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TGA Moves Forward with 2023 Show Dates

TGA

The last three years have been ones of challenges and costs to our industry. But now it’s opportunity’s turn — and our time to take ownership and move forward together. READ MORE

Forward. Together. 2023 Travel Goods Show — Here We Come!

TGA

Don’t get left behind! Reserve your booth for The 2023 Travel Goods Show, April 2-3, at the Las Vegas Convention Center and receive a FREE ad in TGA’s weekly Industry News Brief. The brief is delivered directly to the inboxes of buyers interested in your product. Act fast — this is a limited-time offer. Contact Cathy Trecartin at cat@travel-goods.org or call 877-842-1938 x-702.

Buyers can sign-up to be notified when registration opens.

PLEASE REVIEW — Draft TGA Priorities Letter to Congressional Conferees on Competitiveness Legislation

TGA

TGA has drafted a letter to Congressional conferees working to reconcile the House and Senate versions of competitiveness/anti-China legislation. The draft letter urges the conferees to ensure any final legislation includes key U.S. travel goods industry priorities, including renewal of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program, the Ocean Shipping Reform Act, and restart of the China Section 301 tariff exclusion process. Congressional leaders hope to reach agreement on a final competitiveness bill by July 4th, although that timeline could slip. Please provide any feedback/edits on the draft letter by Friday, June 3.

West Coast Port Labor Contract — Labor Puts Negotiations on Hold Until June 1

TGA

On May 23, TGA confirmed press reports that the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) has left the negotiating table and put negotiations towards a West Coast port labor contract on hold until at least June 1. On May 13, Harold Daggett, President of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA), the dockworkers union at the East and Gulf Coast ports, issued a video strongly supporting the ILWU and strongly opposing automation at the ports. Many believe the negotiations will turn on the issues of pay and the future of automation at West Coast ports. TGA will ratchet up its ringing of the alarm bells on this issue and urge the White House to impose guard rails on the negotiations. Among the ideas discussed is assembling another company letter to President Biden. The current contract expires July 1.

The Travel Goods Show

Why Biden Hasn’t Killed Trump’s China Tariffs and Made Imports Cheaper

THE WASHINGTON POST

With the stroke of a White House pen, President Biden could lower the cost of thousands of consumer and industrial products and strike a blow in the anti-inflation fight that he calls “his top domestic priority.” All he has to do is lift the tariffs on imported Chinese products that President Donald Trump imposed starting in 2018. READ MORE

Peak Season Could Be Shanghaied by a 260,000-Container Surge

THE LOAD STAR

An estimated 260,000 TEU of Shanghai’s unshipped cargo is set to swamp the market this summer, making the peak season “even more chaotic” than last year. According to new analysis from Drewry, China lockdowns have stored up problems for a global container distribution system “already severely stressed and facing reduced capacity due to pervasive congestion.” READ MORE

Exclusive: Where the World’s Top Trouble Spots in the Supply Chain Are Right Now

CNBC

Lori Ann LaRocco unveils a new supply chain heat map, using exclusive data from the world’s top maritime and logistics resources, to show just exactly where the major logjams are keeping products from reaching shelves on time. READ MORE

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Traveling for Memorial Day Weekend? Here’s How Much Gas Costs, and When You Should Fill Up

USA TODAY

It’s a Memorial Day weekend unlike any other, as holiday travel will be met with gas prices that continue to shatter records. Gas prices have been increasing for nearly two weeks, with the national average at $4.59 a gallon, according to AAA, a 42-cent jump from when the national record was initially broken in March. Yet despite the pain at the pump being felt nationwide, the holiday weekend is expected to result in more travel across the country compared to last year. READ MORE

8 Weekender Bags You Need for Your Next Trip

HUFFPOST

These carry-on bags have just enough space to fit all your most necessary travel items, and straps for easy transport. Many even have a compartment in which you can pack a few shoes, in case your trip includes multiple outfit changes. Here, we rounded up eight of the best, according to glowing reviews. READ MORE

A Flight Attendant Shares the 7 Biggest Mistakes She Sees Passengers Make When Packing Carry-on Suitcases

INSIDER

CiCi is a flight attendant who shares packing tips on TikTok. She told Insider about the biggest mistakes she sees passengers make when packing a carry-on. From overpacking to forgetting a reusable water bottle, here are common errors travelers make. READ MORE

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Travel Trends Every Company Should Know

ENTREPRENEUR

After taking a 52% hit in the first months of COVID, the business travel industry is experiencing an unprecedented surge. The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) projects industry spending to reach 2019 levels by 2024. The corporate travel agency TripActions says it has already seen pre-pandemic levels of “hyper-growth” within the first three months of 2022. Here are five trends to monitor for your upcoming team trips. READ MORE

To Get Results, the Best Leaders Both Push and Pull Their Teams

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW

When you see a task that needs to be accomplished by your team, do you “push” them to get it done or do you “pull” them in, giving them a say in how they carry it out and using inspiration and motivation to get them going? These are two very different approaches to reach a goal, and the latter is often the best one, but knowing how to combine these two paths is an important skill for managers and leaders. READ MORE

United Airlines CEO on Summer Travel, Masks on Planes, and Why You Need to Get to the Airport Extra Early

TRAVEL + LEISURE

Summer travel is off to a roaring start, but high demand and staffing shortages mean vacationers may have to add a bit of extra time — and perhaps even a dash of patience — to their travel plans, United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby discussed during a recent interview. READ MORE

Travel Goods Magazine

Help! The Airline Changed My Flight Itinerary (for the Worse)

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Airlines are within their contractual rights to cancel booked flights and place passengers on less-convenient routes with hours-long layovers. Our columnist investigates whether travelers have any recourse. READ MORE

Rare Moth Not Seen in 110 Years Found in Luggage at Detroit Airport

NEW YORK POST

An extremely rare moth species was recently encountered at Detroit Metropolitan Airport and is considered to be the first sign of the species since 1912. READ MORE


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