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CONTENTS SEPTEMBER 2011 | VOL. 36 NO. 3

ON THE COVER
BUSINESS EXPRESS
Now Arriving: The Latest Gear for Business Travel

Fraulein’s Alice Laptop Wheely from its Time Collection lets women put their best fashion foot forward with a trendy and lightweight case that holds laptops up to 15.4” and is equipped with electronic sleeve and smart phone pocket. MSRP $174.95

Credits:
Photographer: Kerry Pittenger
Model: Miwa Cogez, Reinhard Agency, Philadelphia, PA


FEATURES


Does Your Carry-On Measure Up…This Trip? [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
The 20" wide-body, marketed as an accommodating and suitable carry-on for most domestic and international flights, makes for one efficient carry-on — except when it doesn’t. BY VICKI PRICHARD


Business Travel Gear [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Gear up with the latest in business bags built on the twin design principles of multi-functionality and mega good looks. These bags get the job done — smartly and stylishly. BY KATHY WITT
PHOTOGRAPHY BY KERRY PITTENGER


Put The "Ahh" in Travel [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Accessories designed to keep you neat and tidy, organized and relaxed, powered up and protected. BY KATHY WITT


The Greening of the Travel Goods Industry [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
In the first of a series, TGA talks with three manufacturers — one luggage, one accessories and one clothing — to learn about their sustainable initiatives as more and more travel goods manufacturers pursue green-minded goals. BY KATHY WITT


The State of the U.S. Travel Goods Market 2000-2010 Report [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
2010 is pegged as the "Year of the Recovery" for travel goods. BY NATE HERMAN


COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS

Editor's Note "Sustainability Sells" BY MICHELE MARINI PITTENGER

Travel Bits Go camping in Germany — indoors. Hang-glide in the Swiss Alps. Hang out with Shrek at Gaylord Entertainment Resorts. Indulge in local food and wine experiences all over the world. And take the scent of a city wherever you go. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

News & Notes The IRS raises the mileage rate for business travel. International visitors increase their spending in the U.S. TGA members appear on TV. California-based Virgin America snags the Passengers Choice Award and eBags brings home the gold. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

TGA News Briefs Learn about TGA members through their profiles. Send the TGA board of directors your questions. Welcome new TGA members — and become a member yourself. One of the benefits? Saving 25% off the booth rate for The 2012 Travel Goods Show, March 6-8 in Las Vegas. And find out why regulations are the new California Gold Rush. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

Industry Buzz People, product, milestones, moving. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

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