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Big Winners at The 2017 International Travel Goods Show

Big Winners at The 2017 International Travel Goods Show

The 2017 International Travel Goods Show was the largest in history, and also bestowed well-deserved honors on some of the industry’s bright, shining stars. The TGA Awards Ceremony celebrated innovation in the industry, outstanding professional achievement, and honorable community service. Click here to learn more about this year’s distinguished recipients.

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We Want to Hear from You! Help Us Improve The Show

We Want to Hear from You! Help Us Improve The Show

Last week’s International Travel Goods Show gathered industry professionals from more than 50 countries together for the world’s largest travel goods showcase, debuting and displaying more new products than ever before. We want to keep this positive momentum going into 2018, building an even better Show that fits your needs – and you can help. Please take a few minutes to complete either the attendee or exhibitor Post-Show Survey and tell us what you loved, what you liked and where we can improve your Show experience. We want to make The 2018 International Travel Goods Show, February 27-March 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the biggest and best yet.

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Take Action Now to Stop the BAT

Take Action Now to Stop the BAT

Please join more than 4,500 of your industry colleagues in contacting your Members of Congress today to oppose the costly Border Adjustment Tax (BAT). To date, your colleagues have sent more than 14,000 emails and letters to Members of Congress to fight the initiative that would impose income taxes on imports from all countries, jeopardize millions of important U.S. apparel and footwear jobs, and raise prices on everyday consumer products.

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Are You Among the Industry’s Brightest?

Are You Among the Industry’s Brightest?

The best minds in travel goods will be at The International Travel Goods Show April 5-7, 2017. And if you want to be counted among them, you’ll need to get badged for The Show, taking place in Las Vegas, NV. You’ll see more new travel items debut here than any other place in the world – this is the hands-on product knowledge you need to make informed ordering decisions the rest of the year. It only takes a minute to register here. Do it now. Be informed and in the know.

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Book Show Space. Make Serious Sales

Book Show Space. Make Serious Sales

It’s not too late to exhibit at The International Travel Goods Show – the biggest gathering of travel goods retailers on the planet – taking place April 5-7, 2017, in Las Vegas, NV. There are still a few spaces available, and if you want exposure and access to the best retailers of travel products, this is your chance. The Show will sell out, so don’t delay. Read up on The Show with the prospectus, download the exhibitor application, or contact Cathy Hays, chaystga@aol.com, 877-842-1938, x-707, and put yourself in front of the best retailers in the business.

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More California Proposition 65 Notices Issued

More California Proposition 65 Notices Issued

New “60-day” notices have been issued alleging that brands and retailers sold luggage, vinyl/PVC travel bags, wallets, luggage tags, clutch purses with plastic exteriors, and ID/passport holders in California that contained di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in violation of a California law known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65). The notices serve as intent to bring lawsuits against the recipients that sold these products. For more information on Prop 65, please go to the Prop 65 page on the TGA website or contact TGA’s Nate Herman, 202-853-9351.

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And the Winners Are…

And the Winners Are…

Cliff Ensley, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Leisure Merchandising Corp., is the recipient of this year’s TGA Award, the industry’s ultimate recognition of professional achievement. The TGA Award is given to an individual who has made significant contributions to the travel goods industry, the Travel Goods Association and the community.

The Travel Goods Association Awards Committee will also present Pacsafe with the 2017 Community Service Award. The winners of the first-, second- and third-place 2017 Product Innovation Awards will be revealed at the Awards Ceremony during The International Travel Goods Show.

All award recipients will be honored at the Awards Ceremony, which will take place immediately after The Show closes on Thursday, April 6 at 5:30 p.m. in Room N261 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Room N261 is at the top of the escalator outside of the North Hall 4 entrance.

Come cheer and be inspired by the industry’s most dynamic, accomplished personalities, and help recognize the people, companies and products that are making an impact on travel goods and changing the way the world travels.

TRAVEL GOODS SHOWCASE

TRAVEL GOODS SHOWCASE

vol42No1SPRING 2017 | VOL. 42 NO. 1
THE SHOW ISSUE

Put Yourself on the Map
The International Travel Goods Show is the world’s largest travel goods showcase, displaying more than 500 brands, and drawing retail buyers and media coverage from more than 50 nations. These are the people and products that will grow your business, drive consumer demand and create the coming season’s new best sellers.

Credits: Design – Kim Wong; Illustrations – Anna Scheier


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2017 Show Preview

The 2017 International Travel Goods Show Preview [thetravelgoodsshow.org]

All the info you need to attend the biggest, most important business event on the industry calendar, April 5-7, 2017.

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New Exhibitors: SHOWTIME [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

A look ahead at some of the new, first-time exhibitors at The International Travel Goods Show, the world’s largest travel goods showcase. Catch a glimpse of these fresh companies and signature products, and mark your Show map for those must-see exhibitors. BY GARRETT LAI

Form, Function, and Finesse

New Products Preview: Form, Function, and Finesse [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

Brighter colors, bold silhouettes and sleek lines are the norm for today’s vacation luggage, from 4-wheelers to backpacks, totes to carry-ons, this is what’s hot this season. BY KATHY WITT

2017 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
• Exhibitors/Alphabetical
• Exhibitors/By-Aisle
• 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.
• Licenses/Brands/Trademarks – 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.


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EDITOR’S NOTE
“You are Here” BY MICHELE MARINI PITTENGER

TRAVEL BITS [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
The world’s first year-round ice hotel; pet exchanges for traveling animal lovers; making bio jet fuel from old clothing; the USA’s best food and wine festivals and other travelers’ attractions.

NEWS & NOTES [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Celine Dion’s 200-piece luggage line; the world’s most excellent airline; nine states whose driver’s licenses won’t get you through TSA security; U.S. airports with the fastest Wi-Fi; award-winning brands and personalities, retail trends and more.

TGA NEWS BRIEFS [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Alarming details about the Border Adjustment Tax; good deeds by Delsey, Korchmar, LUG and SAKOS; dozens of new brands and companies who’ve become TGA members, plus other TGA happenings.

INDUSTRY BUZZ [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
People, products, and moving.

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