Bring This, Not That: Three Unnecessary Travel Items

September 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Sometimes, knowing what to bring on a trip can get confusing, especially if you love your gadgets and want to bring them on the road. A video article by Matt Granite from USA Today had some good advice on what not to bring on your next flight.

Travel Adapters

Granite: Travel adapters are unnecessary. Most hotels accommodate you and your electrical needs. They take up a lot of space as well.

Travelpro: We disagree. Yes, you shouldn’t buy the adapter kit with 20 pieces, because you’ll most likely only need one style. However, imagine getting to your hotel and not being able to charge your phone. Do some research to find out what kind of adapter you will need, and just bring that, not all the adapters for every country.

It’s important to weigh the costs for this too. If you frequently travel around the world, the 20 piece kit is probably the best route for you. But if you’re taking that once-in-a-lifetime trip to Paris, go for the single adapter only.

GPS

Granite: Why bring an extra device when you can just use a mobile GPS app? Your GPS is the most likely item to get stolen.

Travelpro: Agreed. Another device is unnecessary. However there are some factors to think about when opting for the app. It drains your battery, can go into roaming, which will hike up your data usage, and is a lot smaller than a GPS. Better yet, consider a map as your primary wayfinder, and use your phone GPS for fine tuning or when you get lost.

Bluetooth Shower Speakers

Granite: Pointless, poor audio quality, and overpriced. Skip the shower speakers, and get a regular speaker instead.

Travelpro: We sort of agree on the speakers. Why not just endure your 10 minute shower without music at all? You want to save as much space and weight as possible, and a bluetooth speaker of any kind is just going to take up both.

But if you simply must sing in the shower, we recommend Nude Audio’s Super M as an all-in-one speaker. It’s bluetooth, water- and sand-proof, offers a 360-degree sound experience, is compact and durable, and costs $99.

Tech gear is one of those optional things. Other than some kind of power adapter, you don’t need a GPS (travelers have survived forever without them), and you certainly don’t need a speaker for your mobile device. Go as light as possible, leave the unnecessary gear at home, and experience what your destination has to offer, including the music.

Travelpro Luggage Travels to Sin City in the Upcoming Feature Film, “Last Vegas” [PRESS RELEASE]

July 31, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Starring Academy Award winners Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline

Travelpro, the original inventor of Rollaboard luggage and a leader in innovative, high-quality luggage design, is proud to announce that its Travelpro, Atlantic and National Geographic luggage collections along with Austin House travel accessories will be featured in the upcoming CBS Films’ comedy “Last Vegas,” in theaters November 1, 2013.

“We will activate and bring the product integration to life with a consumer sweepstakes, an advertising campaign, social media and within our extensive retailer network in the United States and Canada,” said Scott Applebee, Vice President of Marketing of Travelpro International, who continued. “Sending a winner to experience the sights and sounds of Vegas and make their own lasting memories like the guys in the film do is a natural opportunity we’re happy to be a part of.”

Starring four legends like you’ve never seen them before, LAST VEGAS tells the story of Billy, Paddy, Archie and Sam (played by Academy Award winners Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline), best friends since childhood. When Billy, the group’s sworn bachelor, finally proposes to his thirty-something (of course) girlfriend, the four head to Las Vegas with a plan to stop acting their age and relive their glory days. However, upon arriving, the four quickly realize that the decades have transformed Sin City and tested their friendship in ways they never imagined. The Rat Pack may have once played the Sands and Cirque du Soleil may now rule the Strip, but it’s these four who are taking over Vegas.

Directed by Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure, While You Were Sleeping) from a screenplay by Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love; Tangled), “Last Vegas” co-stars Oscar-winner Mary Steenburgen (The Help), Jerry Ferrara (Think Like A Man), Romany Malco (Weeds) and Roger Bart (Political Animals).

Be sure to keep a lookout for Travelpro Luggage when “Last Vegas” comes to a theatre near you on November 1, 2013.

Travelpro’s “Last Vegas” promotional and product placement deal was developed by Entertainment Marketing, the leader in connecting brands with the emotional engagement delivered through the power and storytelling of entertainment.

To learn more about the film and see the trailer, go to lastvegas-movie.com.

ABOUT TRAVELPRO

For twenty five years, Travelpro International has prided itself on design innovation and durability in crafting the highest quality luggage for travelers worldwide. Since transforming the ease of modern day travel with The Original Rollaboard wheeled luggage, Travelpro has been the brand of choice for flight crews and frequent travelers worldwide. Travelpro is dedicated to building a lifelong relationship with its customers by consistently understanding and exceeding their needs. Travelpro was honored to receive the New Product Innovation Award from the Travel Goods Association (TGA) in March 2013 for the revolutionary Platinum Magna luggage collection.

Please visit the Travelpro website for a full list of the latest products and retail locations. You can also like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Travelpro, Atlantic Luggage and Austin House Present the 2013 Fathers Day Gift Guide [PRESS RELEASE]

May 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Perfect Travel Gift Ideas for Fathers Day

Boca Raton, Fla., – May 10, 2013 – Travelpro, Atlantic Luggage, and Austin House are proud to announce their 2013 Fathers Day Gift Guide. Make this an unforgettable Fathers Day with a gift from their expansive lines of luggage and travel accessories, designed to suit the needs of the business and leisure traveler.

