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Trade Bill to Move this Fall to Include GSP Renewal & MTB – We Need Your Help!

Trade Bill to Move this Fall to Include GSP Renewal & MTB – We Need Your Help!

Rumors coming out of last week’s North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiating round in Mexico City is that staff for the key Congressional trade committees have agreed to push a trade package this fall or winter that would include renewal of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program (which expires December 31, 2017), the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB), and an extension of CBTPA preference benefits. Congressional action this fall is critical to continue duty-free benefits under the GSP program for U.S. travel goods imports from developing countries. We need your help! The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) is working with others to get signatures on a dear colleague letter from members of Congress to Congressional leadership urging a vote on GSP renewal ASAP. Please let TGA’s Nate Herman know if you are willing to reach out to your members of Congress to urge them to sign the letter.

Stack the Deck for Sales Success in 2018 – While You Can

Stack the Deck for Sales Success in 2018 – While You Can

Space at The 2018 International Travel Goods Show is filling up fast with new exhibitors and new products! This is the world’s largest gathering of travel goods retailers, and you need to be present to show off in front of the people who will make your sales year. The Show will sell out, and you don’t want to be locked out. Contact Cathy Hays, chaystga@aol.com, 877-842-1938, x-707, to guarantee you’ll be front and center, before the world’s biggest audience of travel goods buyers.

Get Up and Go: Send Us Your Favorite Travel Photos!

Get Up and Go: Send Us Your Favorite Travel Photos!

We are building a more exciting 2018 International Travel Goods Show, and we want to see how YOU – our friends and colleagues in the travel goods industry – “Get Up and Go!” Send us your favorite travel photo, see it featured prominently at the next Show, and receive a gift from us and a chance to win free airfare to The 2018 Show! With questions, please contact TGA’s Kate Ryan or read more here.

TGA Industry News Briefs Works – Put It to Work for You

TGA Industry News Briefs Works – Put It to Work for You

If you’re reading this, you already know that TGA’s Industry News Briefs reaches the industry’s smartest professionals. And reaching them yourself is as easy as booking some ad space. You can’t beat this weekly broadcast, straight to the desks of over 12,000 working professionals. Whether you want to reach retailers, manufacturers, sales reps or distributors, TGA Industry News Briefs delivers. Contact Cathy Hays, chaystga@aol.com, 877-842-1938, x-707, and put TGA Industry News Briefs to work for you.

Reach the Biggest Retail Audience While You Can

Reach the Biggest Retail Audience While You Can

The 2018 International Travel Goods Show, space is at a premium. And it’s going fast. The past few years have been sold-out events, and if you don’t want to find yourself locked out of the planet’s biggest travel products showcase, the time to act is now. Meet and connect with the most powerful retail buyers in the world at The Show. Contact Cathy Hays, chaystga@aol.com, 877-842-1938, x-707, and book your exhibit space today.

TGA Helps You Deliver the Goods. For Less

TGA Helps You Deliver the Goods. For Less

If it feels like you’re spending an arm and a leg on shipping to keep your business going, TGA can help. Save up to 29% on select FedEx small package services, and at least 70% over UPS Freight and other carriers on standard and guaranteed less-than-truckload shipments, with TGA’s Shipping Program through PartnerShip. Get the details here, or contact Member Services Director Cathy Trecartin, cttga@aol.com, 877-842-1938, x-702, for more info.

Want 34x More Positive Response? Book Some Show Time

Want 34x More Positive Response? Book Some Show Time

Face-to-face interactions are 34 times more likely to result in a positive response than email, according to a study published in the March 2017 issue of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. And The International Travel Goods Show provides more in-person interaction – with more retail buyers, social media influencers and journalists in attendance – than any other industry event. Contact Cathy Hays chaystga@aol.com, 877-842-1938, x-707, and book some face time today.

For a Limited Time: More Bang, Less Buck

For a Limited Time: More Bang, Less Buck

This is your chance to advertise in Travel Goods Showcase, the industry’s award-winning trade magazine, and get double your money’s worth. For a very limited time, book a full-page ad placement for the normal half-page ad price. That’s right – half-page pricing nets you a full page in front of the largest audience of travel goods professionals. But you have to act fast: Space must be reserved by August 7, 2017, and materials are due August 14, 2017. Contact Cathy Trecartin, cttga@aol.com, 877-842-1938, x-702.

Need Help for the Selling Season? Look to TGA

Need Help for the Selling Season? Look to TGA

With the summer selling season in full swing, sometimes you need a little extra help. TGA Classifieds are the best place to find experienced travel goods professionals like salespeople, reps and more. And it’s the best place to post if you’re looking for employment within the industry. Contact Cathy Trecartin, cttga@aol.com, 877-842-1938, x-702 to post your listing.

It Pays to Claim Your Show Space

It Pays to Claim Your Show Space

The International Travel Goods Show is big – which makes location more important than ever, so you’ll stand out from the crowd. Spots are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so there’s every reason to book now while you still have booth spaces to choose from. This is the biggest trade show for travel products so it goes without saying that you need to be present. Don’t wait – contact Cathy Hays, chaystga@aol.com, 877-842-1938, x-707, and stake your claim at the industry’s most important pop-up storefront.