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It’s a Triple Play — But in a Good Way!


Manufacturers: Reserve your booth for The 2023 Travel Goods Show by July 15 and get a triple play:

  1. An Early-Bird Discount off the cost of your booth;
  2. Preferred Placement on the showroom floor; and
  3. A free ad in TGA’s Industry News Briefs (a $200 value).

All this for joining the party in Las Vegas for the world’s biggest and best travel goods show. And it will be: We’re moving forward, together. Manufacturers will be showing their latest and greatest — which is exactly what interested buyers will be looking for. Book your booth today! Contact Cathy Trecartin at, 877-842-1938 x-702.

Attention Buyers: Badge Registration opens at the end of August. Click here to add your email address.

TGA Urges Biden to Keep Parties at Table and Ensure No Disruptions in West Coast Port Labor Contract Negotiations


On July 1, TGA joined 157 groups in urging President Biden to keep the parties to the West Coast port labor contract negotiations at the table until a new deal is reached without engaging in disruptions. The current contract expired July 1. On July 1, the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) announced, “While there will be no contract extension, cargo will keep moving, and normal operations will continue at the ports until an agreement can be reached…”

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U.S., China Talk Trade, Supply Chains as Biden Weighs Tariff Cuts


U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He discussed economic issues including international trade and supply chains, as the Biden administration considers lowering tariffs on Chinese goods to tame soaring inflation. READ MORE

The Fight Against Inflation Starts at Sea


Everything from children’s toys and furniture to guacamole has gotten more expensive, so it’s not surprising that inflation is top of mind for many Americans. But with the midterm elections drawing closer — and Republicans hammering the White House about rising consumer prices — President Joe Biden thinks voters should direct their frustrations elsewhere. He says they should be angrier at a critical, but often forgotten, part of the U.S. economy: the ocean shipping industry. READ MORE

An Easy Guide to Finding Your Ideal Luggage, Based on Size and Price


A trusted piece of luggage is the cornerstone of any good travel uniform. Nothing ruins a journey quite like a broken handle, malfunctioning wheel, or busted zipper. Beyond a solid structure, though, there are myriad considerations to make when finding your ideal bag. We used those criteria to create what we hope is a handy guide to shopping for the right luggage. READ MORE

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Social Shoppers Prefer Checking Out on Brand Sites


If you believed all the hype surrounding social commerce currently, you might think that social commerce will remove the need for an e-commerce platform completely. The reality though is e-commerce platforms aren’t going away. However, shopping has shifted to the edge. The edge is where consumers increasingly discover products away from the brand’s e-commerce store. READ MORE

Holiday Travel Wasn’t the ‘Disaster’ It Was Made Out to Be. Here’s Why.


The Independence Day holiday was clearly not ideal for travelers as hundreds of passengers saw their plans disrupted, but neither was it the “flight cancellation disaster that it seemed.” READ MORE

Employees Already Unhappy with Pace of Returning Corporate Travel: New Survey


Business trips are starting to overwhelm employees, with many complaining they’re carrying the burden for those colleagues unwilling to travel. Some employees are experiencing a “continuing sense of unhappiness and uncertainty” due to the amount of business travel they are expected to do, according to SAP Concur’s latest survey. READ MORE

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Paycheck-to-Paycheck Consumers Turn to Loans as Savings Safety Nets Fray


Personal savings serve key purposes, chief among them as a financial safety net. But runaway inflation has started to eat away at consumers’ cash reserves, which spiked when government stimulus was abundant — and are now getting more and more difficult to replenish. As credit tightens against the recessionary conditions expected in the second half of 2022, consumers will be on the hunt for lending products that help close the savings gap. READ MORE

Rimowa, Paravel and More: The Best Luxury Luggage in 2022


If you’re got a vacation coming up this summer or fall, consider upgrading your luggage before you leave. The following luxury luggage options from Rimowa, Paravel, Away and other top brands will have you flying the friendly skies in style — all while improving your overall travel experience. READ MORE

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Reeling From a Sudden Job Loss? Here’s How to Start Healing.


Amid the anguish surrounding a job loss, it’s critical that you reach out for help so that you can regain your mental clarity and ability to take healthy, productive next steps. Consider these tips to help you stay whole through this process, reconnect to your purpose, and most importantly, heal. READ MORE

In a First, Airport Installs Mock Airline Cabin to Help Fliers with Disabilities


Travelers with physical, cognitive and other limitations can build confidence and reduce stress at the mock cabin at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. READ MORE


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