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Here’s a Second Chance to Hit the Savings Jackpot


The Early Bird deadline has been extended to October 18 to book your discounted booth space for The 74th Annual Travel Goods Show, February 27-March 1, 2022, in Las Vegas. Plus, get or renew your TGA membership at 75% off through October 18. The Travel Goods Show is one sure bet for exhibitors ready to get back to business and find new opportunities! Questions? Contact Cathy Trecartin,, 877-842-1938 x-702.

Members Earn Their Creds; Two Products Earn Their Stripes


Let’s launch a new product! “And Then Along Came COVID…” Who’s crazy enough to do that in the midst of a global pandemic? Five TGA members, that’s who. Got game? Mobile Edge’s Core Gaming Backpack does. Slim-down hack? Big Skinny Wallets. See them both in TGA’s “Packed in a Minute” video series.

I Get a Charge Out of You


Atlantis Enterprises and its custom-designed Chargella® products are all about tech power. Visit the HUB now to see what’s keeping travelers connected, and in person at The 2022 Travel Goods Show.

We Need You to Join U.S. Travel Goods Industry Letter Urging President Biden to Act on Shipping Crisis


We need you to sign a letter urging President Biden to act to end the shipping crisis now, and provide immediate relief to our industry. The industry letter, which follows up TGA’s June 24 letter, urges Biden to force all parties to the table to resolve the worsening shipping crisis, enforce the rules to stop excessive fees and breaches of contract, and provide immediate relief by renewing the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program and suspending the China Section 301 tariffs. We don’t need an actual signature, just your company name. To sign the letter, please contact TGA’s Nate Herman ( by COB this coming Wednesday, October 13.

TGA Victory! U.S./Vietnam Reach Deal in Vietnam Section 301 Timber Case — No Tariffs


On October 1, the United States and Vietnam announced a deal to resolve the U.S. government Section 301 case against Vietnam over timber. The deal does NOT impose punitive tariffs on U.S. travel goods imports from Vietnam. TGA testified and aggressively lobbied against the possible imposition of punitive tariffs on U.S. travel goods imports from Vietnam.

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As Many As Half a Million Shipping Containers Could Be Waiting off Ports of LA, Long Beach


Officials say there could be as many as half a million shipping containers on cargo ships off the ports of LA and Long Beach waiting to be offloaded. Frustrated truck drivers say the port needs to speed up wait times and have more docks ready to offload products to keep up with demands. READ MORE

Cost of Shipping Container from China to U.S. Hits Record High in September


According to the Freightos Index, the median cost of shipping a standard rectangular metal container from China to the West Coast hit $20,586, nearly double what it cost in July, which was twice what it cost in January. READ MORE

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U.S. Trade Chief Tai Seeks Talks with China, Won’t Rule Out New Tariff Actions


Top U.S. trade negotiator Katherine Tai on Monday pledged to exclude some Chinese imports from tariffs imposed by former President Donald Trump while pressing Beijing in “frank” talks over its failure to keep promises made in Trump’s trade deal and end harmful industrial policies. READ MORE

8 Graphic Design Trends for a Modern Marketing Strategy in 2022 [Infographic]


Are you looking for ways to improve your marketing strategy in 2022? Want to know the latest graphic design trends to inspire your online campaigns? READ MORE

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How to Grow and Thrive by Supporting New Payment Methods


As the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, retailers are looking for ways to rebound and capitalize on pent-up demand for products and services. READ MORE

Air New Zealand Mandates Vaccines for International Flyers in First for Airlines


Air New Zealand will mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for all international travelers from February 1, 2022, a first for an airline and signs that strict requirements are now moving from airline workers to flyers. READ MORE

Is Your Marketing Ready to Meet the Demands of Holiday 2021 and Beyond? Five Strategies for Optimizing Today with an Eye Toward 2022


Supercharge your digital marketing with strategies and related last-minute insights and optimizations you can use for holiday sales growth — and into 2022. READ MORE

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