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TGA Industry News Briefs

Your Show Preview is Coming


The Show issue of Travel Goods Showcase is on its way to mailboxes now, with preview glimpses of new items and new exhibitors that will debut March 4-5 in New Orleans. Plus everything you need to attend, and to get the most from The Show to grow your business in 2020. Time is running out – pre-register now to attend, get free lunch vouchers for both days of The Show, and book your discount rooms now at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside to save hundreds on the going rate. But act fast, the rooms and free lunches are almost gone.

Restoration of GSP in the Offing for India?


On February 24-25, President Trump plans to travel to India to sign a limited trade deal that could restore Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) benefits for India. If true, U.S. travel goods imports from India will once again be able to enter the U.S. duty-free. President Trump suspended India’s GSP benefits on June 5, 2019.

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NY to Restrict, Disclose Toxic Chemicals in Kids’ Products


New York will require manufacturers to disclose the use of potentially dangerous chemicals in children’s products under a new law signed late last week. The law, which goes into effect March 1, also creates a children’s product safety council that will advise state environmental regulators about which chemicals to restrict and how. READ MORE

10 Things That Will Keep You Organized and Less Stressed While Traveling


There’s no doubt that preparing for a trip is stressful when you have limited space for all you’ll need for every phase of your itinerary – and you don’t want to forget anything. To make it easier, you’ll want gear that holds it all and keeps you organized for the duration of your trip, whether it’s a family vacation, business trip, or a quick weekend away. From our favorite luggage to a fanny pack that’ll become your new go-to accessory, these 10 items are tops for travel. READ MORE

Why Catalogs Are Making a Comeback


Despite two decades of email and social media marketing, and the digitization of the consumer experience, catalog mailings have been steadily increasing since 2015. What’s more is that consumers are surprisingly enthusiastic about receiving them – response rates from catalogs have increased by 170% from 2004 to 2018. Has the catalog made a comeback? READ MORE

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4 Basic Truths That Will Improve Your Leadership Skills Overnight


Every new year we're presented with the opportunity to reflect on our habits and the kinds of people we choose to be each day. For those of us in leadership roles, we're often left pondering the meaning of our leadership and how to bring it to the next level. Sometimes the best way to improve is to simply reinforce some basic truths. Here are four that you should keep in mind while leveling up in 2020. READ MORE

These Are the Biggest Travel Trends of 2020, According to Airbnb


“While the ‘experiences over things’ trend is rapidly rising, Airbnb is forecasting that traveling small will be BIG in 2020,” the company explained in a statement. “From micro-cations to tiny home trends (think: shepherd huts and igloos), travelers are looking to maximize their travels while also minimizing their impact.” READ MORE

What’s the Deal with Airplane Food?


Most passengers don’t question where their complimentary food came from or how it got to them, despite how little information is given about the meal selection and preparation process. Would anyone stuck 35,000 feet up in the air turn down free food? Not me. The airline catering services industry is worth $6 billion in the U.S., but there’s not much behind-the-scenes knowledge bestowed on the average traveler as to how the sausage gets made. READ MORE