Show Events & Hours

General Show Hours

Tuesday, March 8 – 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 9 – 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 10 – 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

TGA’s Opening Night Party

Tuesday, March 8
5:30-7:00 p.m.

Show Entrance, Las Vegas Convention Center

It’s the industry’s ultimate professional mixer, the biggest social event on the calendar and your best chance to connect and really bond with everybody who matters to your business, away from the time crush of Show schedules and the distraction of booth traffic.

Festivities begin promptly at 5:30 p.m., immediately after The Show closes on its first day. There’ll be musical entertainment, light hors d’oeuvres and an open bar to help restore your energy and fortify your spirit after your first day at The Show.

The Opening Night Party is brought to you by the Travel Goods Association and Travel Goods Showcase magazine.

TGA Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, March 9
5:30-6:15 p.m.

Las Vegas Convention Center
Meeting Room S229

2016_award-korbasTom Korbas, President of Samsonite, The Americas, is the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the industry’s ultimate recognition of professional accomplishment. This award celebrates decades of service, leadership and lasting impact on our industry.

The Awards Committee will also posthumously honor Barry Gelfand, Buyer for Ross Stores and Macy’s, with the Legacy Award, and present Cabeau with the 2016 Community Service Award. The winners of the first-, second- and third-place 2016 Product Innovation Awards will be revealed at the Awards Ceremony.

The Awards Ceremony begins immediately after The Show closes on Wednesday, March 9 at 5:30 p.m. in Room S229, just outside The Show’s main entrance.

Come cheer and be inspired by the industry’s most dynamic, accomplished personalities, and help recognize the people, companies and products that are making an impact on travel goods and changing the way the world travels.

Exhibitor Hosted Events

If you are an exhibitor and would like your Show event posted, please contact Kate Ryan at or 774-929-5223.

Claim Your Free Pair of Stylish Compression Socks and Win an Extreme Sock Drawer Makeover!
Where: Goodhew/Sockwell Booth #3119
When: Tuesday, March 8 at 8:30 a.m. through Thursday, March 10 at 11:00 a.m.; One drawing each day.
What: Buyers, want to keep your feet and legs feeling fresh and energized during The Show? Stop by Booth #3119 for a free pair of Sockwell graduated compression socks to help minimize swelling, promote circulation and help reduce fatigue all day long – and in style! By signing up for Goodhew/Sockwell e-newsletters, you’ll also have the chance to win an Extreme Sock Drawer Makeover. There will be three drawings, one per day of the show – winners must be buyers and will be contacted by email at the end of each day. Free socks limited to buyers only while supplies last.

ZIKA Virus Protection Update and Travel Safety Tips
Where: Traveler’s Supply Booth #5104
When: Tuesday, March 8, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
What: It’s been all over the news for the past few months and the threat is real. Recent reports have even gone so far as to urge pregnant women not to travel to the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. Stop by to learn more about the threat of Zika Virus when traveling, how to most effectively and safely treat and re-treat clothing and gear with our Duration™ Permethrin. Learn about DEET repellents and the differences between repellents for skin along with the duration of efficacy. Pick up a Travel Tips Guide with CDC recommendations to staying safe — especially when traveling to developing countries. Enter to win 20 of our NEW Insect Bite Protection Kits with first order – a $250 value

Win $1,000 of Travelon Anti-Theft Bags!
Where: Travelon Booth #6001
When: There will be two drawings — Tuesday, March 8 at 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday, March 9 at 4:00 p.m.
What: Travelon will be holding two drawings for $1,000 worth (at retail) of Travelon Anti-Theft bags. Must be a retailer to win.

Win a FREE DryCASE Masonboro Waterproof Backpack FULL OF CASH!
Where: Dry Case Booth #4133
When: Any time before Wednesday, March 9th at 2:00 p.m. Drawing will be held on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.
What: Dry Case is a new exhibitor at The Show this year, so come find out what we are all about! Bring your business card to the Dry Case booth for your chance to win a FREE Masonboro Waterproof Backpack stuffed with $100 CASH! Drop off your business card any time before Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. and you will be automatically entered in our 3:00 p.m. drawing. Must be a retailer and be present during the drawing to win. Stop by our booth or visit to learn more about DryCASE!

