FALL 2014 | VOL. 39 NO. 3
THE BUSINESS TRAVEL ISSUE
New Gear Takes on the Universe of Business Travel
The slim-profile HEX Convertible Laptop Briefcase is a clean, modern-style briefcase that can quickly convert to a street-ready laptop backpack. The bag is fully featured with interior padded and fleece-lined 15″ laptop slot, plus assorted interior and exterior tablet and gear pockets; MSRP $109.95. The TRIBECCA, a 20″ mobile office from Traveler’s Choice, sports a quick-access, front zippered pocket with integrated top-load pockets for a 13″ laptop and a tablet and a fully functional organizer for electronics or any last-minute items. This hardside spinner upright also features a built-in TSA combination lock and clam shell opening. MSRP $299.99.
Photographer: Kerry Pittenger
Location: Emerald Windows Showroom/Office, Philadelphia, PA
Special thanks to James Cho
Take Your Show to 11 [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Tips for maximizing your trade show experience to give your business real impact, including how to spot future best sellers; adding a new product assortment…without bringing in a new product assortment; make yourself heard by manufacturers so you get what you want; and more smart advice garnered from industry exhibitors and retailers.
Task Masters [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Our big photo feature on modern-day business gear that keeps you organized, safeguards your data, elevates your personal style ante and helps get you where you need to go.
Accessories [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
It’s the little things that can make a big difference to consumers — and to your retail mix. We explore what’s new, from electronic device support to items that boost business productivity; personal organizers to personal hygiene and security; overseas connectivity and lots more.
Rejuvenation [GO TO STORY]
Refreshing your retail operation is smart business — and absolutely vital for keeping up with consumer expectations and a shifting marketplace. But there’s more than one winning formula for a retail reboot. We explore three very different retail overhauls to learn what makes them succeed.
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
Editor’s Note “Change for the Better”
Travel Bits Hilton’s plans for booking, check-in and check-out — with zero human contact; 60+ mph on a rubber raft at the world’s tallest water slide; the best bargain hotels; volunteering at the grassroots level; the Ten Most Beautiful Restaurants in the World; stargazing with augmented reality and more fun travel snippets. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
News & Notes Swords, grenades, guns and other frightening-but-fun highlights from TSA’s buzzworthy Instagram feed; Boeing’s new, bigger overhead bins will spark carry-on joy; holding travel agencies to the 24-hour rule; two- and three-in-one hotels as the new trend; smart luggage…from AT&T?; class-action status sought for lost luggage, and more. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
TGA News Briefs Big voter turnout elects a new TGA Board of Directors; protecting the industry by getting savvy about global supply chains; good public works by member companies Eagle Creek, Psi Bands, Lojel and Royce Leather; plus a roster of new TGA members and some up-close member profiles. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Industry Buzz People, product, and moving. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]