TGA Industry News Briefs


The 2024 Show News You’ve Been Waiting For!


The countdown to the extraordinary 2024 Travel Goods Show has officially begun. We’ve heard your enthusiastic reactions and are thrilled to announce that Wednesday-Friday, March 13-15 is when the magic will happen!

The 2024 Show will be held at the newly-constructed, state-of-the-art convention facility, The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas — a fresh and invigorating venue that will set the stage for an unparalleled showcase of innovation and industry excellence! Applications for booth space will be accepted beginning June 1, 2023. READ MORE

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Memorial Day Travel Expected to Surpass Pre-Pandemic Levels

As Memorial Day approaches, experts expect travel to surpass pre-pandemic levels. Officials at Los Angeles International Airport are predicting 1.2 million travelers beginning today and lasting through the weekend. And the Automobile Club of Southern California is projecting that 3.3 million people in the region will hit the skies, roads and rails — a 7.7% increase from last year, and almost 0.5% higher than 2019. READ MORE

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The Best Travel Luggage of 2023

Take it from us — a smartly designed carry-on suitcase, a rugged and waterproof duffel, or a versatile bag that can morph from duffel to backpack at the drop of a shoulder strap — can go a long way to mitigating travel woes. Whether you’re a frequent flyer, a weekend warrior, living out of your van, or planning for a big expedition, there’s something on this list just right for you. READ MORE

AI Won’t Replace Social Teams: Here’s Why

Every new advancement in tech sparks new possibilities — and new fears. This new era of artificial intelligence (AI) naturally has social teams thinking: Is an AI social media manager about to take my seat? When it comes to AI social media tools, I’m optimistic…and this is coming from someone who regularly thanks her Google Home to keep it happy. READ MORE
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Stats: Financial Concerns Are Affecting Americans’ Travel Plans

Americans seem to be split on their summer travel plans. While half plan to travel and stay in paid lodging, according to Deloitte’s “The Experience Economy Endures: 2023 Deloitte Summer Travel Survey,” released this week, many are tightening their budgets, if not staying home outright. Half of Americans who are not traveling say they won’t because they can’t afford to do so. READ MORE

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AI in Retail: Smarter Stores, Smarter Product Design

Retail cannot get enough of AI. Analysts say the sector’s spending in 2023 will outpace all others except banking. A 40% adoption rate is projected to double by 2025, making retail the industry most heavily invested in intelligent technology. READ MORE

Why Are Social Media Sites Showing You Such Terrible Ads?

Online ads have always been annoying, but their targeting and frequency are getting more aggressive. Social media sites push too many ads nowadays. Ads don’t pop up by coincidence. Here are five reasons why social media sites show you such terrible ads. READ MORE


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