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Save. Choose. Win.

The Early Bird Discount is your biggest savings opportunity at International Travel Goods Show, the biggest order-writing event of the year, but it's only available for a limited time. Book now, get the best possible rate for display space at the industry's biggest gathering, and enjoy having your pick of the available space, which can have a big impact on your 2016 sales picture. The longer you wait, the more it'll cost – and the less choice you'll have for location with the most valuable real estate in travel goods. Make the most of your marketing dollars by contacting VP, Trade Show Cathy Hays, 877-842-1938, x-707.

Making headlines

Exhibitors at this year's International Travel Goods Show continue to reap the benefits of being seen at the world's biggest travel goods showcase. Exhibitors were recently featured on CNN, The Travel Channel, and The Washington Times, among other news outlets, thanks to TGA's PR efforts. If you're looking to increase your media hits, make sure we know about your news, so we can help raise your media profile. Contact Kate Ryan, 774-929-5223, with your press releases and latest happenings.

Shark Tanked?

Have you been Shark Tanked? If your company has been featured on Shark Tank, we'd love to talk with you for possible inclusion in an upcoming feature in Travel Goods Showcase magazine, and learn about your experience, good and bad. Please contact Travel Goods Showcase writer Garrett Lai if you're willing to share your story.

Kickstarted? Indiegogo-ed? Have you been crowdfunded?

Have you had a good crowdfunding experience? Know someone who has? We'd love to talk with you for an upcoming feature story in Travel Goods Showcase magazine. Kickstarter, Indiegogo and other crowdfunding services have become the new venture capital, and we'd love to chronicle your experience as we explore this new way of generating start-up capital and marketing momentum. Please contact Travel Goods Showcase writer Garrett Lai, and help others learn from the ups and downs of your crowdfunding story.

Travel Goods Association Releases State of the U.S. Travel Goods Market 2002-2013: Selling Less for More [FULL STORY]

Travel goods sales fell by volume in 2013, but consumers were willing to pay more for those fewer products, leading to a rise in sales by value, according to a new report released by the Travel Goods Association (TGA). Travel goods are defined as luggage, backpacks, travel/sports bags, business cases/computer bags, handbags, personal leather goods, and luggage locks. TGA estimates that sales of travel goods in 2013 surpassed pre-recession levels, with U.S. consumers spending an estimated $29.5 billion in 2013 on travel goods, a rise of 17.2% from 2012.

TGA's Guide to Carry-On Guidelines [FULL STORY]

When it comes to carry-on regulations, the number one rule is: Check with the airline before every flight.

What To Know Before You Go

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TGA urges California to drop proposed Prop 65 warning reform

TGA submitted two separate comments in response to the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment's proposed changes to Proposition 65 warning labels. TGA believes the proposal fails to reform Prop 65. Instead, the proposal would lead to increased litigation and unnecessary compliance burdens, without any increase in public safety.

Wellspring Ideas Launches Travel Pocket to Stop Pickpockets and Electronic Identity Theft APR 2015/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

Squeeze in More – Go Travel Reveals a New Line of Liquid Dispensers APR 2015/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

Granite Gear’s New Wheeled Packable Duffels Pack Into Carrying Case APR 2015/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

Travelpro® and Atlantic® Luggage Go the Extra Mile with the “2015 Mother’s Day Gift Guide” APR 2015/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

Pivotal Receives the Red Dot Award 2015: Soft Case Awarded for Design Quality MAR 2015/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

ChargerLeash Showcases New “Forget Me Not” Technology at Travel Goods Show MAR 2015/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

LCI Brands Releases New Towels MAR 2015/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

Andiamo Unveils iQ™ — Luggage Packed with Technology…Your Smart Choice MAR 2015/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

BAQ Leatherbags: New Norwegian Luxury Brand MAR 2015/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

GOSLEEP and Pan Am Announce Partnership to Develop Iconic Travel Masks MAR 2015/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]


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Travel Goods Showcase

The 2105 International Travel Goods Show

March 10-12, 2015
Las Vegas Convention Center


Travel Goods Showcase

American Duffle [READ PROFILE]

American Duffle’s creators searched in vain for a premium-quality, stylish bag that could survive being stuffed into overhead bins, crammed into trunks or under-seat spaces. A bag as easy to pack as it is to carry. When…


Vibrant, a 20-year-old design firm, recently entered the travel accessory market with the launch of ORB Travel, introducing unique, designer-coordinated sets of luggage straps, travel organizers and bag tags to the North American marketplace.…


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