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Enhance Your Social Profile


What steps are you taking to enhance your company’s profile via social media? Expand your social reach by sharing company news and product developments with TGA via press releases on company letterhead, and we’ll spread your updates via our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages. Contact Kate Ryan,, 774-929-5223, and let TGA boost your social profile.

TGA Applauds GSP Travel Goods Decision


As of July 1, thanks to a five-year-long effort by TGA and others, President Trump proclaimed that U.S. travel goods imports from all GSP-eligible countries (see page 12), including the Philippines, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka (but NOT China or Vietnam), are now duty-free under the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. Please contact TGA’s Nate Herman at 202-853-9351 or, if you have questions or would like additional information.


On the Road Again: America's Top Cities for Business Travel


On Call International, a company that specializes in travel risk management, compiled a Business Travel Productivity Report that evaluated which cities are "best equipped for hosting productive, seamless business travel experiences." The list takes into account five factors: number of on-time flights, cost of lodging, reliability of mobile network coverage, traffic congestion levels and emergency-room performance. READ MORE

Did You Pack Too Much? Your Suitcase Knows


Your suitcase has taken on a life of its own. It can now tell you if it has strayed too far, or if you’ve packed too much, and it may soon be able to call you an Uber car. There’s even a suitcase in the works that will take you on a ride through the airport. Suitcases are getting a host of technical features, introduced for the most part by start-up companies and sometimes paid for with crowdfunding. READ MORE

10 Ways to Keep Your Identity Safe While Traveling


When you're on the road and need to access your bank information or place that last minute bid on eBay, it’s easier to grab some public Wi-Fi rather than wait for a secure internet connection. According to a national survey by Experian, 53% of people will use public Wi-Fi while traveling. We think nothing of it because having our identity stolen isn’t something that would happen to us, right? READ MORE

How to Get Your Luggage First at Baggage Claim


If you're trying to breeze through the airport, then don't check a bag. That's simple. But sometimes, you can't help it, and even the savviest travelers are left waiting for their suitcases to flop onto the carousel at baggage claim. For decades, people have wondered how to get their luggage off that return belt first. But is there really any way to do it? READ MORE

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Email Marketing Key to Travel Retention, Report Says


As Americans hit the roadways and board airplanes, travel companies are eager to use the summer season to acquire new customers and retain committed loyalists. Email marketing is critical if customer retention is the goal, according to a recent study from WBR and Performance Horizon. READ MORE

Tourism’s Space Race


From Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates to Oklahoma, spaceports are being built and old regional airports converted to support the possibility of growing space tourism and commercial space businesses, which, in addition to joyrides for the rich and adventurous, hold long-term prospects of dramatically slashing commercial air travel and cargo transportation times and creating a new category for travel and tourism in space-based resorts. READ MORE

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10 Warning Signs That Your Leadership Pipeline Is at Risk


Be aware of how well-prepared your leadership pipeline is and how effective your leadership talent management practices are at producing the next generation of highly capable leaders. Here are 10 warning signs to watch for, beyond the typical misses in financial performance, that may indicate challenges with your leadership pipeline and related talent management practices. READ MORE