First pick, AND a discount?
It sounds too good to be true, but if you book space at next year's International Travel Goods Show right now you'll not only enjoy the deepest discount, but you’ll also take advantage of a great location. This year's Show was one of the best ever, and next year’s will be even more of an event, as more international companies are clamoring to get in on the biggest showcase in travel goods. Booking now gets you in on the limited-time early bird discount rate of $10/square foot, and with space reserved on a first-come, first-served basis you’ll have the best choice of spots at the biggest order-writing event in travel goods. Contact VP, Trade Show Cathy Hays, 877-842-1938, x-707, and learn how to maximize your return for 2016.
Exhibitors at this year's International Travel Goods Show continue to reap the benefits of being seen at the world's biggest travel goods showcase. Exhibitors were recently featured on CNN, The Travel Channel, and The Washington Times, among other news outlets, thanks to TGA's PR efforts. If you're looking to increase your media hits, make sure we know about your news, so we can help raise your media profile. Contact Kate Ryan, 774-929-5223, with your press releases and latest happenings.
Kickstarted? Indiegogo-ed? Have you been crowdfunded?
Have you had a good crowdfunding experience? Know someone who has? We'd love to talk with you for an upcoming feature story in Travel Goods Showcase magazine. Kickstarter, Indiegogo and other crowdfunding services have become the new venture capital, and we'd love to chronicle your experience as we explore this new way of generating start-up capital and marketing momentum. Please contact Travel Goods Showcase writer Garrett Lai, and help others learn from the ups and downs of your crowdfunding story.
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
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