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Better exposure, stronger sales

The International Travel Goods Show isn't just for retailers — it's a can't-miss event for travel writers, TV personalities and bloggers who cover travel. They're the biggest influencers in the travel goods marketplace, and The Show is where they go to find the items they'll talk up to their audiences. Which means they're the perfect people to reach if you want to generate some consumer excitement and real demand. Don't miss out — book your spot at The International Travel Goods Show, the one place where you get to interact with — and influence — the influencers in the travel goods market. Get with the program, and contact VP, Trade Show Cathy Hays at 877-842-1938, x-707 — and increase your chances of getting your goods on TV, online or in print!

Beyond back to school: The best backpacks for fall 2014 [PETERBREENBERG.COM]

TWe're now full speed ahead to back to school season, and not surprisingly you'll be seeing sales for school supplies and backpacks for students. But school and students notwithstanding, backpacks have become almost necessary equipment for smart travelers — not just campers and beachgoers, but business travelers. According to the Travel Goods Association's 2013 State of the Market Report, Americans purchased 139.6 million backpacks in 2013.

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.

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More California Proposition 65 notices

New "60-day" notices have been issued alleging that brands and retailers sold wallets, handbags and clutches made with leather, vinyl or imitation leather materials (Notice 1) in California that contained Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) and lead in violation of a California law known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65). The notices serve as intent to bring a lawsuit against the recipients that sold these products. TGA has included these notices in the TGA Prop 65 "60 Day Notice" running list. TGA will continue to update this list on a regular basis to help catalog the effects of this law on the travel goods industry. For more information on Prop 65, please go to the Prop 65 page on the TGA website or contact TGA's Nate Herman, 703-797-9062.

Lipault of Paris Hits The Red Carpet as Official 2014 MTV Video Music Awards Celebrity Gift Bag AUG 2014/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

Travelpro Introduces the National Geographic Explorer™ Cape Town™ and Leather Brief Collections AUG 2014/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

Royce Leather Ranks No. 4475 On 2014 Inc. 500|5000 List AUG 2014/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

HEX Introduces The Supply Collection — A New Standard For Urban Basics In Charcoal And Black AUG 2014/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

BOCONI Bags & Leather Looks are Turning Heads — New “Tyler” and “Bryant LTE” Bags are trending this Fall AUG 2014/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

Discover the Power of Lightness: MIGHTlight™ — Introducing Samsonite’s Lightest Softside Ever AUG 2014/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

Benga International GmbH, to launch brand on Mipel show, Italy 2014 — to unveiled Flagship innovation 2S™split suitcase JUL 2014/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

L.C. Industries, Inc. Announces Partnership with i-stay JUL 2014/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

Eagle Creek Introduces New Love Neck Pillow For Spring '15 JUL 2014/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]


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Allett World's Thinnest Wallet [READ PROFILE]

Allett's best-selling Original World's Thinnest Wallet was created to relieve back pain caused by sitting on a bulky wallet. Its current lineup includes RFID blocking wallets, travel wallets…

Canyon Outback Leather Goods, Inc. [READ PROFILE]

Canyon Outback Leather Goods, a leader in the promotional and collegiate markets, continues expanding its product offerings each year with new styles, designs and materials in a wide range of premium leather products for on-the-go lifestyles and travel…


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