Simple math: More buyers = more orders
More retail buyers get together at The International Travel Goods Show than any other event on the planet. And this is an order-writing event — buyers aren't here to look, they're here to write orders and stock up for the season. And with buyers and exhibitors hailing from more than 50 countries, no travel goods event provides a more global footprint, or a bigger showcase for your wares. Put yourself on the map, at the event where more orders get written. Contact Trade Show VP Cathy Hays at 877-842-1938,
x-707, and learn how easy it is to publicize your brand and products, and reach the biggest retailers in travel.
Modern luggage: Bulletproof, foot massagers and more [CNBC.COM]
What you stuff inside your suitcase is your business, of course, but there are thousands of companies and a bevy of inventors that have made it their business to try to sell you a bag for your travels. This roundup, including several TGA members, features some of the latest offerings in luggage, including carry-ons that morph and fold, stop bullets, kill bedbugs, upcycle airplane seat leather and massage your feet.
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.
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