SUMMER 2016 | VOL. 41 NO. 2
THE 2016 INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL GOODS SHOW WRAP-UP AND REVIEW
Over 120 of the latest travel goods that will have you traveling smarter
Trunkster with innovative rolltop opening, zipper-free entry, integrated digital scale, USB charging, location tracking and matching smartphone app. Measuring 22” x 14” x 9”, it is made of polypropylene and comes in black. MSRP $435. Numinous London’s® SMART Executive Cabin features a biometric (fingerprint) lock, built-in SMART device charger, puncture-resistant zips and anti-slash technology. It comes in dark golden brush. MSRP $414. Knomo London introduces the world’s first in-bag, magnetic wireless charging solution with its Maddox Drop & Go Charging Bag. From Compass Partners. MSRP $395. Planet Traveler’s Space Case Utility from HONTUS offers a digital biometric lock with fingerprint recognition; global tracker GPS system; digital self-scale; removable power bank, two external USB ports and another USB port within the laptop compartment; Bluetooth speakerphone; and anti-theft sensors. MSRP $1,300. See Seen at The Show feature on these and over 120 new products on display at The 2016 International Travel Goods Show.
Credits: Illustration By Ian Naylor | Photograph By Kerry Pittenger
Tech Goes Big, Security to the Fore, Gray Is In [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
The big-view perspective from this year’s International Travel Goods Show points to the rising prominence of tech integration securing travelers (and their belongings), hardside evolution, and the bright future of gray. BY GARRETT LAI
From Show Floor to Sales Floor [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
The standout products, trends and personalities from The Show, in the words of the retailers who were there. BY SARA ECCLESINE
Seen at The Show [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Fresh off the floor of The International Travel Goods Show: better bottles, shoe trees, pocket vests; smarter umbrellas, security and compression; Bluetooth connectivity, splashy colors, and more travel
pillows and luggage than you can imagine. BY KATHY WITT AND SARA ECCLESINE | PHOTOGRAPHY BY KERRY PITTENGER AND ADAM TRECARTIN
2016 Industry Awards [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Award-winning products, people, companies and exhibitors get their due at The International Travel Goods Show. BY GARRETT LAI
Lifetime Achievement Award: Tom Korbas
Product Innovation Awards: Changing the Face of Travel
Buzz Award: Let There Be Rest
Community Service Award: Cabeau Cares
Best Booth Contest: Putting a Shine on The Show
Legacy Award: Barry Gelfand
State of the U.S. Travel Goods Market 2003-2015: It Was a Good Year [GO TO STORY]
Positive growth in every category since 2003, and in all categories
but one since 2014, points to a strong prognosis for industry health. BY NATE HERMAN
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
“Travel’s Internet of Things” BY MICHELE MARINI PITTENGER
TRAVEL BITS [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Free travel to Iceland; the top 10 museum exhibits in the U.S.; the (surprise) fastest-growing Airbnb demographic; the Cuban beer crisis; the world’s best pizza city and more.
NEWS & NOTES [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Samsonite acquires Tumi; why handbags and wallets are shrinking; cruise travel trends; the National Park Service’s centennial; a guide to airline passenger etiquette (really!); and nap pods – the new airport trend?
TGA NEWS BRIEFS [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Planning ahead for The 2017 Show; the strongest-ever media footprint at this year’s Show; community giving from McKlein, U.S. Luggage, Eagle Creek, Lewis N. Clark® and Savvy Travelers.
INDUSTRY BUZZ [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
People and product news, and moves.