Don’t let another company snatch it up! TGA is nearly sold out of the Early Bird Special for The 74th Annual Travel Goods Show, February 27-March 1, 2022, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Secure your booth at a discounted rate plus get your TGA membership at 50% off — but you’ve got to book by October 1. The Early Bird Special of $12.50 sq. ft. increases to $16.00 sq. ft. after October 1. Questions? Contact Cathy Trecartin at firstname.lastname@example.org, 877-842-1938 x-702.
Beware: You may receive solicitations via email, phone, fax, or letter from companies and housing providers claiming to offer housing in Las Vegas for The 2022 Travel Goods Show — but these companies are not authorized to represent TGA, nor do they have access to officially contracted TGA room blocks or rates in Las Vegas. Booking with them puts you at risk, and TGA cannot be held responsible.
In 2022, TGA is co-locating with ASD Market Week at the Las Vegas Convention Center from February 27-March 1. TGA exhibitors and attendees will have access to ASD’s hotels at deeply discounted rates. Information on official room blocks for The 2022 Show will be available in October. READ MORE
Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo says the Chinese government is blocking its airlines from purchasing tens of billions of dollars’ worth of U.S.-made airplanes in the latest U.S. complaint about China’s economic policies. READ MORE
There are over 60 container ships full of import cargo stuck offshore of Los Angeles and Long Beach, but there is more than double that — 154 as of last Friday — waiting to load export cargo off Shanghai and Ningbo in China, according to eeSea, a company that analyzes carrier schedules. READ MORE
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Employees across the country have been adapting to a patchwork of rules for COVID-19 vaccination, testing and masking as workplaces reopen more widely. READ MORE
With the holidays right around the corner, retail brands will be looking for ways to stand out in a crowded marketplace. They’ll have to look hard because they’ll be facing unprecedented competition. Over the past year, many B-to-B-to-C businesses battered by the pandemic shifted their infrastructure to eliminate the middleman, creating the most saturated direct-to-consumer (D-to-C) market ever. READ MORE
Retailers, restaurants and providers of delivery services are scrambling to hire and retain workers ahead of the all-important holiday season as they wrestle with a tight U.S. labor market. READ MORE
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Nike Inc. doesn’t have enough sneakers to sell for the holidays. Costco Wholesale Corp. is reimposing limits on paper towel purchases. Prices for artificial Christmas trees have jumped 25% this season. READ MORE
With a troubling number of incidents involving unruly passenger behavior aboard U.S. airlines and at airports, carriers have banned hundreds of passengers since the start of the pandemic. Delta Air Lines alone says it has put 1,600 passengers on its ‘no fly’ list, 600 of whom the carrier has referred to the Federal Aviation Administration. READ MORE
Costco is Renting 3 Container Ships and ‘Several Thousand Containers’ to Shield Itself From Supply-Chain Delays and Rising Costs
SOCIAL MEDIA TODAY
Looking to set a clearer direction for your content efforts, and better establish yourself or your business as a thought leader in your niche? This will definitely help — this week, LinkedIn has published its 2021 B2B Thought Leadership Impact Study, created in conjunction with Edelman, which highlights the key challenges and issues in the modern content landscape, and the elements you need to focus on in your efforts. READ MORE
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- TGA Urges Congress to Approve Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation and Continues to Push for Action to End the Current Shipping Crisis (TGA)
- It’s Showtime! (TGA)
- Why Container Ships Can’t Sail Around the California Ports Bottleneck (THE WALL STREET JOURNAL)
- Ports in California Have Never Been This Busy, and It’s Adding to Shortages of Everything from Furniture to Electronics (BUSINESS INSIDER)
- U.S. Eases Restrictions on International Travelers (BUSINESS TRAVELER)