TGA Award

Winning the TGA award represents the remarkable achievements and unwavering dedication of those who have triumphed in the travel goods industry.

The Coveted TGA Award

These awards will recognize the most cutting-edge and carefully considered travel products and social awareness showcased at the 2024 Travel Goods Show in Las Vegas and in the travel industry. Winning a Travel Goods Award is a testament to the dedication and hard work of the teams behind these products, and serves as a mark of excellence in the industry.


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Can you provide an overview of the TGA Awards at the Travel Goods Show?

The TGA Awards are a prestigious recognition program held during the Travel Goods Show. They celebrate excellence and innovation in the travel goods industry. Awards are presented in various categories to honor outstanding products and companies that have made significant contributions to the industry.

How can my company submit nominations for the TGA Awards at the Travel Goods Show?

To submit nominations for the TGA Awards, eligible companies should review the nomination process and criteria outlined on the official Travel Goods Show website. Nominations typically require specific information about the nominated products, so it's essential to gather all necessary details before the submission deadline.

Is the TGA Awards ceremony open to all attendees of the Travel Goods Show?

The TGA Awards ceremony is typically open to registered attendees of the Travel Goods Show. It's a special event where winners are announced, and attendees can celebrate the industry's accomplishments. Access to the awards ceremony may be included in the show registration or may require a separate ticket, depending on the event's specifics.

Does it cost to apply for a TGA Award?

No. We want to recognize the BEST Travel Goods Products in the world and do not believe in "paying to play" is a fair way to recognize the BEST products in the world.

Judging Criteria

Conflict of Interest:

    • Judges must disclose any potential conflicts of interest that may compromise their impartiality in the voting process.
    • Judges with a direct or indirect interest, financial or otherwise, in a nominee must recuse themselves from voting for that nominee.
  1. Judicial Independence:

    • Judges should make decisions independently, free from any external pressure or influence.
    • Judges must not allow personal relationships or affiliations to impact their voting decisions.
  2. Review of Criteria:

    • Judges must thoroughly review the established criteria for each award category before casting their votes.
    • Understanding the criteria ensures that judgments are based on the merit of the nominees against the defined standards.
    • Judging Criteria:
        • Innovative Design:

          • Assess the product's design for creativity, uniqueness, and innovation.
          • Consider how the design addresses specific travel challenges and enhances user experience.
        • Functionality and Practicality:

          • Evaluate the practicality of the travel gear for various travel scenarios.
          • Consider ease of use, versatility, and how well the product serves its intended purpose.
        • Material Quality and Durability:

          • Examine the quality of materials used in the travel gear.
          • Assess the durability of the product, considering the wear and tear it might encounter during travel.
        • Technological Integration:

          • If applicable, evaluate how technology is integrated into the travel gear.
          • Consider features such as smart connectivity, built-in charging, or other technological innovations.
        • User Reviews and Testimonials:

          • Take into account user reviews and testimonials, especially if available from credible sources or verified purchasers.
          • Consider the overall satisfaction of users with the travel gear.
        • Packaging and Presentation:

          • Assess the virtual presentation of the travel gear, including product images and videos.
          • Consider how well the product is showcased and whether the presentation aligns with its intended positioning in the market.
        • Sustainability and Eco-Friendliness:

          • Evaluate the travel gear's commitment to sustainability and eco-friendliness.
          • Consider factors such as the use of recycled materials, eco-friendly manufacturing processes, and overall environmental impact.
        • Inclusivity and Accessibility:

          • Consider whether the travel gear is designed to be inclusive and accessible to a diverse range of users.
          • Evaluate features that enhance accessibility for individuals with different needs.
        • Price Point and Value for Money:

          • Assess the travel gear's price point in relation to its features, quality, and overall value.
          • Consider whether the product offers a competitive and reasonable price for its category.
        • Brand Reputation:

          • Consider the reputation of the brand producing the travel gear.
          • Evaluate the brand's history, commitment to quality, and alignment with industry standards.
        • Virtual Demonstration:

          • If available, review virtual demonstrations or walkthroughs of the travel gear.
          • Assess how well the product's features and functionalities are communicated in a virtual format.
        • Adaptability to Changing Travel Trends:

          • Evaluate how well the travel gear adapts to emerging trends in travel.
          • Consider whether the product addresses current and foreseeable changes in travel preferences and behaviors.
  3. Confidentiality:

    • Judges must keep all information related to the voting process, nominees, and discussions confidential.
    • Sharing details about nominees, discussions, or preliminary voting results outside the judging panel is strictly prohibited.
  4. Fair and Impartial Evaluation:

    • Judges must evaluate nominees based on the established criteria without bias or prejudice.
    • Personal opinions, unrelated to the award criteria, should not influence the voting process.
  5. Abstention:

    • Judges have the option to abstain from voting if they feel they lack sufficient knowledge or understanding of a particular nominee.
    • Abstention should be based on valid reasons and should not be used arbitrarily.
  6. Timely Submission:

    • Judges must submit their votes within the specified timeframe to ensure the timely completion of the award selection process.
    • Late submissions may not be considered.
  7. Disqualification Criteria:

    • Judges should disqualify a nominee if there is evidence of unethical practices, violations of rules, or misrepresentation.
    • Disqualification decisions must be based on clear and documented evidence.
  8. Feedback and Deliberation:

    • Judges will not have a meeting to discuss feedback or deliberations.
  9. Refrain from Campaigning:

    • Judges must refrain from lobbying or campaigning on behalf of any nominee.
    • The integrity of the voting process relies on impartial and individual assessments.
  10. Notification of Recusal:

    • Judges must promptly notify the organizing body if they find themselves in a situation that requires recusal.
    • Transparency about recusals contributes to the overall fairness of the award process.
  11. One Person, One Vote:

      • You should only cast only one vote for a nominee in each selected category.
  12. Awarding Nominee
    • Winners will be selected by recieving the most in their respective category.
    • One winner will receive the TGA per category.
  13. Winner Announcement:

            • Winners will be announced on March 14, 2024 at the Travel Goods Show.