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Happy Thanksgiving


It's Thanksgiving – the most travel-heavy week of the year. As people gather to give thanks with their loved ones, it's our products that help bring them together. If there were a national travel goods week this would be it, when our products are used to their fullest, and holiday shopping commences. From all of us at TGA, we wish you the very best – safe travels, the company of family and friends, and the start of a busy retailing season. We're grateful for your presence in the industry, and the TGA family. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Trade Between U.S. and China Will 'Come to a Head' at G20 Summit, Kudlow Says


Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said earlier this week that he anticipates a direct confrontation between the U.S. and China over trade at the upcoming G20 meeting in Argentina after the collapse of plans to hold talks in Washington next week. "It will come to a head at the G20, I think that's the key point," Kudlow told reporters at the White House. READ MORE

Holiday Gift Guide for Every Type of Traveler


Exploring the world and seeing a new city for the first time never gets old, but getting to the destination isn’t quite as fun. For those shopping for travel-obsessed loved ones, The Voluntourist has compiled a list of items in a 2018 holiday gift guide that will help enhance travelers’ journeys – and make gift givers look good, too! Take a look at The Voluntourist’s suggestions, many of which are from TGA members! READ MORE

Meteorologists Share Their Strategies for Avoiding Winter Travel Hazards


With winter just around the corner, maybe you’re wondering how the experts travel. I’m talking about people who fly into bad weather to cover stories and the pros who forecast the weather and document the devastating effects of severe conditions. How do they fly and drive during the cold months? READ MORE


Check Travel Prices Before Black Friday


You might not think of airlines offering deals Black Friday and Cyber Monday – usually the deals are on appliances, clothes and tech, right? But if you have a trip in mind and want to save a bit on airfare, research from different travel companies indicates you might want to check out the deals set to occur over the next week. READ MORE

Five Reasons the Boutique Model Is Revolutionizing the Future of Retail


Small Business Saturday is a grassroots campaign to promote small businesses. It’s coming up this weekend, but consumer excitement for small retailers is not confined to one day of the year. The “Shop Small” movement is shaping the future of retail and not just because millennials want to do business with local, socially impactful companies. Here are the lessons that businesses of all industries and sizes can take away. READ MORE

This Self-Driving Hotel Room Could Revolutionize Travel


Question: What do you get if you cross a hotel room with a self-driving vehicle? Answer: The Autonomous Travel Suite (ATS). A hotel room on wheels, the ATS is the brainchild of Toronto-based Steve Lee of Aprilli Design Studio and could revolutionize the way we travel. READ MORE

5 Tips for Managing Up


The process of actively “managing up,” or actively working to further the goals of senior leadership, to mutual benefit, is more than just an occasional tactic or a meeting-room behavior. Managing up is a philosophy by which you frame your actions to makes sure that those leading you feel as supported and energized by your efforts as those you are leading. READ MORE