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Wishing You the Very Best


Whether you travel far afield or remain at home this holiday season, may you spend this special time with the people closest to your heart. From all of us at TGA, we wish you the very best for you and yours, now and in the coming year. Click here for TGA's holiday message.

Win Fine Dining and Sidewalk Eats, NOLA Style


What do AAA, Stein Mart, Portmantos/Luggage Online and Luggage World have in common? Their buyers are going to enjoy some of New Orleans’ signature cuisine, and TGA is picking up the tab. All they did was register to attend The Travel Goods Show. You could win too – our next prizes are a $150 meal for two at Arnaud’s, serving up classic Creole cuisine since 1918; and a $50 gift card to Cafe du Monde, the best sidewalk cafe on the Mississippi, est. 1962. Simply Register NOW for your chance to win.

China “Phase One” Deal, Tariff Exclusion Process Leave Travel Goods Out in the Cold


The U.S./China “Phase One” Deal announced on December 13 (press release, fact sheet, Federal Register Notice) provides no relief for travel goods, as the punitive tariffs on U.S. imports of travel goods from China remain at 25%. Meanwhile, the U.S. government's review of the 30,322 tariff exclusion requests for the 25% punitive tariffs on U.S. imports from China trudges forward at a snail’s pace, still with no relief for travel goods. With some decisions made last week, the U.S. government to date has still only reviewed 8,657 petitions – a mere 28.6% of all petitions 10 weeks after the September 30 deadline. Further, only 313 petitions have been approved to date, none for travel goods. 146 companies filed a combined 863 exclusion petitions on travel goods. To date, 343 of those petitions have been denied. That means only 39.7% of all travel goods petitions have been reviewed to date. TGA has urged the U.S. government to accelerate its review.

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10 Things That Changed How We Travel in the 2010s


From technology and social media to immigration and climate change, there’s been no shortage of factors shaping the way we travel – and think about travel – over the past ten years. As we enter 2020 and a new decade, we’ve taken a look back at the ten major changes that have changed the way we explore the world. READ MORE

22 Instagram Stats You Need to Know in 2020


Instagram continued its rise in 2020, adding more users and expanding its offering – be it through new Stories additions, eCommerce tools, updates for IGTV and more. And as Instagram continues to grow, more brands are looking at how they can expand their Insta presence, and maximize their opportunities – and as we shift into the New Year, that doesn't look set to change. READ MORE