The clock is ticking, early birds!
There are two weeks left to book your exhibit space for The 2014 Travel Goods Show and take advantage of the significant early bird savings! Don't wait — the early bird deadline is June 1. Not only does booking early mean saving money, it also ensures priority booth placement. Submit your application today! With questions, please contact TGA's Cathy Hays at 877-842-1938, x-707.
TGA elects Board of Directors
The 30-day voting period has ended, and during that time an overwhelming number of members cast their e-votes in support of TGA's Slate of Nominees for the 2013-2014 Board of Directors. Thanks to everyone who exercised their very important privilege as a member of this Association and voted!
Cliff Ensley, Leisure Merchandising Corp.;
Chair Elect-Scott Kosmin, 24/7 International; Vice Chair-Richard Krulik, Briggs & Riley; Treasurer-David Bieber, Delsey Luggage; Secretary-Robert Dodson, Ricardo Beverly Hills; Immediate Past Chair-Jack Holodnicki, Olivet International; Directors-Sue Flaum, Burlington Coat Factory; Jerry Kallman, Airline International Luggage; David Lomas, Design Go Ltd.; Randy MacKenzie, Edwards Luggage; Tom Nelson, CBnB/Magellan's; Harry Sheikh, Heys USA
Your piece of TGA history
TGA is celebrating its 75th anniversary throughout the year, and we want to hear from you. The next issue of Travel Goods Showcase will have a feature on industry milestones of the past 75 years. We would love for you, our members and friends, to share any special pieces of memorabilia, antique travel goods, or other stories or items that you think would help tell the story of the most important piece of TGA – its membership. To submit information for the Showcase feature, please contact TGA's Kate Ryan, 774-929-5223.
Travel Goods Association Releases State of the U.S. Travel Goods Market 2001-2012; Sales Improve in 2012, But At What Price? [FULL STORY]
Travel goods sales jumped in 2012, but at a price, according to a new report released today by the Travel Goods Association (TGA). Travel goods are defined as luggage, backpacks, travel/sports bags, business cases/computer bags, handbags, personal leather goods, and luggage locks. TGA estimates that sales of travel goods in 2012 returned to pre-recession levels, with U.S. consumers spending an estimated $25.5 billion in 2012 on travel goods, a rise of 20.2% from 2011.
TGA's Guide to Carry-On Guidelines [FULL STORY]
When it comes to carry-on regulations, the number one rule is: Check with the airline before every flight.
What To Know Before You Go
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