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Straight from the aisles of The 2020 Travel Goods Show check out the latest travel gear and gadgets in Seen at The Show: Products. And to keep up with the latest industry news, be sure to check in regularly with Travel Goods Showcase.

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U.S., China Plan to Review Phase-one Trade Deal Mid-month


Senior U.S. and Chinese officials are planning to assess the nations’ trade agreement this month against a backdrop of rising tensions between the countries, according to people briefed on the matter. The discussion on the so-called phase-one deal, led by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, would take place on or around Aug. 15, six months after the agreement took effect, as directed in the text of the accord. READ MORE

Public Health Considerations While Resuming International Travel


Many countries have halted some or all international travel since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic but now have plans to re-open travel. This document outlines key considerations for national health authorities when considering or implementing the gradual return to international travel operations. READ MORE

Afraid of Airlines? There’s Always the Private Jet


There is a growing number of Americans using private jets, seeing them as a safer alternative to the often-cramped commercial flights filled with strangers during the pandemic. The day after the Fourth of July, when commercial airline travel was down 74% year-over-year, private jet flights were up 5%. READ MORE

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From Groceries to Gucci: What Does Retail in China Look Like Post-COVID?


Retail has been among the most heavily-impacted sectors across the globe as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the epicenter for the outbreak of the virus in January 2020, China is now one of the first economies to show signs of recovery, and retailers are looking to identify and understand any emerging patterns in order to help predict how retail will recover in the West – and how long it will take to do so – following mandated store closures and other enduring restrictions. READ MORE

I’m Traveling, Even Though I’m Stuck at Home


For many people, travel is a way of life. When not on the road, we dream of being on the road. As we fly home from one trip, we’re planning the next. That certainly describes me. And yet, several months into the pandemic, I’ve realized that the essence of traveling requires no passport and no plane ticket. A good traveler can take a trip and never leave her hometown. READ MORE

Latest Shopping Trends Emphasize Need for Retail Marketing Foresight


Several recently-published reports and surveys tracking changes in consumer buying habits reveal a growing competition between old versus new shopping habits. This industry-wide tracking of changes in consumer shopping presents in-store retailers and online merchants alike with vital information about how to adapt their marketing efforts to appeal successfully to a new buyers’ marketplace. READ MORE

How COVID-19 Will Shape Holiday Retail Shopping in 2020


While Black Friday is still months away, a few predictions are safe to make now. Chief among them: For many households, consumers will be spending for the holidays no matter what. “There’s always room somehow to find [the budget] for either Christmas or Hanukkah or for the holidays. But it will be a challenging one,” says Jack Kleinhenz, chief economist for the National Retail Federation. Here are four other trends you can expect to see this coming holiday season, according to Kleinhenz. READ MORE

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How HR Leaders Can Adapt to Uncertain Times


Human Resource departments had a difficult job prior to the pandemic. In 2019, more than 50% of HR leaders struggled to ensure that employees had the skills necessary to navigate an increasingly digitized workplace. But, admittedly, this “future of work” had always seemed a safe distance ahead – far enough, at least, to thoughtfully prepare for. READ MORE

11 Surprising and Helpful Statistics About Social Media Marketing


Social media has become integral to society. Billions of people worldwide use social media, which means there are many potential customers for your brand on these sites. Whether you are new to the game or well-versed in social media, here are 11 surprising statistics that can help you better navigate social media marketing. READ MORE

Forget Spas and Bars. Hotels Tout Housekeeping to Lure Back Travelers


The pandemic has plunged the hotel industry into a historic downturn. Average hotel occupancy dipped as low as 22% in late March and had risen to a still miserable 48.1% the week ending July 25, according to STR, a market research firm. So hotels nationwide have embarked on a transformation of the most basic ways they run their business, aimed at showing would-be travelers they understand where they’re at: terrified. READ MORE

Couple Restores 100-year-old Sewing Machine – and Learns to Sew – So They Can Donate Face Masks to the Needy


Giselle Williams didn’t know how to sew. But she did have a family heirloom sitting around the house – her great-great-grandmother’s Singer sewing machine – and wondered if it could be put to use to help others during the pandemic. READ MORE

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