Travelpro Crew 9 Business BackpackThe Travelpro Crew 9 Checkpoint Friendly Business Brief and Business Backpack are perfect for Dads who travel on business and want highly organized convenience. Both items feature multiple pockets, a padded laptop sleeve and a convenient business organizer to store all that a father needs for everyday use at the office or for business travel. Additionally, the Crew 9 Business Brief includes an adjustable, non-slip shoulder strap for maximum comfort when traveling. The Travelpro Platinum Magna Carry-on Rolling Garment Bag is also an excellent gift for Fathers Day. It is ideal for a two-three day business trip or a weekend getaway, featuring a deluxe wardrobe system with a padded foam bar that keeps clothes wrinkle-free during travel. This Platinum Magna Carry-on is part of Travelpro’s 2013 TGA Innovation Award winning Platinum Magna Collection. The award is an acknowledgment of the cutting edge consumer research that served as a foundation for the design of the line.

“This year’s Gift Guide provides high quality luggage along with practical, inexpensive travel accessories that are perfect gifts for fathers who travel for business or leisure,” said Scott Applebee, Vice President of Marketing for the Travelpro family of brands.

Make family travel effortless and stress free this Fathers Day with the Atlantic Compass Unite 21″ Expandable Spinner. Featuring the revolutionary Link2Go system, two pieces of luggage can connect back to back with Velcro straps so you can easily roll two pieces with one hand. The Link2Go feature is ideal for Dad when he is travelling with the family. Additionally, customers can receive a $15 mail-in rebate when purchasing two Atlantic Compass Unite Spinner models and a $30 mail-in rebate when purchasing three Atlantic Compass Unite Spinner models. The collection is available in stylish Cobalt Blue and Black fabric colors

Traveling can be hassle free with the Austin House Universal Adapter with Dual USB. This practical device is compatible with power outlets in over 175 different countries and lets you power or recharge devices such as cell phones, laptops, tablets, etc. Another great gift for Dad is the new Austin House Digital Stereo Earphones, featuring a lightweight ear bud design that blocks background noise while delivering great sound. Fathers can save up to 75% of their packing space by using the Austin Houses Compact Compression Bags. No vacuums are required, simply insert items into the bag, zip the lock and roll to force the air out the bag.

About Austin House

Austin House started in 1974 to make travel as safe, comfortable and hassle-free as possible. Today, the strength of Austin House is its vast selection of travel essentials and clever ideas, including safety locks, travel clocks, luggage straps, luggage tags, passport and document holders, personal security, comfort and care items, leather goods, adapters and converters and electronics accessories. A one-stop shop for travel accessories, Austin House is the essential resource for the serious traveler.

Visit the Austin House website for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.

About Atlantic Brand Luggage

Since 1919, the Atlantic brand has been synonymous with affordable, value-added and lightweight luggage. As a market leader in the lightweight luggage segment, including neatly designed uprights and spinners to trendy and smart garment bags and totes, all Atlantic branded luggage is of superior quality and durability. Ideal for family travel, Atlantic luggage is part of the Travelpro family of brands.

Please visit our website at AtlanticLuggage.com for a list of the latest products available for purchase and the nearest retail locations.

About Travelpro

For over twenty five years, Travelpro International has prided itself on design innovation and durability in crafting the highest quality luggage for travelers worldwide. Since transforming the ease of modern day travel with The Original Rollaboard wheeled luggage, Travelpro has been the brand of choice for flight crews and frequent travelers worldwide. Travelpro is dedicated to building a lifelong relationship with its customers by consistently understanding and exceeding their needs. The company offers a variety of innovative, high-quality luggage collections and computer briefs; each aimed at a specific user lifestyle and rigorously tested. Travelpro was the winner of the prestigious Product Innovation Award at the 2013 Travel Goods Association Show for the Platinum Magna Luggage Collection.

Please visit the Travelpro website for a full list of the latest products and retail locations. You can also find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @TravelproIntl.

Travelpro, Atlantic Luggage, Austin House’s 2013 Mother’s Day Gift Guide [RELEASE]

March 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Celebrate Mother’s Day with the Perfect Travel Gifts

Travelpro, Atlantic Luggage, and Austin House are proud to announce their “2013 Mother’s Day Gift Guide.” Make this an unforgettable Mother’s Day with a gift from their expansive lines of luggage and travel accessories, designed to suit the needs of the female traveler.

Surprise her with Travelpro’s new award-winning, Platinum Magna 21″ Expandable Spinner. Thanks to its five new patent-pending technologies, the Platinum Magna luggage collection won the prestigious New Product Innovation Award at the 2013 Travel Goods Association Show.

Platinum Magna 2This groundbreaking collection of luxury 8-wheel Spinner and Rollaboard luggage is incredibly lightweight and elegant. Ideal for mothers who love to travel, the Platinum Magna’s Duraframe framing system lessens luggage weight significantly while providing strong protection from the impacts of travel. Additionally, it always rolls straight with the patent-pending MagnaTrac 8- wheel Spinner system that includes self-aligning magnetic wheels that eliminate “drifting” that is common when wheeling other Spinner luggage. Travelpro’s Platinum Magna Rolling Tote is also an excellent gift for Mother’s Day. It is perfect for an overnight business trip and features a built-in business organizer and padded laptop or tablet sleeve. Platinum Magna is available in sienna and black fabric colors.

“This year’s Gift Guide offers a variety of fashionable luggage and travel accessories that are ideal for traveling mothers and the budgets of their loved ones” said Scott Applebee, Vice President of Marketing for the Travelpro family of brands.

