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China Tariffs Affect Economy…and Sales

The impact of trade wars and punitive tariffs on the U.S. travel goods market.

COVID-19 and the Travel Goods Business, Part II

Part II of our series on how the industry is operating amidst COVID-19: We check in with retailers and manufacturers to discover strategies and best practices that are helping them cope.

COVID-19 and the Travel Goods Business, Part I

What's happening in the industry with COVID-19: Resources, products and reopening best practices from manufacturers and retailers alike.

Show Happenings

Upcoming product developments; hot colors; a bumper crop of Tribbles; the rise of silicone; the growth in green; and more in-built organization than ever.

Next in Travel Gear

The items and trends that left the biggest, most lasting impressions on retailers as they walked the aisles of the world’s greatest travel products showcase.

TGA Product Awards

The very best of what’s new in travel gear: Best Use of Technology; Best New Design – Luggage; Best New Design – Backpack; Best New Design – Accessories; Most Eco-Friendly Product

RETAIL LAB Recap

Takeaways from The Show’s RETAIL LABS educational sessions, including emerging consumer trends and new best retail practices; generational marketing; social media strategies for time-strapped retailers; and the importance of BOPUS.

Seen at The Show: Products

Standout items from The 2020 Travel Goods Show, including innovative new carry-ons and checked bags; personal sleep cocoons; personal hygiene and health safeguards; travel security items and more.

Seen at The Show: People

The personalities, influencers, and folks who make The Travel Goods Show the soul of the industry.

Industry Buzz

Advertisement​ People New Team Member at Woman-owned LiteGear LiteGear® has added Jeena High as director of social media to its team. High is an avid outdoorsperson who enjoys hiking, snowboarding and camping, and is equally enthusiastic about travel, having driven across America a couple of times and globetrotted throughout Southeast Asia, Africa and Europe. She honed […]

TGA News Briefs

The Travel Goods Show is headed back to Las Vegas. Mark your calendars for February 29-March 2, 2021 to attend the world's greatest travel goods showcase. It is your single best source for product info...

TravelBits

New cleaning protocols and 72-hour occupation/vacancy buffers; more authentically local experiences; organized crime – on display; 10 great hikes; most-delivered alcohols and more travel news.

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