There's a lot of history in New Orleans, which was first settled in 1718, in what's now the French Quarter. The modern version of poker was invented there in 1829. It's the birthplace of jazz, arguably the most American musical form. And in 2020, the city they call the Big Easy hosts The Travel Goods Show. So if NOLA is on your travel bucket list, this is a Show you won't want to miss. Book your exhibit space now – Contact Cathy Trecartin at email@example.com, 877-842-1938, x-702, and get ready to head on down to New Orleans March 3-5, 2020.
U.S. Travel Goods Imports from India Could Lose GSP Status, Face Tariffs as Soon as May 4
President Trump could issue a proclamation as soon as May 4 to withdraw Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) benefits from India and Turkey and impose full tariffs on U.S. travel goods imports from those countries. Despite protests from TGA, the business community (April 12 and April 4 letters), multiple members of Congress, and India itself, President Trump seems prepared to follow through on his March 4 announcement to withdraw benefits. India is the 3rd-largest supplier of travel goods to the U.S. market. Under GSP, U.S. imports of travel goods can enter the U.S. duty-free from most developing countries, including India, Cambodia, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Thailand. TGA worked for many years to convince Congress and two Presidents to add travel goods to GSP back in 2016-2017 and will continue to fight to protect those benefits.
Negotiators Are in Beijing for Talks on Ending U.S.-China Trade War NPR
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has been suggesting that the U.S. and China are closing in on a trade deal. NPR's David Greene talks to Erin Ennis, of the U.S.-China Business Council. READ MORE
Must-Have Summer Travel Products from The Travel Goods Show
GOOD DAY DC
Travel expert Troy Petenbrink appeared on Fox News’ Good Day DC to talk about The Travel Goods Show, some of his favorite finds, and travel hot spots of 2019. READ MORE
Genius Packing Tips for Your Best Stress-Free Travel THE INSPIRED HOME
Going on a vacation is probably one of the most relaxing and rewarding things we do for ourselves. Being able to reconnect with yourself, relax and disconnect from everything else is the self-care we all need. Then 24 hours before the trip you are hit with one of the most daunting tasks…PACKING! To help alleviate some stress from packing duties, here are a few tips to ease the process for your next trip.
These Are the Airlines and Hotels with the Most Satisfied Travelers, According to New Survey
When it comes to customer satisfaction, airlines and travel websites seem to be moving in the right direction in pleasing patrons. Hotels? Not so much, according to an annual survey. The American Customer Satisfaction Index Travel Report for 2018-2019 debuted Tuesday, and it seems most domestic travelers are satisfied with their experiences. READ MORE
Amazon is Doubling Down on Travel, Just Not in the Way You Think
The travel industry has been anticipating Amazon’s entry into travel, and we at Skift have covered its current and impending moves through a Skift Research report, a podcast, and an e-book. Turns out the travel-focused action on Amazon’s side is, for now, via the cloud. Amazon Web Services has been energizing the marketing of its cloud-based services to the travel and restaurant sectors.
Suddenly, Free One-day Shipping is the New Normal
At first, Target and Walmart seemed blindsided by Amazon's announcement last week that its free two-day Prime shipping offer is already on its way to becoming free delivery in just one day for many items. Those retailers' shares took a hit in the initial aftermath. Walmart didn't take that lying down, however, and headed to Twitter late Friday to not just meet Amazon's challenge but raise it. "One-day free shipping…without a membership fee," the retail giant tweeted. "Now THAT would be groundbreaking.” With Walmart and Amazon's public comments about their delivery promises, consumers' expectations have officially been reset.
JetBlue is Expanding Its Use of Facial Recognition Technology
TRAVEL + LEISURE
Having your face scanned to ensure you are who you say you are may sound like something out of a dystopian film or science-fiction movie, but that’s exactly where the future of air travel is heading. Through a partnership with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, JetBlue has been verifying the identity of passengers using facial recognition software – a practice they’re expanding.
7 Rookie Mistakes Ruining Your Social Media Marketing Strategy
SOCIAL MEDIA TODAY
Is your social media strategy failing to generate the desired results? Are you concerned your social media efforts are doing more harm than good to your brand? Your Marketing Lady shares seven common social media mistakes that you need to avoid in this infographic.
Five Leadership Skills to Cultivate for Success in Sales
In today’s business world, the sales profession is very competitive, and clients have extremely high expectations for their representatives. Having a collection of leadership skills at your disposal will make it easier to close more deals and to establish a good relationship with your customers, leading to more productivity. Here are traits that lend themselves well to sales.
What to Pack for a Cruise
CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER
Unless you're on an expedition trip to, say, Antarctica, packing for a cruise is a straightforward endeavor: Bathing suits, flip flops, a stack of books to read by the pool – check. But a few trip essentials may escape your cruise packing list, especially when activities can range from a formal dinner one night to an off-ship excursion the following day. We asked cruise experts, both in-house and otherwise, for their tips on what to pack for a cruise vacation.
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