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.

Invite Your Friends to the Party

If you are a longtime member of TGA, you know that the stronger our membership, the stronger we are as an association. When we are bolstered by new members, it means a stronger network and new services for YOU. Have a colleague whose company should be a part of TGA? Refer them for TGA membership and receive a complimentary digital ad in Travel Goods Magazine — and reap the rewards of a strengthened TGA!

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Stylin’ Your Best Self: The Clothes Make the Person

Travel clothing — and products that transform ordinary clothes into ideal wear for journeys to work and across the globe — boasts some of the most impressive innovation on the market. Visit The HUB to see a men’s blazer with countless pockets, wrinkle-free spray, tank tops with a twist, and more. READ MORE

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Let Everyone in on the News

Have the Next Big Thing in the works or about to launch? Just hire a rock star? Or need to find one? Helped out a worthy cause? We want to help you spread your news to an audience that wants to hear it. Please email your info and press releases to kim@travel-goods.org.

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Back-to-School Products for Tech-Savvy Students

These days, the majority of students — from junior high schoolers to collegians — are carrying laptops to and from school and using them to complete and submit assignments. Millions of high schoolers graduating this spring will be looking for gear to make their student lives easier and outfit their college dorms (or at-home classrooms). We are looking for innovative products for the current generation of tech-savvy students, including electronics, accessories, and backpacks/luggage.

If you manufacture items that fit these specifications and would like your product(s) to be considered for a back-to-school article in Travel Goods Magazine, please email product details, MSRP, product photo(s), and wholesale contact info (first and last name, email, and phone number) to kim@travel-goods.org by May 3, 2022.

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Attention, Buyers: Can We Have 15 Minutes?

TGA’s offerings are continuously evolving, and right now we are working to provide what you — travel goods buyers — need. Have an opinion about how TGA can best support buyers like you? Our marketing representative, Kate Ryan, would like to speak with you. Please email Kate at kate@kateryanpr.com. We promise it will be quick!

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Eliminating the Dog Days of Travel

Twenty-three million Americans have a dog or cat. (And that’s just since COVID struck.) That’s a lot of four-legged friends taking to the skies and the road with their humans. As stressful as travel is for people, it can be doubly so for pets. And if anything elevates the stress levels of pet owners, it’s worrying over the safety and comfort of their fur babies — whether on the plane, in the car or in the cargo area. Here are products that provide peace of mind. READ MORE

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Thinking Outside the Case

Have you created a product that represents a complete departure from what your company is known for? Have you taken a chance on a product that didn’t quite fit into your product mix? We want to hear your story! Manufacturers and retailers — let us know the inspiration behind your action. Get the details here.

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Leave the Sheep at Home: These Products Will Help You Sleep on the Go

The benefits of sleep are more well-documented than ever, and the need for solid ZZZs doesn’t end while you are away from home. These three products from members of TGA illustrate the innovation that is being poured into sleep. Don’t nod off — check them out!

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Bring a Bottle or Two…or Five

Handle your wine like a sommelier and travel with your bottles packed in style. Visit the HUB to read about the best travel products for those who enjoy the grape — and connect with the manufacturers between these stylish, innovative pieces. Read more now. Cheers!

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The Only Constant is Change — And, Boy, Has COVID Taken Advantage

As the world downshifts to endemic mode, the travel goods and gear travelers are taking to the sky and on the road are transitioning as well — an evolution that has been in fast-forward since the pandemic first arrived on the scene. See how manufacturers’ products are aligning with new travel patterns. READ MORE

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