1 Show — 10,000+ Retailers — 350+ Media Outlets — 300+ Social Media Influencers — 300,000,000+ Consumers
When you exhibit in Travel Gear + Luggage presented by the Travel Goods Association at The Inspired Home Show, you gain exposure not only to industry attendees, but to the millions of consumers that those attendees influence. Email Cathy Trecartin to reserve your booth today.
TGA Urges U.S. Government to End China Section 301 Tariffs
On January 17, TGA urged the U.S. Government to end the 25% Section 301 tariffs on U.S. travel good imports from China under the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) Four-Year Review of the China Section 301 Tariffs. In its comments, TGA finds that the China Section 301 tariffs have done nothing to curb China’s unfair trade policies or intellectual property rights (IPR) theft. Instead, the China Section 301 tariffs have only hurt U.S. travel goods firms and its 100,000 American workers and raised costs for hardworking American families. The most effective way to move sourcing away from China has been the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program but Congress’ failure to renew the program for over two years now has actually incentivized sourcing to start moving back to China.
The Inspired Home Show Preps for Travel Goods Association Exhibit
HomePage News recently sat down with International Housewares Association President Derek Miller and TGA President Michele Marini Pittenger to discuss the IHA-TGA partnership and why the marketplace is well positioned for a trade show combining home, housewares and travel products. READ MORE
China’s Bid to Leave COVID Behind Could Determine Global Economy’s Fate
THE WASHINGTON POST
China is powering through an epic wave of coronavirus infections, setting the stage for a rebound in consumer and business activity that could prevent the global economy from tumbling into recession. In recent days, Wall Street analysts at firms such as Goldman Sachs and Capital Economics have upgraded their forecasts of Chinese growth, citing signs that the coronavirus outbreak is peaking sooner than expected. READ MORE
Four Troubling Global Trade Trends Flashing Consumer Weakness for a Market Already Fearing Recession
Wall Street’s biggest bank CEOs were talking a recession as the “central case” as part of earnings reports last week. It might be a “mild” one, as Moynihan predicts, but from the world of global trade, there are several indicators backing up the bank chiefs’ view of the macroeconomic landscape, flashing warning signals of continued consumer weakness for the first quarter. READ MORE
The Travel Trio by Ms. J — Travel Companions for Women on the Go!
When you’re ready to take off on a new adventure, get stylishly organized with the Travel Trio by Ms. J. Our makeup case includes travel-sized makeup brushes. Our toiletry bag keeps your toiletries organized and on display. Our jewelry case will keep your necklaces tangle-free. The Travel Trio makes the best travel companions. Each piece was designed with the Jetsetter in mind!
Contact: Tracey McGhee at email@example.com or 708-945-3816. VISIT MSJETSETTER.COM
CES Rebounds with Strong Numbers, Delivers Largest Global Tech Event
TRADE SHOW NEWS NETWORK
The 2023 edition of the world’s most influential tech event, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which took place in Las Vegas January 5-8, exceeded its own expectations and returned to six-digit attendance for the first time since the pandemic. READ MORE
Air Travel Costs Soar at Record Rate in December
The price of coach travel rose by 17.5% in December compared to the same month in the previous year. Higher transport costs contributed to the overall inflation rate which grew 10.5% in December. While the pace of inflation slowed compared to November, price rises are still running at close to a 40-year high. READ MORE
These Travel Organizers ‘Hold Everything’ and Right Now They’re Up to 50% Off at Target
TRAVEL + LEISURE
When you’re traveling, packing — and feeling good about how you packed — is half the battle of having a successful trip. Even more, you want to feel confident that your bags and belongings will arrive safely and intact. To get you there, it’s worthwhile to invest in luggage and organizational products that make your stuff look good upon arrival, and make you feel good, too. READ MORE
TikTok Chips Away at Google’s Dominance in Travel Discovery
TikTok is chipping away at Google’s travel dominance one 30-second dance at a time. Travel marketers eager to bypass search engines have an opportunity to do so with this new social media platform. READ MORE
How to Boost Your Instagram Engagement
SOCIAL MEDIA EXAMINER
Instagram engagement rate is a key signal that determines if and where content appears in users’ feeds and if it gets recommended. The popularity of an Instagram post is one of the most important ranking signals for Instagram content. In other words, the more likes a post has, the higher Instagram may rank it, which means the more results (i.e., DMs or product views) it can generate. READ MORE
Flight Attendants and Frequent Flyers Reveal Nine Ways to Get Extra Luggage onto a Plane on Your Next Holiday (Without Paying Extra)
Hefty luggage fees are often an unexpected expense when it comes to air travel. You can be lured by bargain airline tickets, only to fork out a fortune on carry-on bags and checked-in luggage. Thankfully, there are a few tricks that’ll increase how much you can take on a flight without leaving a big dent in your bank balance. Here, flight attendants, frequent flyers and seasoned travelers reveal their top tips. READ MORE
How Do I Deal with a Manager with An Inconsistent Leadership Style? Ask HR
A reader poses the question: “My manager is very inconsistent. He starts off extremely hands-off, then out of the blue, he starts to show concern about our work. He scrutinizes our work, becoming hypercritical. Then he starts micromanaging us reassigning our tasks. Once things settle down, he shifts back to hands-off mode. It’s very draining and confusing. Can we get him to change his management style?” READ MORE
52 Places to Go in 2023
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Travel’s rebound has revealed the depth of our drive to explore the world. Why do we travel? For food, culture, adventure, natural beauty? This year’s list has all those elements, and more. READ MORE
Missed last week’s issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.
- How to Clean Your Luggage (THE NEW YORK TIMES)
- 6 of the Best First-Class Seats You Can Book Nearly for Free with Travel Rewards (CNN UNDERSCORED)
- Why Air Travel Melted Down…Again (NEW YORK MAGAZINE)
- ‘Surge Finally Over,’ U.S. Imports Back Near Pre-Pandemic Levels (FREIGHT WAVES)
- Call for Entries: 2023 Product Design and Innovation Award (TGA)