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CONTENTS FEBRUARY 2011 | VOL. 36 NO. 1

ON THE COVER
Bringing the World of Travel Goods to Chicago
The 2011 Travel Goods Show
March 6-8, 2011
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

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Illustrator: Silke Bachmann



FEATURES

2011 Travel Goods Show Preview
The operative word in your business plan for The Show, March 6-8 at Chicago's McCormick Place where it shares space with the International Home + Housewares Show, is "more": more business, buyers, opportunities and sales. Read what's new for 2011; Show Hours, The Awards Ceremony (The TGA Award, The Product Innovation Awards and The Community Service Award) and TGA's Opening Night Networking Party; The New Products Pavilion; see the floor plan, educational sessions and hotels, and alphabetical listing of 2011 exhibitors; and register now to avoid an on-site fee.


The Big Reveal: First-Time Exhibitors Show the Way [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
With the Great Recession behind us and America traveling again, do travel goods products have the chops to go the distance? See what this year's new exhibitors have to tell — and show. BY KATHY WITT


Product Preview: When "I Want" Meets "I Need" [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
As the travel products scene evolves, new products are emerging — creating their own scene at the crossroads of luxury and necessity. BY KATIE REEDER

2011 Directory of Exhibitors
The ultimate, up-to-date industry reference, a listing of who's who in the world of travel goods manufacturers, distributors and suppliers, including sales contact names and company descriptions as well as lists of licenses, brands and trademarks and product categories.
Exhibit Hall Floor Plan
Alphabetical List of Exhibitors
By-Aisle List of Exhibitors
Directory of Exhibitors
Alphabetical listing of exhibitors with booth numbers, company and contact information, licenses/brands/trademarks, product categories and brief company descriptions.
Guide to Industry Products
An alphabetical listing of product categories with exhibitor names and booth numbers.
Licenses/Brands/Trademarks
An alphabetical directory of the licenses, brands and trademarks held by exhibitors.


COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS

Editor's Note "It's Show Time in Chicago" BY MICHELE MARINI PITTENGER

Travel Bits Kloof off the cliffs in South Africa. Take a Night Vision Bushwalk to see nocturnal wildlife in Australia. Pilot an F-16 Fighting Falcon at the Flightdeck Air Combat Center in California. Sign on with Sock Mob's Unseen Tours of London to get a different view of the city — as seen (and led by) homeless residents. Lock down an airfare. Tweet your way to real-time info. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

News & Notes Travelers manage their own frequent flyer accounts, tag their own bags and check themselves into their hotel rooms, taking the concept of ownership to new heights. Speaking of elevation, business travel continues to climb. High Sierra snags awards, Zoobies™ grabs some ink, Ellessco's VinniBag™ gets tapped for a museum exhibit and Bric's makes Johnny Depp look even better. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

TGA News Briefs Network at the Opening Night Party. Get certified as a Travel Goods Specialist. Protect yourself from "citizen enforcers." Applaud TGA members' fundraising efforts. And extend a hearty welcome to new TGA members — there's lots of them. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

Industry Events

Classifieds

Industry Buzz People, product, and moving. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

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