TGA Industry News Briefs provides up-to-date information on regulatory issues affecting travel goods professionals, as well as relevant business news and updates on numerous association activities. The newsletter is sent every Thursday.

Innovative Gear for Returning to the Office, Hybrid Work and Business Travel

As remote workers take on this new hybrid format or full weeks back at the office, they are looking for travel gear ideal for daily commutes and business trips. Many of us are flying again — another opportunity to shop for products that make these trips as worry-free as possible. Grab the perfect cycling backpack, a chic yet practical tote bag or a genius solution to that tangled cord problem to get set to head out the door. READ MORE

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Want to be Featured in Travel Goods Magazine?

We’re looking for essential travel accessories that meet the needs of today’s travelers. If you manufacture products that protect, recharge, and organize essential electronics, meet the hygiene needs of the COVID-conscious traveler, or add comfort on long haul flights and in strange accommodations — we want to hear from you. We also want to see accessories that add pleasure to a trip — supporting hobbies, entertaining us on the road, or helping business travelers squeeze a little vacation into their journeys. To be considered, please email product details, MSRP, and a product photo to Kim Wong, kim@travel-goods.org, by October 22.

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Here’s a Second Chance to Hit the Savings Jackpot

The Early Bird deadline has been extended to October 18 to book your discounted booth space for The 74th Annual Travel Goods Show, February 27-March 1, 2022, in Las Vegas. Plus, get or renew your TGA membership at 75% off through October 18. The Travel Goods Show is one sure bet for exhibitors ready to get back to business and find new opportunities! Questions? Contact Cathy Trecartin, cat@travel-goods.org, 877-842-1938 x-702.

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PSST! Your Show Booth is Calling You!

Don’t let another company snatch it up! TGA is nearly sold out of the Early Bird Special for The 74th Annual Travel Goods Show, February 27-March 1, 2022, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Secure your booth at a discounted rate plus get your TGA membership at 50% off — but you’ve got to book by October 1. The Early Bird Special of $12.50 sq. ft. increases to $16.00 sq. ft. after October 1. Questions? Contact Cathy Trecartin at cat@travel-goods.org, 877-842-1938 x-702.

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It’s Showtime!

There’s only one place to be February 27-March 1, 2022: The Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall 1, for The 74th Annual Travel Goods Show. Taking place alongside ASD Market Week, it will bring in brand new buyers looking for the latest and greatest travel products and help draw buyers from multiple categories — everything from cruise lines and casinos to superstores and specialty retailers. TGA and ASD will share marketing resources, offer access to buyers for both events, and provide you with the same level of sophistication and innovation that you are used to at a Travel Goods Show. Sign up for your booth space here before October 1 and get a 50% discount on your TGA membership plus discounted booth space — and reap the benefits of a bigger and better show. Questions? Contact Cathy Trecartin, cat@travel-goods.org, 877-842-1938 x-702.

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What’s New for 2022?

Las Vegas is open for business and is ramping up for an explosive trade show boom in 2022! Buyers are excited and optimistic about the future of retail. The travel industry is on the upswing and forging new ground as we head into 2022. According to a recent survey by The Freeman Company, the impact on business, brand, and local economies makes participation in such events essential. Now is the time to make plans to attend The 74th Annual Travel Goods Show, February 27-March 1, 2022 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. We’re co-locating for the first time with ASD Market Week, one of the nation’s longest-running wholesale merchandise shows. Take advantage of early-bird pricing on booth space available now until October 1. Click here for details or contact Cathy Trecartin at cat@travel-goods.org, 877-842-1938, x-702.

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We’re Back! Live and In Person

Plan to attend The 74th Annual Travel Goods Show, February 27-March 1, 2022 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. We’re co-locating for the first time with ASD Market Week, one of the nation’s longest-running wholesale merchandise shows. Optimism reigns, possibilities abound, and the buzzword is new — new categories, new buyers, new buying groups, new products, new markets, new sectors. All are sure to benefit The Travel Goods Show and its 300 brands and over 30,000 products. The bottom line? New opportunities! Take advantage of early-bird pricing on booth space available now until October 1. Click here for details or contact Cathy Trecartin at cat@travel-goods.org, 877-842-1938, x-702.

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We Need You to Support TGA-endorsed Bill and Send Letters to Biden/Congress on Shipping Crisis

We Need You to sign a letter supporting the TGA-endorsed Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021 (OSRA 21) (H.R. 4996), which would require the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to establish and enforce rules on minimum service requirements for ocean carriers, respond to contract breaches, and address excessive and unjust detention and demurrage fees, rules that would help prevent the next shipping crisis. TGA still needs you and your colleagues, your employees, your family, everyone, to join TGA in urging President Biden and your members of Congress to ACT NOW to end the current #ShippingCrisis. The customizable letter only takes a few minutes to send.

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Shine the Spotlight…on You

Let people know who you are — promote your company within the travel goods community with a FREE Member Profile in Travel Goods Magazine and the TGA website. Broadcast your brand, company mission and key products to the best retailers, distributors and reps in the industry. There is no cost for TGA Members and the networking is priceless. Contact Cathy Trecartin, cat@travel-goods.org, 877-842-1938, x-702, and let TGA help spread the good word on your behalf.

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It’s Wine O’Clock…Somewhere

No need to leave your wine and spirits behind! Take them with you with FlyWithWine’s VinGardeValise® cases. See them at the HUB now, at The 2022 Travel Goods Show later.

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