Stop by for a FREE Selfie Stick and a Chance to Win a $500 Southwest Gift Card!
Where: goDesk Booth #4132
When: Wednesday, March 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
What: Show off your selfie skills and snap a pic with the revolutionary patent pending design, goDesk. goDesk is a unique product that transforms virtually any roller luggage case into a mobile office. goDesk was designed with manufacturers, distributors and direct sellers in mind to help capture the expanding travel office/travel convenience segments. The first 50 retailers to visit will walk away with a free selfie stick and be entered to win a $500 Southwest gift card!

Win a $250 Visa Gift Card from Traveler’s Supply!
Where: Traveler’s Supply Booth #5104
When: Drop your business card on Wednesday, March 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — Drawing at 12:00 p.m.
What: Pop in to drop off your business card for a chance to win a Visa gift card and learn more about Travelan, making its U.S. debut at The 2016 Show. Travelan is an all natural supplement that reduces the risk of diarrhea along with the associated symptoms of other gastrointestinal issues often experienced by travelers. Sold in Australia since 2003 and in Canada since 2014, Travelan is the only OTC supplement available to aid in the relief of symptoms before they start and has the clinically proven strength and works to offer Digestive Tract Protection, Wherever You Are.

Give Your Feet a Well-Deserved Treat — A Free Pair of Travelsox!
Where: Travelsox Booth #3084
When: Wednesday, March 9 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
What: Stop into our booth for a complimentary socks upgrade with a new pair of Travelsox Compression Socks. Only requirement? Sit down and put them on in the booth — you decide what to do with your old, tired socks. Your body will thank you! *While supplies and sizes last

Buyers, ask about an upgrade to free freight on your entire Show order!

Wine Down and Freshen Up with Goodwipes!
Where: Goodwipes Booth #6078
When: Wednesday, March 9 from 3:00 pm. — 4:15 p.m
What: Wine Down and Freshen up with the Goodwipes Guys Sam and Charlie! Goodwipes are the best way to stay fresh when you don’t have time to shower, and you can come clean up with us absolutely free. Feel uplifted with natural tee tree oil and cooling peppermint. Top if off with FREE red and white wine for dessert, on us. The price of admission is only a smile :)

Buyers, don’t forget to ask about our Show special and BRAND NEW product!

Say Ole! Enjoy Margaritas and Prizes With Eagle Creek
Where: Eagle Creek Booth #6009
When: Wednesday, March 9 — Margaritas begin at 4:30 p.m.; drawings for prizes start at 5:00 p.m.
What: Enjoy a drink and enter a drawing to win stellar prizes like an Outdoor Gear Load Warrior Carry-on, No Matter What Flatbed AWD Carry-On (should this be caps?), Cargo Hauler Duffel 60L, No Matter What™ Gear Tote, Pack-It Starter Sets, or $100 gift cards for your next adventure.

Must be present to win; must be a retailer and preview new products in the Eagle Creek Travel System to enter.

Enter for a Chance to Win Your Very Own Travel Bag by Cool-It Caddy!
Where: Cool-It Caddy Booth #5132
When: The drawing will take place at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 10th – entries will be accepted until that time.
What: Cool-It Caddy’s product, Contempo, is a fashionable clutch with an icy interior. Just pop this clutch into the freezer until frozen, pack with your favorite things and go! Heat-sensitive items like costly beauty products, medications and snacks will stay cool for hours, even in extreme heat. MSRP $29.95
To learn more stop by the booth or visit

Take the “Great British Quiz” for a Chance to Win Two Round-Trip Flights to London!
Where: Go Travel Booth #2000
When: Drawing will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 10th by TGA President Michele Marini Pittenger – stop by the booth before then to complete the Great British Quiz.
What: Put your knowledge of everyday English phrases to the test for a chance to win. Participants will be asked to answer 10 fun questions correctly, and if they do, their business card will be entered into a raffle to win – and they can become an honorary Brit with two round-trip tickets to London!

If not present at the drawing, the winner will be contacted by phone or email.

Go Travel’s Great British Quiz is open to buyers and members of the press attending The International Travel Goods Show 2016. A valid visitor badge must be shown to confirm eligibility.