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The International Travel Goods Show is the must-attend event retailers count on to discover new travel products, and if you're a manufacturer or distributor you need to be there. Retailers rely on The Show to discover new items and new brands, and if you're not exhibiting, you're not reaching retailers when they're most receptive to opening new lines. Discover how to put the world's largest travel goods audience to work for you – contact Cathy Hays,, 877-842-1938, x-707.

More California Proposition 65 Notices Issued


New "60-day" notices have been issued alleging that brands and retailers sold travel bags, garment bags, totes (Notice 1), totes (Notice 2), handbags (Notice 1), handbags (Notice 2), handbags (Notice 3), handbags (Notice 4), luggage tags (Notice 1), luggage tags (Notice 2), and luggage tags (Notice 3) in California that contained di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), Di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP), and/or 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 of the notices 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.

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10 Trends Shaping Travel Marketing Today


In years past, brochures came packed with glossy photos. These days, our travels are more likely to be driven by Instagram and tourism videos. This insightful piece by ADWEEK details the 10 trends shaping travel marketing today. READ MORE

How to Tell Your Boss That You’re Not Engaged at Work


Two people with similar skills and backgrounds may be working for the same company, in the same team, and have very similar roles &ndash yet one of them may be totally immersed, enthused, and fulfilled, while the other is fed up, bored, and alienated. To address this issue, here are four ways you may want to communicate your dissatisfaction with work, in the hope that your manager may be able (and willing) to help. READ MORE


Gap Widens Between Consumers, Retail Omnichannel Experiences


If retailers were getting graded on their omnichannel options, they’d get a big, fat C. Not terrible – but far from great. NewStore, a mobile retail platform, released the findings of its “NewStore Mobile Retail Report,” which reviewed mobile web sites, native apps and in-store experiences of 140 luxury, lifestyle and apparel brands. To collect the results, NewStore sent out undercover shoppers to observe retailers’ common practices. READ MORE

Holiday Air Travel Will Be a Lot Busier This Year, Says New Data


This year, it seems everybody is going home for the holidays the same exact way. A new poll of 1,300 travelers from air travel site Airfarewatchdog reveals that almost half of the respondents plan to fly over the holidays – a figure that’s up 53% from last year and is almost double 2015’s number. That means air travel this holiday season – perennially the most popular time of the year in the skies as-is – will also be the busiest it's been since 2013. READ MORE

Another Travel Ban, Another Restraining Order


The court system remains busy with challenges to President Trump's attempts to block certain travelers from entering the U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson of Hawaii said the latest travel ban, which was issued Sept. 25 and scheduled to go into effect yesterday, fails to prove that entry into the U.S. of nationals from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen would hurt the U.S. READ MORE

Google Is About to Step into Physical Retail


Google has dabbled in physical retail before, but not like this. In 2015, the search giant opened its first store-within-a-store locations, mostly inside of big-box retailers. Last year, Google opened its first Google Shop, a pop-up shop in New York City that was primarily intended as a way for consumers to experience the first-generation Pixel and the other hardware products that were unveiled alongside the handset, but they couldn't actually purchase products there; customers still had to buy online. Now, Google wants to actually start selling through these Google Shops. READ MORE

6 Spooky Travel Destinations for the Halloween Season


With all the attention Thanksgiving and Christmas get from travelers, it’s easy to overlook Halloween as a destination holiday. While a few cities provide a spooky vibe year-round, annual festivals, theme park pop-up events and other haunted happenings elsewhere have helped make the holiday a travel mini-season all its own. READ MORE