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CONTENTS AUGUST 2010 | VOL. 35 NO. 3

ON THE COVER
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.

Credit:
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.


FEATURES


A Briefcase by Any Other Name… [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Does anyone carry an actual briefcase anymore? Nylon cases, trendy totes, messenger bags, backpacks and eco-friendly sleeves in a variety of shapes, styles, colors, textures, fabrics and organizational features have kicked the boxy briefcase out of the boardroom. BY KATIE REEDER


Business-Ready Wherever You Go, Whatever You Do [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Here they are: the business cases that keep execs on-the-move and in fast-forward.
BY KATHY WITT | PHOTOGRAPHS BY KERRY PITTENGER


Accessories That Work as Hard as You Do [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Not only do these accessories look good, they take care of business — and protect your laptop, electronics and small personal items. BY KATHY WITT

The State of the U.S. Travel Goods Market 2000 — First Half 2010 [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
The Travel Goods Association looks at the first half of 2010 to determine if this will be the travel goods industry’s comeback year. BY NATE HERMAN


COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS

Editor's Note "What's Happening Out There" BY MICHELE MARINI PITTENGER

Travel Bits Picasso is usurped by penguins. A musician pens a book that brings harmony to delayed passengers. New York City’s Union Square gets a new playground that is pure kiddie cool and L.A. now offers rooftop dining — atop a bus? [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

News & Notes Celebrate the moments with industry headlines of milestones, feats and awards; stay in-the-know on-the-go with two new travel websites; invest in your employees’ futures; enter Pacsafe’s photography contest; and hallelujah, USA Today expands its travel coverage. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

TGA News Briefs Get the 4-1-1: On TGA’s change of address, its new Board Officers and The 2011 Travel Goods Show. Raise your profile with TGA’s Facebook page, greet new TGA members and read up on the industry’s good deed-doers. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

Industry Events

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Industry Buzz People, products, moving, and milestones. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

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