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CONTENTS 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


Made in North America [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Manufacturing in North America was a definite blip on the radar at this year's Travel Goods Show. We look into the trend of making things closer to home, and what it means to the travel goods business. BY WILLIAM SAWALICH

Power Lunches to Deal Signing Dinners [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
We serve up the latest, and get down to business with our round-up of the newest business-savvy gear. From briefs and laptop backpacks with style enough for the boardroom, to travel gear designed for the classic business overnighter, it's all here. BY KATHY WITT | PHOTOGRAPHY BY KERRY PITTENGER

Business Accessories [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Tools that help you travel, rest, and be smarter on-the-go, whether it's modern tools that enhance your tablet or smartphone experience, or traditional portfolios for notepads, you'll find the latest gear for business right here. BY KATHY WITT

State of the U.S. Travel Goods Market 2000-2011 [FULL STORY]
Presenting TGA's annual statistical survey of the travel goods market: Dollar sales are up, average prices are up in almost every category, and we're back to pre-recession levels almost across the board — but at what cost? BY NATE HERMAN


Editor's Note "The Travel Goods Show Is Your Business." BY MICHELE MARINI PITTENGER

Travel Bits High-flying nannies, your personal concierge, adventure travel without the rough edges, Travel App of the Year, a worldwide scavenger hunt and other fun items from the world of travel. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

News & Notes Samsonite brings High Sierra and Hartmann under its roof. Low-cost air carriers are stepping up. Outside magazine picks a 4-wheel spinner for Gear of the Year. NLDA names new officers. And lots more. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

TGA News Briefs Announcing TGA’s new Board of Directors. News and planning tips for The 2013 Travel Goods Show (it’s right around the corner). Plus adaptive adventures, member profiles, and a capitol outlook. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

Buyer's Guide

Ad Index

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


Industry Events

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