SPRING 2018 | VOL. 43 NO. 1
THE SHOW ISSUE
GET UP AND GO
The 2018 International Travel Goods Show
February 27–March 1, 2018
Las Vegas, NV
Photos submitted by our Show attendees provide this cover’s backdrop, reminding us it’s a big, beautiful world. This is why we travel. This is the adventure, the excitement that drives and inspires all of us. Which you’ll find in abundance at The 2018 International Travel Goods Show.
The 2018 International Travel Goods Show Preview [GO TO THETRAVELGOODSSHOW.ORG]
Everything you need to attend, discover, and participate in the industry’s most important meet-up, where manufacturers, retailers, media and everyone who matters gather around the year’s new products. The sights, the goods, the conversations taking place here determine what lies ahead – which is why you should be there.
- Registration Information
- Show Hours
- Opening Night Party
- Awards Ceremony
- New Products Pavilion
- Launch Pods
- Hotel Information
- About Las Vegas
Welcoming The New [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Discover self-organizing luggage, supportive socks, bigger-is-better wheels, sleep aids, a hands-free add-on for suitcases, and other bright new ideas in this peek ahead at fresh ideas and innovative travel solutions, from new companies making their first appearances at The International Travel Goods Show.
Travel Goods Show Exhibitors Punch Up Sex Appeal [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Sleeker, sexier, sophisticated: That’s the allure with this season’s crop of new travel items. They’re big on convenience and style; bold with features like USB charging and RFID shielding; lighter, more streamlined, whimsically fun and functionally efficient. These are the bags and accessories that will power travel goods retail in 2018. BY KATHY WITT
2018 Directory of Exhibitors
Your guide to the manufacturers, distributors and suppliers exhibiting at The Show. All information is provided by exhibiting companies.
- Exhibit Hall Floor Plan
- Directory of Exhibitors
Alphabetized exhibitors’ list with booth numbers, company and contact info, associated licenses/brands/trademarks, product categories, and brief company descriptions provided by exhibitors.
The industry directory for licenses, brands and trademarks with exhibitor names and booth info.
- Guide to Industry Products
An alphabetized list, by product category, with exhibitor names and booth info.
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
“Are You In or Out?” BY MICHELE MARINI PITTENGER
TRAVEL BITS [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Top travel trends that bear watching in 2018; Lonely Planet’s not-so-lonely travel app; fun lodging built around cars, cottages and treehouses; Ming and Qing dynasty-era cultural destinations; intriguing travel apps; a temperature-based alternative to hotel surge pricing; and other wanderlust amusements.
NEWS & NOTES [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Smart bags and the airline ban; Airline route addition and subtraction; best airport amenities; the safest year for air travel; Amazon-beating retail strategies; the retail forecast for 2018; company and product happenings and then some.
TGA NEWS BRIEFS [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Welcoming new members to the TGA family; maximizing your Show experience; possible 2018 regulatory changes from D.C.; community service accomplishments from Cabeau, LifeGear, Olympia USA, que Bottle, Signal Brands and United by Blue; member profiles and other TGA tidbits.
INDUSTRY BUZZ [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
People, products, and moving