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Two shows, one roof, one badge!
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The 2011 Travel Goods Show is going to be BIG! We're teaming up with the International Home + Housewares Show, co-locating with them and their 2,000 exhibitors and 20,000 buyers in Chicago's McCormick Place, America's largest convention center. Co-location means your Travel Goods Show badge gets you into the International Home + Housewares Show, and their attendees gain access to The Travel Goods Show. In other words, co-location means more business opportunities, more vendors to see, and more buyers on the floor at The Travel Goods Show. And that's good for us all. More



Like TGA? How about Facebook?
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If you like TGA, and all that we stand for and all that we do for you, how about coming right out and saying it on Facebook? If you like us on Facebook it shows you’re backed by the biggest trade association in travel goods, and it helps TGA by building Facebook traffic and helping spread our message. So stop by our Facebook page, check out what’s new and happening in our industry, and if you haven’t already, tell people you like us! More

Product Safety — new California prop 65 notices hit travel goods
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Professional California Proposition 65 litigants Russel Brimer, Anthony E. Held and John Moore in recent weeks have separately issued five new "60-day" notices alleging that brands and retailers sold handbags, "zipper" bags, women's shoes, workout suits and belts in California that contained phthalates (4 notices) or lead (2 notices) in violation of Prop 65. Proposition 65 is a California law that requires "warning labels" on ALL products (not just children's products) sold in California that contain lead, phthalates, cadmium and any one of 850 other chemicals that the State of California believes could cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. Prop 65 allows so-called "citizen enforcers" to enforce the law. NGOs, other groups and even private Californian citizens can sue in California courts and collect part of the fines. Over 100 travel goods and fashion accessories brands and retailers have been served "60-day" notices just since the beginning of 2009 alleging that products they have sold in California containing certain chemicals are in violation of a California law known as Proposition 65. (Please click here to view a full list of the Prop 65 notices to date). More

HADAKI sneak peek for TGA members

This is HADAKI's new 18" roller that can double as an office on the go. Beginning this summer, look for it along with our new collection at luggage shows across the nation.
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TGA-supported amendment reforming interchange fees approved by Senate in financial regulation bill
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The U.S. Senate on May 13 approved, by a vote of 64 to 33, a TGA-supported amendment from Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-IL, to reform debit and credit card interchange policies as part of pending financial regulatory reform legislation, the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010. This action came after TGA and more than 120 other associations sent a letter May 12 to the Senate urging passage. The letter urged passage since these reforms wil instill greater competition and reduce costs, particularly since interchange "swipe fees" charged to retailers for credit and debit cards netted banks $48 billion in 2008. More

Summer Luggage, Gift & Travel Goods Show
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The NLDA Summer Luggage, Gift & Travel Goods Show will be held at the Navy Pier in Chicago on June 23-24, 2010. Visit http://www.nlda.com/show.html for more information. More



June 16: AAFA issue seminar — Product safety: Beyond quality control
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Please join AAFA June 16 at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City for AAFA's 4th Product Safety Seminar & Exhibition — Product Safety — Beyond Quality Control. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Commissioner Robert Adler will deliver the keynote address for the event, which will cover a range of product safety topics such as California Proposition 65, Licensing and Proactive & Reactive Marketing. TGA members can register for the AAFA member rate of $75. Mark your calendar and register today. More

Surfing the net: The new trend in the travel industry
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The online travel and leisure firm lastminute.com has recently conducted a study to find out what future trends are to be expected in the travel industry. "The Future of Free Time" final report does not bring very positive news. Unless the industry gets a funky modern makeover, there will be no room for traveling in the free time of today's teenagers. The Playstation generation is much more inclined toward sightseeing from the comfort of a high-tech home. More

Releaf
An Innovative Way to Prevent and Relieve Neck & Shoulder Tension

You just got off a long plane flight, your neck aches and you hardly slept a wink. The Releaf neck rest relieves the weight of your head from your neck and shoulder muscles, allowing you to relax in comfort. MORE


International premium air traffic built in March
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The number of international first and business class passengers grew by nearly 11 percent in March compared with the same month last year, the International Air Transport Association reported. The association expects Icelandic ash to have "put a dent" in ongoing recovery in April, though official figures have yet to be released. More

Ash cloud alters travel habits, buoying trains, boats
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The volcanic ash cloud that’s closed European airports for two weeks out of the past five is changing travel habits, leading to a surge in rail and ferry bookings. Richard Branson’s Virgin Trains is reporting increased demand on its London-Scotland route, Channel Tunnel rail company Eurostar says summer sales are higher and ferry operators Stena Line and Irish Continental Group Plc reckon recent gains in bookings are more than a blip. More

10 tools to improve business travel
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The author travels a little too often these days (just about every two days right now). Because of this, he's developed a lot of ways to make the experience as painless as possible. Some of these are gadget-based. Some of these are just processes that speed up his efforts. Here are all ten. More

Say goodbye to the cash register
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Whether you are at a trade show, a street fair, a sporting event, or just on the road, it has gotten a lot easier to make a credit card sale. Thanks to a host of new applications, businesses can process credit cards without using dedicated wireless devices or clunky terminals, which can cost anywhere from $200 to $2,000. All you need is your cell phone. More

Will 'social sigma' help businesses grow?
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Going counter to the popular CEO belief that social technologies do no good for their business, Forrester CEO, George F. Colony propagates social media, saying social networks contain utility that a company can use to prosper. "Many CEOs only encounter the downside of social — the disparaging YouTube video or the irrational Twitter attack on the company's brand or products. So it's easy to understand the skepticism and the questioning among CEOs," he says. More
 
 
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