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TGA Industry News Briefs
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TGA Helps You Deliver the Goods. For Less


If it feels like you're spending an arm and a leg on shipping to keep your business going, TGA can help. Save up to 29% on select FedEx small package services, and at least 70% over UPS Freight and other carriers on standard and guaranteed less-than-truckload shipments, with TGA's Shipping Program through PartnerShip. Get the details here, or contact Member Services Director Cathy Trecartin,, 877-842-1938, x-702, for more info.

Trump Moves to Crack Down on China Trade Practices


Trump signed a memorandum Monday that directs U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to determine whether an investigation is needed into alleged unfair Chinese trade practices. Shortly after Trump signed the directive, Lighthizer said his office will launch a probe and, "if needed, take action to preserve the future of U.S. industry." READ MORE


Uber Debuts New Uber for Business with Custom Travel Programs and Rules


Uber is introducing a major revamp of their Uber for Business platform today, the first significant update they’ve done since the enterprise tool’s introduction. The new Uber for Business incorporates a lot of user feedback to provide easy setting of rules to ensure travel policy is followed, as well as group-based access levels and custom program creation. READ MORE

Summer of Overtourism: Four Lessons for the Travel Industry


This summer, overtourism has grown into a major global issue that has transcended both local politics and the grasp of individual sectors of the travel industry. Venice and Barcelona, in particular, are in the spotlight. Overcrowding in these cities, and backlash from local residents, has dominated news reports and helped shine a spotlight on the negative ramifications of increased tourism in urban locations. READ MORE

Labor Day Getaways Sparking Record Air Travel


The last big travel weekend of the summer will truly be a big one in the air. A new report by the airline industry estimates the number of people taking a trip for some or all of Labor Day weekend will jump 5% compared from last year, which was an all-time record. READ MORE

Retail Sales Rebound in July, Up 3.5% Over 2016


“Consumer spending remains solid as retail sales saw healthy improvements in July and revised June numbers were also positive,” NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said. “We have yet to see the full effect of back-to-school spending, but pickup in spending was evident both online and in general merchandise, which includes brick-and-mortar department stores.” READ MORE

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Cracking the Airlines’ Dress Code


It may matter what air travelers wear on the plane. George Hobica, founder of the travel fare advice site Airfare Watchdog, said that “everyone believes no one gets upgraded anymore based on how they look.” But, he added, “It does happen.” READ MORE

5 Tips for Creating Social Media Campaigns for Gen Z


Last year, for the first time ever, the amount spent on digital advertising surpassed that spent on television ads. This year, that trend is expected to continue. The driving force behind this trend is the fact that the world’s biggest and most beloved brands have turned to social media marketing in order to reach prospective customers. READ MORE

Good Leaders Are Good Learners


Although organizations spend more than $24 billion annually on leadership development, many leaders who have attended leadership programs struggle to implement what they’ve learned. It’s not because the programs are bad but because leadership is best learned from experience. Still, simply being an experienced leader doesn’t elevate a person’s skills. READ MORE

Can You Pack a Bottle of Liquor in Your Luggage?


As demand and interest in spirits like Scottish whisky and Kentucky bourbon have grown over the last decade, savvy drinkers and collectors have realized that the best bottles often don’t make it too far from the distillery. So picking up half a case in Lexington or Glasgow is a good idea, as long as you follow some rules. READ MORE