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Need Help for the Selling Season? Look to TGA


With the summer selling season in full swing, sometimes you need a little extra help. TGA Classifieds are the best place to find experienced travel goods professionals like salespeople, reps and more. And it’s the best place to post if you’re looking for employment within the industry. Contact Cathy Trecartin,, 877-842-1938, x-702 to post your listing.

8 of the Best Pieces of Luggage for Every Kind of Trip


Want your travel routine to feel a little less, well, routine? You’re guaranteed to induce envy at the airport from fellow travelers with one of these seriously smart and stylish bags that make the perfect travel companion, many of which were discovered on the floor of The International Travel Goods Show. READ MORE

New U.S. Airport Screening Procedures for Carry-on Bags to Better Focus on Threats


To ensure the security of airline passengers and the nation’s airports, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is implementing new, stronger screening procedures for carry-on items that require travelers to place all electronics larger than a cell phone in bins for X-ray screening in standard lanes. Following extensive testing and successful pilots at 10 airports, TSA plans to expand these measures to all U.S. airports during the weeks and months ahead. READ MORE

8 Travel Myths, Debunked


If there really was a perfect time to book airline tickets, everyone would do it. Everyone loves a trick, a tip, or a deal, and if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Though myths will live on forever, these are some that should be put to rest. READ MORE


Younger Business Travelers Tote Own List of 'Must-Haves'


Millennials, for better or worse, are disruptors. And there may be no industry more poised to take advantage of disruptive millennial trends than the field of business travel. Read on to learn more about the priorities of millennials and what the future of business travel looks like for this important market segment. READ MORE

Retail's Downturn Is Hurting Mall Executives' Wallets


Executives at companies that own and operate malls are beginning to feel the same pain as investors as the downturn in retail affects their compensation packages, the Wall Street Journal reported this week. Executives at some of the largest mall owners including Simon Property Group Inc. and GGP Inc. are seeing their compensation reduced based on performance metrics, according to the Journal. READ MORE

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Why Your Sales Strategy Needs to Become a Social Media Strategy, Immediately


Social media's presence in the sales world is an old story by now, but the latest figures suggest its power in the space is stronger than you might think. LinkedIn recently shared an early look at the findings from their second annual State of Sales Report for 2017. Surprising was how much social is changing sales – especially expectations around how salespeople should conduct relationships with customers. READ MORE

What American-Made Brands Really Think of Trump’s Made in America Week


When we first caught wind of the theme week, we started reaching out to brands in order to find out what it’s like to be a made in America company during Made in America Week and spoke with 12 of them. Of the 11 willing to comment, none said they got a heads-up that a week nominally celebrating their businesses was coming down the pipeline and none felt optimistic they were in a better place as an American-made brand thanks to the Trump administration or its policies. READ MORE

Not All Retail Stocks Will Be Crushed by Amazon


We all know that Amazon is killing the hopes and dreams of many stocks in many sectors. Retail has easily been one of the hardest-hit sectors. The stocks in that industry have been facing the wrath of Amazon for the last several years, but is the tide about to turn? READ MORE