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Get Into the Biggest Storefront in Travel Goods


The 2017 International Travel Goods Show is nearly sold out. Don't miss this opportunity to show off your latest new products in front of the world's largest audience of travel goods retailers. Everybody will be there – from local independents and regional chains, to nationwide department stores and big box shops, to online retailers from all over the globe. It's your best opportunity to open up new retail accounts, and it happens just once each year. Contact Cathy Hays to secure your place at the world's largest travel goods showcase:, 877-842-1938, x-707.

"Flashpacking" Must-Haves


Travel editor Troy Petenbrink appeared on Fox 5 DC to walk viewers through “flashpacking,” the “glamping” equivalent of backpacking. The multipurpose travel trinkets featured include several products from members of the Travel Goods Association. READ MORE

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Zika Surge in Miami Neighborhood Prompts Travel Warning


Federal health officials on Monday urged pregnant women to stay away from a Miami neighborhood where they have discovered additional cases of Zika infection – apparently the first time the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advised people not to travel to a place in the continental U.S. READ MORE


Suitcases, carry-ons, and other kinds of luggage all have plenty in common. They usually come with wheels, a handle, and zippers. But not all suitcases are created equal and if you don’t do your homework before heading out on your travels, you might find out the differences the hard way. READ MORE

Inbound Travel Bounces Back in June, but Outlook Is Cloudy


After three months of stagnation, international travel to the U.S. rebounded in June but the U.S. Travel Association has a “subdued” outlook for the rest of 2016, based on its Travel Trends Index. U.S. inbound travel actually bested domestic travel on the Current Travel Index (albeit slightly) for the first time in 13 months, due to an uptick in international air arrivals. READ MORE

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Why Nostalgia Marketing Works So Well with Millennials, and How Your Brand Can Benefit


Be it choker necklaces, Harry Potter or Pokémon, this summer has felt like a serious blast from the past. As the years go by, we all develop a certain degree of nostalgia for our younger days. The games we played, the food we ate, the music we listened to – they all make us feel something. Aligning marketing strategies with emotion has already proven to be successful, but tapping into fond memories can be an invaluable tactic, especially for engaging millennials. READ MORE

Hot Trends in Business Travel: From Airbnb to Private Jets


Global business travel topped $1.2 trillion and is expected to reach $1.6 trillion by 2020, according to new research by the Global Business Travel Association, an association representing the interests of corporate travel managers. However, all is not rosy and a number of major issues are lurking ahead. A weakening global economy, Brexit, and this year’s U.S. Presidential election will mean growth will not be a straight line upwards. READ MORE

Why Good News for Travelers Is Killing Airline Stocks


Turbulent times might be coming back to the airline business. The Big Four – American, Delta, United Continental and Southwest – have shed almost $30 billion in market cap since March, a full 25% of their value. That’s big change from just a few years ago when airlines stocks were soaring. READ MORE

What to Do If You Get Sick Abroad


Getting sick can put a damper on any vacation, but it can be especially unsettling and even scary when it happens in another country. Here, Matthew Klapetzky, a registered nurse and the clinical director of Passport Health, the travel clinic at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, shares tips on what to do if illness hits you while abroad. READ MORE

Why Marriott Looks at Everything You Post on Social Media from Your Room


In a world in which 40% of new leaders fail in their first 18 months, hiring organizations are realizing that it’s no longer good enough to hire the right leader. They have to help with executive onboarding. This is all about helping new leaders prepare in advance, manage their message and build their teams. It all starts with a plan. READ MORE

Airline Lose Your Luggage? You Could Get a Refund


If a U.S. airline loses or delays your luggage in transit, it will have to refund your baggage fees under a new law setting U.S. aviation policy through September 2017. However, don't expect that refund right away: The law gives the transportation secretary up to one year to issue regulations that would formally implement it. READ MORE

Think Servant Leadership Is Too Good to Be True? Why It's the Best Investment a Business Can Make


Looking to strengthen your team at work, both in productivity and camaraderie? Chances are you’ve tried the Friday morning doughnut run, Bring Your Pet to Work Day, and even employee teamwork retreats – and yet that unique bond among your employees just isn’t there. But here’s an idea that’s likely to be the best investment you could ever make: Servant leadership, in which a company and employees join together in providing hands-on service to create a better community and world. READ MORE

Luxe Lavs: Over-the-Top Bathrooms on Cruise Ships


Summer is all about the ocean. Whether sitting by the beach or sailing the seas, it’s common for people to flock to the shores – or cruise ships. This month, Luxe Lavs contributors Angela Fairhurst and Natalie Compagno pay homage to the original travelers – seafarers – by showcasing some impressive bathrooms aboard cruise ships. Now cruise lines explore the world with a little more luxury. READ MORE