WINTER 2018 | VOL. 43 NO. 4
THE TRAVEL ISSUE
All Things Travel
The newest travel solutions that enhance the journey
The CABIN ZERO Adv Dry 30L Backpack comes with an interior RFID-blocking security pouch that is detachable and is packable into the same pocket. Ultra-light at 310g. MSRP: $70/30L. CLAVA’s Sonoma Ziptop Smartphone Crossbody will hold all your key essentials tidily in place while keeping you hands-free. MSRP: $85. G-RO’s Check-in Classic, a large-capacity checked bag/duffel, is equipped with GravityRoll™ Wheel Technology and constructed with ultra-durable ballistic nylon. An expansion system and organizational compartments make it a breeze to pack. MSRP: $499
Photographer: Kerry Pittenger
Model: Julianne West
Special thanks to Gaby Centeno of Casa Maya de Mexico and Maria Gutiérrez of La Catrina in Tubac, AZ
Nestled in the Sonoran Desert of Southern Arizona just 45 minutes south of Tucson is the artist’s colony of Tubac, recently named by Travel + Leisure as one of America’s best up-and-coming small towns. The enchanting village with its mountain views, stunning sunsets and cooler desert temperatures has become a well-known arts destination with a variety of shops, master artisans, and renowned galleries. tubacaz.com.
The 2019 Travel Goods Show Preview [GO TO THETRAVELGOODSSHOW.ORG]
Compelling reasons to exhibit – and attend – the most important event on the industry calendar, coming March 26-28, 2019.
Shifting Strategies – It’s Time to Be Bold [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
New awards, big promotion, and the postponement of Consumer Day – keeping pace with exciting new developments and changes for The 2019 Travel Goods Show. BY GARRETT LAI
Retire Early and Often – Gypsies of the New Millennium
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Deciphering travel habits of the work-on-a-whim millennial workforce – which spends more per year on travel than any generation. BY SHEILA MOON
All Things Travel [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
From rolling luggage to everyday accessories, the new generation of go-to travel gear simplifies globetrotting adventures and errands about town. BY KATHY WITT | PHOTOGRAPHS BY KERRY PITTENGER
Environmental Stewardship in the Travel Goods Industry [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Companies and strategies leading the way in reducing environmental impact with product design, packaging, shipping strategies and recycling integration. BY SARA ECCLESINE
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
“Stability Amidst Change” BY MICHELE MARINI PITTENGER
TRAVEL BITS [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
California’s newest cultural heritage trail opens – underwater; the world’s largest underwater restaurant opens; future rail travel; app your way to the nearest restroom; and other fun destination news.
NEWS & NOTES [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
The strong forecast for U.S. travel; cruise trends; the airlining of Amtrak; travel insurance as profit center; the world’s most exciting airports; and new business developments affecting the industry.
TGA NEWS BRIEFS [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
The all-new Travel Goods Show website; breaking down the impact of China
tariffs; new member profiles and more.
INDUSTRY BUZZ [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Product news and moves.