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Trump Calls Corporate Tax Border Adjustment 'Too Complicated': WSJ
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump says the border adjustment provision, a feature of House Republicans' corporate-tax plan, is "too complicated," the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. "Anytime I hear border adjustment, I don't love it," Trump told the newspaper in an interview conducted on Friday. The measure intends to boost U.S. manufacturing by taxing imports while exempting U.S. business export revenues from corporate taxation. READ MORE
If Your Suitcase Could Talk
TGA President Michele Marini Pittenger and other friends of the Association lent insight into what we might hear coming from our luggage, “If Your Suitcase Could Talk.” READ MORE
Safe Skies has an agreement with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to manufacture and distribute TSA luggage locks. Airport security has master tools to open, inspect and relock TSA Safe Skies® luggage locks rather than clipping the locks during mandatory checked baggage inspections at U.S. airports, allowing travelers to reuse these special luggage locks. TSA Safe Skies luggage locks are also approved by the Canadian, Australian, Israeli, German, UK and Swiss governments. MORE
TSA Chief Stepping Down After Trump Inauguration
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator Peter Neffenger will step down after President-elect Donald Trump is sworn into office Jan. 20, a spokesman said Friday. Neffenger is expected to depart the agency on inauguration day. The announcement, first reported by Politico, comes despite some Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill expressing hope that Neffenger would stick around. READ MORE
Walmart Adding 10,000 U.S. Jobs
Walmart, which employs more workers than any other American business, plans to add 10,000 U.S. jobs this year. The job growth will represent less than 1% of the company's current American workforce of about 1.5 million people. But it bucks the trend of major brick-and-mortar retailers, which have been slashing jobs and closing stores. READ MORE
DOT Calls for Bag-Fee Transparency in Midnight Regulation
Earlier this week, the Department of Transportation proposed a rule that would require airlines and ticket agents (including travel agents) to disclose fees for carry-on and checked bags from the beginning of a fare inquiry. If enacted, the rule would mean that carriers couldn't show a ticket price on a web interface, then only later in the sales process show fees for baggage. READ MORE
Obama Names Five New National Monuments, Including Southern Civil Rights Sites
THE WASHINGTON POST
Last week, President Obama declared five new national monuments, ranging from a Birmingham, Alabama church bombed by segregationists to the coniferous forests of Oregon. He has now used his executive authority more than any other President to protect iconic historic, cultural and ecological sites across the country. READ MORE
Experts Predict Last-Chance Tourism as Top Travel Trend For 2017
Whether it's fatigue from 2016 or the changing political climate, this year promises to be a banner year for travel with nearly one-third of American adults saying they are more likely to take time off this year compared to 2016, according to a recent AAA survey. But where to go in the new year? From the best in travel experts, here are 2017’s top travel destinations and trends. READ MORE
Chao Outlines Transportation Priorities from Skies to Roads
Elaine Chao, a former cabinet secretary for one President and an assistant secretary for another, outlined her priorities last week for improving roads and airports as President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Transportation. READ MORE
Do Effective Leaders Use Fear or Love in the Workplace?
It’s the age-old leadership question: Is it better to be loved or feared? And an August study published online in the Journal of Business and Psychology finds there are advantages and disadvantages to both. The researchers found that when leaders were perceived as angry, employees felt they were more powerful. At the same time, leaders who were seen as sad were less powerful in a traditional sense, but had more personal power. So, which is better? READ MORE
Technology Is Your Travel Friend...Until It's Not
Technology has changed the way we book travel. We now research fares, book our seats and even select our meals without ever talking to a live person. Convenience wins. This online world usually works well – letting us quickly and privately plan the vacation we want from almost anywhere. But when it doesn't, you might as well be flapping your arms. READ MORE
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