Make family traveling effortless and stress free this Mother’s Day with Atlantic Luggage’s Compass Unite 25″ Expandable Spinner. Featuring the revolutionary Link2Go system, two pieces of luggage can connect back to back with Velcro straps so you can easily roll two pieces with one hand.

Additionally, customers can receive a $15 mail-in rebate when purchasing two Atlantic Compass Unite Spinner models and a $30 mail-in rebate when purchasing three Atlantic Compass Unite Spinner models. The collection is available in beautiful cobalt blue and black.

For ladies with a flair for fashion and function, Atlantic Luggage offers the stylish Odyssey Lite Ladies tote. With its padded laptop or tablet sleeve and business organizer, it is an elegant and lightweight carry-on companion, perfect for short trips or even everyday use to the gym or office.

For adventurous mothers and grandmothers, the National Geographic Balboa 21″ Hardside Spinner Luggage Collection, features a variety of beautiful animal images from National Geographic’s award-winning image library. Lightweight and loaded with all the conveniences that modern travelers need, luggage will make every journey easier. In addition, every purchase made will help support vital National Geographic exploration, conservation, research and education programs.

Other interesting Mother’s Day gifts include attractive and cost effective travel accessories from Austin House. Traveling can be hassle free with the Austin House Travel Comfort Set, which includes an eye mask, inflatable pillow and soft 48″ x 32″ fleece blanket.

Austin House helps travelers save money by preventing airline overweight luggage fees with the convenient Digital Luggage Scale. Simply place the luggage onto the scale’s hook and use its ergonomic design to lift and measure up to 110 pounds of luggage weight. Fashionable luggage tags are also available in various fun designs, including the trendy Handbag, Shoe, Flip-flop, and Beach Hat designs. These colorful tags make it easy to spot mom’s luggage on the baggage carousel.

About Austin House

Austin House started in 1974 to make travel as safe, comfortable and hassle-free as possible. Today, the strength of Austin House is its vast selection of travel essentials and clever ideas, including safety locks, travel clocks, luggage straps, luggage tags, passport and document holders, personal security, comfort and care items, leather goods, adapters and converters and electronics accessories. A one-stop shop for travel accessories, Austin House is the essential resource for the serious traveler.

Please visit the Austin House website for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.

About Atlantic Brand Luggage

Since 1919, the Atlantic brand has been synonymous with affordable, value-added and lightweight luggage. As a market leader in the lightweight luggage segment, including neatly designed uprights and spinners to trendy and smart garment bags and totes, all Atlantic branded luggage is of superior quality and durability. Whether for business or pleasure, travel is easier with Atlantic luggage, now part of the Travelpro family of brands.

Please visit the Atlantic Luggage website for a list of the latest products available for purchase and the nearest retail locations.

About Travelpro

For over twenty five years, Travelpro International has prided itself on design innovation and durability in crafting the highest quality luggage for travelers worldwide. Since transforming the ease of modern day travel with The Original Rollaboard wheeled luggage, Travelpro has been the brand of choice for flight crews and frequent travelers worldwide. Travelpro is dedicated to building a lifelong relationship with its customers by consistently understanding and exceeding their needs. The company offers a variety of innovative, high-quality luggage collections and computer briefs; each aimed at a specific user lifestyle and rigorously tested. Travelpro was the winner of the prestigious Product Innovation Award at the 2013 Travel Goods Association Show for the Platinum Magna Luggage Collection.

You can visit the Travelpro website for a full list of the latest products and retail locations. Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter at @TravelproIntl.

Travelpro Announces its 2013 Valentine’s Travel Gift Guide [PRESS RELEASE]

January 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

For Those Who Love to Travel in Style

Travelpro, the original inventor of Rollaboard luggage and a leader in innovative, high-quality luggage design, announces its “2013 Valentine’s Travel Gift Guide” with its stylish and unique lines of spinner luggage, totes, backpacks and travel accessories from its brands, Travelpro, Atlantic and Austin House.

“The 2013 Valentine’s Travel Gift Guide offers shoppers a variety of luggage, totes and travel accessories to choose from that will fit their budget and make a wonderful gift for that special someone in their lives,” said Scott Applebee, Vice President of Marketing for the Travelpro family of brands.

Present your loved one with the new Atlantic Compass Unite 2-piece set that includes the 21″ Expandable Spinner and the 25″ Expandable Spinner. Ideal for family travel, the collection offers the new revolutionary Link2Go System, an innovative way to connect luggage back to back with Velcro straps to easily roll two pieces with just one hand, perfect for traveling with children. The collection is also packed with a wide array of features that makes travel easier. Tested for high-mileage travel, Compass Unite offers several family friendly features, such as an accessory clip, wet pocket, laundry/shoe bag and multiple carry handles.

The collection is available in fashionable black and blue fabric colors. Suggested retail price is $119.99 for the 21″ Expandable Spinner and $139.99 for the 25″ Expandable Spinner.

For the special women in your life, the Atlantic Odyssey Lite Ladies Tote is an ideal Valentine’s Day gift. The tote includes a padded laptop/tablet sleeve and organizer that conveniently stores pens, phones and keys for easy access. The suggested retail price is $69.99. The collection is available in burgundy and black fabric colors.

Travelpro Crew 9 Business BackpackAnother great gift idea for your Valentine is the Travelpro Crew 9 Business Backpack. This checkpoint-friendly bag has four deep pockets for storing a laptop computer, a tablet, a smart phone, cables, folders and other business essentials. Adjustable straps accommodate users of different heights. An elastic quick loop on the back of the backpack allows you to attach the bag over the handle of your Rollaboard luggage when wheeling through airports. The Crew 9 Business Backpack retails for $149.99.

