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Now Open: Your Gateway to the Biggest Travel Goods Show on Earth
The official site for The 2017 International Travel Goods Show is now live. Drop in for all the important details – registered exhibitors, big-name retail attendees, official Show dates and hours, special events, lodging tips, how to exhibit and how to attend. This is everything you need to know to get the big picture perspective on what's happening in 2017, the relevant trends, the hot future sellers – the vital ingredients you'll need to make 2017 a great year for your business.
Trump's Victory Is Scaring Global Firms That Rely on Free Trade
Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. election sent shockwaves through industries that rely on open trade, from airlines to cars and IT outsourcing, even though many executives remain unsure what his protectionist rhetoric will mean in practice. READ MORE
Maritime Watchdog Sees No Evidence of Shipping-Alliance Price-Fixing
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
The Federal Maritime Commission, the U.S. maritime watchdog, has seen no evidence of price-fixing by the recently formed ocean-shipping alliances and expects more consolidation from the industry during the worst downturn in 30 years, according to the agency’s head. The three alliances, which allow ship operators to save billions of dollars annually by sharing ships, networks and port calls, now move more than 95% of all cargo across the world’s oceans. Two of the alliances have been approved by the FMC and the approval application for the third one reached the agency early Monday. READ MORE
Unravelling the Myth of ‘Made in America’
BUSINESS OF FASHION
Despite the state of American politics, there are a handful of substantive issues that have come to define this election cycle, one being the loss and possible return of U.S. manufacturing jobs in sectors from automobiles to apparel. Now, after years of marketing messages proclaiming product quality and local job creation amongst the benefits of American-made goods, voters are asking: Doesn’t bringing large swaths of manufacturing activity back to the U.S. make sense, for consumers, the economy and society at large? READ MORE
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Post-election Retail: Where Do We Go from Here?
NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION
The results of Tuesday’s elections will affect a number of issues facing retailers, including infrastructure, tax reform, trade, immigration, labor and health care. NRF's Craig Shearman looks at how President-elect Donald Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress could impact the industry. READ MORE
U.S. Travel Encouraged by Trump's Vow to Rebuild Infrastructure
U.S. Travel Association CEO Roger Dow expressed optimism that Donald Trump would follow through on his campaign promises to improve infrastructure and said he was confident the President-elect's business and hotelier background would make him receptive to travel industry issues. READ MORE
These 4 States Voted to Raise the Minimum Wage to at Least $12 an Hour
While many people were disappointed by the results of Tuesday’s elections, some Americans are celebrating the fact that a pay raise is finally on the horizon. Voters in Washington, Arizona, Colorado, and Maine all approved measures to raise their state’s minimum wage, Bloomberg reported. READ MORE
Eco Travel: Germany to Launch World's First Hydrogen-Powered Train with Zero Emissions
NATURE WORLD NEWS
Germany is geared to launch the world's maiden zero-emission passenger train that will be powered by hydrogen. Built by French rail transport firm, Alstom, the Coradia iLint only discharges excess steam and condensed water into the atmosphere, and is a great alternative to the nation's 4,000 diesel trains. READ MORE
Tips to Minimize the Downside of Business Travel
Despite the glamorous image that comes to mind when we think of jet-setting business travelers, the reality is anything but: sleep deprivation, added stress and illness are all common pitfalls of frequent travel. Given that decreased health of employees naturally affects business results, companies should pay more attention to how they can minimize the negative impact of business travel on their employees. READ MORE
9 Metrics to Determine your Social Media Marketing ROI
BUSINESS 2 COMMUNITY
I was recently asked, “How do I know my efforts on social media are working, or am I just spinning my wheels?” Jim, an entrepreneur with a growing business, was trying to determine the ROI on his social media efforts and he was frustrated. He was tracking his analytics on Facebook and Twitter but didn’t really know what to look for or what it all meant to him. Here is what I shared with him. READ MORE
U.S. Passport Changes Are Coming: Here’s What You Need to Know
Passport changes are coming, and if you plan on traveling in the future – especially if you’re among the 49 million Americans whose passports will expire in the next few years – you need to know what passport changes are in store. READ MORE
How to Make Holiday Travel Less Stressful
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Traveling during the holiday season can be a less than enjoyable experience, said David Solomito, the vice president of marketing at the travel search engine Kayak. The rush may be inevitable, but feeling fraught isn’t. Mr. Solomito shared his top tips on how to minimize the stress of holiday travel. READ MORE
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