Smart business happens in Vegas
ave you thought about shipping? It can be a big line-item expense, and one that will only get bigger as the holiday season approaches. Did you know TGA members save 23-29% on FedEx, and special rates on LTL, truckload, expedited and international freight services with the country's most reputable carriers through PartnerShip? And that's with zero minimum, no up-front commitment – so that's zero risk with a substantial savings return. Get the lowdown at PartnerShip's TGA shipping FAQs page, check out exclusive, TGA member-only rates and sign up online to save yourself a bundle. Contact Member Services Director Cathy Trecartin, 877-842-1938, x-702 for further details.
Smart business happens in Vegas
When it comes to orders and sales impact, nothing makes a deeper impression on your business than The International Travel Goods Show. More retail buyers, from more parts of the globe, gather at The Show than at any other event. For most of them, if you're not on the Show floor plan you're literally not on their business map. Give your business a break — make space on your calendar for The Show, so retailers will make space for you on their shelves. Contact VP, Trade Show Cathy Hays at 877-842-1938, x-707, and put yourself on the map.
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)
More California Proposition 65 notices
New "60-day" notices have been issued alleging that brands and retailers sold luggage tags with vinyl/PVC straps (Notice 1) and other products in California that contained Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) in violation of a California law known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65). The notices serve as intent to bring a lawsuit against the recipients that sold these products. TGA has included these notices in the TGA Prop 65 "60 Day Notice" running list. TGA will continue to update this list on a regular basis to help catalog the effects of this law on the travel goods industry. For more information on Prop 65, please go to the Prop 65 page on the TGA website or contact TGA's Nate Herman, 703-797-9062.
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