RETAILER MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
Membership in the National Retail Federation
TGA retail members are automatically enrolled in the National Retail Federation (NRF), the world’s largest retail trade association. Stay abreast of developments that affect the health of your retail operation through Stores, the NRF monthly magazine, along with the NRF’s multitude of newsletters, and take advantage of NRF discounts or the networking potential of the world’s largest retail trade association.
To access all NRF member benefits, register with NRF at http://www.nrf.com/MemberAccess/register.asp.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Air Express Program
Worldwide Express — through a partnership with Airborne Express/DHL — gives TGA members next-morning, next-afternoon, second-day and international express services. Rely on Airborne Express’s 50 years of experience to get your rush shipments out on time, every time.
TGA is the voice of the industry, educating consumers, the media, Congress and allied organizations on issues critical to TGA members.
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 e-mail. 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.
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.
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.
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 on one of TGA’s many existing programs, please let us know by contacting Cathy Trecartin, 877-842-1938, x-702 , CTTGA@aol.com.