FALL 2017 | VOL. 42 NO. 3
THE BUSINESS ISSUE
Fresh New Business Gear That Is BOARD APPROVED
The Elite Traveler Backpack from GRUV GEAR takes traveling ease to a whole new level, providing first-class storage for all tech and travel essentials. Unique locker doors open to reveal lower shelves and four ingenious Bento mini cases that can be pulled out individually and give tidy organization to chargers, batteries, hard drives, toiletries and other essentials. The bag’s patent-pending ScanFly™ system allows for the optional laptop sleeve to be flipped out and ready for TSA scanning while tethered and protected and a spacious “glove box” features padded walls to keep items from spilling out. In rugged 1680D ballistic nylon, the bag has leather trim and a honeycomb interior lining. MSRP: $175
Photographer: Kerry Pittenger
Model: Wesley Kays-Henry
Business Is Changing – and The International Travel Goods Show Is, Too [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
The state of the industry’s biggest trade event – recent improvements, changemakers, a peek behind the curtain to see how it all comes together; and a glimpse of what’s to come. BY GARRETT LAI
Business Cases Put Travelers in Charge [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Business-ready bags for the plugged-in lifestyle. From innovative space-savers and dual-purpose luggage to office-ready business cases, totes and daypacks, these workplace carry-alls power business on the go. BY KATHY WITT | PHOTOGRAPHY BY KERRY PITTENGER
Accessories: Travelers Take the Controls to Make Accessories Work (Harder) for Them [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Accessories that work – in the workplace, during business travel, and anywhere else you need to look sharp, organized and with-it while away from home. BY KATHY WITT
Acquire or Inspire: Travel Goods Suppliers Join Forces in the Age of Consolidation [GO TO STORY]
The market forces driving today’s mergers and acquisitions, and how the travel goods industry’s shifting landscape of ever-bigger owners and consolidated brands benefits retailers and consumers alike. BY SARA ECCLESINE
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
“Business is Opportunity” BY MICHELE MARINI PITTENGER
TRAVEL BITS [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Eurostar’s virtually see-through Channel; the 10 best zoo experiences in the U.S.; an app to help travelers score healthier meals; bedding down inside the world’s biggest beagle and other fun traveling news.
NEWS & NOTES [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
New TSA inspection rules; FAA regulation of airline legroom; divining what millennial travelers want; carbon-neutral airports; the world’s happiest destinations and more.
TGA NEWS BRIEFS [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Huge savings on TGA member benefits; the industry scores big with duty-free imports from 122 manufacturing countries; member profiles; and companies assisting needy children, the homeless and others.
INDUSTRY BUZZ [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
People and product news.