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Our goal at the Travel Goods Association is straightforward: To help keep travel goods products and product innovations, and the companies that create them, top of mind. How we achieve this: By putting the products in front of the people that matter — industry buyers, consumers, media — through regular editorial placements and consistent PR outreach. As your partner in promotion, we have developed several opportunities designed to do exactly that. READ MORE

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Rail Data Shows Reality of Current Supply Chain

The impact of the movement of trade to the East Coast and Gulf ports can no longer be denied in the railroad data. Anyone following the flow of trade through ocean freight orders would not be surprised. There is always a delay in forward-looking information like ocean freight orders, and this delay took longer to work through because of the historic volumes being processed at the ports. READ MORE

Alarm Over California’s Drive to Switch Trucking from Diesel to Electric

California’s state government is making a determined push to accelerate the move to clean trucks, but a dismayed industry is warning that the fundamentals for a shift are not in place. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has banned the sale of diesel-powered trucks by 2036, after which all sales in the state must be for zero-emission vehicles. READ MORE

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Marriott’s Focus on Budget Travel to Include New Extended-Stay Brand


The world’s largest hotel company officially acquired Mexico’s City Express chain of affordably priced hotels, Marriott announced earlier this week. But Marriott isn’t done there in its growing focus on more budget-minded brands. Marriott plans to launch a new extended-stay hotel brand hot on the heels of City Express joining the mix. READ MORE

Implementing Sustainable Design Strategies in the Retail Environment


The retail industry is undergoing an unprecedented wave of change as global issues have affected retailer supply chains, the labor market and consumer behaviors. Sustainability has come to the fore as consumers become more conscious of how their purchases are impacting their local communities and the environment. READ MORE

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Travelers Want Their Payments to Be Invisible and Hyper-Local Too


Travel is a vertical ripe to be examined, ready to embrace a technological shift — and a mindset shift, too — when it comes to payments. Spreedly Vice President of Product Management Joe Meuse, EBANX Vice President, Global Market Development & Channels Gregory Cornwell, and Hopper Head of Product, Payments & Fraud Anirudh Narla told PYMNTS that payments could be a key component of improving the customer experience. Cornwell noted that amid the great travel rebound that’s accompanied economies re-opening in the wake of the pandemic, “it’s a comeback where we expect to see the ‘full normal’ level of payments activity by the end of this year.” READ MORE

10 Ways to Promote Your Retail Product with Social Media


If you’re a leader at a physical brand having trouble promoting itself online, you’re most certainly not alone. Yet while many more conventional retailers have been hesitant to extend their presence into the social media arena, those who have made the leap have seen astounding benefits. READ MORE

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: The Best Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Luggage and Travel Accessories


While exploring the world is one of life’s greatest pleasures (and privileges), the downside is how it negatively affects our planet and contributes to climate change. So, to help decrease your carbon footprint, consider shopping these 12 sustainable and eco-friendly luggage and travel accessories — which are categorized from most to least expensive — for the jet-setting mom you love this Mother’s Day. READ MORE

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