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Simple math: More buyers = more orders

More retail buyers get together at The International Travel Goods Show than any other event on the planet. And this is an order-writing event — buyers aren't here to look, they're here to write orders and stock up for the season. And with buyers and exhibitors hailing from more than 50 countries, no travel goods event provides a more global footprint, or a bigger showcase for your wares. Put yourself on the map, at the event where more orders get written. Contact Trade Show VP Cathy Hays at 877-842-1938, x-707, and learn how easy it is to publicize your brand and products, and reach the biggest retailers in travel.

Modern luggage: Bulletproof, foot massagers and more [CNBC.COM]

What you stuff inside your suitcase is your business, of course, but there are thousands of companies and a bevy of inventors that have made it their business to try to sell you a bag for your travels. This roundup, including several TGA members, features some of the latest offerings in luggage, including carry-ons that morph and fold, stop bullets, kill bedbugs, upcycle airplane seat leather and massage your feet.

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 [FULL STORY]

Congress weighs in on West Coast port labor negotiations

Six Democratic members of Congress sent an October 24 letter to the the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) urging the two sides to reach a labor agreement covering the West Coast ports. Negotiations have stalled and have contributed to growing delays at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. This follows a letter sent by TGA and over 100 U.S. industry associations urging the PMA and ILWU to reach a deal as soon as possible.

New Travel Pillow Product Launch from Oakthrift Corporation OCT 2014/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

Eagle Creek Wins Supplier of the Year Award from Globetrotter Equipment OCT 2014/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

Incredibly Secure…Yet Incredibly Comfortable! OCT 2014/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

Virtualrep Incorporated Today Launched The ConvertAHanger — Latest Travel Gadget For The Savvy Traveler OCT 2014/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

Atlantic Luggage Announces its “Win a Delta Vacations® Trip for Four to New York, NY or San Diego, CA Sweepstakes” OCT 2014/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

EMME, LLC Announces Board of Directors OCT 2014/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

DELSEY launches HELIUM TITANIUM in time for the holidays OCT 2014/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

Occles Eyewear do for our eyes, what suntan lotion does for our skin OCT 2014/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

L.C. Industries, Inc. Partners with Cabeau OCT 2014/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

Travelpro Launches the State-of-the-Art Crew™ 10 Hardside Spinner Collection OCT 2014/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

National Geographic Selects Craghoppers as Official Apparel Partner OCT 2014/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]


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Pocket Poppet [READ PROFILE]

Helen Tyler and Karen Hill-Krolow, creators of the Pocket Poppet, bonded over the need for a small, cozy wrap that could be toted around to restaurants, airplanes - anywhere with harsh air conditioning. Proudly made in the USA…

Donna Bella Designs [READ PROFILE]

Donna Bella Designs is named for one of the founder’s in-laws, a noted designer in Sao Paulo, Brazil, whose nickname was Donna Bella. Its products include high-end Italian leather handbags, totes, carry-ons and accessories. …


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