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Save – On the Smartest Spend in Travel Goods

Save – On the Smartest Spend in Travel Goods

Join TGA today, and save where it counts: Join us, and save 35% on the industry’s most visible product placement – exhibit space at The Travel Goods Show. TGA members enjoy discounted exhibitor rates of $15/square foot – that’s 35% off the standard rate of $23/square foot. Join now, and your 2019 dues grant you member privileges for the remainder of 2018 – that’s nearly two months free. It’s the smartest spend in travel goods, and the sooner you act, the more you get. Discover more about the benefits of membership – contact Cathy Trecartin now: cttga@aol.com, 877-842-1938, x-702 or at travel-goods.org/become-a-member.

Sign Up and Save

Sign Up and Save

Join TGA today, and save where it counts:

  • SAVE on member dues – sign up today and enjoy member privileges now through 2019; that’s almost two months free.
  • SAVE 35% on Travel Goods Show exhibitor fees – Pay $15/square foot, versus the $23/square foot standard rate. And now’s the time to sign up – Show space is going FAST!
  • SAVE the industry – escalating tariffs hurt us all. There’s never been a more important time for TGA to act in Washington, D.C., and we need you to give our lobbying efforts more weight.

TGA membership provides an unmeasurable return – for your business, and the industry. Learn more about the benefits of membership, or sign up now, by contacting Cathy Trecartin, cttga@aol.com, 877-842-1938, x-702 or at travel-goods.org/become-a-member.

Count on It

Count on It

Given current economic developments and political events, the economic forecast isn’t entirely clear. But while it might be difficult to see what lies ahead, one thing is clear: Change is inevitable. Which is why it’s more important than ever to exhibit at The Travel Goods Show. Times like this are when retailers question existing relationships, and are more open to exploring new ones. A booth at The Show is a stake in the sand, a declaration that you’re here for your customers and will weather this out with them – that you’re a company they can count on. Book your space now – contact Cathy Trecartin at 877-842-1938, x-702; cttga@aol.com.

Consumer Day Postponed

Consumer Day Postponed

TGA’s Board of Directors voted this week to postpone the launch of Consumer Day at The Travel Goods Show.

Most industry members were open to the idea, but a change of this magnitude was a source of uncertainty for some exhibitors and attendees. “The industry climate is in flux for a variety of reasons, including increased China tariffs and the global situation in general,” said TGA President Michele Marini Pittenger. “With these developments, it’s no longer an appropriate time to introduce such a big new variable to The Show.”

Since Consumer Day was decided upon, China tariffs were announced and implemented. The ensuing political brinksmanship ballooned the initial 18 tariffed items to a list of more than 10,000. A further 10% tariff was announced in September, escalating to 25% January 1 – perilously near our March Show date – creating a wait-and-see economic mood in many industries, ours included.

Hosting a Consumer Day aligns The Show with a growing trend of greater transparency and consumer engagement in industries and trade shows of all sorts. “In the face of recent developments in the world economy, the Board elected to postpone Consumer Day. We’ll continue exploring Consumer Day and other Show improvements, but will implement them at the appropriate time,” said Show Committee Chair David Lomas.

Travel Is…Everyday

Travel Is…Everyday

The 2019 Travel Goods Show website is now live and ready for exhibitors and attendees to apply and register online. No matter whether you’re an exhibitor, a buyer, a retailer, a manufacturer, or an industry enthusiast who can’t wait to find out what the future of travel looks like, The Travel Goods Show is an absolute must-attend event! The Show gives you that first-hand, industry insider glimpse into the latest travel gear and accessories. So don’t wait, register today, because Travel Is…Everyday. Contact Cathy Trecartin today to exhibit at the all-new Show: 877-842-1938, x-702.