Shipping Complaints on the Rise Show OSRA Reforms Working
TGAOver the last week, shippers have filed new complaints against ocean carriers (1, 2) as the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) noted over $1 million in “complaint refunds” have been awarded to shippers in the 10 months since the TGA-supported Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA) went into effect.
Report Points to Signs of Optimism for a New ILWU-PMA Deal
Could the possibility of a West Coast port labor deal being done between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association be finally inching to reality? A recent report in the Wall Street Journal published this week indicated that could be the case. READ MORE
California’s Port Dominance Slipping as Cargo Shifts East
California has suffered a series of economic blows this year, from torrential rains that inundated farmland to the failure of three regional banks. Now the state’s $2.8 trillion freight industry is under threat. READ MORE
Wellness Travel Is Rising Among a Particularly Weary Group of Travelers — Parents
Amusement parks and road trips — this is this stuff many family vacations are made of. But a new survey shows parents increasingly want in on a trend that isn’t often aimed at families: wellness travel. READ MORE
Lawmakers Seek to Improve Air Travel for People with Disabilities
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is looking to institute new requirements in order to make air travel easier for passengers with disabilities. Legislation introduced this month in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives calls for the Department of Transportation to research the technical and financial feasibility of allowing individuals to remain in their wheelchairs during flights. READ MORE
A TikToker Put a Camera on His Luggage and Here’s What the Airport Does with Your Bag
If you’ve ever wondered what happens after you’ve dropped your suitcase off at the airport, a TikToker is giving people a chance to find out. TikToker Thomas Miller attached a hidden camera to his luggage to see what the airport does with his bag, and many people had a lot to say about the process. READ MORE
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I Only Buy Souvenirs That Are Actually Useful — and It’s Changed the Way I Travel
TRAVEL + LEISURE
When I reach for a pen at my desk, I’m reminded of a mother-daughter vacation to Copenhagen. It’s not just because I have a really good memory — it’s because my home is filled with thoughtful souvenirs. READ MORE
Which Pandemic-Driven Retail Trends are Here to Stay?
Many of the changes to retail shopping that took place during the pandemic-era were transient. Demand for curbside pickup and contactless delivery, for example, peaked in 2020 and 2021. Other changes in retail trends have been more permanent. READ MORE
How Gen Z’s Digital Payment Expectations Are Driving Trends
It’s already clear that Gen Z is changing the world of online shopping and payment processing — potentially for the better and more practical. A generation native to technological tools that adapt to changes in the blink of an eye has industry-pushing expectations. Is this a conscious effort of Gen Z banking behavior to change digital payments, or are their actions telling companies how to innovate to stay competitive? READ MORE
Digital Marketing Trends for 2022
A new e-book from the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy highlights learnings from the 2022 MIT Chief Marketing Officer Summit held this spring. The topline message to marketing executives: Add data, analytics, and algorithms to better reach socially-linked modern consumers. Here are MIT Sloan researchers’ top digital marketing trends for 2022. READ MORE
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- Your Ultimate Guide to Carry-on Luggage Size for 2023 (CNN)
- Crowds, High Prices and the ‘White Lotus’ Effect: Worst Places to Travel This Summer (THE HILL)
- U.S. Travel and Tourism Sector on Track to Surpass 2019’s Record Highs (TRAVEL PULSE)
- Mother’s Day Gift Guide: The Best Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Luggage and Travel Accessories (FORBES)
- Alarm Over California’s Drive to Switch Trucking from Diesel to Electric (THE LOADSTAR)