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TRAVEL GOODS SHOWCASE

vol42No4WINTER 2017 | VOL. 42 NO. 4
THE TRAVEL ISSUE

COASTING WITH CARRY-ONS
Meticulously sized and tricked out for today’s travelers

Ricardo Beverly Hills’ San Marcos 16” Under the Seat Rolling Tote fits perfectly under the seat in front of you while offering organized storage for technology items, MSRP: $280. Antler USA’s hybrid cabin case gives travelers the flexibility to adapt the case to their journey. The removable cover has a zip pocket for an umbrella, a fleece-lined lower pocket for a tablet and a top easy-access pocket for essentials, MSRP: $260. Pacsafe’s Versatile Vibe is a patented 40L anti-theft carry-on backpack designed for 24/7 city living, MSRP: $139.95.

Credits:
Photographer: Kerry Pittenger
Photographed at California Sea Otter State Game Refuge in Big Sur


FEATURES

Get Up and Go – The 2018 International Travel Goods Show [GO TO THETRAVELGOODSSHOW.ORG]

Everything you need to exhibit, attend, and boost your 2018 business by joining in The 2018 International Travel Goods Show, the most important event on the industry calendar.

Completing the Carry-on: Ask. Show. Sell. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

The carry-on should spark the sales conversation, not be the goal. Ask the right questions, show the right accessories, demystify confusing carry-on rules, and you’ll sell not just a bag, but an entire package. BY GARRETT LAI

Carry On Quickly and Fully Organized [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

It’s all about the carry-on – this crop of imaginative cabin-class cases includes duffels, backpacks, colorful totes and other compact configurations that stow in the overhead or under the seat. BY KATHY WITT | PHOTOGRAPHY BY KERRY PITTENGER

Accessories [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

Clever accessories to ease your travels, including a personal window shelf for coach-class flyers; a clever RFID-blocking travel wallet; in-flight and everyday organizers; portable power and more. BY KATHY WITT

The Domestication of Adventure Travel [GO TO STORY]

Rugged, adventure-ready gear is hip, and not just for extremists. How everyday gear and travel products are capitalizing on the outdoorsy attitude with glamping and outsidesy marketing. BY SARA ECCLESINE


COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S NOTE
“Changing Times, Keeping Pace” BY MICHELE MARINI PITTENGER

TRAVEL BITS [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Canine concierges – not for dogs, but who are actually dogs; best ski destinations and beaches; Alcatraz in Ireland; best winter spas; curated restaurant reviews and other travel trends and hot topics.

NEWS & NOTES [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Airport passenger satisfaction hits an all-time high; launching the world’s largest cruise ship; augmented reality as a retail tool; DELSEY’s Emmy Awards appearance; the most popular retail chain in the U.S., and more

TGA NEWS BRIEFS [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Why exhibiting at The International Travel Goods Show is smart business; new hope for tax reform; five inspiring member companies give back to their communities; member profiles and other fresh TGA news.

INDUSTRY BUZZ [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
People and product news.

CLASSIFIEDS

BUYER’S GUIDE

AD INDEX

Stack the Deck for Sales Success in 2018 – While You Can

Stack the Deck for Sales Success in 2018 – While You Can

Space at The 2018 International Travel Goods Show is filling up fast with new exhibitors and new products! This is the world’s largest gathering of travel goods retailers, and you need to be present to show off in front of the people who will make your sales year. The Show will sell out, and you don’t want to be locked out. Contact Cathy Hays, chaystga@aol.com, 877-842-1938, x-707, to guarantee you’ll be front and center, before the world’s biggest audience of travel goods buyers.

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 purses, clear bags, carrying cases, travel jewelry organizers, duffle bags, and cosmetic bags in California that contained di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), Di-isodecyl phthalate (DIDP), and/or di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) in violation of a California law known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65). The notices serve as intent to bring lawsuits against the recipients of the notices 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, nate@travel-goods.org, 202-853-9351.

Reach the Biggest Retail Audience While You Can

Reach the Biggest Retail Audience While You Can

The 2018 International Travel Goods Show, space is at a premium. And it’s going fast. The past few years have been sold-out events, and if you don’t want to find yourself locked out of the planet’s biggest travel products showcase, the time to act is now. Meet and connect with the most powerful retail buyers in the world at The Show. Contact Cathy Hays, chaystga@aol.com, 877-842-1938, x-707, and book your exhibit space today.

CALIFORNIA PROP 65

More California Proposition 65 Notices Issued

New “60-day” notices have been issued alleging that brands and retailers sold bags (Notice 1, Notice 2, Notice 3), messenger bags, equipment bags, luggage tags (Notice 1, Notice 2), cosmetic bags, waist packs, clear carry-on travel bags (Notice 1, Notice 2, and Notice 3), reversible bags, wallets (Notice 1, Notice 2), protective cases, and ID Holders in California that contained lead, di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), Di-isodecyl phthalate (DIDP), Di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP), and/or di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) 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, nate@travel-goods.org, 202-853-9351.

TGA Helps You Deliver the Goods. For Less

TGA Helps You Deliver the Goods. For Less

If it feels like you’re spending an arm and a leg on shipping to keep your business going, TGA can help. Save up to 29% on select FedEx small package services, and at least 70% over UPS Freight and other carriers on standard and guaranteed less-than-truckload shipments, with TGA’s Shipping Program through PartnerShip. Get the details here, or contact Member Services Director Cathy Trecartin, cttga@aol.com, 877-842-1938, x-702, for more info.

Want 34x More Positive Response? Book Some Show Time

Want 34x More Positive Response? Book Some Show Time

Face-to-face interactions are 34 times more likely to result in a positive response than email, according to a study published in the March 2017 issue of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. And The International Travel Goods Show provides more in-person interaction – with more retail buyers, social media influencers and journalists in attendance – than any other industry event. Contact Cathy Hays chaystga@aol.com, 877-842-1938, x-707, and book some face time today.

For a Limited Time: More Bang, Less Buck

For a Limited Time: More Bang, Less Buck

This is your chance to advertise in Travel Goods Showcase, the industry’s award-winning trade magazine, and get double your money’s worth. For a very limited time, book a full-page ad placement for the normal half-page ad price. That’s right – half-page pricing nets you a full page in front of the largest audience of travel goods professionals. But you have to act fast: Space must be reserved by August 7, 2017, and materials are due August 14, 2017. Contact Cathy Trecartin, cttga@aol.com, 877-842-1938, x-702.

Need Help for the Selling Season? Look to TGA

Need Help for the Selling Season? Look to TGA

With the summer selling season in full swing, sometimes you need a little extra help. TGA Classifieds are the best place to find experienced travel goods professionals like salespeople, reps and more. And it’s the best place to post if you’re looking for employment within the industry. Contact Cathy Trecartin, cttga@aol.com, 877-842-1938, x-702 to post your listing.

It Pays to Claim Your Show Space

It Pays to Claim Your Show Space

The International Travel Goods Show is big – which makes location more important than ever, so you’ll stand out from the crowd. Spots are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so there’s every reason to book now while you still have booth spaces to choose from. This is the biggest trade show for travel products so it goes without saying that you need to be present. Don’t wait – contact Cathy Hays, chaystga@aol.com, 877-842-1938, x-707, and stake your claim at the industry’s most important pop-up storefront.