The world is rallying around the COVID-19 response, and so is the travel goods industry. Manufacturers are springing into action to produce personal protective equipment and other items to combat COVID-19 while savvy travel goods retailers have changed their product mix in response to COVID-19 offering an array of items that answer the call for […]

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The Fall Issue of Travel Goods Showcase is Live!

Media contact: Kate Ryan, kate@kateryanpr.com, 774.929.5223 The Fall Issue of Travel Goods Showcase is live online, and this issue looks a bit different than it did last fall. Dive into just-published features and unpack new product info, industry news, and retail strategies and trends. Click through to learn about: Future Travel Gear, Today – Bags and […]

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2021 Travel Goods Show Update

Important News from the Travel Goods Association THE 2021 SHOW – THE TRAVEL GOODS HUB December 16, 2020 During the COVID-19 pandemic our industry lost iconic retailers, suffered lay-offs, and endured personal tragedy. Now, in the last days of 2020, we see light at the end of the tunnel with the news of vaccine approvals […]

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HUB Basic Profile Form

Travel Goods HUB Basic Profile Form For program questions, please contact Cathy Trecartin at cat@travel-goods.org or 877-842-1938, x- 702. For technical questions, please contact Kim Wong at kim@travel-goods.org or 877-842-1938, x- 705.

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HUB Premium Submission Form

Travel Goods HUB Premium Profile Form For program questions, please contact Cathy Trecartin at cat@travel-goods.org or 877-842-1938, x- 702. For technical questions, please contact Kim Wong at kim@travel-goods.org or 877-845-1938, x- 705.

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The TGA Pavilion at The New York Times Travel Show

Dates: January 25, 2019 – Travel professionals only January 26-27, 2019 – Consumers and travel pros Location: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City Cost: $3600 for a 10×10 booth   The TGA Pavillion will be a product and branding showpiece, a 20-booth island designed like a shopping mall to stand out from the […]

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TGA Press Release

Media Contact: Kate Ryan, kate@kateryanpr.com, 774-929-5223 (Princeton, New Jersey) The International Travel Goods Show is the travel goods industry’s annual snapshot of what’s trending, hip and hot; and the Wrap-up and Review Issue of Travel Goods Showcase is the next best thing to being there. The Show is the preeminent showcase for the everyday items […]

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(Princeton, New Jersey) The International Travel Goods Show is the travel goods industry’s annual snapshot of what’s trending, hip and hot; and the Wrap-up and Review Issue of Travel Goods Showcase is the next best thing to being there. The Show is the preeminent showcase for the everyday items and specialty travel products people rely on every time they leave the house – thousands of items, from hundreds of brands, made their debuts on the world stage that is The Show.

Standout stories from the upcoming issue include:

  • The BIG Trends – Next-gen travel organizers streamline packing at home and on the go; wheels get bigger; luggage (and people!) get self-powered and mobile; color and styling trends; the rise of anti-theft; the wearable carry-on category; and more product trends from The Show.
  • Showpiece Products – Trend-setting items, from the latest designer offerings, luggage with charging ports that can drive themselves (and you along with them), to in-flight comfort, on-the-go theft proofing, and the new crop of everyday accessories and streetwise carry-alls.
  • Retailer Impressions – Our boots-on-the-ground reportage of what resonated with retailers: the brands, items and personalities that left the deepest imprint, and will have real impact on the retail landscape this travel season.
  • Award-winning Products, Companies and People – The best in innovative new travel products; saving the Earth’s waterways; a genocide survivor’s efforts to write a brighter history; the most-talked-about new products and the best booths at The Show.
  • State of the U.S. Travel Goods Market – Analyzing the big product shifts, and what they mean. The product categories that are on the move, upward (as much as 50%) and downward: luggage, business/computer bags, sports bags, backpacks, locks and personal leather goods.

Travel goods are today’s everyday essentials, the items you never go anywhere without. They’re the must-have products that enhance comfort and convenience on cross-town errands and far-flung adventures. And the Wrap-up and Review Issue of Travel Goods Showcase is your guidebook to this year’s trending items, brands and travel goods personalities.

Look for the new issue of Travel Goods Showcase in your mailbox soon.

Please contact Kate Ryan, kate@kateryanpr.com, for contact info, or to help with questions regarding items and articles from this issue.

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The Travel Goods Association is the world’s largest trade association for travel goods, representing manufacturers, distributors and retailers of luggage and travel products, casual bags, business cases and travel accessories which in 2017 was a $31.3 billion market in the United States alone. TGA sponsors The International Travel Goods Show, the world’s largest trade show devoted to travel products, and publishes Travel Goods Showcase, the voice of the travel goods industry.

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TGA Fights to Protect NAFTA’s Cross-Border Mexican Trucking Provisions

TGA Fights to Protect NAFTA’s Cross-Border Mexican Trucking Provisions

On November 14, TGA joined with more than 100 trade associations in sending a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer urging him to maintain NAFTA’s cross-border trucking provisions in any renegotiated agreement. The letter comes in response to reports that the Trump administration was considering new restrictions against Mexican long-haul truckers.

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Members of Congress Urge Leaders to Renew GSP As Trump Administration Expresses Support

Members of Congress Urge Leaders to Renew GSP As Trump Administration Expresses Support

On October 30, a bipartisan group of 38 members of Congress urged Congressional leaders to quickly renew the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade preference program. The letter came shortly after the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced new enforcement priorities for the GSP program, launching a review of GSP-eligible country compliance with the investment, labor…

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