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Big Winners at The 2017
International Travel Goods Show

2017awardsThe 2017 International Travel Goods Show was the largest in history, and also bestowed some well-deserved honors on some of the industry’s bright, shining stars. Please join us in congratulating:

TGA Award Winner Cliff Ensley

Cliff Ensley, a past TGA Board chairman and longtime industry veteran, was the recipient of this year’s TGA Award. Celebrate with us in this brief video saluting Cliff. Well done!

Community Service Award

Pacsafe took home this year’s Community Service Award for its creation, and stewardship, of the Turtle Fund, which bestows grants around the world to help safeguard sea turtles and their habitat. You can learn more about the Turtle Fund in TGA’s Community Service Award tribute video, or visiting the Turtle Fund webpage.

Product Innovation Awards

The Product Innovation Awards, recognizing products that are pushing the boundaries of creative design, saw three winners who were also notable for being first-time exhibitors at The Show:

  • First place: JetKids took top honors with its BedBox, a 3-in-1 rolling/ride-on suitcase that doubles as an in-flight bed for infants and toddlers.
  • Second place: Smoots impressed with its comfort conscious footwear, socklike cotton/bamboo slip-ons with recycled rubber soles.
  • Third place: XTEND wowed the judges with its cabin-size rollerboard with fingerprint lock, USB-A and USB-C charging ports and an accordion bellows that allows 35% expansion in volume.

Witness highlights of all three products, and learn now the competition works, in this brief video.
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Buzz Award

The Buzz Award, voted on by attending retailers and media, was taken home by Popticals, for its clever folding sunglass design.

Best Booth Awards

Show attendees also voted on the Best Booth Awards, and this year’s winners exhibited plenty of creative inventiveness in their respective categories: Herschel Supply Company (400-600 square feet), JetKids (200-300 square feet) and Light Flight (100 square feet).
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Congratulations to all our award winners, and thanks for all who attended The 2017 International Travel Goods Show and added to the pomp and circumstance by casting their votes in the Buzz and Best Booth competitions.