Princeton, New Jersey — There was excitement and buzz on the floor of The 2011 Travel Goods Show. New attendance and sales records were set, as the travel goods industry showed just how far it's bounced back from the 2008 recession.
The May issue of Travel Goods Showcase lets you revisit The Show — or see it for the first time if you weren't in attendance — with a plethora of Show-centric features:
- The Future is Bright: Upswing Mood, Vibrant Energy and Bright, Bold Colors Mark 2011 Travel Goods Show — It's a new travel season, and we track the new trends in travel gear. See what got retailers excited, and what consumers will be clamoring for in the months ahead.
- Seen at The Show — It's Show (and tell) time, in our annual photo feature of hot items spotted on the Show floor.
- The Industry Awards — Meet Don Godshaw, this year's recipient of the TGA Award, the travel goods industry's version of a lifetime achievement prize. And discover the creative items that swept the Product Innovation Awards and Buzz Award, and learn how ExOfficio's lead-by-example best practices earned them the Community Service Award.
- Retailer Impressions — It takes a lot to dazzle veteran retailers. Learn about the items and companies that resonated, and made big impressions with travel goods retailers.
The May issue of Travel Goods Showcase also gets you up-to-speed on emerging travel trends, industry happenings and the goods on, well, the latest travel goods. Look for it in your mailbox, or contact Kim Wong, firstname.lastname@example.org, 877-842-1938, x-705, and get your copy today.
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The Travel Goods Association is the world's largest trade association for travel goods, representing manufacturers, distributors and retailers of luggage and travel products, casual bags, business cases and travel accessories which in 2010 was an $18.6 billion market in the United States alone. TGA sponsors The Travel Goods Show, the world's largest trade show devoted to travel products, and publishes Travel Goods Showcase, the voice of the travel goods industry.