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The Show Issue
The International Travel Goods Show
March 11-13, 2014 • Phoenix, Arizona

Illustration: Patrick Boyer

The Travel Issue
Relax and rejuvenate with travel gear that's smart and stress-free

BOCONI's lightweight Tyler Cargo Duffel, sleek and refined in black and coffee finished with antiqued nickel hardware, coddles electronics in super mellow Milano grained leather and khaki lining; MSRP $498. The BELLAGIO Collection by Bric's USA is an updated version of the classic travel trunks. Made of polycarbonate, these ultra lightweight spinner "trunks" are appointed in full grain Tuscan leather, combining Old World craftsmanship with the modern amenities demanded by today's savvy travelers; MSRP $595. The Parinda Melody Faux Croco Leather Women's Carryall Tote from McKlein USA in harvest yellow floral with polished silver-toned hardware accents is a roomy tote with lots of strategic storage in zip, slip and easy-access side pockets. MSRP $50

Photographer: Kerry Pittenger
Location: Skytop Lodge In Skytop, PA
"Minutes from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life, you discover Skytop Lodge. The ultimate luxury retreat, nestled atop 5,500 harmonious acres in the Pocono Mountains. Opened in 1928, the majestic Skytop Lodge sits atop a hill surrounded by lush landscape, including an 80-acre lake, championship golf course, and exquisite gardens. The resort boasts multiple restaurant & dining outlets, 193 guest rooms, a modern conference center, and world renown adventure center offering boating, skiing, ice skating, zip lining, rock climbing, tennis, volleyball, extensive nature trails, and more. Why go anywhere else? Skytop is just around the corner, 90 miles from New York City and 117 miles from Philadelphia."
Special thanks to Cara Federici and Kurtis Lisi of Skytop Lodge.

The Business Issue
SUMMER 2013 Vol. 38 No. 3
Today's business gear needs to be more than just pretty

From knomo comes the Wigmore 14", a slim briefcase in soft Saffiano leather with grosgrain lining. Part of the Marylebone Collection, this lightweight bag pampers your laptop within a quilted pouch, stores valuables in a zip compartment and organizes business cards and pens in an interior panel. Color choices are black, black cherry and marine. MSRP $295

Photographer: Kerry Pittenger
Model: Sara Morse
Location: Kimpton's Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

The 2013 Travel Goods Show Wrap-Up and Review
SPRING 2013 Vol. 38 No. 2

No, that’s not a printing error — there really are three covers on this issue!

This year’s Travel Goods Show had too many big trends to be encapsulated in a single cover concept, so rather than try to pick one to highlight, we went with the top three.

  • Kids’ Travel Gear: More — and more creative — than ever
  • Luggage Tags: More than just bag IDs
  • Next-Gen Pillows: More comfort for a better travel experience

Get the scoop on all the trends, including many that didn’t make our cover trifecta, in the Trends story, and Seen at The Show.

Photographer: Kerry Pittenger
Models: Mason Allum and Cooper Allum

The 2013 Show Issue
SPRING 2013 Vol. 38 No. 1
One Doorway to the World's Travel Goods Market

February 27-March 1, 2013
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

Illustration: Gail Armstrong

The Travel Issue
WINTER 2012 Vol. 37 No. 4
This season’s travel gear boasts vivid colors, convertibility and good looks

The fashion-forward FILA Empire Collection by American Traveler shows off subtle exterior embroidery and a vibrant color palette. Made of durable 1680 poly-ballistic, the three-piece set sports an 8-wheel spinner system and includes a 21" carry-on (shown), weighing in at just 6.8 lbs. MSRP $199. Scully’s Duffel Bag (style #H166) keeps travelers road-ready with a spacious main compartment with 3-way zip opening, a standard interior organizer pocket, a zip pocket in the rear and a slip pocket in the front with silver lock flap closure. A 6" drop handle length and removable leather shoulder strap round out the features. MSRP $350. Victorinox combines functionality and style in the CH-97™ 2.0 Tourist, which boasts the maneuverability of a wheeled upright and the convenience of a backpack. Made for year-round getaways, collection pieces feature a 360° Response™ handle that locks into a natural “palm-facing-the-body" position to reduce arm and wrist stress and a 2" expansion for extra capacity on demand. MSRP $279.99-$309.99.

Photographer: Kerry Pittenger
Model: Jocelyn Kenner And Mark Mcgraw, Reinhard Agency, Philadelphia, PA
Location: lambertville Trading Company Coffee Bar & Gourmet Delights, 43 Bridge St., Lambertville, NJ. Special thanks to owners Lisa and Dean Stephens.

