FALL 2018 | VOL. 43 NO. 3
THE BUSINESS ISSUE
It’s All in a Day’s Work
On the go with bags and gear that can keep up
Today’s business isn’t contained – it’s not confined to the office, it’s not conducted strictly 9-5. Modern business happens anyplace, and it’s very much an on-the-go affair. And travel goods make it possible.
Compact with a slim silhouette, LODIS’ Nia Convertible Tote Backpack offers a removable, adjustable strap to transform the backpack into a crossbody bag or vice versa. The bag is stylish and sophisticated with a beautifully lined interior, an exterior front zip pocket and interior pockets to hold sunglasses and smartphone. It is available in oxblood, army green and saddle. MSRP: $348
Photographer: Kerry Pittenger
Model: Nikki Rose, Reinhard, Inc.
Photographed at United By Blue’s flagship store and coffeehouse at 205 Race St., Old City, Philadelphia
For every product sold, United By Blue cleans one pound of trash from the world’s waterways. Since its 2010 founding, it’s expanded to four stores, three in Pennsylvania and one in Manhattan, and has surpassed the million-pound clean-up mark. The flagship store in Old City, Philadelphia is a space that mixes their complete line of apparel and accessories with a full-fledged coffeehouse serving up some of the city’s finest organic coffee and food. Their purpose: to create a welcoming, collaborative space grounded in sustainability for the Philadelphia community. For more on UBB, see our Corporate Social Responsibility story beginning on page 52.
Special thanks to Mike Cangi and the team at United By Blue’s flagship store in Philadelphia, PA for providing the backdrop for this issue’s cover.
Building the Bright Future Ahead [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
More energy, a sharper focus, a bold new direction: Big changes are coming to The International Travel Goods Show. We catch a glimpse of what’s to come, and why, with Show Committee Chair David Lomas of Design Go. BY GARRETT LAI
It’s All in a Day’s Work [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
When your travel destination is a workplace, these new bag and baggage options will optimize your business productivity – en route and on the ground. BY KATHY WITT | PHOTOGRAPHY BY KERRY PITTENGER
Accessories – Get Down to Business
Slick new ways to stay powered up, tame those tech accoutrements, and keep your life in order while on the go. BY KATHY WITT
Profit in Loyalty [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Customer loyalty and repeat business isn’t something you can only hope for. Like profit, it’s something you can build for yourself. BY GARRETT LAI
Build Your Business with Corporate Social Responsibility [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Being in business doesn’t mean selling your soul. These soulful companies weave social responsibility into their DNA, helping power their success. BY SARA ECCLESINE
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
“Embrace Disruption” BY MICHELE MARINI PITTENGER
TRAVEL BITS [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Delighting introverts by the hour; a beer hotel; authentic Oktoberfest, stateside; glasses that eliminate motion sickness; astronaut fare as in-flight meal; sustainable, secret vacation cabins and other fun travel nuggets.
NEWS & NOTES [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Policing the Quiet Skies; Iberostar declares an end to single-use plastics; adventure travel on the uptick; millennial workforce recruiting tools; e-commerce and more.
TGA NEWS BRIEFS [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Reap the rewards of discount TGA membership; your new TGA Board of Directors; the potential impact of looming trade tariffs; member profiles and public service achievements.
INDUSTRY BUZZ [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
People, product news and milestones.