TGA Industry News Briefs


Big, Small, Short, Tall — Buyers Visit Them All


Concerned about booth size and costs? No need! Buyers don’t care how big or small your booth is — they just want to know you are present and have new products to share. The 2023 Travel Goods Show is our industry’s first major gathering in three long years. It’s important to have a presence as we move #ForwardTogether. Contact Cathy Trecartin,, 877-842-1938 x-702, to learn about the different booth options for showcasing your products to new and long-time travel goods buyers.

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TGA Urges U.S. Government to Address False Leather Claims Online


On September 28, TGA urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate widespread false leather claims for products sold on the Amazon marketplace. The letter argues that products making false leather claims have an unfair competitive advantage over TGA members when members are already facing the twin challenge of a supply chain crisis and rising inflation.

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$700 Million Might Be Coming for Tariff-Hit Importers


The House of Representatives introduced new legislation that could spell relief for American importers. Last week, lawmakers proposed the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) “Refund-Only” Bill, which would return more than $700 million in tariffs paid by U.S. companies that have imported luggage, handbags, backpacks, cases, wallets and other travel gear and accessories since the trade program lapsed on December 31, 2020. READ MORE

Viewpoint: There Are Winners and Losers in the Diversion of Trade


The diversion of trade continues, and the Port of New York and New Jersey took the top spot for moving the most import and export containers in the month of August. The Port of Los Angeles was pushed down to the third slot behind Long Beach. The Port of New York and New Jersey moved 843,191 import and export containers. The port’s five busiest months have all occurred in 2022, including August. READ MORE

The Most Effective Way to Organize Your Suitcase Using Packing Cubes


“[Packing cubes are] extremely efficient at keeping you organized before your trip, during your trip, and as you make your way home,” says Just Packed’s Lydia Mansel. “They help you pare down what you’re bringing, keep clean pieces separate from dirty, and are critical if you want to avoid the dreaded ‘shove everything in’ method before catching your return flight.” READ MORE

The 2023 Travel Goods Show

Luxury Retail Follows Money and Shoppers to the ‘Burbs


There was a time not long ago when fashion fiends living in the hinterlands made trips to “the city” to shop the most glittering brands in luxury. But with the COVID migration from cities to suburbs, an increasing number of high-end brands have begun to “fish where the fish are” so to speak, and are expanding outside of big population centers and setting up shop in the leafy communities nearby. READ MORE

Travel Is High Stress, But These Easy-Does-It Travel Products Can Help


By now you may have regained frequent-flyer status and are stocked up with all the main travel essentials. But for the avid travel enthusiast, a few more goods that better reflect your needs and style can make all the difference when exploring a new destination. Whether its applying sunscreen from a sustainable tube, packing up a cooler before the ultimate road trip, or stargazing on a super soft travel blanket that comes in a bag — these must-have extras will keep that summer vibe alive well beyond apple picking season. READ MORE

Retailers Take a Heavy-Handed Approach to Combat Theft


Retailers lost $94.5 billion last year due to retail shrink in 2021, up from $90.8 billion the previous year, per the National Retail Federation’s 2022 Retail Security Survey. Retailers are struggling to find a middle ground between preventing theft and improving the in-store experience. READ MORE

The Travel Goods HUB

It’s Time to Replace Your Cooler with One of These Awesome Insulated Backpacks


If you haven’t shopped for a cooler in a while, you might hear the phrase “backpack cooler” and imagine strapping one of those classic Coleman red and white plastic rectangles to your back. Not a spinally appealing thought, but there’s no need to call up your chiropractor just yet. Backpack coolers are a more recent addition to the insulated cooler bag lineup. They still pack the insulation you need, but can be carried on your shoulders just like a standard backpack rather than wheeled over bumpy gravel or draped over one uncomfortable arm. READ MORE

6 Ways to Reach Your Target Audience on Instagram


Wondering if your business should be marketing on Instagram? Curious whether your marketing is attracting the right Instagram audience? In this article, you’ll discover six ways to research and analyze your target audience on Instagram. READ MORE

Travel Goods Magazine

15 Factors That Could Be Muddling Your Priorities as a Business Leader


As a leader, the priorities you set for your business can be the difference between success and failure. A lack of delegation, poor work-life balance and other daily stressors can cause business leaders to lose sight of what’s important, making setting priorities more challenging. Here, 15 members of Forbes Coaches Council share the top factors that stand in the way of good prioritization and how business leaders can start focusing on the right things. READ MORE

The Best Carry-on Luggage for Every Traveler


Avoid the hassle and expense of checked baggage with these 10 great options to suit any type of trip. READ MORE


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