The Business Travel Issue
FALL 2012 Vol. 37 No. 3
The freshest business gear and accessories

From Tucano's Leather Collection comes the One Premium Sleeve for MacBook Air 11", iPad®, Ultrabook 11"/tablet, featuring a padded compartment for the MacBook and Ultrabook and a multi-fit pocket for the iPad®/tablet. An accessory pocket and adjustable and removable shoulder strap round out the features. This sleeve is part of a larger collection comprising slim bags for the MacBook Air/Pro 13", iPad®, Ultrabook 13"/tablet and the MacBook Pro 15", as well as tech-friendly messenger and shoulder bags, totes and clutches. MSRP $149

Photographer: Kerry Pittenger
Model: Kelly Nicole Pittenger
Location: Supper, Philadelphia, PA

Supper, opened in 2007 by husband-and-wife team Mitch Prensky and Jennifer London Prensky of The Global Dish Caterers, is an upscale, modern American restaurant serving up homey-but-refined cuisine.
     Supper's mix of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and flawless execution have drawn accolades from critics and won a loyal following of guests. Based in Center City Philadelphia, Supper was named to
Philadelphia Magazine's "Top 50 Restaurants" in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Food & Wine recently featured Supper's Jewish Fried Chicken on their list of "Best Fried Chicken in the U.S." Supper is the fulfillment of the duo's life-long dream of owning a restaurant together. Supper is located at 926 South Street in Philadelphia, PA. For more information about Supper's acclaimed fare or to make a reservation, please call 215-592-8180 or visit

The 2012 Travel Goods Show Wrap-Up and Review
SUMMER 2012 Vol. 37 No. 2
Luggage customizable to your taste and space

Starting from bottom left: Samsonite's Compressor has an internal system that allows you to incrementally compress a fully expanded case after it's packed and the lid is closed (MSRP: $600), Lipault's 26" 2-Wheeled 0% Foldable Packing Case with French fashion sensibility (MSRP: $219), Biaggi's Contempo 20” 4-wheel International Expandable Carry-On has patented hinge lock technology that allows luggage to fold flat (MSRP: $219), Dot Drops' 21” Upright Carry-on, customizable in 100% pure polycarbonate (MSRP: $280), Briggs & Riley's new expansion system modifies the volume of the Domestic Carry-On Expandable Upright by 25% (MSRP: $449), Trunk & Trolley's Road Warrior M Series folds down reducing volume by 60% to save on storage space (MSRP: $200–$600).

Photographer: Kerry Pittenger

The 2012 Show Issue
SPRING 2012 Vol. 37 No. 1
The 2012 Travel Goods Show

Illustrator: Adam Larkum

The Travel Issue
WINTER 2011 Vol. 36 No. 4
With the Newest Travel Gear and Accessories

Korchmar's Adventure 4 Spinner Wheeled 20" Expandable Carry-On, McKleinUSA's Siamod Amore Leather Duffel, Boconi's Hanging Travel Kit from the Hendrix Collection.

Photographer: Kerry Pittenger
Model: Mark Mcgraw, Reinhard Agency, Philadelphia, PA
Location: The Residences At Two Liberty Place, Philadelphia, PA

The Business Travel Issue
SEPTEMBER 2011 Vol. 36 No. 3
Now Arriving: The Latest Gear for Business Travel

Fraulein’s Alice Laptop Wheely from its Time Collection lets women put their best fashion foot forward with a trendy and lightweight case that holds laptops up to 15.4” and is equipped with electronic sleeve and smart phone pocket. MSRP $174.95

Photographer: Kerry Pittenger
Model: Miwa Cogez, Reinhard Agency, Philadelphia, PA

The 2011 Travel Goods Show Wrap-Up and Review
MAY 2011 Vol. 36 No. 2
Color Wheels
Complete Coverage of The 2011 Travel Goods Show
• Product Trends
• Retailer Impressions
• Award Winners

The color wheel explodes, beginning at twelve o'clock with Italian manufacturer Roncato and its Rosso Murales UNO Collection (MSRP $569-$625). Olivet International's hardside Skechers Starburst Collection in polycarbonate blend includes a 28" case ($280), 24" case ($240) and 20" case ($200). TrendyKid's Travel Buddies Kid's Travel Set ($89.99/set) includes an 18" ABS hard shell rolling suitcase and a matching 13" backpack. California Pak's 25" Carnival in red colorwave ($275).

