2014's holiday selling season is here. Time to start planning for 2015.
The International Travel Goods Show is where retailers go to open new lines, it’s where manufacturers and distributors connect with the strongest travel goods retailers on the planet. And it’s where you need to be if you want to give your 2015 selling season the best opening possible. Space is still available, but on an increasingly limited basis. Now’s the time to book. Solidify your 2015 sales success by grabbing space at the industry’s biggest event, The International Travel Goods Show. For details contact Trade Show VP Cathy Hays, 877-842-1938 x-707, and learn how to make The Show work for your success in 2015.
New luggage of 2015 [PETERGREENBERG.COM]
Whether you’re looking for a new suitcase of your own or want to buy one for your favorite traveler, here is a roundup of some of the new luggage to come in 2015. Peter Greenberg Worldwide took a look at eight suitcases that are changing how suitcases are made — either by offering breakthrough technology or tough materials to keep your belongings safe. We’ve also found durable carry-ons, and even bags for smaller travelers. Keep reading to discover some of the best luggage of 2015.
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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West Coast port negotiations resume after Thanksgiving break — We need your help now!
After taking a 12-day Thanksgiving break from talking about major issues in the contract negotiations for West Coast union dockworkers, the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) plan to resume talks this week. The petition urging President Obama to intercede in the negotiations continues to gather signatures, but it needs many more to require an official response. Please sign the petition here. TGA has also developed templates for members to contact their Congressional representatives regarding the West Coast port slowdowns. Please contact TGA’s Nate Herman for more information.
TGA pushes Congress on GSP and travel goods
Before the Thanksgiving holiday, TGA joined a list of 621 companies and trade associations and sent a letter urging Congress to retroactively renew the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program during the Lame Duck session. GSP expired in July 2013. The program encourages the sourcing of materials and products from developing countries when the items are not available in the U.S., and the program contains an exclusion on travel goods not produced in the United States. TGA hopes to remove this exclusion with the GSP UPDATE Act.
LifeGear Design is proud to announce the launch of their latest Kickstarter campaign: Mobile Pro DEC 2014/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]
Eagle Creek Hires Nedra Fabito as VP of Product Management DEC 2014/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]
Atlantic® Luggage Introduces the Ultimate in Lightweight Luggage: The Atlantic Ultra® LITE 3 Collection NOV 2014/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]
Fafa Concepts’ Travel Accessory Offers Stylish Peace of Mind for Travelers NOV 2014/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]
Lippe joins DELSEY Luggage Inc. after 25 years' experience in sales, leading iconic branded consumer products NOV 2014/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]
Sea to Summit Unveils Spring 2015 TravellingLight™ Collection — From safety measures to thoughtful design, Sea to Summit has travelers covered NOV 2014/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]
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