TGA Industry News Briefs


Thank You for Joining Us in Chicago!


We were delighted to see so many new and familiar faces at the Travel Gear + Luggage destination at The Inspired Home Show! The staff has already started planning for the future with our post-Show follow-up! If you have any feedback on your experience at the Show, please share your thoughts with TGA by emailing Cathy Trecartin at Thank you in advance for your time and your valuable input.

Tell Us About Your Product Standouts from The Show


The Travel Goods Magazine editorial team is working on our next feature story, and we want to hear all about your newest products. Have a brand-new standout that was the talk of Travel Gear + Luggage at The Inspired Home Show? Just debut a new bag or accessory and want to show it off? Contact TGA’s Kim Wong at with details, including MSRP, a link to its product page, wholesale contact name and email, and an image. We can’t wait to see your wares!

These Are the World’s Best Airports for Customer Experience


There’s way more to an airport than the mechanics of getting from point A to point B, and the best airports put a lot into making passengers’ journeys as seamless and pleasant as possible. The Airport Service Quality Awards, announced earlier this week, recognize the world’s best airports for customer experience. READ MORE

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The 7 Best Travel Backpacks for Men (That Are Also Good for Work)


A backpack may be the most essential piece of travel gear for men (and anyone, really). Whether you’re an adventurer seeking the main pack for your next hike or a business traveler who prefers a backpack over a briefcase for safely storing your laptop, these recommended travel backpacks for men — compiled with the help of travel experts and consumer reviews — have you covered. READ MORE

As the hospitality industry strives for a more equitable future in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, more women have moved into leadership roles creating the luxury hotel brands we know and love today. In honor of International Women’s Day, we’ve checked in with eight female brand leaders to find out what’s hot and what’s coming up in the luxury travel industry. READ MORE

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5 Tech Investments That Reflect Real-World Retail Trends


Since late 2021, we’ve seen a drop in the amount of venture capital (VC) funding globally. VCs have become more discerning, and they are gravitating toward solutions with an immediate product-market fit, rather than betting big on long-term potential alone. Following are the five areas — new and old — that they’re currently most interested in. READ MORE

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Tech Companies Are Racing to Make Retail Stores as Measurable as Websites


Retailers are turning to tech companies to revamp their brick-and-mortar strategies as the relevance of physical stores becomes more crucial post-pandemic. READ MORE

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How to Help Superstar Employees Fulfill Their Potential


What do high-potential employees describe as their core challenges? And what areas of development must they address as they climb the corporate ladder? To better understand these challenges, we examined more than 3,000 applications and sponsor statements for those who were admitted to Harvard Business School’s flagship High Potentials Leadership Program from 2003 through 2021. Our analysis shed light on the ways in which companies assess the strengths and developmental needs of their executives on the fast track, as well as the ways in which these executives define their core challenges. READ MORE


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