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Hello, Convenience. Good Riddance, Compromise


HYDAWAY reusable, collapsible water bottles and drink tumblers keep travelers hydrated on the go, on the road and in the air and are committed to reducing plastic pollution. See them at the HUB now, at The 2022 Travel Goods Show later.

Endorsed Bipartisan Legislation Would Prevent the Next Shipping Crisis, TGA Calls for Action Now to End Current Shipping Crisi


On August 10, the TGA-endorsed Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021 (OSRA 21) was introduced in Congress. The bipartisan bill would require the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to establish and enforce rules on minimum service requirements for shippers, respond to contract breaches, and address excessive and unjust detention and demurrage fees. If approved by Congress, the legislation would establish rules that would help prevent the next shipping crisis. However, TGA continues to push President Biden and Congress to act now to end the current #ShippingCrisis and provide much needed relief to the industry. We need you and your colleagues, your employees, your family, everyone, to write President Biden and your members of Congress to urge them to ACT NOW. The customizable letter only takes a few minutes to send.

Supported Bipartisan Infrastructure Package Passes Senate


On August 10, by a vote of 69-30, the Senate approved the TGA-supported bipartisan infrastructure package (#BIF), which will make critical long-term investments in the nation’s port and transportation infrastructure.

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Vietnam Vows to Curb COVID in Ho Chi Minh City as Deaths Spike


Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has signed a resolution calling for urgent measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Ho Chi Minh City. The government is now vowing to bring the situation in the southern commercial hub under control before September 15 as the pandemic weighs on foreign investment over fears about the economy. READ MORE

Fashion Retailers Welcome the Rise in Clothing Prices but the Industry’s Recovery Remains Tenuous


Dressing the kids to go back-to-school, not to mention yourself to get back-to-work, will cost more this year. READ MORE

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U.S. Business Groups Urge Biden to Restart China Trade Talks


A group of the most influential American business groups is urging the Biden administration to restart trade talks with China and cut tariffs on Chinese-made goods that had remained in place after the start of the bruising trade war between the two countries. READ MORE

IATA: 2020 Was Aviation’s Worst Year Ever


In the years since the aviation industry started keeping track of such things, 2020 was the worst on record, according to the International Air Transport Association’s latest World Air Transport Statistics report. READ MORE

What Retailers Need to Know to Blowout Back-to-School


It’s been nearly a year-and-a-half since schools closed across the country. While there are still many unknowns when it comes to the pandemic, families are preparing for a return to school that resembles some sense of normalcy. As we know, the start of the school year means one of the busiest times for retailers. READ MORE

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Reopened U.S.-Canada Border Creates Long Bottlenecks on Day 1


Long delays were reported at the border on Monday as Canada finally opened to fully vaccinated American tourists for the first time in 16 months, causing a rush of travelers during the busy summer season — and bottlenecks for a desperate tourism industry. READ MORE

Pro Tips: TikTok Shares Advice on How Brands Can Establish a Presence on the Platform, and Generate Results


TikTok is the platform of the moment, with the short-form video app continuing to lead the app download charts and add users at an unprecedented rate. READ MORE

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Go Where You Don’t ‘Belong’


Show up where you don’t belong. Because one day, you will. READ MORE

Europe Reopened to Americans. Why, It Asks, Hasn’t the U.S. Reciprocated?


He was vaccinated in April, tested negative for the coronavirus and believed he was exempt from travel restrictions. But on a stopover in Amsterdam in late May, Peter Fuchs, 87, was told he could not board his New York-bound flight to attend his great-granddaughter’s christening. The reason: As a European citizen, he was not allowed to enter the United States. READ MORE


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