CONTENTS SPRING 2015 | VOL. 40 NO. 1
ON THE COVER
PICTURE YOURSELF @
THE 2015 International Travel Goods Show
The International Travel Goods Show Preview [THETRAVELGOODSSHOW.ORG]
The biggest show in travel goods returns to Las Vegas, March 10-12, with a newly renovated convention center and a new-to-The Show exhibit hall. It’s the most important gathering in the industry, representing more than 50 countries. Here’s what you need to know to attend.
New Exhibitors: First Impressions [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
It’s been said that big change comes from newcomers and outliers, and this year’s crop of first-time exhibitors is bringing some new thinking to the travel goods industry. Meet the companies hoping to make their mark and change the face of travel. BY GARRETT LAI
New Products: It’s Game On [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
There’s no shortage of innovative new items from our industry veterans, as exemplified by this overview of items set to make their International Travel Goods Show debuts. From smarter locks to lighter luggage to clever new ways to organize to intelligent accessories that smooth the bumps from your travels, they’re all here. BY KATHY WITT
2015 Directory of Exhibitors
Your guidebook to the manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers: all the names that matter in the travel goods universe. All information is provided by exhibiting companies.
Exhibit Hall Floor Plan
Directory of Exhibitors
Alphabetized exhibitor 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 alphabetized list, by product category, with exhibitor names and booth info.
The industry directory for licenses, brands and trademarks with exhibitor names and booth info.
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
Editor's Note "We're Going Big" BY MICHELE MARINI PITTENGER
It’s not about chasing boomers, gen x or gen y. It’s about keeping pace, staying relevant, and reinventing ourselves for generation now.
Travel Bits The latest travel trends, including what men and women want, top 20 destinations for the 20-, 30-50 and 50+ demographics; women’s-only concierge service; luxury bikes; mood apps, shark encounters and other travel tidbits. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
News & Notes The travel impact of a stronger U.S. dollar; a $1 million Kickstarter luggage campaign; the worst days to fly; United and Orbitz sue a cheap fares site; how mobile payments will change travel; smart social media strategies for defusing complaints and other travel news. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
TGA News Briefs New TGA members; how to make media connections at The International Travel Goods Show; trade is a hot topic once again inside the D.C. Beltway; possible changes to California’s Prop 65 rules; helping the homeless, building schools and more industry philanthropy. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Industry Buzz People, products, moving and milestones. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]