Save. Choose. Win.
The Early Bird Discount is your biggest savings opportunity at International Travel Goods Show, the biggest order-writing event of the year, but it's only available for a limited time. Book now, get the best possible rate for display space at the industry's biggest gathering, and enjoy having your pick of the available space, which can have a big impact on your 2016 sales picture. The longer you wait, the more it'll cost – and the less choice you'll have for location with the most valuable real estate in travel goods. Make the most of your marketing dollars by contacting VP, Trade Show Cathy Hays, 877-842-1938, x-707.
Exhibitors at this year's International Travel Goods Show continue to reap the benefits of being seen at the world's biggest travel goods showcase. Exhibitors were recently featured on CNN, The Travel Channel, and The Washington Times, among other news outlets, thanks to TGA's PR efforts. If you're looking to increase your media hits, make sure we know about your news, so we can help raise your media profile. Contact Kate Ryan, 774-929-5223, with your press releases and latest happenings.
Have you been Shark Tanked? If your company has been featured on Shark Tank, we'd love to talk with you for possible inclusion in an upcoming feature in Travel Goods Showcase magazine, and learn about your experience, good and bad. Please contact Travel Goods Showcase writer Garrett Lai if you're willing to share your story.
Kickstarted? Indiegogo-ed? Have you been crowdfunded?
Have you had a good crowdfunding experience? Know someone who has? We'd love to talk with you for an upcoming feature story in Travel Goods Showcase magazine. Kickstarter, Indiegogo and other crowdfunding services have become the new venture capital, and we'd love to chronicle your experience as we explore this new way of generating start-up capital and marketing momentum. Please contact Travel Goods Showcase writer Garrett Lai, and help others learn from the ups and downs of your crowdfunding story.
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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