WINTER 2014 | VOL. 39 NO. 4
THE TRAVEL ISSUE
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 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.
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.
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
Editor’s Note “Future Gen”
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]