Picking up at six o'clock is Heys USA's four-piece Carneval Veneziana Collection ($1,060/set), featuring the art of Charles Fazzino. The Manhattan, part of the range of International Traveller's patented Hard Shell Expander Collection including 19", 25" and 29" pieces ($500/set). Blossom, a three-piece polycarbonate expandable set from Olympia ($399.99/set). Antler USA's Liquis 4-Wheel Roller Case ($399), constructed of virgin polycarbonate.

The 2011 Show Issue
FEBRUARY 2011 Vol. 36 No. 1
Bringing the World of Travel Goods to Chicago

The 2011 Travel Goods Show
March 6-8, 2011
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

Illustrator: Silke Bachmann

The Travel Issue
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2010 Vol. 35 No. 4
Luggage Travelers Will Fall For…And Take Everywhere

Shown are Athalon's roomy 32” Platinum Molded Wheeling Duffel; the Lewis N. Clark Uncharted™ Day Pack by L.C. Industries; and the 22” Carry-on Expandable Rollaboard® from Travelpro's T-Pro® Bold™ Collection. See Rugged, Refined and Ready to HIt the Road feature for more details.

Photographer: Kerry Pittenger

Photographed on location at Batsto Village, Wharton State Forest, Hammonton, New Jersey, Special thanks to Rob Auermuller, Superintendent.

The Business Travel Issue
AUGUST 2010 Vol. 35 No. 3
Briefly Speaking: The New Multitaskers

The case may still be called a “brief,” but not its tasks. Today’s business case — whether a backpack, messenger, tote or case in style and structure — is a serious multi-tasker, a confident organizer capable of keeping up with its carrier. Boardroom denizens, road warriors, up-and-comers, all-work-and-no-play types and their counterparts — can count on these cases to be business-ready. Shown is the Fearless from ful, the very embodiment of a multitasking brief.

Model: Jeff Marks, The Reinhard Agency, Philadelphia, PA
Photographer: Kerry Pittenger

Photographed at the nation’s tallest green building, the Comcast Center in downtown Philadelphia is the “canvas” for “Humanity in Motion” by world-renowned artist Jonathan Borofsky, an art piece comprising 10 walkways created out of stainless steel and 12 figures made of fiberglass and Kevlar. Borofsky’s piece expands on the sculptural tradition in the City of Brotherly Love of creating figurative works that are both portrait-like and symbolic, honoring the richness of the urban community. The building features the 120-foot-high glass-enclosed Winter Garden with lobby sculptures also created by Borofsky.

Special thanks to Eileen S. Dolente of Comcast and Jim Birch of Liberty Properties Trust.

The 2010 Travel Goods Show Wrap-Up and Review
MAY 2010 Vol. 35 No. 2
Trends of the '10s

Refinement rules. Light weight reigns. Checkpoint-friendly, adventure are the rage. Hybrids, hardsides also seen. Colors pop, patterns preen. A surge in fab accessories. And pop culture's cache in licensing. The trends of the '10s — here they are, as Seen at the Show. Clockwise from bottom left: High Sierra's ATGO Carry-On Wheeled Backpack with Removable Day Pack, Guess Travel's First Class Hybrid Roller, ExOfficio's Storm Logic™ Jacket, Kenlo International's Ed Hardy Mini Automatic Open/Close Umbrella, GreenSmart's AKEPA Laptop Sleeve, The VinniBag by Ellessco, Cross' Shelley Sun Readers, Large Money Pod by Hadaki by Kalencom, DEVO Products' The Travel Table™, J World Sports' Square Blue Lunch Box, Landor & Hawa's IT-Ø-2® 28.5" Packing Case, Cocoon® by Design Salt's Ultralight U-Shaped Aircore Pillow, Briggs & Riley's Travelware's BRX Docking System, 24/7 International's Panama Jack Rip Tide 20” Wheeling Duffel.

Photographer: Kerry Pittenger

The 2010 Show Issue
FEBRUARY 2010 Vol. 35 No. 1
The 2010 Travel Goods Show
     • Hundreds of Exhibitors
     • Thousands of Products
     • Three Days to See It All
March 2-4 in Las Vegas

Illustration: Matthew Holmes

The Travel Issue
NOVEMBER 2009 Vol. 34 No. 4
Travel Companions

User-friendly bags: Landor & Hawa's Wheeled Duffle in 1680d ballistic weave nylon, MSRP $80; Global Solutions 4 is the Make It Mine™ Retro series, MSRP $349/4-piece set; Luggage America's Tribune, MSRP $740/3-piece set. See "Luggage and Accessories for a Right-now Lifestyle" feature for more details.

