IATA pauses Cabin OK initiative [IATA.ORG]
TGA has been closely following the International Air Transport Association's plan to globally standardize carry-on size. On June 17, IATA rescinded their proposed initiative and announced they are "pausing its rollout."
Look into the future of The International Travel Goods Show
It's official: We love Las Vegas. TGA's Board of Directors has voted unanimously to hold The International Travel Goods Show in Las Vegas for the next four years, with the following dates:
March 8-10, 2016
February 7-9, 2017
February 27-March 1, 2018
March 26-28, 2019
Whenever possible, TGA schedules The Show for the first two weeks in March, which unfortunately coincides with the busiest quarter for Las Vegas conventions so some scheduling flexibility was required. Show dates and convention center availability are always subject to change so check the Events Calendar on the TGA website for the most up-to-date info.
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 2003-2014: Selling More for More [FULL STORY]
Consumers paid more for more travel goods in 2014, according to a new report released by the Travel Goods Association (TGA). Travel goods include luggage, backpacks, travel/sports bags, business cases/computer bags, handbags, personal leather goods, and luggage locks. TGA estimates that sales of travel goods hit a record in 2014 – estimated at $30.03 billion – with U.S. consumers increasing spending on travel goods by 5.6%.
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
Visit http://www.tsa.gov/ for the latest news from theTransportation Security Administration (TSA)
Congress poised to approve TGA-supported GSP Update Act this week
The Senate could approve the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 (H.R. 1295) this week. The trade preferences bill includes the TGA-supported GSP Update Act, which makes travel goods eligible for duty benefits under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. The Senate version of the legislation has been combined with Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), a worker assistance measure. As a result, if the Senate approves the bill, the bill must then go back to the House for re-approval, which could also happen this week.
Senate to vote on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) this week
The Senate will vote tomorrow on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), TGA-supported legislation that would give President Obama the authority to complete negotiations on the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement with 11 other Pacific Rim countries. If the Senate approves the legislation, the bill would go immediately to the President to be signed into law.
TGA supports port performance legislation
TGA joined 100 industry associations in sending a June 22 letter of support for the Port Transparency Act (S. 1298). The legislation would require periodic reporting on port performance. The Senate Commerce Committee will vote on the bill tomorrow, June 25.
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