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TGA Industry News Briefs
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Please Help Build a Stronger Future


They say everyone's a critic – this is your chance to be one! The 71st International Travel Goods Show closed less than a week ago, and we would love your impressions, comments and criticisms while they're still fresh and top of mind. Please take five minutes to complete the Post-Show Survey you received on Monday, or contact Member Services Director Cathy Trecartin,; 877-842-1938, x-702. You can also contact any Show staff member directly with your impressions, wish lists and critiques – good or bad. You are the reason The Show exists, and we need your input to ensure its relevance and usefulness to your business, in 2019 and beyond.

Did You Miss The Show?


If you missed this year's International Travel Goods Show, we'd love to hear why, and whether there's anything we can do that would encourage you to visit in 2019. Interacting at The Show is a valuable part of the vendor/retailer relationship – we hear how beneficial it is to bond in person, from both sides, and would love to have you reap these benefits for yourself. Please share your opinion – whether it's a matter of timing, location, budget, perceived value, etc. – with Member Services Director Cathy Trecartin,, 877-842-1938, x-702.

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Bikes, Bourbon and T-Shirts on EU Tax List


The EU has drawn up a target list of 100 U.S. goods worth €2.8B (or $3.5B), the BBC understands. The list, which also includes cosmetics, agricultural and industrial goods, was circulated to the 28 EU member governments on Monday. EU commissioners are expected to discuss the proposals later this week. READ MORE


Best U.S. Airlines for 2018, According to The Points Guy


When it comes to choosing an airline, there's a lot of criteria to consider: Do you prioritize low airfare or punctuality? Cabin comfort or frequent flier programs? Specialist air travel website The Points Guy (TPG) has reviewed all these factors to compile its 2018 Best Airlines in America Report. Here’s who comes out on top in the U.S. READ MORE

Facebook Unveils Trip Consideration for Travel Advertisers


Facebook has announced its ad platform will now offer an optimization option called Trip Consideration, which will target users who are in the early stages of considering a trip. The option rolls out as another addition to the options for travel advertisers, who also benefited from the launch of Dynamic Travel Ads in October of last year. READ MORE

Check-in Time Hours Away? How to Ditch Those Annoying Bags


You’ve got a few hours before you can check into your vacation rental, or before you leave for your flight, and you want to do some sightseeing – but that means slogging along crowded sidewalks with your (undoubtedly overstuffed) luggage in tow. Or does it? READ MORE