Travel Goods Are Everywhere
Travel products are sold everywhere – they're at office supply centers, drug stores, hardware emporiums, and of course department stores and specialty travel goods retailers. They're an everyday staple for a vast spectrum of retailers, and TGA is gearing up for a massive PR/advertising blitz to bring more of them to The Travel Goods Show. The 2019 edition will have an all-new look, a bright, fresh vibe, and a bigger, more diverse audience you'll want to reach. Take part – book space now. Contact Cathy Trecartin to be part of the all-new Show: 877-842-1938, x-702; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trump Announces 10% Punitive Tariffs on U.S. Imports of Travel Goods from China, Which Will Rise to 25% on January 1
Earlier this week, President Trump announced that he will impose 10% punitive tariffs on U.S. imports of travel goods from China, which will escalate to 25% on January 1, 2019. The tariffs are effective on goods imported into the U.S. on or after September 24, 2018. The 10% tariffs are in addition to the tariffs we already pay on U.S. imports of travel goods. Read more here.
Fact Check: Is Trump Right that China is Paying Billions in Tariffs? CBS MONEYWATCH
President Trump is vowing that his latest round of tariffs will help win a trade war, adding that China is "now paying us billions of dollars in tariffs." China isn't paying the tariffs, however – the duties are paid by importers like Ford or Walmart that either swallow the cost or pass it along to consumers. In other words, it's often U.S. consumers who are footing the bill for tariffs.
21 Weekender Bags Travel Pros Swear By
We rounded up the best weekender bags – many of which are manufactured by TGA members – for easy, stylish travel, no matter where your next adventure takes you. READ MORE
Retailers Could Ring Up More Than $1.1 Trillion in Holiday Sales, Topping Last Year CNBC
Retailers appear to have the odds in their favor this holiday season, with record-low unemployment across the U.S., strong consumer confidence and building sales momentum so far in 2018. Retail sales are expected to grow between 5% and 5.6% from a year ago, according to Deloitte's annual forecast for the holiday season, which was released earlier this week. READ MORE
5 Ways to Get More Bang for Your Social Media Buck ADWEEK
In today’s marketing landscape, social media seems like a no-brainer choice for your advertising dollars. With seven out of 10 Americans having social media accounts and often spending more than two hours per day scrolling through their feeds, social media marketing is simply the most efficient way to reach the largest amount of people. But that doesn’t mean your social media efforts are helping you meet your goals. READ MORE
Are All Those Airline Fees – Including the New 'Travel Protection' Gimmick – Affecting Your Bottom Line? ENTREPRENEUR
To pad their bottom lines, airlines have historically leveraged your ever-changing travel plans as a business traveler dealing with last-minute emergencies. In today’s environment, where almost every travel option equates to some sort of fee, and changes are prohibitively expensive, entrepreneurs need to be especially wary. READ MORE
TripAdvisor Digs Deeper into Social Travel with a Personalized Recommendation Feed
TripAdvisor is announcing an “all-new TripAdvisor,” a beta on desktop and mobile that includes what it characterizes as the first travel-specific feed of personalized recommendations from friends, social media influencers, and publishers. READ MORE
Retail Innovation Alive and Well at Shop.org 2018 MULTICHANNEL MERCHANT
Given the rapid pace of change in ecommerce, and the growing demand and expectations of always-on consumers, it’s no surprise that the sector is a hotbed of retail innovation, technology and investment. And a lot of it was on display at this year’s Shop.org conference in Las Vegas. Here is a selection of the 36 companies rolling out retail innovation on display at this year’s Shop.org. READ MORE
Growing Pains for Influencer Marketing Raise Questions for Travel Brands SKIFT
Many travel brands want to work with influencers but aren’t sure how to measure return on investment or justify spending thousands – or even millions – of dollars on untested partnerships that may fail. READ MORE
People Don't Want to Work at Stores Like Target and Macy's, and It's Creating a Huge Problem for the Industry BUSINESS INSIDER
The holiday season is creeping closer, but some of America's biggest retailers could find themselves understaffed. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 757,000 retail job openings across the U.S. in July, which is about 100,000 more than a year ago. The number of openings surpassed the number of hires from March through June for the first time in a decade, The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week. READ MORE
Management Tip: Calmness Counts FORBES
Too much intensity can wear employees down, while calmness is something employees can rarely get too much of. The more, the better. This makes good sense when you realize that, at its core, management is all about accomplishing work through others. Following are three reasons why calmness is a substantive managerial asset. READ MORE
This TSA-approved Travel Hack Will Let You Bring Your Favorite Drink Through Security DELISH
If you've flown on an airplane in the last decade or so, you've likely encountered the 3-1-1 rule: No liquids more than 3.4 ounces can pass through airport security. There are two exceptions to the rule – medications and infant or child nourishment. Other than that, you’re out of luck if you want to bring your favorite soda, coffee, or juice through security. Unless, that is, you follow this sneaky hack. READ MORE
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