocates have hailed this most recent piece of legislation as a victory. READ MORE

Making Sense of the Latest Trends in Digital Retail

MARKETING LAND

Not surprisingly, the relationship between technology and marketing continues to take center stage in digital retail. Forward-thinking marketers are tapping into the latest consumer technology trends to create more meaningful and personalized experiences for shoppers. Here are the four trends in retail marketing technology that we anticipate seeing over the coming months. READ MORE

Delta Will Let You Watch Your Luggage Get Lost in Real Time

GIZMODO

Delta invested $50 million in adding a luggage tracking feature to its app, CNN reports. The airline has currently rolled this program out in 84 cities nationwide, meaning you can now watch your luggage get left behind in real time. “From the moment our customers drop off their bag, we want them to know we’re looking out for it every step of the way and working to take the stress out of flying, one innovation at a time,” Delta senior vice president Bill Lentsch said in a statement. READ MORE

Is the Grinch Stealing Christmas from the Airlines?

USA TODAY

The Grinch is stealing Christmas from the airlines. With the holiday falling on a Sunday this year, lots of students are expected to remain in class until the holiday weekend, which could discourage travel to visit relatives. Airlines are bracing for coal in their December stockings that might not be redeemed, even in January. READ MORE

Don’t Fall into These Traps When Leading a Virtual Meeting

FORBES

Virtual meetings are increasing faster than the skills needed to optimize them. Various studies have shown that it is more difficult to get virtual teams to bond, harder for informal leaders to emerge, tougher to create genuine dialogue, and easier for misunderstandings to escalate. Here are tips to make your virtual meetings a success. READ MORE

Travel Industry Should Look to Help Clients with a Digital Detox

TTG

Travel providers can help their clients and boost business by offering the opportunity to “switch off” from the online world. This was the opinion of Tanya Goodin, a digital entrepreneur and founder of new retreat operator Time To Log Off, which provides “digital detox” escapes for clients who struggle to detach themselves from their devices. READ MORE

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