Building the perfect travel product isn't enough – you need an audience to succeed. The International Travel Goods Show brings together retail buyers from all over the planet, and because more travel items debut at The Show than at any other event, those buyers are on the lookout – and receptive – to new brands and ideas. It's your single best opportunity to reach the best retailers in travel products. And now's the time to act, if you want good placement in the exhibit hall, in front of this ready-made audience. Contact Cathy Hays now: email@example.com, 877-842-1938, x-707.
On June 18, President Donald Trump announced that, in retaliation for China retaliating against his retaliation, he has ordered the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to develop a list of $200 billion worth of U.S. imports from China on which to impose an additional 10% duty. If China retaliates, Trump threatened to impose duties on an additional $200 billion worth of U.S. imports from China. USTR announced that the proposed $200 billion retaliation list will go through a public comment period this summer before being implemented. The duties are in addition to the 25% duties President Trump announced he will impose on $36 billion worth of U.S. imports from China on July 6. While TGA was successful in keeping travel goods off the initial $36 billion list, it is unclear whether travel goods will be on the $200 billion list.
Earlier this week, TGA testified on behalf of the industry to urge the Trump administration to not withdraw Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) benefits for India, Indonesia, and Thailand. Last month, the Trump administration announced that it accepted a petition to review Thailand's eligibility to receive duty benefits under the GSP program. The Thailand review has been added to ongoing GSP reviews already announced for India and Indonesia. All three countries are major suppliers of travel goods to the U.S. market under the GSP program. Under GSP, U.S. imports of travel goods can enter duty-free from eligible countries under flexible rules of origin. The Trump administration can use the country reviews to withdraw those benefits for India, Indonesia, and Thailand. Written comments are due July 19. We need you to provide information for the testimony. Please contact TGA's Nate Herman at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are importing from one of these countries.
As a dedicated road warrior clocking in 100,000+ air miles a year, the right luggage and accessories makes the difference between a successful trip and packing purgatory. As a result, I am constantly in search of new and improved items to make my life on the road as seamless and pain free as possible. Here are a few of my new favorites. READ MORE
In retail spaces, consumer attention has shifted away from goods on racks and shelves, and toward smartphones and apps instead. In response, retailers face a growing need for elevated in-store experiences that seamlessly mesh with online platforms and web stores. The resulting retail model looks a lot less like previous notions of conspicuous consumption and a lot more like visual culture. READ MORE
The best small carry-on bags will fit under the seats in most aircraft, although sizes and configurations vary. You can even pack for a short trip in these underseat bags or carry that well-advised emergency change of clothes without taking up space in the overhead bin. The flight attendants will love you. The bags listed here are well within the average airline’s underseat area and have been selected for their versatility, looks and durability at various price points. READ MORE
With so many new businesses breaking into social media, it is no wonder they can feel overwhelmed and find it hard to determine the impact it is having on their business. Social media ROI comes down to a strong understanding of what your goals are, what you plan to do, and what you're looking to get out of it. Let's review some key steps to building a social media strategy that results in definite ROI. READ MORE
Summer is finally here! But, before you take off on that trip you've been planning for months, Emory internist Dr. Sharon Bergquist says to make a list of the medications you take and keep your essentials with you. "Pack your medication in your carry-on bag. Suitcases can get lost. The most important thing is to have it on you," says Dr. Bergquist. READ MORE
The next big questions hoteliers might soon be asking themselves: “Alexa, how do I make sure you recommend my hotels when they ask you where they want to stay?” Or, on the flip side: “Why did I invest so much into the modern-day version of the iPod docking station?” READ MORE
For apparel brands and retailers looking to maximize sales in stores and online through this retail transformation, industry experts urge companies to double down on marketing, customer service and consumer engagement. READ MORE
We’re in an interesting time, to say the least, for social media marketing. In spite of the social media landscape continuously evolving through algorithm changes, there’s still value to be had from a sales and marketing standpoint if businesses go back to the basics of 1-to-1 marketing and accept the reality that organic reach is depressed without ad spend. I was recently at Social Media Marketing World 2018 where I had the chance to record a podcast interview that touched on the following topics, all top of mind for every marketer. READ MORE
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