CONTENTS SPRING 2014 | VOL. 39 NO. 1
ON THE COVER
The International Travel Goods Show
March 11-13, 2014 • Phoenix, Arizona
Illustration: Patrick Boyer
The International Travel Goods Show [WWW.THETRAVELGOODSSHOW.ORG]
Phoenix, Arizona becomes the most important hub in travel goods March 11-13, when manufacturers, distributors, vendors and retailers from more than 50 countries converge on the Phoenix Convention Center. Here’s everything you need to make the most of your Show experience. BY GARRETT LAI
New: The Best Brand of All [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Here they are, the new faces and brands making their International Travel Goods Show debut in Phoenix, Arizona. From innovative in-flight items to clever carry-ons, takealong hygiene and convenience products, there’s something for everyone from The Show’s 2014 freshman class. BY GARRETT LAI
New Travel Gear Delivers Power and Polish [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
The brands may be familiar favorites, but these products are all-new items delivering convenience, security, portability and more. Whether it’s an everyday dash across town, or a once-in-a-lifetime trek across the planet, the new crop of travel items you’ll see at this year’s International Travel Goods Show simplifies the journey. BY KATHY WITT
2014 Directory of Exhibitors
Your guidebook to the manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers: all the names that matter in the travel goods universe. All information is provided by exhibiting companies.
Exhibit Hall Floor Plan
Directory of Exhibitors
Alphabetized exhibitor list with booth numbers, company and contact info, associated licenses/brands/trademarks, product categories, and brief company descriptions provided by exhibitors.
Guide to Industry Products
An alphabetized list, by product category, with exhibitor names and booth info.
The industry directory for licenses, brands and trademarks with exhibitor names and booth info.
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
Editor's Note "It's Not the Products." BY MICHELE MARINI PITTENGER
Travel Bits 21st century-style instant gratification from a 19th century hotel; the world’s best taxis; the world’s biggest chocolate shop (and airport!); the only state in the U.S. to make Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Regions for 2014, and more interesting tidbits from the world of travel. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
News & Notes The legislative jury’s still out on in-flight cellphone calls, but texting gets a green light; TSA begins background screening for domestic travelers; the brewing battle over Airbnb-style rentals; cruise liners get more Internet bandwidth; dollars might trump miles in frequent flier programs; why foreign airlines and domestic hotels are the killer combo; inside industry news and more. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
TGA News Briefs Hot tips on maximizing your International Travel Goods Show presence for exhibitors; special can’t-miss events at The Show; new Association members in our midst; why the Trans-Pacific Partnership should matter to you; and other brief news that impacts your industry. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Industry Buzz People, products, moving, milestones, and letter to the editor. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]