Additionally, Travelpro offers the Crew 9 Rolling Tote with a padded laptop/tablet sleeve and business organizer. In addition, there is ample storage for clothes for an overnight trip. The Rolling Tote is made with micro-ballistic nylon fabric with DuraGuard fabric protection to ensure long-lasting durability. The Crew 9 Rolling Tote retails for $179.99. The collection is available in elegant black and titanium gray.

Surprise your Valentine with the recently released National Geographic Balboa 20″ Hardside Spinner Leopard Series, a perfect gift for a romantic weekend or adventurous getaway. This 8-wheel spinner collection is emblazoned with a Leopard wildlife image from the legendary National Geographic photographic library. The suggested retail price is $149.99. In addition to giving your Valentine a unique gift, your purchase will also help support vital National Geographic exploration, conservation, research and education programs.

Austin House, a leading brand of travel accessories, features a variety of practical, attractive and cost effective items that are ideal for travelers looking to make their journeys more comfortable. Choose from the soft and comfy Austin House Travel Comfort Set, which includes an eye mask, inflatable pillow and fleece blanket. The pillow cover also doubles as a convenient storage bag. This piece retails for $19.99. For the kids this Valentine’s Day, we have adorable cushy Animal Pillows that retail for $13.00 and matching Luggage Tags that retail for $4.00. Choose from the Green Alligator, Red Ladybug, Purple Monkey or Pink Pig.

About Austin House Austin House started in 1974 to make travel as safe, comfortable and hassle-free as possible. Today, the strength of Austin House is its vast selection of travel essentials and clever ideas, including safety locks, travel clocks, luggage straps, luggage tags, passport and document holders, personal security, comfort and care items, leather goods, adapters and converters and electronics accessories. A one-stop shop for travel accessories, Austin House is the essential resource for the serious traveler.

Visit the Austin House website for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.

About Atlantic Brand Luggage

Since 1919, the Atlantic brand has been synonymous with affordable, value-added and lightweight luggage. As a market leader in the lightweight luggage segment, including neatly designed uprights and spinners to trendy and smart garment bags and totes, all Atlantic branded luggage is of superior quality and durability. Whether for business or pleasure, travel is easier with Atlantic luggage, now part of the Travelpro family of brands. Please visit the Atlantic Luggage website for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.

About Travelpro

For twenty five years, Travelpro International has prided itself on design innovation and durability in crafting the highest quality luggage for travelers worldwide. Since transforming the ease of modern day travel with The Original Rollaboard wheeled luggage, Travelpro has been the brand of choice for flight crews and frequent travelers worldwide.

Travelpro is dedicated to building a lifelong relationship with its customers by consistently understanding and exceeding their needs. The company offers a variety of innovative, high-quality luggage collections and computer briefs; each aimed at a specific user lifestyle and rigorously tested. Travelpro was the winner of the 2009 and 2010 Leading Edge Award from Executive Travel Magazine for “The Best Carry-on Case.”

Please visit the Travelpro website for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.

Travelpro Announces 2012 Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers [PRESS RELEASE]

October 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Holiday gift ideas designed for the adventure, frequent business or leisure traveler

(Boca Raton, Fla.)—Travelpro, Atlantic Luggage and Austin House are pleased to announce the “2012 Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers.” Make this holiday a memorable one with a gift for the frequent business, leisure or adventure traveler from one of its newly designed and innovative lines of luggage and travel accessories.

“Whether your family member, friend or work colleague is a frequent business traveler or they are planning for an upcoming vacation, the ‘2012 Holiday Gift Guide’ for travelers offers a wide variety of luggage, briefcases and travel accessories that make great gifts for the holidays,” said Scott Applebee, Vice President of Marketing for the Travelpro, Atlantic Luggage, and Austin House brands. “This year, Travelpro is proud to offer the new National Geographic adventure luggage collections in our gift guide.”

Kontiki Messenger Bag

Kontiki Messenger Bag

This holiday season, Travelpro is offering adventurous travelers a luggage collection that combines the ruggedly stylish retro look of yesteryear with today’s modern travel features. Inspired by explorers, the National Geographic Kontiki Messenger Bag is perfect for the college student or the traveler who wants functionality and capacity without sacrificing style. The bag is made with a khaki fabric from recycled materials and faux leather accents, offering a safari, adventure travel look. It includes four deep pockets, a business organizer and a padded laptop/tablet sleeve. The Kontiki Messenger Bag retails for $129.99.

Another must-have for adventure travelers and explorers this holiday is the National Geographic Northwall 26″ Expandable Drop Bottom Rolling Duffel. With large, oversized wheels for rugged terrain, this duffel includes a spacious main storage area for clothing and personal items. Below the main compartment is a separate drop-bottom area that is ideal for storing shoes and bulky gear. The Northwall 26″ Drop Bottom Rolling Duffel retails for $199.99. National Geographic’s net proceeds support vital exploration, conservation, research and education programs.

For the frequent business traveler on the go, the Travelpro Crew 9 Business Backpack is the perfect holiday gift. This checkpoint-friendly bag has four deep pockets for storing laptop computers, tablets, smart phones, cables, folders and other business accessories. Adjustable straps accommodate users of different heights. An elastic quick loop on the back of the backpack allows you to attach the bag over the handle of your Rollaboard luggage when wheeling through airports. Travelpro backs the Crew 9 collection with a lifetime warranty that covers defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product. The Crew Business Backpack retails for $149.99. The collection is available in black and titanium gray.

