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Readers of USA Today might have caught last month's article, "The incredible shrinking carry-on bag," which was researched with assistance from TGA's media department and included quotes by TGA President Michele Marini Pittenger. It's just one of many media placements TGA has secured for its members, which is why it's important to ensure we're on your PR distribution lists. Please forward all product and company news to TGA's Kate Ryan, 774-929-5223, so we can help broadcast your newsworthy items to a larger audience. Not a TGA member? Now's a terrific time to join – 2015 dues are 50% off.

Want a bigger sales splash?

The biggest order-writing event on the calendar, year after year, is The International Travel Goods Show. And the more prominent you are at The Show, the greater your chance for sales success, which is why it pays to reserve your Show space now, while there are still a few prime locations available. This will be a sellout show, so don't delay – lock down a choice spot now, or risk getting locked out entirely. Booking is easy: Contact TGA's VP, Trade Show Cathy Hays, 877-842-1938, x-707, and let us help you come up with a plan that maximizes your selling power and fits within your budget.

Travel Goods Association Releases State of the U.S. Travel Goods Market 2003-2014: Selling More for More [FULL STORY]

Consumers paid more for more travel goods in 2014, according to a new report released by the Travel Goods Association (TGA). Travel goods include luggage, backpacks, travel/sports bags, business cases/computer bags, handbags, personal leather goods, and luggage locks. TGA estimates that sales of travel goods hit a record in 2014 – estimated at $30.03 billion – with U.S. consumers increasing spending on travel goods by 5.6%.

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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Senate to vote on highway funding bill

On July 24, the U.S. Senate began debate on the DRIVE Act (S. 1647), the six-year highway funding bill. The DRIVE Act includes most provisions of the Ports Performance Act (S. 1298), a TGA-supported bill which would require reporting on U.S. port metrics. Senate leadership plans to schedule a vote on the DRIVE Act this week.

Eagle Creek Introduces New Fast Inflate and Exhale Pillows JUL 2015/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

Innovative ShelfPack Creates Quite a “Buzz” with Kickstarter Campaign JUL 2015/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

Insect-Repellent Clothing Pioneer Expands Spring 2016 Collection JUL 2015/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

Introducing GeoTrakR: The world’s first “web-connected” travel bag with integrated cell technology JUL 2015/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

The Atlantic Ultra® LITE Hardside Collection Makes Travel a Breeze JUL 2015/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

Introducing Sympatico Collection — July 2105: The First Collection From Briggs & Riley That Will Have Women Wooing JUL 2015/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

Peli ProGear™ Elite 22" Carry-On Luggage Honored With the Prestigious iF Design Award JUL 2015/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

eBags Taps Proven Retail Exec Mike Edwards as CEO JUL 2015/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

A Portable, Adjustable Pool Float That Allows You to Relax and Float Anywhere JUL 2015/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]

Never Compromise: Travelpro® Platinum® Magna™ 2 Collection Goes Above and Beyond JUN 2015/PDF FILE [READ PRESS RELEASE]


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