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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


FEATURES

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.

SHOWTIME

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.


COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS

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.

CLASSIFIEDS

AD INDEX

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Get Discovered Here, and Sell All Year Long

Get Discovered Here, and Sell All Year Long

The New Products Pavilion is the premier spot for landing new retail accounts and media coverage, and a proven way to drive traffic to your booth. It’s the most-visited part of The International Travel Goods Show – what attendees see here has a profound influence on their Show strategy. Exhibiting in the New Products Pavilion is also your gateway for entry to the TGA Product Innovation Award and Buzz Award, which can provide a consumer-level sales kick to help launch your 2017 season. Sign up now, and make the most of your Show experience.

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As Opposition to Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) Starts to Have Impact, TGA Needs You to Step Up

As Opposition to Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) Starts to Have Impact, TGA Needs You to Step Up

Thanks to the ongoing lobbying and public relations campaign by TGA and many others, including a great “infomercial” before last week’s Saturday Night Live show, opposition is starting to build among members of Congress and elsewhere to the proposed Border Adjustment Tax (BAT). We need you to step up and help us stop this bad idea once and for all. First, we need you – and all of your colleagues – to send as many emails as possible to convince Congress that the BAT tax is a bad idea. To contact your members of Congress, click here. It only takes a few minutes. Second, if you are willing to talk to the press about how the BAT would negatively impact your company, your workers, and your consumers, we can help you! Contact TGA’s Nate Herman for more information.

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TGA Joins One Quarter of American Economy in Telling Congress to Stop the Border Adjustment Tax (BAT)

TGA Joins One Quarter of American Economy in Telling Congress to Stop the Border Adjustment Tax (BAT)

On February 28, the Americans for Affordable Products (AAP) coalition sent a letter to the Congressional leadership, expressing opposition to the House Republican plan for a border adjustment tax (BAT) as part of a larger proposed package of comprehensive tax reform. The AAP coalition has also announced that its membership, including TGA, has grown to more than 200 organizations representing nearly one out of every four U.S. jobs – more than 42 million in total. We need you – and all of your colleagues – to send as many emails as possible to convince Congress that the BAT tax is a bad idea. To contact your members of Congress, click here. It only takes a few minutes.

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Make Plans to See and Be Seen

Make Plans to See and Be Seen

The International Travel Goods Show is a mere month away – April 5-7, 2017 in sunny Las Vegas, NV. More new products and new brands debut here than any other event. This is the biggest gathering of travel goods companies and retailers on the planet. Register to attend and book your room, and join the world’s leading travel goods retailers and companies for the event that launches the 2017 sales season.

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Show Off in the Most-Visited Exhibit in Travel Goods

Show Off in the Most-Visited Exhibit in Travel Goods

The New Products Pavilion is the most-visited booth at The International Travel Goods Show, the largest gathering of travel goods retailers on the planet. Put your new items in front of the retailers who can most influence your sales for 2017, at the first stop for most retailers and every visiting journalist. It’s a proven way to drive traffic to your booth – plus it’s the nominating pool for the TGA Product Innovation Award and Buzz Award, which can provide a significant sales bump for the whole year. Sign up now, and get the most from your Show exhibit experience.

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More California Proposition 65 Notices Issued

More California Proposition 65 Notices Issued

Since the beginning of 2017, new “60-day” notices have been issued alleging that brands and retailers sold Backpacks, Running Packs, Toiletry Bags, Vinyl/PVC Cases, Phone Handbags, and Messenger Bags in California that contained Diisononyl phthalate (DINP) and 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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Market with More Reach, Greater Impact, and Bigger Discounts

Market with More Reach, Greater Impact, and Bigger Discounts

Give yourself a big footprint at The International Travel Goods Show. Multi-channel promotion in Travel Goods Showcase magazine, the Travel Goods Product Guide and the New Products Pavilion provides huge promotional opportunities and big savings – and this is your last chance to save. Visit the special Show promotions page today to view all the options. Or contact Cathy Trecartin to put together a custom package for maximum impact: cttga@aol.com, 877-842-1938, x-702.

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Call to Action! Oppose the Border Adjustability Tax (BAT)

Call to Action! Oppose the Border Adjustability Tax (BAT)

The fight over the House Republican proposal to impose a new border adjustability tax (BAT) as part of larger corporate tax reform has heated up over the last week. The new TGA-supported Americans for Affordable Products Coalition has hit the ground running, informing American consumers, the Trump administration, and Congress on the negative impact of the proposed BAT. We need you to join the thousands of people who have already contacted their members of Congress in opposition to the BAT. We need you – and all of your colleagues – to send as many emails as possible to convince Congress that this is a bad idea. To contact your members of Congress, click here. It only takes a few minutes.