Industry News

Preparing for Open Doors

Preparing for Open Doors

There’s a lot more to reopening than simply unlocking the doors. Consumers need to be made to feel welcome – and safe. Rules specific to your locale must be adhered to. And you must communicate with customers to give them confidence to return. It’s a lot, but TGA’s COVID-19 industry updates page can help, with aggregated resources such as the National Retail Federation’s list of Coronavirus Retail Restrictions by State, updated daily; and Best Practices for Communicating Health and Safety at Businesses, by the U.S. Travel Association. Check back often for the latest guidance to help you move forward.

Where to Source Consumer Protective Gear

Where to Source Consumer Protective Gear

Masks and other personal health safeguards are the new consumer attention-getter. And a lot of them can be sourced from fellow TGA member companies. Turn to TGA’s COVID-19 Resource Page to find masks, portable hygiene kits, sanitizer sprays and other items to protect your staff and draw consumers in as you reopen. If you make personal protective equipment and aren’t on the list please contact Cathy Trecartin to be added: cat@travel-goods.org, 877-842-1938, x-702.

Travel Goods Showcase is Now Digitized and Available Everywhere!

Travel Goods Showcase is Now Digitized and Available Everywhere!

The new issue of Travel Goods Showcase ushers in a whole new reading experience – the industry’s official news source is now 100% digital. It’s all your favorite stories, columns and departments, in an immersive presentation that’s automatically optimized across all viewing devices: phone, desktop and tablet; with active links to featured companies and products. Post comments and share articles straight to social media, right from the page; and enjoy stronger visuals free from the confines of print. Discover the all-new, interactive, delivered-on-demand Showcase HERE!

Travel Goods Showcase is Now Digitized and Available Everywhere!

Travel Goods Showcase is Now Digitized and Available Everywhere!

The new issue of Travel Goods Showcase ushers in a whole new reading experience – the industry’s official news source is now 100% digital. It’s all your favorite stories, columns and departments, in an immersive presentation that’s automatically optimized across all viewing devices: phone, desktop and tablet; with active links to featured companies and products. Post comments and share articles straight to social media, right from the page; and enjoy stronger visuals free from the confines of print. Discover the all-new, interactive, delivered-on-demand Showcase HERE!

Reopening Countdown: Cover Your Bases

Reopening Countdown: Cover Your Bases

Coming up with a reopening strategy is a lot simpler when someone else has done the work for you. Look to TGA’s COVID-19 resource page for useful tools like:

For more tips, check in with TGA’s COVID-19 resource page, updated frequently, for the latest best practices and reopening info.

Give Your Brand a Head Start

Give Your Brand a Head Start

Retailers are slowly prepping to re-open – maybe not immediately, but hopefully soon – and the time to reach them is now, while they’re gearing up. Let them know you’re in this with them; put your brand top of mind, and you could find your goods at the front of the store. Advertise in Travel Goods Showcase, which reaches more industry retailers than any other publication. Contact Cathy Trecartin, cat@travel-goods.org; 877-842-1938, x-702.

Industry News: Coming at Light Speed

Industry News: Coming at Light Speed

The new issue of Travel Goods Showcase, the industry’s premier news source, hits inboxes – not mailboxes – in June. That’s right, Showcase just stepped up to an all-digital format, so you’ll reap the benefits of electronic presentation and lightspeed digital delivery. That means more timeliness and the ability to provide more in-depth coverage when warranted, without the constraints of page dimensions and printing schedules. Get the full scoop on the all-digital Showcase here, and discover the new advertising possibilities it presents here.

A Smart Pivot Around COVID-19

A Smart Pivot Around COVID-19

The world is rallying around the COVID-19 response, and so is the travel goods industry. Companies springing into action to produce personal protective equipment and other items to combat COVID-19 include AVIATOR USA, Everest Trading, Prima USA Travel, Kalencom, KeySmart, World Richman Mfg. and YaY Novelty. Read about these companies, and their products, on TGA’s resource list. And please let us know about your COVID-19 efforts! Contact Cathy Trecartin, cat@travel-goods.org, 877-842-1938, x-702.

Product Innovation Award Winners Revealed at The 2020 Travel Goods Show

Product Innovation Award Winners Revealed at The 2020 Travel Goods Show

The year’s best new travel items made their debut at The Travel Goods Show, the travel goods industry’s annual gathering. After serious deliberation, the Travel Goods Association’s panel of expert retailers selected the following standouts from this year’s crop of new travel products as TGA Product Innovation Award Winners:

  • Best Use of Technology: AeroPress Go Travel Coffee Press – makes Americano, espresso and cold brew coffee in 1-2 minutes, and fits in its own travel cup.
  • Best New Luggage: Rollink Flex 21” – hardside rolling cabin-size suitcase that folds flat, to a slim two inches, for storage.
  • Best New Backpack: Standley Leanbag – kick back with this day-size backpack that converts into a seat with backrest, with retractable aluminum stand and waterproof sit pad.
  • Best New Travel Accessory: Uno Travel Pillow – gel-infused, high-density hydrophilic memory foam pillow with ergonomic shape and near-360º support.
  • Best Eco-friendly Product: Lightload Eco Towel – full-size beach towel, compressed to pocket size and more absorbent than cotton or microfiber, thanks to bio-based lyocell material.