SPRING 2016 | VOL. 41 NO. 1
THE SHOW ISSUE
FACE TO FACE
The 2016 International Travel Goods Show
March 8-10, 2016
The International Travel Goods Show is all about connection, and meeting face-to-face is the most important one of all. To bring that home, our cover image is a mosaic of people and meetups from past Shows. Meet more people who can help drive your business – connect at The 2016 International Travel Goods Show.
Credits: Design – Kim Wong; Photo collage – Anna Scheier;
Photographs – Meghan Bowman, Kerry Pittenger, Adam Trecartin
The 2016 International Travel Goods Show Preview [WWW.THETRAVELGOODSSHOW.ORG]
The world’s biggest travel goods showcase returns to Las Vegas March 8-10, with more than 300 exhibitors promoting over 500 brands in front of an audience representing more than 50 countries. It’s the global travel goods industry, brought together under one roof. Here’s what you need to know to attend.
Bright, Fresh and New [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
It’s a bright new freshman class of first-time exhibitors at The International Travel Goods Show, and they’re bringing a fresh perspective on travel problems, and the products that solve them. From better bags to in-flight comfort enhancement, improved security and greater on-the-go connectivity, these are the goods your customers will want. BY GARRETT LAI
Thoroughly Modern Travel Goods [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Welcome to the new modernism: New looks, fresh styles, sharp lines and smart travel goods. From proximity-enabled security features to better suitcase designs, travel-savvy clothing and better packing aids, the new items debuting at The International Travel Goods Show are slated to become this season’s in-demand consumer items. BY KATHY WITT
2016 Directory of Exhibitors
Your guide to the manufacturers, distributors and suppliers exhibiting at The Show. All information is provided by exhibiting companies.
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
“Not Just Another Show” BY MICHELE MARINI PITTENGER
TRAVEL BITS [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
A European capital’s car-free plans; Stray Boots scavenger hunts; the new Louvre…in Abu Dhabi; combining some of the best traveler’s apps into a single Vurb; the new, biggest ski resort in the U.S. and other new travel developments.
NEWS & NOTES [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
New visa requirements for U.S. travelers; company mergers and major awards; courting Generation Next with online shopping via gaming console; startup wisdom and other informative news from the worlds of travel, retail and manufacturing.
TGA NEWS BRIEFS [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Exclusive networking events at The International Travel Goods Show; new TGA members roster; media opportunities; what election season means for the industry; member profiles and other Association happenings.
INDUSTRY BUZZ [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
People, products, moving and milestones.