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CONTENTS MAY 2010 | VOL. 35 NO. 2

Trends of the '10s
Refinement rules. Light weight reigns. Checkpoint-friendly, adventure are the rage. Hybrids, hardsides also seen. Colors pop, patterns preen. A surge in fab accessories. And pop culture's cache in licensing. The trends of the '10s — here they are, as Seen at the Show. Clockwise from bottom left: High Sierra's ATGO Carry-On Wheeled Backpack with Removable Day Pack, Guess Travel's First Class Hybrid Roller, ExOfficio's Storm Logic™ Jacket, Kenlo International's Ed Hardy Mini Automatic Open/Close Umbrella, GreenSmart's AKEPA Laptop Sleeve, The VinniBag by Ellessco, Cross' Shelley Sun Readers, Large Money Pod by Hadaki by Kalencom, DEVO Products' The Travel Table™, J World Sports' Square Blue Lunch Box, Landor & Hawa's IT-Ø-2® 28.5" Packing Case, Cocoon® by Design Salt's Ultralight U-Shaped Aircore Pillow, Briggs & Riley's Travelware's BRX Docking System, 24/7 International's Panama Jack Rip Tide 20” Wheeling Duffel.

Photographer: Kerry Pittenger


Proposition 65 Alert
How Prop 65 compliance affects everyone in the travel goods industry — even you.

What's Hip, What's Current, What's Coming
More accessories, more color, more wheels, more green, more textures — these were just some of the trends from The Travel Goods Show. Dive in and see how the market is changing: There is a continued focus on light weight and a drive among licensed brands to become more culturally relevant — not to mention the emergence of checkpoint-friendly as the standard. BY GARRETT LAI

Seen at The Show [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
See The Show's newsmakers, trendsetters and style shapers — both people and product. BY KATHY WITT | PHOTOGRAPHS BY KERRY PITTENGER | SHOW PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALBERT CHAU

Award-Winning Innovators [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Product Innovation, Buzz, Community Service and the coveted TGA Award. As they say in Hollywood — and the winners are…

Speakers Share the Inside (Sales) Scoop [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Travel Goods Show speakers on the bottom line, and how it's affected by the New Consumer, fatal business mistakes, Tweeting as a market strategy (or not), and giving her what she wants — that's right, ladies, we rule! BY KATHY WITT

Upbeat, Lighter, Greener [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
With the accent on upbeat. That's the retailer read on The Show — with plenty more in store. We'll take it! BY GARRETT LAI



Travel Bits Say no to tipping at Chicago's Elysian hotel; dinners get ethnic in San Francisco; Chicago's Field Museum gets mummified; and Amtrak gets onboard with WiFi. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

News & Notes The hospitality industry is poised for growth; High Sierra hits the slopes with its Ultimate Winter Backpack; the airlines escalate baggage fees; and making history with the National Travel Promotion Act. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

TGA News Briefs Who's become a Travel Goods Specialist; your 2010-2011 TGA Board of Directors; China in the hot seat; energizing the travel goods industry — and how the 2011 Show space (and weather) in Chicago wowed TGA's staff. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

Industry Events


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

Buyer's Guide

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