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TGA Industry News Briefs
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Cut Through the Noise, Lead Them Straight to the Source


The Internet is a crowded, noisy place. Google any major travel goods brand, and the manufacturer's site can be almost impossible to find, buried amongst thousands of other vendors. Which is why you need to be at The Show, to ensure retailers are learning about your brand and products from you – not some third-party vendor's website. Plus in-person interaction is far more effective than email, or any online experience. Put the power of face-to-face communication to work for you; exhibit at The International Travel Goods Show. This is the best time to reserve space – learn why by contacting Cathy Hays, VP, Trade Show, at

Your Thoughts on Future Shows


The International Travel Goods Show is the industry's major showcase and showpiece, and our recent survey regarding future Shows was promoted through Industry News Briefs, TGA's home page and social media platforms so everyone could weigh in, and now the results are here. Las Vegas was the preferred host city, with the most popular date falling in March or February. If you took part, thank you for sharing your opinion, which is invaluable. TGA's Board of Directors and staff are evaluating the results to determine next steps. If you missed the survey there's still time to be heard – please send your comments to

Reminder: New Proposition 65 Warning Labels Only Two Months Away


In only two months, August 30, 2018, California will require new Proposition 65 warning labels. TGA recently unveiled a new resource which provides TGA members with details on how to comply with the new California Prop 65 warning label requirements. This tool breaks down the Prop 65 regulation text into actionable items to help members develop their compliance strategy with regard to Prop 65 warning labels. Member log-in is required to view this guide. If you are not a member of TGA and would like to take advantage of this and other important member benefits, please click here.

Trade War or Not, China Inc. Already Reining in American Brands


As Beijing and Washington veer towards a full-blown trade war, American brands in China face what may be an even bigger threat: local rivals armed with innovative products and the Chinese government’s blessing. American household names like Apple, Starbucks and Procter & Gamble’s Pampers are seeing their dominance challenged, a potential threat to the hundreds of billions of dollars U.S. firms make in China. READ MORE

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Popular Luggage Trends for 2018


Owning a great piece of luggage should delight you and make you excited to use it. And by all means, go for luxury brands like Louis Vuitton and Globe-Trotter. But also bear in mind some of these models, which were recently on trend at this year's International Travel Goods Show. READ MORE

The Tech You Need to Travel Better


While no product can guarantee a seat upgrade or make your delayed flight arrive on time, a few smart investments can make your next trip more comfortable, more relaxing and less stressful. READ MORE

The Secrets of Leadership Presence for Every Woman Leader


You know that woman who walks into the room, delivers a message and everyone's eyes are glued to her every word? She stands tall, even if she's 5' in height. She commands attention and respect when she speaks, not because of the volume of her voice, but the confidence and energy behind it. This woman has what's called "leadership presence." It's one of the key missing ingredients for women striving to advance. READ MORE


What Travel Insurance Does and Doesn't Cover


When you book travel with a credit card, you usually get some kind of travel insurance – but what it doesn’t cover can leave you vulnerable. Here’s what you really get, and why you might want to buy additional coverage. READ MORE

Is the Retail Cashier an Endangered Species?


The decline of the cashier began when supermarkets started installing self-scanners at checkout lines. That technology, however, was always aimed at people buying just a few items, not those with full shopping carts. More traditional retailers have not gone anywhere near that far, of course, but the idea cashier-free checkout lines has gained favor with a growing number of chains. READ MORE

Should You Get a Social Media Certification?


It’s difficult to assess what someone knows about social media. You can shortlist candidates who have a degree from a “good” university, including communications, journalism or business graduates (although I’ve seen some degrees in English and linguistics, too). Almost all candidates claim to have knowledge and experience of social media and, given the demographic, you’d expect them to. In truth though, it’s nearly impossible to tell how much someone actually knows until they are on the job. READ MORE