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"I wrote more business..."

"I wrote more business..." It's how dozens of exhibitor follow-ups from The International Travel Goods Show begin. And it happens every year. "I wrote more business the first day than last Show." "I wrote more business at The Show than we did all year." "I wrote more business than I could have possibly imagined." And we hear this from exhibitors of every stripe – big name brands, first-timers, even startups so rushed they hand-carried their prototypes on red eyes from Asia. This isn't just the biggest gathering in the industry – it's the biggest business event in travel goods. More business gets written on the three days of The Show than any other time all year. And if you want your business to get in on the action you need to be there. Book space now, while there's still space to be had. Contact VP, Trade Show Cathy Hays, 877-842-1938, x-707, and get in on the best sales opportunity on the 2015 calendar.

Your web presence, reinvented?

Retailers — Have you given your online presence a facelift? The web is absolutely vital to brick-and-mortar stores whether it's a sales portal, or used to draw new customers to your physical location. And if you've reinvented your online persona in the last two years we'd love to talk with you for an upcoming feature in Travel Goods Showcase magazine about how you went about your redesign, what elements worked and what you'd change if you did it again. Please help your fellow retailers learn from your experience, and contact features writer Garrett Lai. He'd be grateful for the help.

Travel Goods Association Releases State of the U.S. Travel Goods Market 2002-2013: Selling Less for More [FULL STORY]

Travel goods sales fell by volume in 2013, but consumers were willing to pay more for those fewer products, leading to a rise in sales by value, according to a new report released 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 2013 surpassed pre-recession levels, with U.S. consumers spending an estimated $29.5 billion in 2013 on travel goods, a rise of 17.2% from 2012.

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

Visit http://www.tsa.gov/ for the latest news from theTransportation Security Administration (TSA)



West Coast ports remain open as labor contract talks continue

The International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) released a joint statement on July 18 stating that they planned to take a break from negotiations and that contract talks would resume today. The parties will take another break from July 28 to August 1 so the ILWU can tend to unrelated contract negotiations in the Pacific Northwest. The ILWU and PMA have pledged to keep cargo moving during this time, and that normal port operation will continue. Earlier this month, TGA joined nearly 70 organizations in urging the ILWU and PMA to continue negotiating for a new contract without disruption to cargo flows.

Benga International GmbH, to launch brand on Mipel show, Italy 2014 — to unveiled Flagship innovation 2S™split suitcase JUL 2014/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

L.C. Industries, Inc. Announces Partnership with i-stay JUL 2014/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

Eagle Creek Introduces New Love Neck Pillow For Spring '15 JUL 2014/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

Travelpro Introduces Innovative Crew™ 10 Luggage Collection JUL 2014/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

Smart Tech Solution Will Save Travel Industry $ Millions Every Year JUL 2014/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

Eagle Creek Wins Gear of the Year 2014 Award From National Geographic Adventure 2-in-1 Ultra Light Backpack/Duffel Takes Honors JUL 2014/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

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THE 2014 INTERNATIONAL
TRAVEL GOODS SHOW WRAP-UP AND REVIEW

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