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It Pays to Claim Your Show Space


The International Travel Goods Show is big – which makes location more important than ever, so you’ll stand out from the crowd. Spots are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so there’s every reason to book now while you still have booth spaces to choose from. This is the biggest trade show for travel products so it goes without saying that you need to be present. Don't wait – contact Cathy Hays,, 877-842-1938, x-707, and stake your claim at the industry's most important pop-up storefront.

More California Proposition 65 Notices Issued


New "60-day" notices have been issued alleging that brands and retailers sold handbags (Notice 1, Notice 2), travel bags, and wallets in California that contained di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) in violation of a California law known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65). The notices serve as intent to bring lawsuits against the recipients that sold these products. For more information on Prop 65, please go to the Prop 65 page on the TGA website or contact TGA's Nate Herman,, 202-853-9351.

Trump Targeting Corporate Tax Rate ‘in the 20s’


The Trump administration is privately discussing a corporate tax rate of 20% to 25%, according to administration officials and other advisers, aiming for a more realistic goal to notch a major policy win after its health care struggles. READ MORE

Retailers, Brands See Green for Back-to-School Shopping


For the back-to-school season, many parents and their kids are thinking green. Concerns about the environment have them looking for secondhand clothing or fashions made from reused material – but price still rules. Shoppers want quality and style in backpacks, jeans and the like without spending a lot more money. READ MORE


Email Is Great but Face-to-Face Meetings Are 34 Times More Successful


Email remains one of the most effective and important marketing channels for brands. It’s even popular among millennials since they don’t enjoy talking to people on the phone. I love email but recent research has found that it may not as persuasive as talking to someone face-to-face. The lack of actual one-on-one connection to someone can ultimately cost us what we really want. READ MORE

'As Retail Goes, So Goes America,' VP Pence Tells a Room Full of Retailers


The best days for American retailers are ahead, Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday at a summit hosted by the National Retail Federation. More than 200 retail representatives from across the country, including small-business retailers, national executives and state officials, attended the Retail Advocates Summit in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

New Hotel Policies Mean a Late Cancellation Will Cost You


Business travel can be unpredictable: Flights can be delayed, meetings rescheduled or assignments changed – sometimes with little notice. But now, those last-minute changes could prove costly as more hotels impose 48-hour minimums for canceling a stay without penalty. READ MORE

New Benefit Encourages Employees to Plan a Vacation


A new employer-sponsored program will encourage employees to save for their next vacation. The 401(Play) program, a product created by social platform company Outski that launched in June, creates accounts for employees to send post-tax dollars directly from their payroll into a vacation savings account. READ MORE

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How a Warming Climate Will Trouble Air Travels


Rising temperatures and more frequent heat waves could force up to 30% of airplanes to delay takeoffs in the coming decades, causing cancellations, missed connections and other hassles for passengers, and dealing a financial blow to the industry, a new study finds. READ MORE

To Master Social Media, You Need These 15 Skills


When most of us use social media, we're goofing off. But for a lucky subset of America, being on Facebook, Twitter and the rest is part of the job! Which begs the question: What exactly do you need to master, if you want a corporation or nonprofit to hire you as a social media wizard? READ MORE

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How to Deal with a Boss Who Stresses You Out


Discussions of leadership tend to focus on its positive outcomes, such as innovation, employee engagement or organizational performance. However, for the majority of employees, the leaders in their organizations are a source of stress rather than inspiration. Indeed, for every transformational leader and emotionally intelligent manager out there, there are dozens of toxic bosses, and they come in many different forms. READ MORE