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Don’t Wait – Unless You Want to Be on the List

TGA

The 2018 International Travel Goods Show is selling at an accelerated pace. Wait too long, and you’ll end up on the waiting list, which has gone more than 50 deep in the past – locking out most wait-listed companies from the world’s biggest event for travel products and retailers. Don’t miss out – make contact with Cathy Hays now, chaystga@aol.com, 877-842-1938, x-707, so you can make contact with the strongest retailers in travel goods for the 2018 selling season.

TGA Urges Ports of L.A./Long Beach to Revisit Proposed Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update

TGA

On September 18, TGA joined dozens of organizations from across the transportation supply chain in sending a letter to the Ports of L.A./Long Beach expressing significant concerns with their proposed Clean Air Action Plan Update (CAAP). The letter cites concerns that the proposal could impose immense costs on all users of the ports, including beneficial cargo owners, without a cost-benefit analysis that it will produce the desired results.

Early Forecast Calls for Stronger Holiday Season for Retailers

CNBC

With disposable personal income climbing and consumer confidence staying elevated across the U.S., the holiday shopping season could bring healthier sales for retailers to cap off a tumultuous year. Deloitte said it expects retailers to see holiday sales growth of as much as 4.5%. Last year, total sales for the season climbed 3.6%, matching results in 2015. READ MORE

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15 Ways to Keep Your Business Travel Expenses to a Minimum

SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

With American business professionals making 405 million work-related trips a year, according to the Bureau of Transportation, expenses for these trips can certainly rack up quickly. While life on the road is full of costs from hotel stays to airline tickets and meals, keeping these expenses to a minimum is a must for every company looking to maintain economical operations. We asked 15 entrepreneurs, “What’s the easiest way to keep business expenses down while traveling?” READ MORE

5 Social Media Trends That Will Have Maximum Impact in 2018

ADWEEK

With more and more brands trying to connect with audiences across an array of social channels, the attention span of people is on a decline. Businesses need to quickly figure out what’s best for their audiences in order to generate better engagement and increased brand loyalty. Here are five crucial social media trends that will have the maximum impact on your social media strategy in 2018 and ahead. READ MORE

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Fall Travel Forecast: Prices, Crowds Are Down

USA TODAY

If you waited until this fall to travel, give yourself a pat on the back. Gone are the summer crowds, the outrageous prices and that insane experience of being on vacation with everyone else. There may be no better time to get away. This fall will be no exception. READ MORE

FedEx CEO: I Doubt E-Commerce Will Ever Dominate Retail

YAHOO FINANCE

Amazon may be disrupting retail amid the “e-commerce revolution,” but FedEx CEO Fred Smith says the transformation may not be as disruptive as many investors think. “E-commerce is not going to eliminate the retailing sector of the country. It’s about 10% now. It’s certainly going to grow as a percentage. But will it be half? I doubt it,” Smith said in the company’s first quarter earnings conference call earlier this week. READ MORE

Forget Thanksgiving: You Can Travel Around the World For $1,263 This November

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If the thought of family gatherings is bringing on a wave of anxiety and dread instead of joy and warmth, there's a travel deal out there that's almost too good to ignore. Travel + Leisure reports that the Airfare Spot put together an itinerary that spans the entire globe. The best part? No, it's not the fact that fliers can get out of any potluck obligations, it's the price. The whole 18-day trip rings in at $1,263 for airfare. READ MORE

The Future of Retail Has No Clothes

BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK

When shoppers walk into the new Nordstrom store in West Hollywood, CA next month, they’ll find tailors altering suits and stylists doling out advice. They’ll be able to sip some wine or cold-pressed juice, and maybe even get a manicure as they choose a new wardrobe. What they won’t be able to do is take any clothes home. READ MORE

Airlines Got $7.1 Billion In Luggage and Reservation-Change Fees Last Year, Federal Report Says

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Travelers who check at least one bag are paying more overall to fly than they did before airlines began unbundling fares in 2008, a government watchdog has found. The report by the Government Accountability Office also says the proliferation of new fees for services means fliers aren't always able to determine the full cost of their travel and compare prices across airlines before buying tickets. READ MORE

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