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Are You Among the Industry's Brightest?


The best minds in travel goods will be at The International Travel Goods Show April 5-7, 2017. And if you want to be counted among them, you'll need to get badged for The Show, taking place in Las Vegas, NV. You'll see more new travel items debut here than any other place in the world – this is the hands-on product knowledge you need to make informed ordering decisions the rest of the year. It only takes a minute to register here. Do it now. Be informed and in the know.

Book Show Space. Make Serious Sales


It's not too late to exhibit at The International Travel Goods Show – the biggest gathering of travel goods retailers on the planet – taking place April 5-7, 2017, in Las Vegas, NV. There are still a few spaces available, and if you want exposure and access to the best retailers of travel products, this is your chance. The Show will sell out, so don't delay. Read up on The Show with the prospectus, download the exhibitor application, or contact Cathy Hays,, 877-842-1938, x-707, and put yourself in front of the best retailers in the business.


Take Action Now to Stop the BAT


Please join more than 4,500 of your industry colleagues in contacting your Members of Congress today to oppose the costly Border Adjustment Tax (BAT). To date, your colleagues have sent more than 14,000 emails and letters to Members of Congress to fight the initiative that would impose income taxes on imports from all countries, jeopardize millions of important U.S. apparel and footwear jobs, and raise prices on everyday consumer products.

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AAFA Releases Updated Restricted Substances List


The American Apparel and Footwear Association has issued the 18th edition of its Restricted Substances List (RSL), which includes additions and changes to the regulations covering chemicals in apparel, footwear and finished home textiles around the world. READ MORE

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Skift’s Most Interesting Travel Startups 2017


These startups were selected on the virtues of offering unique solutions to corporate travel challenges, having industry-leading positions in the field, and helping to push forward the innovation that is desperately needed across corporate travel. Many startups didn’t make the list, often because their product offerings echo too strongly those of other startups that are more established. READ MORE

Could There Be a Law Against Excessive Business Travel?


Quietly dreading your next business trip? You're not alone. A recent study found that employees who frequently travel may be sick of their "hypermobile" work lives, but don't address the issue because they feel powerless. The new research from England's University of Surrey determined two types of employees: the flourishing hypermobile and the floundering hypermobile. READ MORE

DOT Shelves Rule That Would Toughen Airline Reporting Requirements


The Department of Transportation (DOT) has delayed the implementation of a regulation that would toughen airlines' reporting requirements for mishandled baggage. The rule will now take effect on Jan. 1, 2019, instead of at the start of next year, according to a Federal Register posting on Tuesday. READ MORE

Nike CEO: 'Digital Is the Foundation' of Retail Now


Digital shopping has been disrupting brick-and-mortar retail for years and years. And if any consumer brand or retail chain is just now deciding that digital is now the bedrock of retail, not just an additive option, it’s far too late for them. READ MORE

The End of Culture Fit


Companies are beginning to drop the idea of culture fit altogether. As more companies shift their recruiting focus towards intentional diversity and inclusion efforts, they’re reframing their thinking to how diverse candidates can add to their culture – not fit into it. READ MORE