Another ideal holiday gift is the Travelpro Crew 9 21″ Expandable Hardside Spinner, designed for the frequent traveler that wants to experience the next level in luxury travel. This 4-wheel Hardside Spinner with patent-pending, strong Powerscope handle is tested to over 15,000 up and down cycles. In addition, you will enjoy the revolutionary Contour grip for more control when pushing through busy airports and the expansion feature that increases storage capacity up to 20 percent. The Crew 21″ Expandable Hardside Spinner retails for $269.99. The collection is available in stylish Titanium Gray and Black colors and includes a scratchresistant finish.

The Holiday Travel Guide also provides a number of fashionable and useful gifts for your family from the Atlantic Luggage brand. The lightweight Atlantic Compass 2 21″Expandable Spinner is an ideal carry-on model that helps make traveling easier during the holidays. Carry handles on three sides make it easy to lift into and out of cars and airplane overhead bins. The Compass 2 4-wheel spinner offers extra large rear wheels for increased flexibility, switching effortlessly from rolling upright beside you to being pulled behind. A full lid mesh pocket and two interior side pockets provide packing flexibility. Compass 2 is available in black and cranberry fabric colors with fashionable satin accents. The collection carries a ten-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.

Austin House, a leading brand of travel accessories, features a variety of practical and cost effective items that are ideal for loved ones or business associates who are always on-the-go. The “2012 Holiday Travel Gift Guide for Travelers” includes the Austin House Packing Cubes, a 3-piece, multiple size set which allows you to separate specific items conveniently when packing. Each cube rolls into its own pouch, taking up minimal space. The Packing Cubes from Austin House retail at $35. The Austin House Travel Comfort Kit includes an eye mask, inflatable pillow and fleece blanket. The pillow cover doubles as a convenient storage bag. The kit retails for $20 and will be a certain holiday hit.

About Austin House

Austin House started in 1974 to make travel as safe, comfortable and hassle-free as possible. Today, the strength of Austin House is its vast selection of travel essentials and clever ideas, including safety locks, travel clocks, luggage straps, luggage tags, passport and document holders, personal security, comfort and care items, leather goods, adapters and converters and electronics accessories. A one-stop shop for travel accessories, Austin House is the essential resource for the serious traveler.

Visit the Austin House for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.

About Atlantic Brand Luggage

Since 1919, the Atlantic brand has been synonymous with affordable, value-added and lightweight luggage. As a market leader in the lightweight luggage segment, including neatly designed uprights and spinners to trendy and smart garment bags and totes, all Atlantic branded luggage is of superior quality and durability. Whether for business or pleasure, travel is easier with Atlantic luggage, now part of the Travelpro family of brands.

Please visit Atlantic Luggage for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.

About Travelpro

For twenty five years, Travelpro International has prided itself on design innovation and durability in crafting the highest quality luggage for travelers worldwide. Since transforming the ease of modern day travel with The Original Rollaboard wheeled luggage, Travelpro has been the brand of choice for flight crews and frequent travelers worldwide. Travelpro is dedicated to building a lifelong relationship with its customers by consistently understanding and exceeding their needs. The company offers a variety of innovative, high-quality luggage collections and computer briefs; each aimed at a specific user lifestyle and rigorously tested. Travelpro was the winner of the 2009 and 2010 Leading Edge Award from Executive Travel Magazine for “The Best Carry-on Case.” Travelpro is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the invention of the Rollaboard throughout 2012.

Please visit the Travelpro website for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.

The “2012 Gift Guide for Dads that Love to Travel” [PRESS RELEASE]

May 21, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Travelpro, Atlantic Luggage and Austin House are pleased to announce their “2012 Gift Guide for the Traveling Dad.” This Father’s Day, show your appreciation to that special man in your life with a gift for dads who love to travel from their superb lines of luggage and unique travel accessories.

“The ‘2012 Gift Guide for the Travelling Dad’ offers a variety of products from our newly launched innovative luggage collections,” said Scott Applebee, Vice President of Marketing for the Travelpro family of brands. “We offer high quality, lightweight and durable luggage and a variety of practical, inexpensive travel accessories that are perfect gifts for fathers who travel for business or leisure.”

The new Travelpro Crew 9 20” Business Rollaboard Carry-On is perfect for the Dad who travels on business and doesn’t want to carry multiple pieces of luggage. This Business Rollaboard has a large front pocket with a padded laptop computer/tablet sleeve and a convenient business organization for easy access to pens, business cards and other business essentials. It also includes the durable, patent-pending Powerscope extension handle system that minimizes wobble when fully extended. The Polypropylene Honeycomb Frame provides durable and lightweight construction, and a removable suiter system and extra-wide tie-down straps minimize wrinkling during travel. The stylish Crew 9 20” Business Rollaboard Carry On is available in black and titanium gray fabric colors and the suggested retail price is $199.99.

Platinum 7 Soft Duffel

Platinum 7 Soft Duffel

Another great option for hassle-free travelling for Dad is the Travelpro Platinum 7 Soft Duffel Bag. The bag features a large U-shaped opening to the main compartment, an adjustable, padded shoulder strap and a unique zippered bottom pocket that provides easy storage and access to last minute items. The Platinum 7 Soft Duffel Bag is available in wine and black fabric colors with elegant black nickel zipper pulls and herringbone trim. It includes the “Travelpro Worry-Free” warranty, which guarantees that your luggage is free from defects in materials and workmanship, and also covers repairs of damage caused by airline baggage handlers for the life of the bag. The suggested retail price for the Platinum 7 Soft Duffel is $169.99.

