We need to know: Who's a travel goods rock star?
We all know people in the industry who go above and beyond. Or companies or products that are truly a cut above. Now’s your chance to reward these industry rock stars. Just visit the TGA Awards page and post your nomination for the TGA Award and Community Service Award. Click here to participate in the New Products Pavilion; when you do, your products will automatically be entered in the Product Innovation Award competition. It only takes a minute, and the deadlines are looming, so do it now and help someone or some company receive the recognition they deserve.
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Get the most from your marketing dollars at The International Travel Goods Show, with a limited-time ad rate that can save you 33% on Show promotion.
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Where to stay when you go to The Show
It’s mid-January already, which means The International Travel Goods Show is just around the corner. And if you’re planning to attend, now’s the time to reserve a room, while there are still rooms to be had at special Show prices. Rates start at $79/night, and may be booked on the Show hotel reservations page. Visit the hotels page of the Show website for details, and book now, while you still have a choice of favorable rates and locations.
Travel Goods Association Releases State of the U.S. Travel Goods Market 2002-2013: Selling Less for More [FULL STORY]
Travel goods sales fell by volume in 2013, but consumers were willing to pay more for those fewer products, leading to a rise in sales by value, according to a new report released by the Travel Goods Association (TGA). Travel goods are defined as luggage, backpacks, travel/sports bags, business cases/computer bags, handbags, personal leather goods, and luggage locks. TGA estimates that sales of travel goods in 2013 surpassed pre-recession levels, with U.S. consumers spending an estimated $29.5 billion in 2013 on travel goods, a rise of 17.2% from 2012.
TGA's Guide to Carry-On Guidelines [FULL STORY]
When it comes to carry-on regulations, the number one rule is: Check with the airline before every flight.
What To Know Before You Go
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California proposes TGA-opposed amendments to Prop 65 warning labels [FULL STORY]
TGA urges Congress to pass chemical safety reform legislation
TGA joined the U.S. business community in sending a January letter to Congress urging bipartisan support for the introduction and passage of legislation to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The legislation, if approved by Congress, would preempt state and local chemical regulations. Congressional leaders have signaled that TSCA reform is a top priority this year.
TGA urges Congress to approve Trade Promotion Authority legislation
TGA joined the entire U.S. business community in sending a January 14 letter urging Congressional leaders to approve bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation as soon as possible. The legislation is critical to allow eventual Congressional consideration of the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement.