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Trump Moves to Pull U.S. Out of Big Asia Trade Deal
THE BIG STORY
Charting a new American course abroad, President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday, using one of his first actions in office to reject a centerpiece of Barack Obama's attempts to counter China and deepen U.S. ties in Asia. Trump's move on trade aimed to fulfill a central campaign promise even as he appeared to be fixated on re-litigating the 2016 election. READ MORE
How a “Border Adjustment Tax” Would Affect Americans
The so-called border adjustment tax has been described as “the most complex provision on the table” and “a vast hidden sales tax.” But what is it exactly, and how would it affect Americans? READ MORE
Safe Skies has an agreement with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to manufacture and distribute TSA luggage locks. Airport security has master tools to open, inspect and relock TSA Safe Skies® luggage locks rather than clipping the locks during mandatory checked baggage inspections at U.S. airports, allowing travelers to reuse these special luggage locks. TSA Safe Skies luggage locks are also approved by the Canadian, Australian, Israeli, German, UK and Swiss governments. MORE
How the Trump Administration Can Improve Travel for U.S. Residents and Visitors Alike
The inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the U.S. presents an unprecedented opportunity to enhance the U.S. travel experience for residents and visitors alike. Here are some suggestions on how the new administration can be a valuable and effective ally in advancing some of the industry’s key priorities. READ MORE
What Will 2017 Tell Us About Millennial Travel?
Travel habits of each generation, especially millennials, are studied and then studied again. Previous research on these young travelers has shown that millennials spent $4,832 over a year on vacations and that 45% of millennials plan on hitting the road within the year. Has anything changed this year? READ MORE
Future Trends in Retail from the NRF Show
Automation brought about by robotics, artificial intelligence and deep learning, frictionless shopping experiences, a well-trained workforce and personalization are all trends found at Retail's BIG Show that will play a big part in retail's future. READ MORE
Middle-Aged Americans Beat Millennials in Time Spent on Social Media
Despite the popular belief that millennials are the generation most addicted to their phones, a recent report from Nielsen, the media information and analysis company, found that it is, in fact, Generation X that lavishes the most time on social media pages. READ MORE
President Obama’s U.S. Travel Legacy After Eight Years as Tourist-in-Chief
No matter which side of the aisle you stand on, there’s no arguing that some of the most memorable moments of U.S. President Barack Obama’s presidency involve his more than 156 trips abroad to more than 50 countries. He’s logged more than half a million miles of travel on Air Force One and last year brought U.S. National Parks back into the spotlight for their centennial anniversary when the First Family visited Yosemite National Park in June. READ MORE
Between Hyperloop and Near-Supersonic Trains, The Future of Travel Is Getting Much Closer
Across three continents, the kind of futuristic high-speed transport that sends passengers far faster than a speeding bullet train to where they want to go is being built. It may be ready much sooner than you think. South Korea is planning a tube-enclosed train that can travel at speeds of up to 620 mph, approaching the speed of sound. The state-run Korea Railroad Research Institute says that could carry passengers from Seoul to Busan in half an hour, a journey that currently takes just under three hours on a high-speed train. READ MORE
Travel Megatrends 2017: Tours and Activities Are Finally Coming into Their Own
Big travel brands, including TripAdvisor, Airbnb, Google, Expedia, and to a lesser extent, Booking.com, are finally embracing online bookable tours and activities, signaling that the sector is finally becoming a focal point for the largest online travel companies. READ MORE
DOT's Proposed Baggage-Fee Rule Might Not Survive Trump
A newly-proposed DOT rule would require airlines and ticket agents, including travel agents, to disclose fees for carry-on and checked bags from the beginning of a fare inquiry. But it remains to be seen whether the rule, put forth by the now former DOT secretary Anthony Foxx with just three days left in his tenure, will find support with the new administration. READ MORE
Head Trip: Meditation Apps for Travelers
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Having long tried to virtually transport listeners to beaches, rain forests and other dreamy respites, meditation apps today are also trying to appeal to people who are actually traveling to such places. READ MORE
Five Lies You’ll Hear on a Job Interview
There are employers who deserve your talents, and there are other employers who don’t. You will hear exaggerations and outright lies on job interviews, and it’s important to keep your antennae up so you can tell which statements and promises are which. Here are five lies you’ll hear on a job interview. READ MORE
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