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The House and Senate must negotiate a compromise Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) reauthorization after passing different GSP renewal provisions as part of the House-Senate conference on a China competitiveness package. The TGA-supported Coalition for GSP is seeking company/association signatures for a letter to Congressional leaders outlining GSP users’ priorities (e.g., longer length, attainable eligibility criteria). The deadline to sign is 6 p.m. EDT on Monday, May 2. Sign on here.
The Biden administration is carefully studying the inflationary impact of tariffs imposed on China by former President Donald Trump’s administration given a surge in consumer prices, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday. READ MORE
As Prices and Coronavirus Cases Rise, Americans Are Conflicted About Their Long-Awaited ‘Revenge Travel’ Summer
What are you doing this summer? Despite earlier rumblings about Americans embarking on outings and travel they had postponed due to the pandemic, a new study suggests coronavirus concerns — and historically high inflation — are influencing many people’s vacation planning. READ MORE
Nearly one in three travelers turn to social media for holiday inspiration, according to a new study. The figures are even higher for younger travelers. But there’s a darker side to social media’s flawless travel photos. Expectations may not match reality, with many photographs edited to look better than they actually are. READ MORE
If you’re looking to book tickets, board a plane, or navigate any new destination like a pro, here are the best secret travel hacks from four real flight attendants who have made jet-setting their careers…and way of life. READ MORE
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NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION
While the retail industry has always been quick to change, we’ve never seen anything quite like the rapid innovation caused by consumer expectations over the past two years. Cate Trotter of Insider Trends joins the latest episode of Retail Gets Real to explore some of the latest developments shaking up the industry, particularly how hyper convenience is driving the shift to ultra-fast fulfillment. READ MORE
Social media companies’ earnings reports are coming out this week, including those from Twitter and Facebook, and advertising accounts for a big piece of their business. But when Snap Inc. reported earnings last week, the company flagged problems that could hurt demand for ads. The issues are familiar — supply chain snags and inflation. READ MORE
Traveling with someone else’s child should include a series of extra pre-travel steps to make it wholly clear to authorities that you have permission from the child’s parents. This is when a letter of permission to travel or a child travel consent form is vital. READ MORE
Since the pandemic, it is painfully obvious that the level of service and care for the customer experience has changed in the U.S. Less people want to work in the service industry. Almost every hospitality-oriented business is short-staffed and the attitudes of the employees sometime show it. Travelers yearning for the old school style of service and care may need to travel further, or to places that are more private and exclusive, to find quality service. READ MORE
With rising gas, hotel and restaurant prices, travel is more expensive in 2022. But, there are ways to save when you fly. READ MORE
Precision forecasting. Customer-fueled design. Authentic branding. Here’s how innovative retail companies can withstand the pressures of the coming years. READ MORE
What will we want leaders in 5, 10, 15 years to know and do that we maybe aren’t stressing as so important today? I reached out to two of our leadership professors for their thoughts. Here’s what they had to say. READ MORE
Tourism officials in Aruba announced the island is offering a new Lose Your Baggage promotion to help pay luggage fees for travelers. Running through May 31, travelers who submit their upcoming itinerary, flight confirmation or proof of an anticipated trip to Aruba will be eligible to receive a $60 Visa Gift Card to cover the cost of their checked bags. READ MORE
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- ‘It’s Probably Worse Than Wuhan’: Experts Warn China’s COVID-19 Lockdowns Will Once Again Cripple Global Supply Chains (FORTUNE)
- Shanghai Tries to Ease Supply Chain Crunch Amid Lockdown (FREIGHTWAVES)
- TGA Criticizes China Section 301 Tariffs and Urges Congress to Renew Exclusion Process (TGA)