We’re Back! Live and In Person
Plan to attend The 74th Annual Travel Goods Show, February 27-March 1, 2022 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. We’re co-locating for the first time with ASD Market Week, one of the nation’s longest-running wholesale merchandise shows. Optimism reigns, possibilities abound, and the buzzword is new — new categories, new buyers, new buying groups, new products, new markets, new sectors. All are sure to benefit The Travel Goods Show and its 300 brands and over 30,000 products. The bottom line? New opportunities! Take advantage of early-bird pricing on booth space available now until October 1. Click here for details or contact Cathy Trecartin at email@example.com, 877-842-1938, x-702.
From Doorstep to Destination
Read about the Go Travel accessories that improve and enhance a traveler’s journey — every step of the way — now on show at the Travel Goods HUB. (You can visit them in person at The 2022 Travel Goods Show!)
Post Your Classified Ads at No Charge
Seeking reps, brokers, distribution partners, designers or other professionals? Selling a business or launching an affiliate? TGA members can post classified ads on TGA’s Travel Goods Magazine site at no cost. And a bonus: there is built-in networking among a membership of industry peers.
We Need You to Support TGA-Endorsed Bill and Send Letters to Biden/Congress on Shipping Crisis
We need you to sign a letter supporting the TGA-endorsed Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021 (OSRA 21) (H.R. 4996), which would require the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to establish and enforce rules on minimum service requirements for ocean carriers, respond to contract breaches, and address excessive and unjust detention and demurrage fees, rules that would help prevent the next shipping crisis. The deadline to sign the letter is this Friday, September 10. TGA still needs you and your colleagues, your employees, your family, everyone, to join TGA in urging President Biden and your members of Congress to ACT NOW to end the current #ShippingCrisis. The customizable letter only takes a few minutes to send.
We Need You to Support Renewal of GSP
When Congress returns to Washington, D.C. on September 20, TGA and many other organizations will launch a huge push for renewal of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. As part of those efforts, TGA urges your company to join hundreds of other organizations in signing a letter calling on Congress to renew GSP immediately. GSP expired on Dec. 31, 2020, meaning that U.S. travel goods imports from a wide range of developing countries, including Thailand, Cambodia, Burma (Myanmar), Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Pakistan have paid full duties since January 1, 2021. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued instructions on how importers can retain the right to collect refunds of duties paid if GSP is retroactively renewed. In 2020, U.S. travel goods imports from GSP countries increased 8.4%. GSP countries currently supply 16.3% of all U.S. travel goods imports. Please sign the letter today! The deadline is next Friday, September 17.
Amazon is Finally Acting Like a Retailer, and What That Means for Brands
Amazon.com sometimes speaks in mysterious ways. For example, sellers on the platform recently received a message saying, “Effective April 22, 2021, FBA products will no longer be subject to ASIN-level quantity limits. Instead, restock limits will be set at the storage-type level, offering you more flexibility in managing your shipments.” READ MORE
U.S. Cracks Down on Imported Goods Made by Uyghurs and Other Victims of Forced Labor
Last month, dozens of boxes of sneakers, men’s dress shirts, blouses and other clothing were unloaded off a plane in Atlanta, bound for U.S. consumers. But the shipments never made it out of the port. READ MORE
Business Travel Outlook Still Optimistic, But Cautious
Despite the uncertainty surrounding the recent rise in the COVID-19 delta variant, business travel still appears to be on track for a comeback in the months ahead, according to the latest poll from The Global Business Travel Association. The survey is the 22nd conducted by the association to track the progress of business travel’s return. READ MORE
5 Tips to Successfully Make a Hybrid Setup Work for You and Your Boss
Remember 2019? Back when we used to drag ourselves to our offices on Monday mornings, fuel ourselves with coffee and somehow get through the week? Well, for many people, all of that is a distant memory. The pandemic completely upended the notion of going to work and left in its place a patchwork of work-from-home and hybrid options. READ MORE
Order Your Christmas Presents Now — The Shipping Crisis Isn’t Ending Anytime Soon
Santa has always delivered. But this Christmas, a brewing global supply chain crisis may leave parents scrambling, and it’s because of what happened when COVID met freight. READ MORE
The Delta Variant Just Squashed the Economic Boom You Were Dreaming About All Summer
Jobs data out Friday confirmed what economists feared for weeks: The US economic rebound is on the ropes. The country added only 235,000 jobs in August, down from 1.1 million the month prior and less than one-third of what economists expected. READ MORE
Who Will Listen to You?
When you want to convince another person to do something, voice a suggestion at work, or have a strong opinion you’d like to express, there are many factors to consider: What is the best way to phrase your request or persuasive case? What influence tactics should you use? Should you do it over email, or pick up the phone? READ MORE
Missed last week’s issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.
- We Need You to Support TGA-endorsed Bill and Send Letters to Biden/Congress on Shipping Crisis (TGA)
- A Record-breaking 44 Container Ships Are Stuck Off the Coast of California (BUSINESS INSIDER)
- We Need You to Support Renewal of GSP (TGA)
- Corporate America Fights Uphill Battle Against Anti-China Push (POLITICO)
- Global Travel Restrictions Are Averaging 350 Per Country This Far into Pandemic (SKIFT)