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IHA-TGA Show Collaboration in the News
Buyers and media alike found TGA’s collaboration with the International Housewares Association worth writing home about, and the buzz continues. Read more about the Show, its exhibitors and exciting new products in these recent articles.
- Home Furnishings News: How the Return of Key Retailers and Exhibitors Is Saving The Inspired Home Show
- Indianapolis Star: Smart-heating Lunchboxes to Wine Backpacks — Hoosier-made Gadgets Featured in Home Show
- CBS News: Chicago’s Inspired Home Show at McCormick Place Debuts Home and Travel Goods
- The Housewares Industry Is Cooking Again at The Inspired Home Show
U.S. Travel Goods Industry Faces More California Prop 65 Notices; TGA Prop 65 Best Practices Guidance
TGAOver the last month, dozens of new California Proposition 65 (Prop 65) “60-day” notices have been issued alleging that brands and retailers sold in California travel bags (Notice 1, Notice 2, Notice 3, Notice 4), crossbody/messenger bags (Notice 1, Notice 2, Notice 3), totes (Notice 1, Notice 2), phone/passport cases/bags (Notice 1), wallets (Notice 1, Notice 2), backpacks (Notice 1, Notice 2, Notice 3, Notice 4, Notice 5, Notice 6), fanny packs (Notice 1, Notice 2), cosmetic bags (Notice 1, Notice 2, Notice 3), and handbags (Notice 1, Notice 2, Notice 3, Notice 4, Notice 5, Notice 6, Notice 7, Notice 8) that contained di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and diisononyl phthalate (DINP) in violation of a California law known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65). The notices serve as intent to bring lawsuits against companies that made and sold these products. Check out TGA’s member-only California Proposition 65 (Prop 65) Best Practices Guidance on the Prop 65 page on the TGA website. This member-only guidance details best practices in developing your company’s Prop 65 testing and warning label protocol, including recommendations on which warning label text to use, where to place the warning label text, and how to test for Prop 65 listed chemicals in your products. For more information on Prop 65, please contact TGA’s Nate Herman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-775-7633.
Contract Rates the Key to Liner Stability, As Spot Prices Continue to Fall
THE LOADSTARThe latest rate war on the transpacific and Asia-Europe trade lanes could see some ocean carriers, overly exposed to the spot market, record their first loss-making quarter since the onset of the pandemic. READ MORE
How the Return of Key Retailers and Exhibitors Is Saving The Inspired Home Show
HOME FURNISHINGS NEWSThe Inspired Home Show 2023 wrapped on March 7 at McCormick Place in Chicago after four highly productive days. After an initial return in 2022, the show demonstrated significant year-over-year increases in both exhibitor and retailer participation. More than 1,600 exhibitors and nearly 30,000 home + housewares professionals from 125 countries came together to discover new products, reconnect with colleagues and advance the industry. READ MORE
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Why Leaders Need to Embrace Decline, According to An Oxford Leadership Expert
How many times have you seen a leader embrace decline within their company with positive and inspirational energy? It’s not a common occurrence. After all, through our traditional view of leadership, only a weak CEO would enter a period of decline in this way. Good leadership is all about growth, strength and power. Isn’t it? READ MORE
Summer Travel Checklist: 11 Things to Do Now to Make Your Trip Great
THE POINTS GUY
It might be the middle of March, but there are things you should be doing now to make your summer vacation a hit. Sure, booking your summer trips is an important step, but there are also some housekeeping items to take care of to make sure your summer travel goes off without a hitch. Here’s everything to add to your planning checklist so you can minimize travel headaches when away from home this summer. READ MORE
These Airlines Have the Most Luxurious Economy Seats
TRAVEL + LEISURE
If flying at the forward end of the plane (read: first- or business-class) is out of reach, fear not. There are a number of international airlines that offer an elevated travel experience to economy passengers. While none will include lie-flat seats or unlimited pours of Dom Perignon, the economy cabin on these carriers is some of the best you’ll find. READ MORE
When Will U.S. Inbound Travel Fully Recover?
For the first time since the pandemic, the National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) released its international visitation forecast. According to the NTTO data, inbound travel is expected to fully recover to pre-pandemic levels in 2025 and reach 91 million international visitations by 2027, which is in line with the government’s recently announced National Travel and Tourism Strategy. READ MORE
ChatGPT Planned a Family Vacation to Costa Rica. A Travel Adviser Found 3 Glaring Reasons Why AI Won’t Replace Experts Anytime Soon
When Yenyi Fu asked the popular AI chatbot ChatGPT to plan a 10-day vacation in Costa Rica for her family, she was initially blown away by the results. But after showing the chatbot’s itinerary to a local travel adviser, she found it contained several logistical errors and lacked a level of personalization that a family of four typically requires. READ MORE
Has Social Media Killed the Famous Advert?
New ways of advertising on digital platforms like social media sites struggle to create campaigns that capture the national imagination and make brands famous anymore, says industry veteran Sir John Hegarty. READ MORE
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- Which 14 Companies Earned Product Design Honors? We’ve Got the List Here (GIFTS & DECORATIVE ACCESSORIES)
- The 7 Best Travel Backpacks for Men (That Are Also Good for Work) (U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT)
- 8 Women Influencing Luxury Travel Tell Us What’s Hot for 2023 (THE POINTS GUY)
- 21 Travel Tech Organizers That Will Keep Your Cords, Cables and Gadgets Protected (CNN UNDERSCORED)
- These Are the World’s Best Airports for Customer Experience (CNN TRAVEL)