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.

It’s All About You

Your news. Your announcements. Your accomplishments. We want to tell the industry all about you — your new products and innovations, fun product placements and giveaways, good deeds and awesome achievements. The editorial team of Travel Goods Magazine curates timely news stories and product features and wants to shine a light on your company and products. Questions? Submissions? Contact TGA’s Kim Wong,

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Raise Your Travel Gear IQ

In Travel Problem-Solvers, we asked travel goods professionals what unique problem-solving product they can’t travel without. And they delivered, with convertible bags (at every price point!), clothing packing solutions, and accessories that keep all your necessities accessible as you dash through the airport, line up for a cruise ship, or trek through a theme park. In the latest Industry Buzz you’ll find products to help you connect in many ways. Plus, many new pieces of ingenious travel gear you’ll want to know about.

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Inflation-Busting Travel Gear

Consumers are shopping for deals, and Travel Goods Magazine is showcasing gear that’s heavy on bang and light on bucks. We’re looking for a range of bags and accessories with one thing in common: exceptional value for the money. Submissions must be received by November 2, 2022 for inclusion. READ MORE

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Screen Time and Travels Sublime

TGA’s “Packed in a Minute” video series features a wallet that never makes you look fat and a hack for improving your air quality. Check out the latest bucket lists and information on online passport renewal — it’s all in TravelBits.

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It’s Official!

The 30-day voting period has ended, and during that time TGA members cast their e-votes in support of TGA’s Slate of Nominees for the 2022-2023 TGA Board of Directors. Thanks to everyone who exercised their very important privilege as a member of this Association and voted!

2022-2023 TGA Board of Directors

Cliff Ensley, Leisure Merchandising Corp., Chair
Richard Krulik, Solo/Briggs & Riley Travelware, Chair Elect
Josh Cross, Elios, Vice Chair
Scott Kosmin, 24-7 International, Treasurer
Jerry Kallman, Airline International Luggage, Secretary

Jacob Durham, NOMATIC
Jesse Sutton, Sutton Home Fashions
John Yu, Olympia International

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If You Booth It…

…They will come. Buyers, that is. These travel goods manufacturers have joined the ever-growing list of exhibitors showing their new products at The 2023 Travel Goods Show: Olympia USA, MiWorld™, KARGO USA, Walter + Ray and McKlein USA®. Attendees, here’s your chance to see what’s new in travel goods. READ MORE

Buyers, register for your FREE badge here.
Exhibitors, time to booth it and show buyers what you’ve got. Reserve your booth here.

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Big, Small, Short, Tall — Buyers Visit Them All

Concerned about booth size and costs? No need! Buyers don’t care how big or small your booth is — they just want to know you are present and have new products to share. The 2023 Travel Goods Show is our industry’s first major gathering in three long years. It’s important to have a presence as we move #ForwardTogether. Contact Cathy Trecartin,, 877-842-1938 x-702, to learn about the different booth options for showcasing your products to new and long-time travel goods buyers.

  • Qualified buyers register here for your FREE badge.
  • Reserve your exhibitor booth here.
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What Happens in Vegas…

We know, we know: What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas — but we can’t keep this news to ourselves. These exhibitors will be among a stellar lineup showing off their products at The 2023 Travel Goods Show: Stephen Joseph®, Osgoode Marley, Leisure Merchandising, FlyWithWine and Que Factory. READ MORE

See what’s new with these and many other exhibitors — register here for your FREE buyer’s badge. Exhibitors, reserve your booth here and make it happen in Vegas.

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Reconnect at The 2023 Travel Goods Show

Plans are well underway for The 2023 Travel Goods Show — our first major industry gathering since 2020. Don’t miss reconnecting with your colleagues as we move #ForwardTogether. Buyers from these companies have already made plans to attend: Macy’s, Portmantos, QVC, Magellan’s, Irv’s Luggage, Hammacher Schlemmer, Boscov’s, AAA/CAA, Paradies Lagardere, Airline International, Backcountry, Groskopf’s, Luggage Shop of Lubbock, The Mazel Company, TripQuipment, Lazar’s Luggage Superstore, The Mazel Company…

Join them in Las Vegas by registering for your FREE badge today. Exhibitors, reserve your booth here.

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Here’s a Who’s Who of SHOW-Offs

Who’s showing off new travel products at The 2023 Travel Goods Show? Bon Voyage®, Travelers Club®, WANDRD, FLYYPOD® and Jack Georges — that’s who! They’re part of an exciting Show lineup as we all move #ForwardTogether. Haven’t got your booth yet? Click here.

Qualified buyers register here for your FREE badge and — and plan to see who all will be with us in in the Entertainment Capital of the World. READ MORE

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