TGA Industry News Briefs


How to Show 101


Connect, discover and meet up during our time together at Travel Gear + Luggage presented by the Travel Goods Association at The Inspired Home Show, March 4-7 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Like at the special networking reception for independent retailers and the New Exhibitor Preview, where exhibitors and brands show-off their ideas and innovations for the first time. Learn about the issues that most affect you — consumer trends and purchasing habits, color and style forecasts — and get strategies from major retailers. Find out which industry products will be finalists for the coveted Global Innovation Award (gia) in Product Design in the brand-new travel goods category. Log on to for all the latest show events and register for your attendee badge today.

A Godfather, an Interpreter and a Teacher Walk into the Travel Biz


Part 2 of TGA’s ongoing series, “Getting to Know You,” shines the spotlight on three of your fellow industry professionals, each of whom has decades of experience in the business, and the circumstances that put them on the path to lifelong careers in the travel goods industry. P.S. One of them never wanted to be here. READ MORE

Shopify Launches New Subscription Product to Lure Big Retail Clients


Earlier this week, Shopify launched a new service aimed at big retailers that will allow them to select tools and services the Canadian tech giant offers and integrate it with their own online platform. Shopify, which helps businesses set up their online store and website for a subscription fee, will allow retailers to pick and choose components, such as checkout and other back-office services, for their existing online businesses. READ MORE

5 Ways to Make Travel More Meaningful in 2023


From acknowledging new perspectives on history to following a thrilling on-screen story into the real world, these five New Year’s resolutions can help make your travels more meaningful. READ MORE

26 Useful Travel Items You’ll Be Surprised You Ever Lived Without — Starting at $11


From the toiletry bags that will help you stay organized to the best face cleanser to wash off the plane grime to the neck pillow that will make that 12-hour flight fly by, these 26 must-have travel accessories will make your travel easier, more comfortable and less stressful. READ MORE

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5 Moves Travel Brands Can Take to Prepare for a Recession


Though travel remains a top priority for many globetrotters, especially after years of pandemic-era restrictions, it will still likely be helpful for travel brands to prepare for tightened budgets as consumers work to make ends meet amid continually increasing interest rates and steeper prices on everything from gas to food and rent. Here are some of the ways travel companies and brands might prepare for — and navigate — economic tightening in the new year. READ MORE

3 Types of Soft Skills Employers Look for Today


In a labor market where it is increasingly difficult to stand out based on technical expertise alone, what are the soft skills people would be wise to start building? After all, there are as many soft skills as there are definitions. These are the three top types of soft skills employers are looking for. READ MORE

5 Amazon Travel Products You Should Add to Your Cart ASAP


Our 2023 travel goal is to travel with accessories that make our lives on-the-go seamless and stress-free. Whether you’re looking to travel germ-free or organize your toiletries when packing, our favorite finds from Amazon will improve your travel experience. READ MORE

The Travel Goods HUB

How to Split Travel Costs with Friends and Family


How do you agree on and split travel costs with family and friends so that everyone actually enjoys their getaway and comes home still on speaking terms? Here are seven tips for handling the finances on a group trip. READ MORE

The 5 Everyday Actions That Keep Your Business Small


There are five everyday actions most of us do because we think they are productive. But they are not. Here’s why they are keeping your business small and here’s what to do instead. READ MORE

Social Media Marketing Trends for 2023: Predictions from the Pros


Want to discover emerging marketing trends that you can put to work right away? Wondering what top marketers think will matter in 2023? In this article, 28 marketing experts share their predictions to help you remain relevant and gain a competitive edge. READ MORE

Travel Goods Magazine

4 Top Leadership Challenges for 2023 and Beyond


What are the top leadership challenges for 2023 and beyond? Each year, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) surveys its members to determine the Top 10 Work Trends. Based on this, I’ve extracted the top 4 challenges that workplace leaders need to be concerned with in the coming year (and beyond). READ MORE

Small Business Insurance Review Methodology


We meticulously reviewed business owners’ policies across multiple companies plus other types of coverage suitable for different industries to determine our “best of” lists for commercial insurance. Below, we detail the data we sourced, criteria we used, and methodology we implemented. READ MORE

AirTags Catch United Airlines in Lie About Missing Luggage


A woman used multiple locations of AirTags she planted in her luggage before traveling to catch United Airlines lying about the security of her bags.Valerie Szybala has taken to Twitter to document how United Airlines lost her luggage, then proceeded to insist she was wrong about where her AirTag said it was. READ MORE


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