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2023 Is Our Year


By the time The 2023 Travel Goods Show arrives, it will have been nearly three years since our industry last gathered together at The 2020 Show. It was also the last time we connected as an industry — the last time we networked, greeted friends old and new, talked shop and were wowed by the latest products and gear. For our colleagues who weren’t able to travel to New Orleans, it has been even longer. READ MORE

Early Birds Get the…Benefits!


EXHIBITORS: Early-Bird Exhibitor Applications are now being accepted. Be one of the first 50 companies to commit and receive special incentives. Deadline for the Early-Bird rate is July 15, 2022.

BUYERS: Sign-up now to be notified when badge registration opens and lunch is on us at The Show!

Questions: Contact Cathy Trecartin at or 877-842-1938 x-702.

If You Build It, They Will Travel


And you did. And they are. No matter what’s going on in the world, people have proven they simply gotta travel. Thankfully, travel goods manufacturers are giving them exactly what they need to put their dreams in motion. READ MORE

It’s a Girl Thing


From the new Betty Boop luggage line to touches of glam, dashes of gold, and generously spacious vanity cases, come to The HUB to explore what’s brand-new and fresh for women in travel. READ MORE

The Travel Goods Show

Ports Start Contract Talks with Dockworkers


Contract negotiations are underway for workers at the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach. The talks between the Pacific Maritime Association, representing employers at 29 ports along the West Coast, and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, which represents 15,600 dockworkers at those ports, started last week. The current contract expires July 1. READ MORE

China’s Continued Impact on the Global Supply Chain


Lori Ann LaRocco discusses the new steps the Chinese government is taking to try to ease ongoing shipping bottlenecks at the country’s ports. READ MORE

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Long Beach Sets Record but East, Gulf Coast Ports’ Gains Bigger


“Cargo continues to move at a record-setting pace and may not slow down anytime soon,” according to Mario Cordero, executive director of the Port of Long Beach. The port on California’s San Pedro Bay recorded its busiest April ever. Its neighbor, the Port of Los Angeles, had the second-busiest April in its history even though it posted a year-over-year cargo volume decrease. But the strongest performances in April took place at ports on the Gulf and East coasts. READ MORE

The Best Carry-On Luggage for Your Every Travel Need


Ready for your next trip? Make sure everything runs smoothly, beginning with packing the best carry-on luggage for your needs. Whether you’re renting a beach house, taking a mother-daughter bucket list trip or embracing a travel trend such as impact travel, you’ll want to opt for a bag that fits in the overhead plane compartment and has all the features that will make your travel easier. We searched among the top suitcase makers to come up with the 16 best pieces of luggage you won’t need to check. READ MORE

AAA Expects Busy Travel Weekend for Memorial Day


With Memorial Day weekend a week away, many are finalizing travel plans for the unofficial start to summer. AAA expects more than 39 million people to travel at least 50 miles this year for Memorial Day, on the ground and in the air. Eighty-nine percent of travelers are expected to drive to their Memorial Day destinations, but air travel will also be impacted with a jump in passenger numbers. About 3 million people are expected to fly for the holiday with air travel expected to jump about 25% from last year’s holiday. READ MORE

The Travel Goods HUB

Here’s Why 2022 Is the Year of All-Inclusive Travel


For some travelers, all-inclusive hotels and resorts conjure up images of cafeteria-style food served in exotic settings where guests never actually leave the confines of the property. That image is changing, as hotel companies expand their offerings, and provide a fresh take on what all-inclusive means. READ MORE

The Rise of Servant Leadership


The Great Resignation has ushered out command-and-control style leadership in favor of empathy and empowerment. These tech leaders put those principles into practice. READ MORE

Travel Goods Magazine

How Long-Haul Travel Will Change Post-COVID


Today’s flyers want to fly further, faster, and in style, all while paying less. Catering to these demands requires innovative thinking and airlines are increasingly investing in products that will keep long-haul passengers happy. Here are three of them. READ MORE

A Travel Influencer’s Assistant on the Macarons and Dollar-Store Decorations She’s Bought on the Job


Assistant is a bit of a catchall term. Sure, they schedule meetings, take notes, and retrieve coffee, but they can also act as a quasi-concierge, sending fruit baskets to top clients and buying gifts for partners. In an effort to uncover the highly specific material needs of powerful people, we sat down with “Lisa,” 24, who started assisting her high-end-travel-influencer boss full time just over a year ago. We spoke with her about deceptive macarons, the six-foot green screen she schlepped on the train, and the off-season decorations she went on a wild goose chase to find. READ MORE


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