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How Was YOUR Show?


The 2017 International Travel Goods Show was bigger and better than ever, but we want 2018's to be even better – and you can help. Please take a few minutes to complete either the attendee or exhibitor Post-Show Survey. Your feedback is vital, and helps us with decision-making on future Shows. And if you’ve already responded, thank you so much for your valuable input!


Suitcase GPS? Scented Bags? Collapsible Sunglasses? The Latest Travel Gadgets


At The International Travel Goods Show, held this month in Las Vegas, Washington Post columnist Andrea Sachs saw the future of travel. “We will always know the whereabouts of our checked luggage. We will sleep as comfortably on planes as kittens in a basket. And we will never again experience the horror of watching our gadgets power down with no outlets in sight. Fortunately, we don’t have to wait long for this futuristic world. At most, till June.” READ MORE

5 Hot Travel Products


Consumer product guru Dawn McCarthy visited The International Travel Goods Show earlier this month and discovered some new products perfect for travelers, some of which she included in this recent segment on “Good Things Utah,” a morning show on Utah’s ABC affiliate. READ MORE

The Latest in Travel Gear


Travel editor Laura Powell appeared on “Great Day Washington” in Washington, DC to share the newest travel goodies, including some finds which appeared at The International Travel Goods Show. READ MORE

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Why Travel Hasn’t Solved Its Mobile Problem


It seems as if every year since 2010 has been proclaimed as the "year of mobile" for brands across the spectrum. But this year, more than ever, having a mobile strategy for your ad spend has evolved from nice to have to being a necessity. READ MORE

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Rethinking Retail Space: Less Is More


Today the focus in retail real estate is on quality, and sometimes that means that less is more, Coreland Cos.’ SVP Matt Hammond tells As the industry continues to evaluate what works and does not work in terms of retail development, it has become evident that smaller parcels of more usable space in “A” and ‘B’ locations will generate higher rents in the long run. READ MORE

A Bounty of Europe Travel Deals


If you’ve ever dreamed of renting a villa in Tuscany, hiking under Iceland’s midnight sun or vacationing practically anywhere else in Europe, the time is now. From Reykjavik to Rome, lower airfares and a strong dollar are making for some of the best bargains in years for Americans. READ MORE