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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.


2011 Travel Goods Show Preview [GO TO SHOW WEBSITE]
The operative word in your business plan for The Show, March 6-8 at Chicago's McCormick Place where it shares space with the International Home + Housewares Show, is "more": more business, buyers, opportunities and sales. Read what's new for 2011; see the floor plan, seminars and hotels, and alphabetical listing of 2011 exhibitors; and register now to avoid an on-site fee.

America is Traveling Again [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Hallelujah! Here is the lowdown on the multipurpose products that are packing a punch on the road, in the air and anywhere else you find people traveling. BY KAITE REEDER

Rugged, Refined and Ready to Hit the Road [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
This season's bags let you blaze a path in beautiful colors, with a palette motivated by Mother Nature and multi-functionality inspired by travelers. BY KATHY WITT | PHOTOGRAPHS BY KERRY PITTENGER

Functionalize. Stylize. Accessorize. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Small-size comforts; big-volume style — get the accessories suited to your travel IQ. BY KATHY WITT

Future Focus: What's Happening at Retail? [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
TGA goes into the trenches to see what's on the upswing, what's on the move, what's attracting customers — and what it all means. BY GARRETT LAI


Editor's Note "Planning Ahead" BY MICHELE MARINI PITTENGER

Travel Bits With more traveling, can travel apps be far behind? Here are some of the best. The Tennessee Aquarium gets two thumbs up from Peter Greenberg. Upscale suppers go underground. Glamping puts a spit-shine on camping. And Titanic takes to the seas to re-create the historic voyage 100 years ago — and is fully booked. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

News & Notes Business travel is on the rise. Low fares are spreading out. And Facebook is everywhere travelers want to be. It's…In The Bag! celebrates 20 years. Briggs & Riley marks 40 with the invention of wheeled luggage in 1970. And lots of TGA members make headlines, including Heys USA and KIVA. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

TGA News Briefs Grab a sneak peek: The 2011 Travel Goods Show is now online — and almost sold out. Click to see what you don't want to miss. TGA welcomes 20 new members and invites all members to get more involved in the association and the industry. Nate Herman takes a look back at what Congress achieved for the travel goods industry in 2010. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

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

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