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The 2014 International Travel Goods Show was a successful kickoff for the 2014 season. And the 2015 Show promises to be an even bigger event, returning to Las Vegas and new digs at the refurbished Las Vegas Convention Center. Rekindle memories of 2014 (and possibly spot yourself) in TGA's official Show video, then click through to The 2015 International Travel Goods Show website and make plans to join us in Las Vegas, the trade show capital of the world, at the one travel goods happening that promises to attract everyone and features everything.
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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TGA encourages West Coast port labor resolution as delays continue
In response to growing concerns that contract negotiations between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) have stalled and are contributing to massive delays at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, TGA joined over 100 U.S. industry associations in urging the PMA and ILWU to reach a deal as soon as possible. Solutions to growing port delays and other port problems (such as chassis dislocation and shortages) can't move forward while the labor rules of the dockworker union contract are unknown. The PMA and ILWU have not released a public statement on the contract negotiation progress since August, when a tentative agreement on health benefits was announced.