CONTENTS SPRING 2012 | VOL. 37 NO. 1
ON THE COVER
PACKED WITH OPPORTUNITY
The 2012 Travel Goods Show
Illustrator: Adam Larkum
2012 Travel Goods Show Preview
A look ahead at the world's largest travel goods show: The floor plan, events schedule, 2012 exhibitors and everything else you need to know.
New Exhibitors Power Up The Show [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
It's a sold-out Travel Goods Show, with a big influx of first-time exhibitors brimming with fresh ideas, hot new products, and a different spin on making travel easier and better. BY KATHY WITT
Product Preview: Sophisticated Solutions for New Era Travel [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
New-generation travel products you'll see for the first time at The Travel Goods Show — items that help travelers stay more organized, pack smarter and lighter, and arrive in style. BY VICKI PRICHARD
2012 Directory of Exhibitors
In the world of travel goods, these are the names and companies that count. If you're looking to connect with manufacturers, distributors and suppliers, you'll find your contacts listed here.
Exhibit Hall Floor Plan
Alphabetical List of Exhibitors
By-Aisle List of Exhibitors
Directory of Exhibitors
Alphabetized exhibitors' list with booth numbers, company and contact info, associated licenses/brands/trademarks, product categories, and brief company descriptions provided by exhibitors.
Guide to Industry Products
An alphabetical list, by product category, with exhibitor names
and booth info.
The industry directory for licenses, brands and trademarks.
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
Editor's Note "Back in a Big Way!" BY MICHELE MARINI PITTENGER
Travel Bits Interesting snippets from the travel world: Apps that help you find the nearest restroom, or anything you might've accidentally left at home; Cuddle Class for cozying up in flight; $200,000 flight tickets; Florida's 24-passenger hot air balloon; the safest place in the U.S. for the 2012 apocalypse. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
News & Notes The rise of game-playing dynamics in the travel industry; air travel's safer than ever; business travel is up; Google sets its sights on flight ticketing; 25 years of Travelpro's Rollaboard®, Landor & Hawa's brand new brand; Heys and Ricardo Beverly Hills land TV coverage; big mergers, small business optimism, a new sales record for eBags and more. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
TGA News Briefs Meet and mingle at the Opening Night Party. Use the Show press room, earn some coverage. Looking ahead at what's in store on Capitol Hill for 2012. Industry members giving back to the community, new members for 2012, and other news. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Industry Buzz People, products, milestones and moving. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]