TGA Affiliate Member Benefits
On-line Membership Application
Who is an Affiliate?
Companies, organizations, agencies and other entities not directly engaged in the travel goods business, but have an interest in TGA affiliation because of common interests and issues.
TGA Legislative Alert Initiative
What happens in Washington, D.C. can have a dramatic impact on your business. TGA's Legislative Alert Initiative keeps you abreast of developments on Capitol Hill and helps association members mobilize when there's pending legislation that directly affects the travel goods industry. This e-lert system broadcasts info on critical legislation to inform every TGA member and help them take immediate action by streamlining the process to notify senators or congressional representatives via email. It helps amplify our members' voices on Capitol Hill and adds to the collective power of the Travel Goods Association as we continue to grow and protect the travel goods business.
Gain access to research regarding travel, consumer spending habits, the travel goods industry, U.S. travel goods import statistics and tomorrow's trends. Make use of our exclusive up-to-date reports like TGA's monthly Washington Report to make smart, informed business decisions.
TGA members have access to a members-only FREE marketing opportunity that reaches the travel community, consumers and the media, as well as a FREE company listing in the Industry Search section of the TGA website.
The International Travel Goods Show
It's the largest annual trade show in the world for travel products, with over 200 exhibitors and 40,000 products. The International Travel Goods Show brings the industry and the latest travel products together under one roof. It's the must-attend event of the year!
The TGA membership directory is the most up-to-date networking resource available, a guide to who's who in the travel goods industry with more than 400 company listings that include key contact names.
TGA is the voice of the industry, educating consumers, the media, Congress and allied organizations on issues critical to TGA members. We look out for you on Capitol Hill, and keep you informed through TGA's monthly Washington Report Newsletter, filled with the latest news on customs and trade rulings, textiles, quotas, exports and government activities that impact our industry.
Travel Goods Showcase reaches more than 21,000* readers every issue, and it's the single best way to stay abreast of the latest consumer trends, marketing tactics, industry personalities and product news. It's the official publication of The International Travel Goods Show, and helps influence key retailers, manufacturers, suppliers, and consumer and trade media. Delivered four times a year.
*Includes pass-along readership
TGA Industry News Briefs — The official e-newsletter of TGA, is targeted to more than 6,000 travel goods industry professionals (including TGA’s member manufacturers, retailers and sales reps) and members of the media on a weekly basis.
Launching a new line? Starting a business? Creating a new marketing slogan? Take advantage of TGA's online trademark registry and let us do all the research for you!
The TGA website is the hot spot for employers and job seekers alike. Members get free access to job listings, and companies can post job openings for a nominal fee, reaching the best pool of prospective candidates.
Express Mail & Ground Freight
Receive significant discounts on domestic and international shipments through FedEx®, the nation's premier small package carrier, as well as substantial discounts on less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipments with UPS FreightSM and YRC. With free enrollment in TGA's affiliate, PartnerShip, the leader in discounted shipping programs for associations, and zero shipping minimums, it's a no-risk way to save freight charges.
Great Rates on Merchant Card Processing
Improve your bottom line with the TGA-sponsored merchant card processing program. With a wide range of transaction technology solutions and processing power, Applied Merchant is a TGA member benefit provider that guarantees to save you money!
Industry information is at the tip of your fingers, right now. Our comprehensive directory of travel goods-related industry info is available around the clock through the TGA website.
And There's More!
We're always looking for new ways to improve member benefits. If you have a suggestion for a new program, or a way to improve one of TGA's many existing programs, please let us know by contacting Cathy Trecartin, 877-842-1938, x-702 , email@example.com.
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