CONTENTS FEBRUARY 2010 | VOL. 35 NO. 1
ON THE COVER
The 2010 Travel Goods Show
• Hundreds of Exhibitors
• Thousands of Products
• Three Days to See It All
March 2-4 in Las Vegas
Illustration: Matthew Holmes
The 2010 Travel Goods Show Preview
Your ultimate business plan for The Show, March 2-4 in Las Vegas: Schedule your appointments; register to attend; nominate industry
stand-outs for three awards; find a hotel; and pencil in Happy Hours. BY GARRETT LAI
Alphabetical listing of The 2010 Exhibitors.
New — the Best Brand of All [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
The best place to launch new travel products, and your best opportunity to spot — and stock up on — this year's best sellers, continues to be The Travel Goods Show, where you’ll find many of them from new exhibitors like these. BY GARRETT LAI
Product Preview [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
As the "new normal" ushers in an era of slow-and-steady-wins-the-race consumer philosophy, manufacturers step up with travel goods that focus on features and functionality, real travel goods that fit — and add finesse to — real lifestyles. BY KATHY WITT
2010 Directory of Exhibitors
The ultimate, up-to-date industry reference, a listing of who's who in the world of travel goods manufacturers, distributors and suppliers, including sales contact names and company descriptions as well as lists of licenses, brands and trademarks and product categories.
• Directory of Exhibitors
Alphabetical listing of exhibitors with booth numbers, company and
contact information, licenses/brands/trademarks, product
categories and brief company descriptions.
• Guide to Industry Products
An alphabetical listing of product categories with exhibitor names
and booth numbers.
An alphabetical directory of the
licenses, brands and trademarks
held by exhibitors.
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
Editor's Note "The Big Picture" BY MICHELE MARINI PITTENGER
Travel Bits Solar powered eco-tents, the Paris of South America and repurposed escape capsules from an offshore oil rig. A new Twitter-based app helps you find other travelers within the airport for sharing taxis, tips and insights. And the New Oxford American Dictionary selects its “Word of the Year.” [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
News & Notes Here it is: the luggage George Clooney carried; the 10 commandments of customer service; and a tribute to Eagle Creek’s EVP Ricky Schlesinger. More people are expected to travel in 2010 and travelers are put on notice that security directives can change at
any time. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
TGA News Briefs Read all about it: TGA launches a new e-newsletter for members; the Travel Goods Specialist Certificate Program gets updated; new members join the Association; and TGA members snag the spotlight. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Industry Buzz People, product, milestones. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]