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You Could Be YouTube Famous

TGA

The highlights video for The 2017 International Travel Goods Show is now online. It's a 3-minute glimpse of the year's biggest gathering of travel goods professionals, at the one event that draws all the people and companies that really matter. If you only thought of attending, this is a hint of what you missed. And if you were there, you could very well spot yourself in this video visit to the industry's premiere event. Have a look, and make plans to join us next year, February 27-March 1, 2018 in Las Vegas. Don't miss out – two-thirds of our 2018 exhibit hall is already booked, so contact Cathy Hays today if you want in, chaystga@aol.com, 877-842-1938, x-707.

Wise Luggage Choices from Laura Daily

FOX 31 DENVER

Laura Daily of Mile High On The Cheap shared information on new suitcases and their innovative features as the summer travel season ramps up. Featured in her informative segment are products from April’s International Travel Goods Show. READ MORE

Luxury Goods Market Will Return to Growth in 2017, Bain Report Says

THE NEW YORK TIMES

After slowing sales amid fears of terrorist attacks, unpredictable stock markets and currency fluctuations that kept many tourists away from cities including Paris, the market will return to growth in 2017, according to the Bain report, the Worldwide Luxury Market Monitor, which was released on Monday. READ MORE

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How New Payment Services Are Changing Ecommerce

MULTICHANNEL MERCHANT

The shift of consumption to mobile has created opportunities for companies to offer new and improved payment experiences. However, payment issues continue to be among the top reasons why shoppers abandon their carts. As such, providers are now offering more variations of payment services such as apps, digital wallets, and other contactless technologies. READ MORE

Pop Up Goes the Retail Scene as Store Vacancies Rise

THE NEW YORK TIMES

The upswing in pop-up stores, as short-term retail placements are called, is playing out in all sorts of ways, and in all sorts of places – including dark malls, former grocery stores and shuttered art galleries, according to real estate brokers, landlords and tenants. READ MORE

A Storage Compartment at Your Feet Wins Airbus Innovation Competition

CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER

Left to its own devices, Airbus has been known to think outside the box – for better (yes please, jet-lag-ending A350) and for worse (no thanks, patents that look more like torture devices than airplane seating arrangements). But often, some of the best ideas come from outside the company's headquarters – as was the case with the winner of this year's Airbus Fly Your Ideas competition. READ MORE

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Why Travel Should Be a Top Priority for Every Entrepreneur

ENTREPRENEUR

There are a ton of tangible benefits to traveling – especially if you typically lock yourself up and dedicate every moment to the operation of your business. Here are a few reasons why stepping outside the office can be a good thing for your health and your business. READ MORE

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5 Tips to Help You Breeze Through Packed Summer Airports

TRAVEL + LEISURE

Air travel has become more accessible to a greater number of people over the past decade, as budget airlines like Spirit Airlines and Ryanair have become more well-known while offering a greater number of destinations. But more people traveling can also mean more stress at the airport. So before you take off on your next vacation, here are some tips to alleviate common airport headaches. READ MORE

Greening Your Summer Vacation

THE NEW YORK TIMES

The United Nations has proclaimed 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development with a goal of promoting positive change in travel with regard to social inclusion, environmental protection and economic equality. But what does that mean for the everyday traveler planning a summer vacation? READ MORE

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Are You a Doer or a Leader? 5 Telling Characteristics

INMAN.COM

Rosalynn Carter once said that a leader takes people where they want to go and that a great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be. We are mostly surrounded by doers, and only a minuscule number of us have the right vision and strategy to set the pillars of success. Only a few of us have the heartfelt leadership skills required for climbing the corporate ladder. READ MORE

5 Takeaways on the Future of Travel Search and Booking

SKIFT

Skift had the leaders of several metasearch companies speak in April at Skift Forum Europe in London including Trivago, Kayak, Momondo Group and Skyskanner. Each company’s executive sat down with news editor and podcast host Hannah Sampson in the Skift Take Studio. Here are five takeaways from their conversations in a mini-episode from backstage at Skift Forum Europe. READ MORE

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