Photographer: Kerry Pittenger
Models: Karch Price, Resnya Hughes, Brenna Flynn, Reinhard Agency, Philadelphia, Pa
Photographed at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Philadelphia, PA. Special thanks to Rick McMullin, special events coordinator, PHL-Public Affairs.

The Business Travel Issue
AUGUST 2009 Vol. 34 No. 3
Let's Do Business!

Say bye-bye to boring briefcases. Hadaki by Kalencom's Neoprene 11.1 Netbook Sleeve/Tote hits the spot with a zippered top that opens to a roomy, lined interior, cushioned construction that protects valuable contents, webbing hand straps and outside storage pocket. What's more, it's eco-friendly and AZO free. MSRP $28.

Photographer: Kerry Pittenger
Model: Miwa Cogez, Reinhard Agency, Philadelphia, PA
Photographed on location at Distrito, 3945 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. Special thanks to Adam Baru, general manager and Brian Sirhal, beverage manager.

The 2009 Travel Goods Show Wrap-up and Review
MAY 2009 Vol. 34 No. 2
Outfitting the Traveler from Head to Toe

Shannan is wearing ExOfficio's #2023-5003 Women's Nio Amphi Capri in bone Nio Nycott fabric, $60; #2001-0807 Women's Traveler 3/4 Sleeve Shirt in light blossom Dryflylite fabric, $62; #2013-0793 Women's ExO Dri™ Pointelle Top in white DriRelease Pointelle fabric, $34; and #HL1002 Women's “Traveler” Shoe in black, $100. Complementing her wardrobe is Pacsafe®'s #PB081TB Toursafe™ Petite Handbag with exomesh®, $69.99. Sunglasses by Steve Madden.

Doug is wearing ExOfficio's #1002-5002 Men's Amphi Convertible Pant in light khaki Nycott fabric, $70; #1002-0928 Men's Hid'n Away Palm Short Sleeve Shirt in jade, lightweight, quick drying fabric with ventilation, $66; #1016-0795 Men's ExO Dri™ Tee in white DriRelease heather jersey, $38; #3255-0829 Men's Insect Shield Vented Hiker Socks in khaki with insect shield repellent, $22; and #HM1001 Men's “Caravan” Shoe in brown, $125. Complementing his wardrobe is Dakota Watch Company's #3841-7 Men's Carabiner with 19 time zones including sharpener, nippers, compass, thermometer and alarm, MSRP $100; Malcolm Fontier's The Entertainer Bag in brown PU coated canvas with PU accents, $185; and Lonely Planet's 1st Edition Guide to New York, Washington, D.C. and the Mid-Atlantic, with 50 themed itineraries and 1131 local places to see, $19.99.

Photographer: Kerry Pittenger
Models: Shannan Wilson and Doug Barnes, The Reinhard Agency, Philadelphia, PA
Photographed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

The 2009 Show Issue
That Will Grow Your Business in 2009

FEB 2009 Vol. 34 No. 1

The Travel Issue
Gearing Up for Family Travel

DEC 2008 Vol. 33 No. 5

Featuring (L-R) the RIMOWA Salsa Deluxe Two-Wheel Trolley, Heys USA xcase Exotic® Series 20" Carry-on in Disney Nemo and Landor & Hawa's Shiny DOTs Collection 19969 Domo Expandable Carry-on.

Photographer: Kerry Pittenger
Special thanks to The Villani Family of Robbinsville, NJ for graciously opening up their home to us! From left, Kim, Darren Jr. and Shea.

The Business Issue
New Checkpoint-Friendly Laptop Cases Speed You Through Airport Security

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2008 Vol. 33 No. 4

Case Logic’s 16" Slimline Security Friendly™ Laptop Case featuring the Smart Organization™ full-featured organization panel in weather-durable 1680-denier nylon, $49.99.

Photographer: Kerry Pittenger
Special thanks to Katrina Banks of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration at PHL; and Rick McMullin, special events coordinator, PHL-Public Affairs.

The All-Accessories Issue
Accessories That Make Travel Fun

JULY/AUGUST 2008 Vol. 33 No. 3

Zoobie® Pets are patented, award-winning, plush animals that convert to a soft pillow and a detachable 4.5' coral fleece blanket. Zoobies offers a variety of Pets — Hada the Hippo is shown. MSRP $35. See pages 38–47 for more featured accessories.

Photographer: Kerry Pittenger
Model: Stevie Brown, Reinhard Agency, Philadelphia, PA



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