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Happy New Year


As we close out 2019 and ring in a new year – and a new decade – all of us at TGA would like to thank you for your support of the industry and the Association. May joy and prosperity find you this year, in every aspect of your life. Here’s to working together to make 2020 a success for us all. Cheers!

Fine Dining, Easy Winnings


Congrats to Jessica Kaufman of TJX in New York, NY, who won a $150 dinner for two at Arnaud’s; and Tracy Lorenzo of NewsLink in Miami, FL, who scored a $50 gift card to Cafe du Monde, simply by registering to attend The Travel Goods Show. You could win, too! Register for The Show NOW, and you could experience the Latin-influenced goodness of Nolé with a $100 dinner for two; or win $50 to spend at Cafe du Monde’s famed sidewalk cafe on the banks of the Mississippi. And don’t forget to book at one of The Travel Goods Show’s official host hotels and save up to $100 off the closest hotels to the convention center.

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Travel Trend Expectations for the 2020s


Single apps for all travel needs, passport free travel, and mobile app check-in are the top three “new travel norms” expected by travelers in the next decade, according to new research by Agoda, the world’s fastest growing digital travel platform. READ MORE

4 Things to Watch for in Retail in 2020


Retailers will need to change how they do business in 2020 as they face more technological innovation, new shopping habits, and a demographic shift to younger consumers. Investors in the sector will need to be nimble too. Here are four things to watch for. READ MORE


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4 Ways to Travel Better in 2020


As the Tripped Up columnist, I’ve fielded hundreds of emails about the ways in which Times readers have spent their time off, whether it’s for a 90th birthday trip or a family vacation with five children, and how things frustratingly went wrong. For the final column of the year, I took inspiration from several stories in my inbox to suggest four ways to travel smarter – and happier – in the decade to come. READ MORE

17 Ways Flying Has Changed Over the Past Decade


While we are far from the golden age of aviation, where martinis were shaken and ham was carved by your seat, air travel has gone through immense changes not only since then, but in the last 10 years as well. Read on to see how flying has changed in the last decade – for better and for worse. READ MORE

2020 Retail Industry Trend Predictions


Will the retail trends that caught on in 2019 continue into 2020, or will we see a new focus for the industry? In this episode, we look ahead to 2020 with Susan Reda, editor of NRF’s STORES Magazine, who digs into the insights reported in STORES’ 2020 retail trends forecast. READ MORE

The Right Way to Form New Habits


James Clear, entrepreneur and author, says that the way we go about trying to form new habits and break bad ones – at work or home – is all wrong. Many people, he says, focus on big goals without thinking about the small steps they need to take along the way. So, if you’ve made a resolution for the new year or have an idea for how to propel your career forward at any time, these strategies will help. READ MORE