Build your PR — free!
It's all about market share. And that starts with name recognition and brand awareness. Good PR is key. And that's where your TGA membership can help. TGA members can submit a TGA Member Profile online for free publicity, and also work with TGA's PR maven Kate Ryan to generate media exposure. You can also get free editorial product placement in TGA's quarterly magazine, Travel Goods Showcase, which is distributed in print and online to hundreds of members of the mainstream press, travel writers and news outlets, and thousands of members of the travel goods industry. PR outreach is a terrific fringe benefit of your TGA membership. And it's free!
Make the most of The International Travel Goods Show. And save!
The number one rule in making the most of The International Travel Goods Show is the same as it is in real estate: Location, location, location. And the earlier you book, the better your location. And the bigger your savings. Book now for The 2015 Show and you'll not only get first dibs on the prime spots, you'll save with our early bird exhibit rate. TGA members who book before June 1 pay just $10/sq. ft. at the world's biggest travel goods trade show. Space is already selling, and there’s a limited number of prime spots so don't wait — book now. Submit your application today to lock in this very special rate, and stake your claim on the Show floor. For special requests, or if you have any questions, please contact TGA's VP/Trade Show Manager Cathy Hays at 877-842-1938, x-707.
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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EPA delays formaldehyde rules again
On April 8, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) again delayed the publication of final federal formaldehyde emission rules, publishing a Federal Register notice re-opening the comment period on the EPA's proposed rules until May 8. Originally approved by Congress in 2011, the EPA was originally supposed to issue final rules at the beginning of 2013, but have delayed the final rules for over a year.
EPA delays formaldehyde rules again [FULL STORY]