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CONTENTS WINTER 2013 | VOL. 38 NO. 4

ON THE COVER
TIME TO RETREAT
Relax and rejuvenate with travel gear that's smart and stress-free

BOCONI's lightweight Tyler Cargo Duffel, sleek and refined in black and coffee finished with antiqued nickel hardware, coddles electronics in super mellow Milano grained leather and khaki lining; MSRP $498. The BELLAGIO Collection by Bric's USA is an updated version of the classic travel trunks. Made of polycarbonate, these ultra lightweight spinner "trunks" are appointed in full grain Tuscan leather, combining Old World craftsmanship with the modern amenities demanded by today's savvy travelers; MSRP $595. The Parinda Melody Faux Croco Leather Women's Carryall Tote from McKlein USA in harvest yellow floral with polished silver-toned hardware accents is a roomy tote with lots of strategic storage in zip, slip and easy-access side pockets. MSRP $50

Credits
Photographer: Kerry Pittenger
Location: Skytop Lodge In Skytop, PA
"Minutes from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life, you discover Skytop Lodge. The ultimate luxury retreat, nestled atop 5,500 harmonious acres in the Pocono Mountains. Opened in 1928, the majestic Skytop Lodge sits atop a hill surrounded by lush landscape, including an 80-acre lake, championship golf course, and exquisite gardens. The resort boasts multiple restaurant & dining outlets, 193 guest rooms, a modern conference center, and world renown adventure center offering boating, skiing, ice skating, zip lining, rock climbing, tennis, volleyball, extensive nature trails, and more. Why go anywhere else? Skytop is just around the corner, 90 miles from New York City and 117 miles from Philadelphia."
Special thanks to Cara Federici and Kurtis Lisi of Skytop Lodge.


FEATURES


The International Travel Goods Show [WWW.THETRAVELGOODSSHOW.ORG]
What you need to know about exhibiting, attending, and making the most of the world's biggest travel goods show; the three-day event that can have a tremendous impact on your business year. BY GARRETT LAI


Just in Time [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
How the Internet, and online tools, are taking the place of the traditional stock room and enabling brick-and-mortar retailers to compete with online sales. BY GARRETT LAI


Time to Retreat [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Hit the road, take off from the tarmac, or cruise the high seas in style with the latest crop of new travel bags. There's something for nearly everyone ranging from a multi-piece collection, a clever carry-on, a smarter day bag or even a pet-toting messenger bag. BY KATHY WITT | PHOTOGRAPHS BY KERRY PITTENGER


Accessories [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Smart wallets, multi-pocket travel garments, multi-tasking smartphone cases, RFID-shielding clutches for passports and credit cards, and other stress-relieving accessories for savvy travelers. BY KATHY WITT


Understanding Airline Baggage Restrictions [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
The ins and outs of the airline baggage game: How big is too big, how much is too heavy, and how you can help your customers reduce their baggage fee costs. BY WILLIAM SAWALICH


COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS

Editor's Note "Going Places" BY MICHELE MARINI PITTENGER

Travel Bits Getting across Manhattan and Brooklyn for $10; 50,000+ gather to celebrate graffiti as art; Nicaragua as eco-travel destination; no-line waiting and other new developments in the world of travel. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

News & Notes The end of FAA restrictions on in-flight use of electronic devices; hostels find new popularity with young business travelers; $27 billion in airline fees; the cruise business plans to increase business; travel goods industry happenings and more interesting footnotes. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

TGA News Briefs New TGA members; package deals and sponsorship opportunities for Travel Goods Show exhibitors; a chance to act and reduce travel goods import duties; plus other news affecting your industry. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

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

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