Good news for Travel Goods Association members with a look ahead to The 2022 Show and a call for help to President Biden. Read more in this month’s blog post from TGA President, Michele Marini Pittenger.
In 2020, the pandemic brought the economy, and travel, to a standstill, bringing the U.S. travel goods industry its worst year in decades, according to a new report released by the Travel Goods Association.
Federal Maritime Commission to Hire Investigators for Foreign Carrier Crack-DownAs part of the new Shipping Reform Act, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced it is reorganizing its enforcement structure and plans to hire more investigators to crack down on ports and foreign-owned shipping companies who are breaking the law. The investigative and prosecution functions of the FMC will now be consolidated into a newly created Bureau of Enforcement, Investigations, and Compliance (BEIC). This change is effective immediately.gcaptain.com/us-federal-maritime-commission-fmc-investigators/... See MoreSee Less
Your Badge is ReadyIndustry colleagues are gathering. New travel gear is waiting. Badge registration is now open. Let’s move #ForwardTogether: The 2023 Travel Goods Show is taking place in the Entertainment Capital of the World April 2-3.Qualified buyers, register here for your FREE badge.Reserve your exhibitor booth here, too:travel-goods.org/show/... See MoreSee Less
TGA Urges U.S. Government to Immediately End China Section 301 Tariffs on Travel GoodsOn July 21, TGA testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) at a hearing on the USITC’s investigation into the impact of the China Section 301 tariffs. In its testimony, TGA argued that the 25% punitive China 301 tariffs on U.S. imports of travel goods from China have failed in their goals and have only served to raise costs for American businesses and raise prices for American families. The USITC is expected to publish its report and make recommendations later this year. ... See MoreSee Less
And Now…the Date You’ve All Been Waiting forBuyers: Travel Goods Show Attendee Badge Registration Opens August 1! With a Show Badge comes great opportunity: A chance to see the latest and greatest in travel goods in person after being deprived of this pleasure for three years! Get ready…Manufacturers: Want to exhibit, but haven’t booked your booth yet? It still may be possible to secure a prominent spot for you — contact Cathy Trecartin right away at email@example.com or call 877-842-1938 x-702. ... See MoreSee Less
Looking to make your next trip a little greener? Start with your suitcase. Traveling with a lighter effect on the planet has gotten easier, thanks to innovations in recycled and other sustainable gear. By using recycled plastics and fishing nets, as well as postindustrial cotton that would otherwise end up in a landfill, the following companies have prioritized sustainability and adventure.www.washingtonpost.com/climate-solutions/2022/07/14/green-travel-gear/... See MoreSee Less