SPRING 2017 | VOL. 42 NO. 1
THE SHOW ISSUE
Put Yourself on the Map
The International Travel Goods Show is the world’s largest travel goods showcase, displaying more than 500 brands, and drawing retail buyers and media coverage from more than 50 nations. These are the people and products that will grow your business, drive consumer demand and create the coming season’s new best sellers.
Credits: Design – Kim Wong; Illustrations – Anna Scheier
The 2017 International Travel Goods Show Preview [thetravelgoodsshow.org]
All the info you need to attend the biggest, most important business event on the industry calendar, April 5-7, 2017.
New Exhibitors: SHOWTIME [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
A look ahead at some of the new, first-time exhibitors at The International Travel Goods Show, the world’s largest travel goods showcase. Catch a glimpse of these fresh companies and signature products, and mark your Show map for those must-see exhibitors. BY GARRETT LAI
New Products Preview: Form, Function, and Finesse [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Brighter colors, bold silhouettes and sleek lines are the norm for today’s vacation luggage, from 4-wheelers to backpacks, totes to carry-ons, this is what’s hot this season. BY KATHY WITT
2017 Directory of Exhibitors
Your guide to the manufacturers, distributors and suppliers exhibiting at The Show. All information is provided by exhibiting companies:
• Exhibit Hall Floor Plan
• Directory of Exhibitors – Alphabetized exhibitors’ list with booth numbers, company and contact info, associated licenses/brands/trademarks, product categories, and brief company descriptions provided by exhibitors.
• Licenses/Brands/Trademarks – The industry directory for licenses, brands and trademarks with exhibitor names and booth info.
• Guide to Industry Products – An alphabetized list, by product category, with exhibitor names and booth info.
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
“You are Here” BY MICHELE MARINI PITTENGER
TRAVEL BITS [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
The world’s first year-round ice hotel; pet exchanges for traveling animal lovers; making bio jet fuel from old clothing; the USA’s best food and wine festivals and other travelers’ attractions.
NEWS & NOTES [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Celine Dion’s 200-piece luggage line; the world’s most excellent airline; nine states whose driver’s licenses won’t get you through TSA security; U.S. airports with the fastest Wi-Fi; award-winning brands and personalities, retail trends and more.
TGA NEWS BRIEFS [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Alarming details about the Border Adjustment Tax; good deeds by Delsey, Korchmar, LUG and SAKOS; dozens of new brands and companies who’ve become TGA members, plus other TGA happenings.
INDUSTRY BUZZ [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
People, products, and moving.