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CONTENTS NOVEMBER 2009 | VOL. 34 NO. 4

ON THE COVER
User-friendly bags: Landor & Hawa's Wheeled Duffle in 1680d ballistic weave nylon, MSRP $80; Global Solutions 4 is the Make It Mine™ Retro series, MSRP $349/4-piece set; Luggage America's Tribune, MSRP $740/3-piece set. See "Luggage and Accessories for a Right-now Lifestyle" feature for more details.

Credits:
Photographer: Kerry Pittenger
Models: Karch Price, Resnya Hughes, Brenna Flynn, Reinhard Agency, Philadelphia, Pa
Photographed at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Philadelphia, PA. Special thanks to Rick McMullin, special events coordinator, PHL-Public Affairs.


FEATURES

The 2010 Travel Goods Show Preview
Your ultimate business plan for The Show, March 2-4 in Las Vegas: Schedule your appointments; register to attend; nominate industry stand-outs for three awards; find a hotel; and pencil in Happy Hour. BY GARRETT LAI

Exhibitor List
Alphabetical listing of The 2010 Exhibitors.

The New Consumer [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Meet the New Consumer: He's shed his old buying habits and adopted a new attitude. Learn how to connect with this savvy saver who has eschewed the bigger-is-better spending philosophy in favor of thoughtful frugality. BY KATHY WITT


Luggage and Accessories for a Right-now Lifestyle [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Here it is: The latest in luggage, accessories and apparel and all designed for the way real consumers live, play, work and travel. BY KATHY WITT | PHOTOGRAPHS BY KERRY PITTENGER

The State of the U.S. Travel Goods Market [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
TGA looks at the major travel goods categories to see how they performed. BY NATE HERMAN


COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS

Editor's Note "Got Value?" BY MICHELE MARINI PITTENGER

Travel Bits The world's most luxurious train, an interactive parks and trails trip planner, a canine blog, another TSA security rule and an Oman resort that invites guests to take a flying leap. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

News & Notes The Travel Promotion Act inches its way toward becoming law, TSA implements its Secure Flight program, United Airlines gets “creative” with checked baggage fees and an industry veteran bids adieu. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

TGA News Briefs Exhibitor space is already filling up for The Show, buyers new to The Show are invited to be TGA's guest, fans can now follow TGA on Facebook and new members get a hearty welcome.

Industry Events

Classifieds

Industry Buzz People, product, and a letter to the editor. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

Buyer's Guide

Ad Index




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