CONTENTS WINTER 2014 | VOL. 39 NO. 4
ON THE COVER
BY LAND OR BY SEA
Getting from point A to point B with the latest travel gear and gadgets
Lojel’s Groove Frame 19.5” Carry-On in pure Bayer Makrolon® polycarbonate is reinforced with Lojel’s patented material. Super strength in an ultra-light bag with a flexible shell and Hinomoto spinner wheels; MSRP $229.95. The lightweight Atlantic’s Ultra® LITE 3 25” Expandable Spinner is made with water-repellent polyester fabric, with expansion capabilities and high-mileage wheels. This luggage is easy to roll for travelers of all sizes; MSRP $200. Lipault’s 2-Wheeled 19” Carry-On, perfectly sized for international travel and overhead airplane bins and ultra lightweight at a skinny 5 lbs.; MSRP $169.
Photographer: Kerry Pittenger
Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, Maryland.
Special thanks to Debbie Collison and Megan Fisher.
Guide to The 2015 International Travel Goods Show [THETRAVELGOODSSHOW.ORG]
The who, what, and where of the biggest happening in the travel goods industry, the must-attend event that can have a huge positive impact on your bottom line in 2015.
Generation Y-Not? [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Gen y is the new darling demographic, beginning to displace gen x in that coveted 18-34 age bracket. Learn to speak gen y, without alienating your current base of boomers and gen xers, for a stronger product mix and retail sales. BY SARA ECCLESINE
By Air, Land or Sea [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Outfitting tips for just about every conceivable mode of holiday travel. Planes, ships, cars, families, third world, it doesn’t matter — we’ve got you covered. BY GARRETT LAI
Next Departure [GO TO STORY]
No matter the destination, length of stay or who’s traveling with you, this new crop of leisure luggage and bags – encompassing big rollers, versatile duffels, kids’ luggage, totes and day trippers — will get you there, and your goods, too. BY KATHY WITT | PHOTOGRAPHY BY KERRY PITTENGER
Accessories [GO TO STORY]
The right accessories make any trip more leisurely by enhancing comfort, connectivity, safety and organization. These are the hot new gadgets travelers will be clamoring for this travel season. BY KATHY WITT
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
Editor's Note "Future Gen" BY MICHELE MARINI PITTENGER
It’s not about chasing boomers, gen x or gen y. It’s about keeping pace, staying relevant, and reinventing ourselves for generation now.
Travel Bits Uber…for jets(?); Newfoundland’s new inn on stilts; the longest stretch of Berlin Wall; leveraging green travel; crowdsourcing your way through TSA security and other interesting travel nuggets. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
News & Notes Alabama, where a lot of lost luggage ends up; Royal Caribbean’s newest big cruiser; Airbus patents a new helmet…for passengers; Hilton’s smartphone clerks and keys; Hartmann’s rebirth and more. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
TGA News Briefs Welcome to 43 new TGA members; how to maximize your PR impact; what to expect from post-election Washington, DC; member profiles and acts of
philanthropy. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Industry Buzz People, product, and moving. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]