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Show Exhibitor Discounts End June 1


The only exhibitor savings available at The International Travel Goods Show is the Early Bird discount. At just $10/square foot, that's 56% less than the standard exhibitor rate of $23/square foot. It's the best deal in travel goods, and it's almost gone. Deposits and reservations have to be in by June 1 to take advantage of this special rate, so don't delay – contact Cathy Hays,, 877-842-1938, x-707 and put yourself in front of the world's most influential travel goods retailers.

Ryan Bucks White House, Setting Up Clash on Taxes


Paul Ryan and the White House are barreling toward a tax reform show-down – a faceoff that’s becoming all but inevitable as the speaker continues selling a tax plan rejected by Trump officials. At issue is a controversial pillar of the House GOP tax plan that effectively hikes taxes on imports. READ MORE


Crazy New Travel Gadgets You Have to See to Believe


Looking for that perfect travel accessory to help you stand out from the crowd and make you appear a bit irreverent at the same time? TGA helped cultivate a list of products with journalist Laura Powell that are sure to raise the eyebrows of fellow travelers. READ MORE

The Travel Pillow You Need for Your Next Flight


Falling asleep on a plane is a talent that eludes even the most seasoned of travelers. But before you go splurging on a first-class ticket or resorting to booze or sleeping pills, try investing in a great travel pillow. There are endless options out there to provide the comfort and alignment you need for successful in-flight snoozing. Here are seven of our favorites. READ MORE


Gadgets and Apps Help You Travel Worry-Free


More than eight out of 10 travelers are anxious about their safety, according to the latest Global Rescue Travel Safety Survey. But for every travel problem, there's a solution. Here is a range of new gadgets and apps, all targeted at security-conscious travelers. READ MORE

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Safe Skies has an agreement with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to manufacture and distribute TSA luggage locks. Airport security has master tools to open, inspect and relock TSA Safe Skies® luggage locks rather than clipping the locks during mandatory checked baggage inspections at U.S. airports, allowing travelers to reuse these special luggage locks. TSA Safe Skies luggage locks are also approved by the Canadian, Australian, Israeli, German, UK and Swiss governments. MORE

Rout in Retail Shouldn't Be a Big Worry for U.S. Economy


A furious pace of store closings and bankruptcies has drummed up fears that U.S. retail is collapsing. Not so fast: Many indicators suggest that retail employment is unlikely to shrivel and the economy will withstand any shock from the sector's rout. READ MORE

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Pioneering in smart locks and intelligent-access security systems, eGeeTouch® patented and award-winning smart locks are embedded with state-of-art Dual Intelligent Proximity, Vicinity Tracking® and Smart Identification technologies. eGeeTouch® is all about safeguarding personal belongings and elevating travels through a hassle-free user experience. No key, no digit-wheels dial, no code memorizing equals no fuss. Simply pair with a Bluetooth smartphone (both iOS & Android), smart watches or tap a NFC-enabled fob or tag to secure and unlock luggage. MORE

How to Best Use Your Hotel Concierge


A hotel’s concierge staff can help you fulfill a range of requests to make your trip that much better, but its services are often underused and sometimes misused, said Kenneth Abisror, the head concierge at Mandarin Oriental New York in New York City. Concierges are a valuable resource, he said, and there are several ways for guests to get the most out of what concierges can offer. Here, Mr. Abisror offers his top tips on how to do that. READ MORE

6 Tips to Using Social Media for Content Marketing


When it comes to digital marketing, content plays a vital role and rules all other methods of online promotions. Content marketing is the fastest growing specialty in digital marketing. Experts make use of various approaches to do it effectively. For any business, quality content provides a great way to engage effectively with customers and to get found on search engines. READ MORE