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It’s Coming: The Post-Show Issue

TGA

The latest issue of Travel Goods Showcase is en route, and will soon appear in your mailbox. Look to this issue for the recap of The 2017 International Travel Goods Show – the standout products and debut items; the events, people and happenings that make this the industry's most important event. It’s your year-round reference for this year’s breakout items and in-demand products. And a reminder to mark your calendar for next year's Show: February 27-March 1, 2018, in Las Vegas, NV.

TGA Urges Sides to Agree to Extension of West Coast Port Labor Contract

TGA

TGA joined 120 organizations in sending a letter applauding the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) for agreeing to early discussions on a contract extension. The letter also applauds PMA (the employers) for proposing a three-year contract extension offer, and urges ILWU members (the longshoremen) to accept the offer when they vote on the proposal later this summer. The current West Coast port labor contract expires July 1, 2019.

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At Airports, Making Travel Easier for Autistic Passengers

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Some airlines and airports around the world are part of a movement to make travel easier for people with autism. Part of the reason for this recent support may be the rise in autism spectrum disorder. In the U.S. alone, one in 68 children has autism spectrum disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the prevalence of autism in children increased 6% to 15% each year between 2002 and 2010. READ MORE

Four Questions to Ask Before You Buy Travel Insurance

CNBC

Lost bags. Canceled flights. A tropical storm. There are plenty of what-ifs that could derail your summer travel plans. But does it necessarily follow that you need travel insurance? Consumers are expected to shell out $98.02 billion on travel over the three months between Memorial Day and Labor Day, according to the ADI Travel Trends Report for 2017. That's one-third of the total travel spending projected for 2017. READ MORE

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Trump Loses Travel Ban Ruling in Appeals Court

THE NEW YORK TIMES

A second federal appeals court has ruled against President Trump’s revised travel ban, delivering on Monday the latest in a string of defeats for the administration’s efforts to limit travel from several predominantly Muslim countries. READ MORE

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Tim Cook Says Apple Focused on Autonomous Systems in Cars Push

BLOOMBERG

After years toiling away in secret on a car project, Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has for the first time elaborated on the company’s plans in the automotive market. “We’re focusing on autonomous systems,” Cook said in an interview last week on Bloomberg Television that amounted to his most detailed comments yet on Apple’s automotive plans. “It’s a core technology that we view as very important.” READ MORE

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Drivers Head into Summer with a Gift at the Gas Pump

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Looking for an excuse to pack up the car for a road trip this weekend? Look no further: The average nationwide gasoline price on Friday was the lowest for this point of the year since 2005, according to GasBuddy, a website and smartphone app designed to help drivers find the best deals at the pump. READ MORE

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