TGA Industry News Briefs provides up-to-date information on regulatory issues affecting travel goods professionals, as well as relevant business news and updates on numerous association activities. The newsletter is sent every Thursday.

Don’t Be Shy — We Want to Hear from You! (Yes, You!)

Travel Goods Magazine is the official publication for the travel goods industry, and we can only stay as current as the news we receive from you! Please submit your company news and announcements, product accolades, news features, and any other pertinent updates you would like to share with the industry. The editorial team of Travel Goods Magazine curates timely news stories and product features and wants to include your company and its products. With questions or submissions, please contact TGA’s Kim Wong.

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The HUB Is Waiting for You

Have you been to The HUB yet? It’s the hottest spot in travel goods and ready for you. Show off your brand, meet buyers, and network with colleagues — all in one place. To get started, contact Membership Director Cathy Trecartin at cat@travel-goods.org.

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TGA Postpones The Travel Goods Show

In light of recent conversations with members of the TGA community, the rapidly-spreading Omicron COVID variant, related supply-chain and staffing issues, and travel restrictions, the TGA Board of Directors has decided to postpone the 74th Travel Goods Show — previously scheduled for February 27–March 1, 2022 — until 2023. TGA Chairman of the Board Cliff Ensley states, “Our industry faces significant challenges right now, and the decision to postpone The Travel Goods Show this year was not an easy one. We do so in the best interests of our exhibitors and attendees. As the travel goods industry rebuilds, so will our Show. Our focus remains on the health, safety, and profitability of our members and partners at all times.” In the meantime, TGA will continue to offer product-sourcing resources for retailers via its digital publication, Travel Goods Magazine, and the HUB, its online marketplace. READ MORE

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Refer a Member — It’s a Win-Win

Throughout the challenges of the pandemic, the Travel Goods Association has worked diligently behind the scenes, advocating for the suppliers, manufacturers, retailers, and partners that make up our industry. What makes us stronger? YOU, our members. The larger our membership, the more powerful we are as a group — in Washington, in member benefits, in our position as an association as a whole. If you know of an individual or company that should join TGA, please let us know by contacting Cathy Trecartin, Director of Membership.

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Wishing You a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2022

This year, our industry encountered many challenges as COVID continued to impact our businesses and personal lives. One thing we as an association learned, however, is that we are stronger together; when the going gets tough, we lift one another. Thank you to our members, friends and colleagues for your support of the travel goods industry. We look forward to brighter days in 2022 and seeing you all at The Travel Goods Show. Happy New Year!

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Happy Holidays from All of Us at TGA

TGA wishes our friends, colleagues, membership and industry all the joys of the season and health, peace and prosperity to you and your families.

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Attention, Buyers and Exhibitors! It’s Time to Get Excited About Travel Again

Join us for The 74th Travel Goods Show this February 27-March 1 in Las Vegas! The 2022 Travel Goods Show will co-locate with ASD Market Week, the nation’s largest B2B general merchandise show. Your TGA Show badge gets you quick access to the ASD show floors, all easily accessible within the Las Vegas Convention Center. Get excited to:

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New for 2022: Register and Receive FREE access to TWO shows

The Travel Goods Show, the World’s Best Travel Goods Showcase + ASD Market Week, the nation’s largest general merchandise show, are now under ONE roof. You’ll find more exhibitors, more products, and more chances to succeed than ever before. Discover the best travel products out there now at the HUB and see them IRL at The 2022 Travel Goods ShowREAD MORE

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Don’t Miss the Return of The Travel Goods Show to Las Vegas!

Momentum is building, there’s chatter in the air as we get closer to The 2022 Travel Goods Show! A combined attendance of over 30,000 qualified buyers from The Travel Goods Show and ASD Market Week will converge at the Las Vegas Convention Center from February 27–March 1, 2022. This Show will usher in a host of new players, including new buyers, new online retailers, and new customers from every corner of the industry. Get or renew your TGA membership, and then sign up for booth space. Secure your spot today…this Show will sell out! With questions or for help, contact TGA’s Cathy Trecartin.

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An Attitude of Gratitude

The holidays are undeniably the season to reflect on the past and look ahead. Despite the (continued) challenges of 2021, many of us are in a better place than we were last year. Travel has resumed, less people are getting sick, and we’re being reunited with family. We at TGA wish you and yours a peaceful Thanksgiving holiday filled with love and joy, and know that we are grateful for YOU, our members, colleagues, and friends.

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