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TGA Industry News Briefs
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It's a Portable World – Help Your Customers Gear Up


Travel gear is everyday gear, the items that enable our portable lives. And if you want to see the latest items for everyday journeys and far-flung adventures, you need to be at The International Travel Goods Show, where the best new travel gear will debut February 27-March 1, 2018, in Las Vegas, NV. This is where to see the newest items that take the hassle and headache from travel days, from the best, most progressive companies in travel gear. Register to attend now, and make plans to join us at the world's best showcase for travel items, The International Travel Goods Show.

On Its Way to You: The Show Issue


The Show Issue of Travel Goods Showcase is in the mail, with everything you need to know about the most important gathering in travel goods. Look to its pages for intros to new exhibitors – exciting, fresh companies diving into the industry – and new product previews with highlights of debut accessories and luggage that will be unveiled at The International Travel Goods Show. The Show Issue is your sneak peek at the excitement you'll find in the exhibit hall, and gives you everything you need to know to attend – or exhibit at – The Show. So look to your mailbox, and we'll look for you in Las Vegas February 27-March 1, among the rest of the industry's movers and shakers.

TGA Urges the Senate to Confirm CPSC Nominees


Last week TGA joined 73 other trade associations supporting the confirmation of Ann Marie Buerkle and Dana Baiocco for the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The CPSC regulates chemicals and other product safety issues in children’s travel goods.

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U.S.-China Trade Deficit Hits Record, Fueling Trade Fight


The U.S. trade deficit with China climbed to its highest level on record in 2017, a trend that could prompt the Trump administration toward tougher trade actions in the coming months. The gap between Chinese goods imported to the U.S. and American goods exported to China rose to $375.2 billion last year, up from $347 billion the prior year, data released this week by the Commerce Department showed. READ MORE

For Influencers, Instagram Is the Clear-Cut Favorite


How important is Instagram to the world of social media influencers? A new survey of social influencers worldwide from influencer platform Zine found that nearly 80% of respondents considered the Facebook-owned property to be their primary way of collaborating with brands. READ MORE


Google Is Continuing Its Quest to Be a One-stop Shop for Online Travel


When the average consumer thinks of so-called disrupters in the online travel world today, it’s unlikely they think of Google. However, slowly but surely over the past few years, Google has made more and more tweaks to its travel tools, making its long-term aspirations clearer. Google doesn’t just want to be an option for where you can search for flights and hotels – it wants to be part of every stage of the online travel process. READ MORE

5 Things You Should Never Say to Your Best Employees


Whether you're a brand-new startup or a fairly well-established brand, your ability to achieve your goals is ultimately going to depend on what you get out of the people who work for you. This requires more than just hiring the most talented people available. A lot of it has to do with ensuring that you create an environment where your employees will want to stick around for the long haul. READ MORE

The Airline Industry Desperately Needs More Pilots


More and more people are getting ready to travel by plane. Who is going to fly them? Airlines, especially those in Asia, have ordered new aircraft worth hundreds of billions of dollars in the past few years as rising incomes boost travel numbers to a record. This has led to a shortage of experienced pilots, a situation that looks set to worsen. The world will need 637,000 more pilots in the two decades through 2036, Boeing predicts. READ MORE

Altar Alternatives: How Millennials Are Changing Destination Weddings


The travel industry has gotten used to millennials shaking things up. Destination weddings, and weddings in general, are no exception. Millennials are changing the way destination weddings are done, turning them into epic, once-in-a-lifetime vacations for them and their friends, picking exotic locations, plastering it all over social media, keeping it all cost-effective but still absurdly personalized. READ MORE

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