If Dad is a frequent business traveller, the Travelpro Executive Pro Checkpoint Friendly Computer Brief is an ideal Father’s Day gift. The intelligently designed brief is lightweight and durable and will allow Dad to pass through airport security without the hassle of removing his laptop. Just unzip the back and lay it flat to pass it through the X-ray machine. This collection includes a Lifetime Warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. The Executive Pro Checkpoint Friendly Computer Brief is available in black fabric with a suggested retail price of $119.99.

With the spike in checked-baggage fees, the lightweight Atlantic Compass 2 21”Spinner Carry-on will allow Dad to pack more without the cost of checking-in his bag. Carry handles on sides make it easy to lift into and out of cars and airplane overhead bins. The Compass 2 four-wheel Spinners can roll in multiple directions or move easily through airports like a two-wheel Upright. Compass 2 is available in black and cranberry with stylish satin accents. It carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty. The suggested retail price for the Atlantic Compass 2 21” Spinner is $99.99.

Austin House, a leading brand of clever and cost effective travel accessories, features a multitude of cost-effective items that will make unique and practical gifts for this Father’s Day. The Austin House Universal Adapter with USB is compatible with outlets in more than 160 countries. For Dad’s who are always on-the-go, the new Austin House Travel Charging Kit is an all-in-one kit that allows you to charge most devices with a USB, Mini USB or Micro USB port. It includes a USB car charger adapter, wall adapter, mini USB and Micro USB-to-USB cables. Another great gift guide for Dad is the new Austin House Digital Stereo Earphones, featuring lightweight earbud design blocks background noise while delivering great sound; additional buds are included.

About Austin House

Austin House started in 1974 to make travel as safe, comfortable and hassle-free as possible. Today, the strength of Austin House is its vast selection of travel essentials and clever ideas, including safety locks, travel clocks, luggage straps, luggage tags, passport and document holders, personal security, comfort and care items, leather goods, adapters and converters and electronics accessories. A one-stop shop for travel accessories, Austin House is the essential resource for the serious traveler.

Please visit Austin House for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.

About Atlantic Brand Luggage

Since 1919, the Atlantic brand has been synonymous with affordable, value-added and lightweight luggage. As a market leader in the lightweight luggage segment, including neatly designed uprights and spinners to trendy and smart garment bags and totes, all Atlantic branded luggage is of superior quality and durability. Whether for business or pleasure, travel is easier with Atlantic luggage, now part of the Travelpro family of brands.

Please visit Atlantic Luggage for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.

About Travelpro

For twenty five years, Travelpro International has prided itself on design innovation and durability in crafting the highest quality luggage for travellers worldwide. Since transforming the ease of modern day travel with The Original Rollaboard wheeled luggage, Travelpro has been the brand of choice for flight crews and frequent travelers worldwide. Travelpro is dedicated to building a lifelong relationship with its customers by consistently understanding and exceeding their needs. The company offers a variety of innovative, high-quality luggage collections and computer briefs; each aimed at a specific user lifestyle and rigorously tested. Travelpro was the winner of the 2009 and 2010 Leading Edge Award from Executive Travel Magazine for “The Best Carry-on Case.” Travelpro is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the invention of the Rollaboard throughout 2012.

Please visit the Travelpro website for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.

Travelpro, Atlantic Luggage and Austin House Announce the “2012 Gift Guide for Moms that Love to Travel” (PRESS RELEASE)

April 11, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

(Boca Raton, Fla.)—Travelpro, Atlantic Luggage, and Austin House are pleased to announce their “2012 Gift Guide for Moms who Love to Travel.” Make this a memorable Mother’s Day with a gift from their expansive lines of luggage and travel accessories, designed to suit the needs of the female traveller.

“This year’s Gift Guide offers a variety of fashionable luggage and travel accessories that are ideal for mothers who travel and the budgets of their loved ones” said Scott Applebee, Vice President of Marketing for the Travelpro family of brands.

Travelpro Platinum 7 Deluxe Tote

Travelpro Platinum 7 Deluxe Tote

Surprise her with the stylish Travelpro Platinum 7 Deluxe Tote, a perfect Mother’s Day gift constructed with luxury design, distinction and functional superiority. This tote includes a leather monogram patch for the engraving of initials as well as black nickel accents throughout the bag. The Deluxe Tote is available in wine and black nylon fabrics and the suggested retail price is $129.99.

The Executive Pro Ladies Rolling Brief is a fashionable gift choice for the working Mom who is a frequent business traveler. This Ladies Rolling Brief is lightweight and durable with ample storage including a business organizer and padded laptop/tablet sleeve. A telescoping handle and ballbearing wheels deliver what every busy executive needs on the road. The piece is available in black and the suggested retail price is $149.99.

The new lightweight and affordable Maxlite 2 20″ Expandable Carry-on Spinner is another great Mother’s Day gift choice. It offers a wide array of innovative features that ease the hassles of travel. The 4-wheel Spinner system provides a smooth glide with 360 degree maneuverability, making it easy to navigate through airport check-in lines and terminals. The patent pending Contour Handle Grip improves ergonomic comfort and movement control and the rugged polyester fabric, available in ocean blue and black, is stain and abrasion resistant. Suggested retail price is $139.99.

