Have you registered for success?
With 172 exhibitors and over 400 brands booked for The Show, it's clear that Las Vegas is the only place to be for anyone in travel goods this March. If you haven't registered to attend The Show, now's the time to guarantee your spot at the most important industry event of the year. Visit The Show website to register, book accommodations and check out the floor plan to learn about what you can expect to see on the floor. Please contact TGA's Cathy Hays with questions regarding registration. More
Feb. 16, 2011: And the winner of the 2011 TGA Award is . . .
Don Godshaw, CEO of Travelon, is the recipient of this year's TGA Award, the industry's ultimate recognition of outstanding professional achievement. The TGA Award is given to an individual who has made significant contributions to the travel goods industry, the Travel Goods Association, and the community. Mr. Godshaw will be honored at The Travel Goods Show Awards Ceremony on Monday, March 7, at 6:00 p.m. at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.
March 9, 2011: 12 products that take the hassle out of traveling
Necessity may be the mother of invention, but in travel, frustration makes a pretty good midwife. For Kenny Johnson of Dallas, it was the sight of people struggling to create decent workspaces in the concourses of nearby Love Field; for Dale Benton of Atlanta, it was watching people fight with their travel pillows on a flight to Seattle. In response, both men came up with new travel products that are now on display at the Travel Goods Association show in Chicago. Along with some of the biggest names in the business, they hope to provide relief for some of the age-old annoyances of travel. More
March 16, 2011: The 3 best travel accessories you've never seen before
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Lighter-weight luggage and bags with built-in and portable scales — aimed at foiling the excess-baggage-fee ghouls at the check-in counter — were a recurring theme at this year's Travel Goods Show, which ended Monday in Chicago More
March 23, 2011: 5 gadgets to make business travel a little easier
Aol Small Business Share
Business travelers can take a little of the sting out of air travel by harnessing the right technology. Check out these gadgets, apps and accessories designed to make the skies a little friendlier again. More
March 23, 2011: More cool products from The Travel Goods Show
Pearls of Travel Wisdom Share
There were just so many great products at The Travel Goods Show in Chicago, it's difficult to show them all. Here are several of interest: Great neck and arm rests from Anywhere Comfort, fold-up tote bags and a reusable coffee sleeve from RuMe Bags, Antler's hard-side 22 inch four wheel spinner bag and Backjoy's orthotic for your back (great for those long international coach flights and coast-to-coast domestic flights). More
March 30, 2011: 2012 Travel Goods Show back in Las Vegas
After careful deliberation, the TGA Board of Directors cast a unanimous vote to bring The Travel Goods Show back to Las Vegas as a stand-alone show. Hundreds of exhibitors and attendees alike weighed in with opinions and impassioned comments, but it was abundantly clear most of you wanted a return to Las Vegas — a sentiment echoed by that unanimous Board vote. See the full story on the TGA website for details on how the board reached its decision, and we'll see you at The 2012 Travel Goods Show March 6-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center! More
June 22, 2011: 10 ways to lighten up your luggage
The Coffs Coast Advocate Share
There is an art to packing a suitcase, whether you are looking to squeeze more in or simply deciding whether to leave the electric eyebrow plucker at home. The holiday experts at Escape Travel have drawn on their years of packing experience to develop this list of tips. More
Sept. 7, 2011: Elite for a day, in coach, for a fee
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Michelle Higgins writes, "For an American Airlines flight to Miami last month, my husband and I and our 16-month-old daughter were treated like celebrities. We were greeted at the curb at La Guardia Airport by an American representative, her hair swept back in a practical ponytail, who checked us in and handled our baggage, and then whisked us through security, bypassing a long line of disgruntled passengers whose looks read, 'Who the heck are you?'" More
Oct. 26, 2011: Eight items you never pack...but should
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No matter where you're traveling next, there are a few things you can add to your grab-and-go bag that will make everything run a little more smoothly. Meet eight items that will turn you into the MacGyver of the vacation set. More
Nov. 16, 2011: Have you visited The Travel Goods Show website?
If you haven't been to The Travel Goods Show 2012 website, visit and learn what's in store for March. Anyone who's attended in the past knows that connections made at The Show help grow and sustain your business throughout the year! The most important travel goods industry event is right around the corner. Start planning for Las Vegas now — visit www.thetravelgoodsshow.org. With questions about The Show, contact TGA's Cathy Hays by email or phone at 877-842-1938, x-707. More