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Big Winners at The 2017 International Travel Goods Show


The 2017 International Travel Goods Show was the largest in history, and also bestowed well-deserved honors on some of the industry's bright, shining stars. The TGA Awards Ceremony celebrated innovation in the industry, outstanding professional achievement, and honorable community service. Click here to learn more about this year’s distinguished recipients.

More California Proposition 65 Notices Issued


New "60-day" notices have been issued alleging that brands and retailers sold backpacks (Notice 1, Notice 2, Notice 3), fashion wallets, and design bags in California that contained di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in violation of a California law known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65). The notices serve as intent to bring lawsuits against the recipients that sold these products. For more information on Prop 65, please go to the Prop 65 page on the TGA website or contact TGA's Nate Herman, 202-853-9351.


Is American Retail at a Historic Tipping Point?


Today, some of the most sought-after real estate by retailers is not in SoHo, but five miles away in Red Hook, a gritty Brooklyn enclave with a shipbuilding past. E-commerce merchants are vying to lease part of a huge warehouse space, spanning 11 acres, that would allow them to deliver goods the same day they’re ordered online. The profound reordering of New York’s shopping scene reflects a broad restructuring in the American retail industry. READ MORE

Products from The Show on KTLA


Friend of TGA Valerie Wilson, also known as the “Trusted Travel Girl,” visited the KTLA studios yesterday to share some of her favorite products she discovered on The International Travel Goods Show floor. READ MORE

Travel Gear: The Latest in Luggage, Accessories


What’s in your luggage? If you’re a frequent traveler, chances are there is battery power, Wi-Fi, a GPS locator, maybe a computer desk or a seat. Just as travel has evolved through the past decade with the advent of apps and real time information for just about every concern, the things we take with us have had to stay current with whatever technology, gear and comforts we may want for the road. All of that could be found for better or worse at this year’s International Travel Goods Show in Las Vegas earlier this month. READ MORE

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These 10 Innovative Items Embody 2017's Top Travel Gear Trends


You may wonder how you’ll ever travel light again after coveting all the latest innovations at The International Travel Goods Show, the world’s largest exhibition of travel products. “The 2017 Show was the largest in its 70-year history,” according to Michele Marini Pittenger, President of the Travel Goods Association. “Since 2010, the show has doubled in size, and we anticipate continued growth.” Here are some of the top trends and products to look for in the travel goods market. READ MORE

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Four Social Media Marketing Trends for 2017


In the present digital marketing landscape, social media marketing has emerged as one of the most indispensable tools for marketing products and services. So, before you finalize your social media strategy for the year, we present you the top four trends you’ll see throughout this year. READ MORE

Which Travel Search Site Is Best? It Depends on Your Goals


In the beginning, you called an airline or travel agent when you wanted to book a trip. But if you’ve done any traveling at all within the last 15 years, you’ve probably come across a fare aggregator or metasearch site. Hundreds of perfectly legitimate ones exist; you’ve undoubtedly heard of Expedia, Priceline and Hotwire, to name three. Does it matter which site you use, or are they all basically the same? READ MORE