Make her next trip effortless and stress-free with the Atlantic Ultra Lite 22″ Carry-on Upright, weighing in at only 6 1/2 pounds. With the trend toward ever-increasing airline overweight- and checked-baggage fees, the virtually weightless Atlantic Ultra Lite collection allows her to pack more and pay less when she travels. The collection’s best features are the expansive packing interior, the durable exterior fabric and the stylish color choices: cobalt blue, moss green and charcoal. Suggested retail price is $79.99.

Another great gift choice for mom is the Atlantic Compass 2 25″ Expandable Spinner. This lightweight luggage is packed with a wide array of features that makes travel easier. Tested for high-mileage travel, Compass’ 2 high quality and durable spinner wheels can roll in multiple directions for maximum mobility through busy airports. A removable garment sleeve comes standard on uprights to help prevent wrinkling of shirts, blouses and pants. The affordable Compass 2 25″ Expandable Spinner is the ideal piece for moms packing for the entire family. Suggested retail price is $129.99.

Austin House, a leading brand of innovative travel accessories, features a multitude of cost effective items that will make unique and useful gifts for this Mother’s Day. Let your loved one know that traveling can be hassle-free with this line of travel accessories. The new Austin House Travel Comfort Kit offers a 3-piece set including an eye mask, inflatable pillow and soft fleece blanket. The pillow cover doubles as a convenient storage bag. Another option for the traveling mom is the Austin House Motions-Less elasticized wrist bands that help control nausea due to motion sickness, inner ear imbalance or morning sickness. The wrist bands are one size fits all. Also, the new Austin House Packing Cubes make packing easier and more orderly. Available as a 3-piece set, each cube rolls into its own pouch, taking up minimal space inside your luggage. These versatile cubes are great for any savvy traveler. Or give mom, the new Travel Document Organizer to help her keep her important travel documents secure and in one place. The organizer has a secure zip around closure and a large pocket for documents, a passport and currency along with additional credit card/ID slots.

About Austin House

Austin House started in 1974 to make travel as safe, comfortable and hassle-free as possible. Today, the strength of Austin House is its vast selection of travel essentials and clever ideas, including safety locks, travel clocks, luggage straps, luggage tags, passport and document holders, personal security, comfort and care items, leather goods, adapters and converters and electronics accessories. A one-stop shop for travel accessories, Austin House is the essential resource for the serious traveler. Please visit Austin House for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.

About Atlantic Brand Luggage

Since 1919, the Atlantic brand has been synonymous with affordable, value-added and lightweight luggage. As a market leader in the lightweight luggage segment, including neatly designed uprights and spinners to trendy and smart garment bags and totes, all Atlantic branded luggage is of superior quality and durability. Whether for business or pleasure, travel is easier with Atlantic luggage, now part of the Travelpro family of brands. Please visit Atlantic Luggage for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.

About Travelpro

For twenty five years, Travelpro International has prided itself on design innovation and durability in crafting the highest quality luggage for travellers worldwide. Since transforming the ease of modern day travel with The Original Rollaboard wheeled luggage, Travelpro has been the brand of choice for flight crews and frequent travelers worldwide. Travelpro is dedicated to building a lifelong relationship with its customers by consistently understanding and exceeding their needs. The company offers a variety of innovative, high-quality luggage collections and computer briefs; each aimed at a specific user lifestyle and rigorously tested. Travelpro was the winner of the 2009 and 2010 Leading Edge Award from Executive Travel Magazine for “The Best Carry-on Case.” Travelpro is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the invention of the Rollaboard throughout 2012. Please visit Travelpro for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.

Travelpro to Introduce Record Number of New Products at the 2012 Travel Goods Show [PRESS RELEASE]

March 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Travelpro, the original inventor of Rollaboard luggage and a leader in innovative, high-quality luggage design, is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the invention of Rollaboard luggage by introducing a record number of new products at the 2012 Travel Goods Association (TGA) Show. Travelpro will debut three new luggage collections: Crew 9, Runway and Maxlite 2. Under its Atlantic brand, the Unite and Vogue family luggage collections will be on display. Travelpro will also introduce a wide array of adventure luggage and travel bags under the iconic National Geographic and National Geographic Explorer brands. New backpacks and a duffel bag under the Ecko Unltd. brand name will also be featured, along with new revamped line of Austin House travel accessories.

Travelpro’s featured luggage line at the 2012 TGA Show will be the new Crew line used by traveling professionals and frequent fliers worldwide. Derived from many years of designing luggage for pilots and flight crews, the Crew 9 Collection is truly a “super” line with a wide array of Rollaboards, Checkpoint Friendly Business Cases, Spinners and Hardside Spinners. The line features a patentpending wobble less extension handle system that will be the strongest in the industry. The Spinners on Crew will include Travelpro’s new patent-pending Contour handle grip, designed specifically to improve ergonomic comfort when pushing four-wheel luggage.

Travelpro will introduce multiple lines of luggage and accessories to the U.S. market under the National Geographic and National Geographic Explorer brand names. A broad array of adventure luggage, duffel bags, backpacks, messenger bags, camera bags and travel accessories will be a major focus at the show. National Geographic’s net proceeds support vital exploration, conservation, research, and education programs. National Geographic, a leading non-profit organization, is one of the most highly recognized and respected brands in the world.

“We are honored to introduce travel goods that reflect the National Geographic Society’s rich heritage of exploration and travel,” said Scott Applebee, Vice President of Marketing at Travelpro.

