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CONTENTS FALL 2013 | VOL. 38 NO. 3

Today's business gear needs to be more than just pretty

From knomo comes the Wigmore 14", a slim briefcase in soft Saffiano leather with grosgrain lining. Part of the Marylebone Collection, this lightweight bag pampers your laptop within a quilted pouch, stores valuables in a zip compartment and organizes business cards and pens in an interior panel. Color choices are black, black cherry and marine. MSRP $295

Photographer: Kerry Pittenger
Model: Sara Morse
Location: Kimpton's Hotel Palomar Philadelphia


Modern Business: Less is More [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Today's business customer carries a lot more than a laptop and papers. And they're a much bigger, broader, diversified demographic than ever. It's more opportunity for the savvy retailer, but it's going to take more to service them and keep them coming back. BY GARRETT LAI

What's Hot for Business [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
With ever-blurring lines between social life, work life and home life, people are taking more stuff with them every day, and in their travels. These are the smart, new cases that help them carry and organize what they need to stay productive anywhere. BY KATHY WITT | PHOTOGRAPHS BY KERRY PITTENGER

It takes more than a mere briefcase to gear up for the modern workplace. From sleeves and straps to stands and chargers, these are the accessories that keep today's workers powered up and energized, every day and on the go. BY KATHY WITT

TGA Celebrates 75 Years of Advocacy, Community and Connectivity [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
The Travel Goods Association is the world's largest trade organization devoted to travel goods, but it wasn't always so. In 1938, 14 men sat down and launched the organization that would eventually become TGA. Here's a look back at the Association's history. BY KATE RYAN


Editor's Note "It's Your Story." BY MICHELE MARINI PITTENGER

Travel Bits Red Cross apps; the Best Thing to Do in NYC; Bologna, Italy's culinary tourism; airfare paid for by the pound; the city with the world's most breweries and more goodies from the world of travel.

News & Notes The luggage tag goes e-ink and high tech; airports embrace water bottles; TGA members shine with Hollywood product placements; flagship store openings and more newsworthy tidbits. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

TGA News Briefs TGA's new Board of Directors; The 2014 International Travel Goods Show goes online; what possible California Prop 65 reform means to our industry; good community works undertaken by member companies and other Association news. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

Industry Buzz People, product, milestones, moving, corrections, and letter to the editor. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]


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