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TGA Industry News Briefs

You’re Not Alone

It’s no understatement to say we’re living in a changed world. In the scant two weeks since The Travel Goods Show adjourned in New Orleans we’ve seen a sea change in every segment of life, in every corner of the globe. Take care of yourselves and your community. And know that TGA is here for you, as your connection to the industry at large. We’re all in this together.


What Will Travel Be Like After the Coronavirus?


A new survey suggests travel is alive and well. More than half of Americans (58%) are planning to travel between May and September 2020, as long as their destinations aren't in quarantine. But they're being careful. A quarter of participants will try to avoid big cities and public transportation, and 21% will choose domestic travel, according to the survey conducted by LuggageHero. READ MORE

Travel Retailers Ask for Help


The UK Travel Retail Forum (UKTRF) trade association has called on the government to urgently step in to support the UK aviation and travel retail sector. Government actions to slow the spread of COVID-19 have led to 70%+ traffic reduction over the last few days, according to the forum. Those worst affected are airport operators, travel retail operators, and landside, airside and maritime concessionaires. READ MORE

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Successful Leadership Tactics in a Time of Crisis


The executive learning curve, moving from operational to strategic thinking and leadership, alongside rapid change, can be one of the most significant challenges for a new leader. Many executives do not make a successful leap. Here are eight ways to set up new leaders for success. READ MORE

Out of Work in Retail? Grocery Stores and E-Comm Warehouses Are Hiring by the Thousands


There are a few pockets of the retail sector that are looking to staff up to meet scorching demand: Amazon, for one, announced plans on Monday to hire 100,000 delivery and warehouse workers in the U.S. and Canada to handle the surge in orders it has seen since the crisis began. Kroger, the country’s largest supermarket chain, has hired more than 2,000 workers and has another 10,000-plus positions open across its network of stores, plants and distribution centers. READ MORE

Museums Around the World Are Sharing Their Most Zen Art on Social Media to Help People Relax


In order to help people ease their minds during uncertain times (and enjoy some art), the Museum of the City of New York decided to start the hashtag #MuseumMomentofZen on Twitter and Instagram to share imagery and artworks online in tiny doses. Since starting the hashtag, over 75 museums (and counting) have followed suit, sharing beautiful artworks, photos of architecture, archival images, and even some videos of installations. And it’s not just art museums that are using the hashtag – natural history, science, and nature museums are also using it as well. READ MORE

New Ways to Use Hashtags in Your Social Media Marketing


Almost everybody on social media uses hashtags, likely including your brand. But even though hashtags are ubiquitous, that doesn't mean they are always used most optimally when it comes to garnering the most attention. Your goals: make the most out of your wording; cover the right consumer communities; don't over- or under-tag; and check your progress consistently to see how your efforts are playing. Here are the freshest, most creative, and most effective ways you should use hashtags to boost your marketing power right now. READ MORE

The Coronavirus Crisis is Showing Us How to Live Online


Nobody is arguing that what is coming will be fun, easy or anything remotely approaching normal for a very long time. But if there is a silver lining in this crisis, it may be that the virus is forcing us to use the internet as it was always meant to be used – to connect with one another, share information and resources, and come up with collective solutions to urgent problems. READ MORE