The new Travelpro Runway collection is a stylish 4-wheel Spinner line geared for women business and leisure travelers. Affordably priced, this collection comes standard with Travelpro’s Contour handle grip for ergonomic comfort when moving through busy airports.

Travelpro is also proud to showcase the next generation of its highly successful Maxlite line; the Maxlite 2 collection includes a wide array of innovative features that ease the hassles of travel. The 4-wheel Spinner system provides a smooth glide with 360 degree maneuverability, making it easy to navigate through airport check-in lines and terminals. The patent pending Contour Grip improves ergonomic comfort and movement control.

Under its Atlantic Luggage brand, Travelpro is introducing two new collections, Atlantic Unite and Atlantic Vogue. Designed with the leisure and family traveler in mind, Atlantic Unite is the ultimate in family friendly luggage. It includes a new easy connect feature that allows the user to easily roll two bags at the same time by connecting them together back-to-back. The striking, fashion-forward Atlantic Vogue collection is a flexible alternative to hardside luggage. The eye-catching product line will be displayed in deep purple, fuscia, lemon-lime green, charcoal and vivid blue colorways.

Austin House, one of the industry leaders in travel accessories, will display a revamped line for 2012 including many new innovative products that make traveling easier. Also, the new 2012 Ecko Untld backpacks, duffle bags and luggage will be prominently on display at the show, featuring seven exciting new backpacks and a rolling duffel. These bags come in fun vibrant colors and patterns; include plenty of pockets and storage space for all your necessities. Most backpacks include protective padded sleeves for laptop computers and tablets.

About Austin House

Austin House started in 1974 to make travel as safe, comfortable and hassle-free as possible. Today, the strength of Austin House is its vast selection of travel essentials and clever ideas, including safety locks, travel clocks, luggage straps, luggage tags, passport and document holders, personal security, comfort and care items, leather goods, adapters and converters and electronics accessories. A onestop shop for travel accessories, Austin House is the essential resource for the serious traveler. Please visit the Austin House website for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.

About Atlantic Brand Luggage

Since 1919, the Atlantic brand has been synonymous with affordable, value-added and lightweight luggage. As a market leader in the lightweight luggage segment, including neatly designed uprights and spinners to trendy and smart garment bags and totes, all Atlantic branded luggage is of superior quality and durability. Whether for business or pleasure, travel is easier with Atlantic luggage, now part of the Travelpro family of brands. Please visit AtlanticLuggage.com for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.

About National Geographic

National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the Society’s mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. It reaches more than 400 million people worldwide each month through its official journal, National Geographic, and other magazines; National Geographic Channel; television documentaries; music; radio; films; books; DVDs; maps; exhibitions; live events; trips; school publishing programs; interactive media; and merchandise. National Geographic has funded more than 10,000 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education program promoting geographic literacy. For more information, visit nationalgeographic.com.

About Travelpro

For over two decades, Travelpro International has prided itself on design innovation and durability in crafting the highest quality luggage for travelers worldwide. Since transforming the ease of modern day travel with The Original Rollaboard wheeled luggage, Travelpro has been the brand of choice for flight crews and frequent travelers worldwide. Travelpro is dedicated to building a lifelong relationship with its customers by consistently understanding and exceeding their needs. The company offers a variety of innovative, high-quality luggage collections and computer briefs; each aimed at a specific user lifestyle and rigorously tested. Travelpro was the winner of the 2009 and 2010 Leading Edge Award from Executive Travel Magazine for “The Best Carry-on Case.” Please visit the Travelpro for a complete list of the latest products and retail locations. You can also follow us on Facebook and find us on Twitter at @TravelproIntl.

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Frequent Traveler

December 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Some people are seemingly impossible to shop for during the holiday season. Maybe they already seem to have everything, they’re very minimalist, or they’re just really hard to read. But if that difficult-to-buy-for person on your list happens to be a frequent traveler, you’re in luck. Travelpro and Austin House have some great gift ideas for the frequent flier in your life.

Universal adapter with dual USB
  • Austin House Universal Adapter with USB: This adapter allows travelers to plug in and charge USB devices, such as MP3 players or even compatible cellphones, in more than 160 countries. This item works with most outlets in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, New Zealand, and Russia.
  • Executive Pro™ Checkpoint Friendly Computer Brief: Those people who can’t leave their laptop behind when they hit the skies will love this computer bag. Travelers can tote this sleek bag with the handy shoulder strap or the padded handle, and there’s an intelligent business organizer for pens, business cards, cables and electronic items. Best of all, this bag will get a traveler through the airport quickly because laptop computers do not need to be removed and placed in a separate bin (and then packed up again!) when carried in this security-friendly bag.
  • Deluxe Totes Ladies City Tote: This tote would be a great gift for any stylish lady on the go. The bag is sleek, yet durable, and includes a laptop sleeve.
  • Austin House Travel Neck Pillow: Frequent travelers will appreciate the much-needed support and shuteye or relaxation they can get when using this neck pillow on long flights, car trips, or train excursions.
  • Platinum 7 22″ Carry-on Rolling Garment Bag: This stylish garment bag, available in two colors, is a great gift that will keep your favorite traveler from arriving at their destination with rumpled, messy clothes. The bag has plenty of pockets for storage and even features a leather monogram patch so the gift can easily be personalized.
  • Atlantic Graphite Lite 3 21″ Carry-on Spinner: This bag has all the convenience of a regular roller bag, but with some extra bells and whistles. Best of all is its eight-wheel spinner system that allows for the bag to roll easily in all different directions, making travel through crowded spaces infinitely more simple.

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