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Be Proactive: Get Connected and Exhibit at The 2019 Travel Goods Show

TGA

Your product is unique and solves a marketplace problem, so why isn’t your phone ringing? What’s missing from your sales strategy is real-life connection at The Travel Goods Show. Meet the best retailers in travel when they're at their most receptive and actively seeking new items and opportunities. The Show is the best place to refresh existing connections and put faces to names. It's going to be an all-new Show in 2019 – be part of it and supercharge your business network. Contact Cathy Trecartin to reserve your spot today and take a step towards a successful 2019.

More California Proposition 65 Notices Issued as New Warning Label Requirements in Effect

TGA

On September 24, President Trump imposed New "60-day" notices have been issued alleging that brands and retailers sold totes (Notice 1, Notice 2, Notice 3, Notice 4, Notice 5, Notice 6), handbags (Notice 1, Notice 2, Notice 3, Notice 4, Notice 5, Notice 6), travel sets (Notice 1, Notice 2), luggage tags (Notice 1, Notice 2), wallets (Notice 1, Notice 2), backpacks (Notice 1, Notice 2, Notice 3, Notice 4), smartphone pouches (Notice 1), smartphone wallets (Notice 1), pet carriers (Notice 1, Notice 2), cosmetic bags (Notice 1, Notice 2, Notice 3), and first aid kits (Notice 1) in California that contained lead, di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and/or diisononyl 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. Meanwhile, on August 30, 2018, California imposed new Proposition 65 warning label requirements. TGA recently published a new member-only tool for TGA members on how to comply with the new California Prop 65 warning label requirements. For more information on Prop 65, please go to the Prop 65 page on the TGA website or contact TGA's Nate Herman, nate@travel-goods.org, 202-853-9351.

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Trump Expands Anti-China Effort

THE HILL

The Trump administration is pushing forward with an aggressive and public effort to condemn China for a wide series of transgressions, a strategy that risks intensifying an already high-stakes standoff with Beijing. READ MORE

The Time to Buy Those Holiday Travel Tickets? Now

THE NEW YORK TIMES

For many, traveling during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season is a necessary evil. It’s the most wonderful time of the year (if you believe the song) but getting home for the holidays can easily be an expensive and stressful journey. Here are some tips from travel experts that can help minimize the pain – both financial and logistical – of your next holiday trip. READ MORE

The Best Luggage Trackers for Locating Lost Travel Bags

TRAVEL + LEISURE

You’ve stumbled off your red-eye over to baggage claim, where you’re waiting, and waiting, and waiting, until your stomach starts to sink as you realize there’s no more luggage left on the belt and yet your bag is nowhere to be found. Rather than surrendering your suitcase to the mysteries of the system, why not pull out your phone and find out where it is? READ MORE


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World’s Longest Commercial Flight Launches Today

TRAVEL TRENDS

The world’s longest scheduled non-stop air service – between Singapore and New York – started operations on October 10. The 11,160-mile journey will take the brand-new Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-900 ULR almost 19 hours to cover the distance. READ MORE

What Exactly is Experiential Retail?

GLOBEST.COM

We hear a lot about experiential retail, and about how it is essential to retailer success – but what exactly does “experiential” mean? On the keynote panel at ICSC Western States, held earlier this week at the Los Angeles Convention Center, retail experts talked about the future of retail, outlining convenience, technology and an omnichannel platform as being integral to a successful retail experience. READ MORE

8 Ways to Justify Your Social Media Marketing Program

CMS WIRE

Is social media even worth it for your organization? If it is, where should your focus be as a marketer? To answer these questions, we caught up with digital marketing pros who offered a number of social media marketing tips that can help you make the most of your social programs. READ MORE

Tariffs Are Not Slowing Down Retail Imports

SUPPLY CHAIN DIVE

Despite tariffs on billions of dollars’ worth of imports coming in from China, imports at U.S. container ports are expected to stay at "near record levels," according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). Retailers "are not able to quickly or easily change their sourcing," Jonathan Gold, NRF Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy, said in a statement. As a result, many businesses will continue to import products from production facilities in China. READ MORE

6 Mistakes New Leaders Make and How to Avoid Them

INC.

While we often hear that taking risks and learning from failure is essential to growth and success, optimal leadership development happens when we learn from others. As a new leader, you need to level up quickly, so take note of these six critical mistakes that first-time leaders often make – and the strategies you need to sidestep them. READ MORE

Everything You Need to Know About Plastic-Wrapping Your Luggage

CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER

If you've been in an international airport in the last, oh, 20 years, you've no doubt seen those travelers: the ones wheeling plastic-covered suitcases or getting them spun in several layers of the stuff at kiosks like Seal & Go, TrueStar, and Secure Wrap sprinkled throughout the terminal. But what are the rules surrounding plastic-wrapped baggage, and what's it actually for? We dive in. READ MORE

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