TGA Industry News Briefs


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The 2023 Travel Goods Show

2022 Retail Imports Set to Gain Over 2021 Despite Slowdown


Retail imports at the nation’s top ports are expected to slow “significantly” over the remainder of the year, but 2022 cargo volumes should still see a net gain over 2021’s record, the National Retail Federation said earlier this week. READ MORE

‘The Disneyland Effect’: The Real Reason the U.S. Supply Chain Is Still Overloaded


As peak shipping season kicks off, America’s busiest ports are once again experiencing congestion and container vessels waiting off U.S. coastlines. Some experts are calling it “the Disneyland effect.” READ MORE

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The Lesson for Main Street from the Walmart, Target Inventory Failures


The retail battle narrative over the past few decades has cited one of two wars: Amazon and e-commerce against the big brick-and-mortar retailers, and everybody big against small Main Street entrepreneurs. But in the current confusing economic environment, small business experts say that Main Street should be more optimistic about the advantages of being small. READ MORE

The 21 Best Travel Bags, According to Frequent Fliers


Whether you have travel lined up or your friend’s recent travel posts are inspiring your next out-of-office getaway, it’s high time to shop for the best travel bags. The type of travel bag you decide to get will depend on your travel destination, your budget, and your personal style. But with so many choices, it’s hard to know what to pick. We spoke with frequent fliers and travel experts on the best tips to pick the right travel bag for comfortable, secure, and easy travel. Here are the expert-recommended picks and tips to help you choose. READ MORE

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Introducing Two New Wellness Travel Kits from SpectraSpray

Now you can take your wellness solutions with you while traveling with our TSA compliant oral sprays that do not require food or water to use. Slim design is convenient for travel; fitting in a pocket, purse or briefcase. Superior oral absorption for higher effectiveness. 2 sprays in each kit — 30 servings per tube. Made in USA.

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Social Media Marketing Tips to Grow Your Retail Business


According to a study by Sprout Social, as of January 2022, there are 3.96 billion users across all the social media platforms. Now, these users are potential customers willing to buy from brands that have a solid presence. However, most retail businesses are not using social media channels to their advantage. We have compiled a few tips that will help you tap into the power of social media for growth. READ MORE

Transportation Dept. Proposes New Rule to Ease Air Travel Chaos for Passengers


If a new federal policy goes into effect, Americans will have more recourse when airlines cancel or significantly delay flights. READ MORE

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Best Hacks for the Travel Apocalypse


Planning to squeeze some travel out of the rest of summer? Good luck — you will need it. Flight cancellations have already soared past last year’s total. Delays affected 890,000 flights in the first half of the year. Prices have shot up as pandemic-weary travelers are desperate to go anywhere. Luggage ‘graveyards’ are piling up at airports worldwide as missed connections increase. Welcome to the travel apocalypse. READ MORE

7 Tasks Every Leader Must Master


Leading and managing people is a learned skill. If you’re seeking to be a better leader and create a high-performing organization, master these seven tasks. READ MORE

What Does the Buy Now Pay Later Trend Mean for Retail Payments?


The rapid escalation in BNPL use has driven a surge in the market overall, including Square acquiring Afterpay and PayPal acquiring Venmo and Paidy. Furthermore, BNPL options like Klarna, Affirm and others are quickly growing as well. What does this all mean for retailers and consumers? READ MORE

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Embarrassing, Uncomfortable and Risky: What Flying Is Like for Passengers Who Use Wheelchairs


For passengers who use wheelchairs, air travel in the U.S. can be an embarrassing, uncomfortable and perilous prospect. To better understand the obstacles faced by wheelchair users, The Times sent a reporter and a photographer to document one man’s domestic trip. Here’s what they saw. READ MORE

Australian Airline Asks Senior Executives to Volunteer as Baggage Handlers to Fight Labor Shortage


Qantas Airways, Australia’s largest domestic and international airline, is accepting volunteers from senior staff and management to help with baggage handling delays on the ground, and is seeking at least 100 executive volunteers over the next three months to help address the issue. READ MORE


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