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Your Last Chance for Show Savings Ends NOW

TGA

This is it, your very last chance to save on exhibitor fees at the world's largest travel goods showcase – The International Travel Goods Show. This year marks the first and only time the Early Bird discount has been extended, and it expires this week ‐ deposits must be received by July 1 to receive the $10/square foot Early Bird rate, significantly less than the standard rate of $23/square foot. This is the only discount available, and this is your absolute last chance. Contact Cathy Hays, chaystga@aol.com, 877-842-1938, x-707 to get this special rate at the world's largest gathering of travel goods retailers.

More California Proposition 65 Notices Issued

TGA

New "60-day" notices have been issued alleging that brands and retailers sold accessory bags, sports cases, and cosmetic bags in California that contained di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in violation of a California law known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65). The notices serve as intent to bring lawsuits against the recipients that sold these products. For more information on Prop 65, please go to the Prop 65 page on the TGA website or contact TGA's Nate Herman, nate@travel-goods.org, 202-853-9351.

Cyber Attack Hits Shipper Maersk, Causes Cargo Delays

REUTERS

Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk, owner of the world's largest container shipper Maersk Line, has been hit by the global Petya cyber attack, preventing it from accepting new orders. The cyber extortion campaign, which has disrupted businesses around the world, has also caused congestion at some of the 76 port terminals run by Maersk's APM Terminals unit, including in the U.S., India, Spain and the Netherlands. READ MORE

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More People to Travel this July 4th, AAA Says

USA TODAY

A record number of U.S. travelers will venture beyond their homes by 50 miles or more this Fourth of July, according to a forecast forecast released last week from auto club AAA. A total of 44.2 million people will take to the roads, skies, rails and waterways to celebrate Independence Day, AAA says. That’s an increase of 1.25 million travelers over last year, making it the most traveled Independence Day weekend since AAA has been counting. READ MORE

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Airlines Redesigning Uniforms Find Out How Complicated It Is

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Long ago, airline uniforms reflected the glamour of flight. Now, they have to serve more utilitarian needs. Do they reflect the airline’s image? Will they look good on most everyone? And, perhaps most important, are they comfortable? Several domestic airlines have been wrestling with the answers to those questions as they redesign uniforms that, in some cases, were last updated decades ago. READ MORE

Motivating Employees Is Not About Carrots or Sticks

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW

Leaders are encouraged to rely on the carrot versus stick approach for motivation, where the carrot is a reward for compliance and the stick is a consequence for noncompliance. But when our sole task as leaders becomes compliance, trying to compel others to do something, chances are we’re the only ones who will be motivated. Why not consider another way to motivate employees? READ MORE

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These Are the Most Outrageous Travel Fees

USA TODAY

The travel industry seems to always have its hand out – sometimes literally. Just check into a fancy resort and watch the bellhop after delivering the luggage to your room, whether you wanted help or not. See what I mean? Maybe this summer we should be asking the question: What should we not pay for? READ MORE

How to Pack a Suitcase

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Packing may seem simple, but it is a science with rules that travelers often learn the hard way over thousands of miles on the road. Doing it strategically can be the difference between a harried vacation with countless detours to local drugstores and a streamlined one with everything you need at your fingertips. Here’s our shortcut to packing the right way. READ MORE

Don't Believe Those Reports You're Hearing About the Death of Social Media Marketing

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Is social media marketing really dead? That’s one question business owners, marketers and leaders are currently struggling to answer. According to recent reports, social media platforms are losing their momentum, with the likes of Snapchat losing subscribers and Twitter losing the conversation appeal. This, in turn, is affecting the impact social media marketing has on business. READ MORE

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