WINTER 2015 | VOL. 40 NO. 4
THE TRAVEL ISSUE
PACKED WITH PANACHE!
From Classic to Edgy, New Bags Bring It With Style and Sass
From RONCATO’s UNO Soft Deluxe Collection is the 22” Carry-on Spinner in champagne. This case, constructed of advanced ballistic nylon with stain resistance, has all the amenities; MSRP $330. Heys’ Heritage is a hardside sophisticate in 100% polycarbonate. The three-piece set (21”, 26”, 30”) is lightweight and expandable; MSRP $684.97. Practical organization is yours with the 3-Compartment Travel Companion from JUMP Paris. Three separate compartments hold your laptop and your travel necessities. A special pocket allows you to hang it on a trolley handle system; MSRP $160.
PHOTOGRAPHER: KERRY PITTENGER
MODEL: CAITLIN KELLY
Photographed at Icona Diamond Beach, Southern New Jersey’s premier beachfront resort. Located on an exclusive private beach, nestled between Cape May and Wildwood Crest, Icona ushers in a new level of service and style. This all-suite property delights with fresh, elegant accommodations complete with galley kitchens and ocean-view balconies. The resort also features award-winning Coastal Blue Oceanside Bar & Grill, Bungalow No. 7 Beach Bar, and venues for weddings, events, corporate meetings and retreats. Special thanks to Caitlin Kelly, Marketing Manager, Icona Resorts.
The 2016 International Travel Goods Show Preview [WWW.THETRAVELGOODSSHOW.ORG]
The ins and outs of crowdfunding, the social media phenomenon that’s changing the game for startups and established players alike. Kickstarter and other crowdfunding sites go well beyond funding, providing companies with valuable consumer insight and precious marketing data, on the cheap. BY GARRETT LAI
New Trends in Family Travel [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Connected workers and disconnected families, bleisure travel, multi-generational vacations, and other factors that are changing the notion of the family holiday – and how to outfit for the new, modern family vacation. BY SARA ECCLESINE
Dream It, Do it [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Luggage aimed at the leisure traveler, with amenities galore like hidden pockets, compact organization, and sleek designs that are easy on the eye while making life easy on the go. BY KATHY WITT | PHOTOGRAPHY BY KERRY PITTENGER
Accessories [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
It really is the little things that count. But today’s accessories count for a lot, helping travelers stay organized, musically connected, safer and more secure. Anywhere. BY KATHY WITT
Clothes Make the Outfitter [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
We know how to sell the suitcase. Providing the contents to go with it is an easy sell, and you can ease into it by degrees to provide a more complete shopping experience and add to your bottom line. BY GARRETT LAI
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
“We Need a Vacation” BY MICHELE MARINI PITTENGER
TRAVEL BITS [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Hitching through Amsterdam on a Backie; sailing via private yacht; 1.5 miles of zip lines; ultimate Star Wars destinations and much more.
NEWS & NOTES [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Ins and outs of travel insurance; meaningful vacationing; more crowdfunded luggage success; generational shopping differences; chipped credit cards and other happenings.
TGA NEWS BRIEFS [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
New members, good legislative news from Capitol Hill, member profiles and community-minded acts of philanthropy by TGA member companies.
INDUSTRY BUZZ [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
People, product, and milestones.