Buyers, don't miss this!
Now is the time to register for The 2014 International Travel Goods Show! It's the year's most important buying opportunity for anyone in the world of travel goods and accessories, and it's not too late to make your travel plans for Phoenix. The Show starts on Tuesday, March 11, and is the biggest, most comprehensive exhibition of its kind, where Show-goers are guaranteed to find the Next Big Thing. Visit our website today to learn who'll be exhibiting and see the Show's current floor plan. With questions, contact TGA's Cathy Hays at 877-842-1938, x-707. See you soon!
A sweet taste of success at The Show
The 2014 International Travel Goods Show begins on Tuesday, and you'll need a place to take a break from all of the excitement on the floor! Visit the TGA Booth (booth 919), open all day, to put your feet up, have a bottle of water, and mingle with colleagues. Coffee, tea, and The Show's famous fresh-baked cookies, all sponsored by Design Go, will be available on Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00-10:30 a.m. and 2:00-4:00 p.m., and Thursday from 8:00-10:30 a.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m. Swing by to catch your breath and have a treat!
Join us at the Opening Night Party!
The International Travel Goods Show, be sure to mark your calendar for TGA's Opening Night Party on Tuesday, March 11 at 5:30 p.m. at The Metro Marché in the Phoenix Convention Center. A quick escalator ride away from The Show floor, the party will have all the ingredients to make it the best networking opportunity in travel goods — terrific food, an open bar, live music and the company of the best people in the industry. So make plans to drop in, mix and mingle, make new friends and form those all-important business connections! No RSVP required. See you there!
Get the most from The Show with the official Show app!
If you aren't plugged in to the official International Travel Goods Show App, you could be missing out. The Show app is like your personal concierge, ready to help with the tap of a finger. Find the free download in both the App Store and Google play by searching The International Travel Goods Show.
And the Award winners are...
Michele Marini Pittenger, President of the Travel Goods Association, is the recipient of this year's TGA Award, the industry's ultimate recognition of outstanding professional achievement. The TGA Award is given to an individual who has made significant contributions to the travel goods industry, the Travel Goods Association, and the community.
The Travel Goods Association Awards Committee will also present it luggage USA with the 2014 Community Service Award, and Richard Gibbs of Ricardo Beverly Hills and Jean Mori of Mori Luggage & Gifts with Lifetime Achievement Awards. The winners of the first-, second- and third-place 2014 Product Innovation Awards will be revealed at the ceremony.
All Award recipients will be honored at TGA's Awards Ceremony at The International Travel Goods Show in the Phoenix Convention Center. The half-hour ceremony will take place on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the lobby outside The Show's main entrance.
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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