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Space at The 2017 International Travel Goods Show is on pace to sell out. Don't get locked out. Every significant retailer – national department store chains like Macy's and Kohl's, online giants like eBags and Amazon, regional powerhouses and independent stores from all over the globe – will be there, hunting for 2017's big sellers. Miss out, and you won't be top of mind at ordering time. Promote your brand, at the place where retailers are most receptive to new items and new lines. Act now, and get your 2017 off to a roaring start – contact Cathy Hays, email@example.com, 877-842-1938, x-707, and stake out your place at The Show, the world's biggest travel goods showcase.
The 2017 International Travel Goods Show Website Is Live
The official site for The 2017 International Travel Goods Show is now live. Drop in for all the important details about the most business-critical event on the calendar. You will find all the info you need to build a terrific Show experience. Visit thetravelgoodsshow.org today, get the lay of the land, mark those calendars, make those plans, and join in the industry's biggest happening.
Lost Luggage Less Likely with New Tracking Systems
Do luggage tracking systems work? You bet. Will they keep your checked bag from disappearing the next time you fly? Maybe. True, sophisticated new technologies are being introduced that track your belongings from airport to airport. Travel editor Christopher Elliott covered the newest trends and products in luggage tracking – including products from members of the Travel Goods Association. READ MORE
14 Rolling Backpacks, Duffels, and Weekender Bags that are Surprisingly Sleek
TRAVEL + LEISURE
What’s a savvy frequent traveler to do if they want to get around fast and with ease while still feeling stylish? Fear not. There are aesthetically pleasing options out there, and Travel + Leisure did the research for you. Here are 17 wheeled bags (including items from members of the Travel Goods Association) that balance great looks with design that’s durable, sturdy, and above all, easy-to-handle. READ MORE
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Which TSA Will Travelers Get This Holiday Season?
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
With the busiest travel day of the year approaching the Sunday after Thanksgiving, the Transportation Security Administration says it’s better prepared to handle record numbers of travelers than earlier this year and should make it through Christmas without checkpoint gridlock. READ MORE
U.S. Retail Sales Rose Briskly in October
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Americans spent briskly at retailers in recent months, supporting hopes for a strong holiday shopping season and giving the economy momentum. Retail sales – measuring spending at restaurants, clothiers, online stores and other shops – rose 0.8% in October from the prior month, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Sales grew 1% in September, revised figures showed, up from a previously reported 0.6% increase. Those gains marked the best two-month stretch of sales in at least two years. READ MORE
What Impact Will Trump Have on Tourism?
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Last week, after Mr. Trump’s unexpected victory, travel experts and economists were asked to try and read the tea leaves. They offer some early thoughts about how Mr. Trump’s presidency might affect tourism, including foreign travel to the U.S., Americans traveling abroad, access to Cuba, the cost of airfare, and, of course, Trump Hotels. READ MORE
Thanksgiving Travel Set for a Big Surge, But It's Not Too Late to Fly
Thanks to lower airfares, U.S. airlines will carry 27.3 million passengers over the 12-day Thanksgiving holiday travel period, reports airline trade organization Airlines for America (A4A). That's up 2.5%, the equivalent of 55,000 more passengers a day, from last year's travel period. READ MORE
British People Could Be Charged to Travel to Europe After Brexit
British nationals would have to pay €5 (£4.30) to travel to the 26 Schengen zone countries once the UK leaves the EU under proposals presented yesterday by the European Commission. READ MORE
Want to Take a Luxury Trip? Booking Sites Enter the Arena
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Third-party travel booking sites such as Expedia.com and Booking.com are go-tos for travelers in search of wallet-friendly accommodations or deals on packages that include both airfare and a hotel stay. But as sites to book high-end vacations? Not so much – that is, until recently. READ MORE
7 Social Media Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2017
It’s clear now that social media marketing is here to stay, and its massive staying power is attributable to one key characteristic – the fact that social media keeps evolving. So, what does 2017 have in store for social media marketers? READ MORE
U.S. Moves to Cut Wait Times for International Arrivals
CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER
Could this be another cure for air travel angst? The Department of Homeland Security says it wants to greatly expand its preclearance program that allows some international travelers to dispense with inspection formalities before they fly to the U.S. In fact, in less than seven years, one out of every three arriving passengers could be pre-cleared by Customs and Immigration before they touch down on U.S. soil, officials say. READ MORE
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