Travelpro Introduces Its ‘Back to School Essentials’

September 2, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

One-Of-A-Kind Lunch Totes, Backpacks and Duffels Make Fall Fun for Students

Students won’t mind returning to school this fall once they are outfitted with Travelpro’s Back to School Essentials, consisting of cool backpacks, lunch totes, messenger bags and duffels from the T-Pro Bold and National Geographic Explorer lines. Kids and teens will attend classes in style with these uniquely crafted pieces that help them stand out from the crowd, providing comfort and ease as they travel from home to school and all the activities in between.

National Geographic Explorer Lunch ToteAlways ‘first in class’ are the National Geographic Explorer Lunch Totes, that are emblazoned with stunning photo images from the iconic magazine. Made of durable polyester with an insulated lining to keep food cool, the totes have an adjustable shoulder strap and carry handle for boys and a fixed strap for girls. There is also an extra roomy inside compartment on the girl’s tote. The lunch bags go the extra mile with a mesh water-bottle pocket and removable lining on the boy’s bag and outside zippered pockets for both boys and girls. Kids will enjoy choosing between Leopard, Shark, Beach and Flower designs.

The National Geographic Explorer theme continues with backpacks, duffels and messenger bags from the savvy and smart Cape Town Collection. Around the world or around the block, it brings together vintage styling with abundant storage and durable canvas fabrics that are perfect for today’s students. The Daypack features a padded sleeve which holds laptops up to 15.6″ and a spacious main compartment ideal for the storage of a tablet, file folders and power cords. Padded and adjustable shoulder straps provide extra cushioned comfort. Available in khaki and navy, these school essentials have an outer pocket organizer for pens and other educational supplies, while interior zippered pockets ensure smaller items won’t get lost.

National Geographic Cape Town duffelThe 21″ Carry-on Duffel ensures smooth travel for your children via an over-sized main compartment with a rear zippered pocket perfect for holding clothing, toiletries, electronics and more. A padded and adjustable shoulder strap, made of sturdy cotton webbing, gives them back and shoulder relief just as multiple exterior pockets provide easy access to needed items. With a heat-embossed map lining, capturing the spirit of National Geographic, the duffel also has cushioned carry handles for ease of travel.

When adventure calls, the National Geographic Explorer Cape Town Collection Messenger Bag is up for the job. Available in khaki and navy, it has many of the features of the duffel bag plus a flapover design with antique buckle closures that keeps contents secure. Its versatility makes it perfect for the high school or college student on the go.

Tpro Bold 2 Group Photo

Tpro Bold 2 line of bags

As with all Travelpro products – and especially for students on the go — the T-Pro Bold 2.0 collection is ready to travel anywhere, over rough terrain or city streets. Amazingly durable, lightweight and versatile, this 9-piece set is perfect for kids of all ages with a sense of adventure. Loaded with extras, creature comforts and flexible packing options, this sporty line is Travelpro’s next generation of action luggage.

The T-Pro Bold 2.0 Backpack has an ‘intelligent’ interior for today’s student, including padded laptop and tablet pockets, an organizer for pens, pencils, keys and other small items and a spacious open cavity for books and papers. On the outside are a series of quick access pockets for electronics and other essentials. The 26″ Drop-Bottom Rolling Duffel is ideal for packing flexibility, with a zippered divider panel that allows for two separate packing spaces or, if opened, one large main compartment.

“As the originator of Rollaboard luggage, Travelpro has always been a leader in the travel industry for people of all ages,” said Scott Applebee, Vice President of Marketing for the Travelpro family of brands. “The items featured in our 2015 “Back to School Essentials’ make the grade in every sense of the phrase – from great warranties to exceptional versatility and style.”

About Travelpro

For over 25 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 on every continent. The company is dedicated to building a lifelong relationship with its customers by consistently meeting and exceeding their expectations. Travelpro was honored to once again be voted as the “World’s Best Luggage” by Premier Traveler Magazine in 2014.

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 at @Travelprointl.

Travelpro Introduces National Geographic Explorer Cape Town and Leather Brief Collections

August 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

When Business or Adventure Calls, the Tough and Stylish National Geographic Explorer Cape Town Collection is Up for the Job

Travelpro, the inventor of Rollaboard luggage and a market leader in innovative, high-quality luggage design, is proud to partner with National Geographic, one of the world’s largest scientific and educational nonprofit organizations, to introduce the new National Geographic Explorer Cape Town and Leather Brief Collections.

“Around the world or around the block, the National Geographic Explorer Cape Town Collection brings together vintage styling with intelligent storage and a durable canvas fabric that’s perfect for today’s active traveler,” said Scott Applebee, Vice President of Marketing for the Travelpro family of brands. “Additionally, National Geographic’s net proceeds support vital exploration, conservation, research and education programs.”

National Geographic Cape Town Duffel

National Geographic Cape Town Duffel

The National Geographic Explorer Cape Town Collection features a single and double gusset briefcase, available in khaki and navy colors. Both briefcases feature comfortably-padded, adjustable shoulder straps, made of sturdy cotton webbing that will stand up to the rigors of world travel. A removable, padded sleeve holds laptops up to 15.6″ while the spacious main compartment is ideal for storage of a tablet, file folders and power cords. The front pocket business organizer holds pens, business cards, a phone and other small items.

For adventure or leisure travel, the Cape Town Collection’s 21″ duffel bag is the perfect carry-on bag. The cavernous main compartment with a rear zippered pocket is ideal for storing clothing, toiletries, electronics and the amenities travelers need. Available in khaki and navy, the 21″ Carry- On Duffel Bag’s padded shoulder strap and cushioned carry handle offer maximum comfort on long trips. Moreover, the interesting heat-embossed map lining captures the spirit of National Geographic.

When adventure calls, the collection’s versatile daypack makes travel a breeze. The main compartment and multiple exterior pockets provide ample storage space and organization for tablets, business cards, a smart phone, file folders, power cables and more. The Explorer Cape Town Collection also features a messenger bag that includes storage for up to a 15.6″ laptop and other business and travel essentials. The attractive flap-over design with antique buckle closures keeps contents secure. Both items are also available in khaki and navy colors.

National Geographic Leather Briefcase

National Geographic Leather Briefcase

Made of full grain, genuine leather, the National Geographic Explorer Leather Briefcase is a business workhorse. The rugged good looks of distressed leather make an impression in the boardroom or at the corner cafe. A removable, padded sleeve holds laptops up to a 15.6″ laptop or a tablet. Available in espresso and mocha leather colors, the brief blends good looks with ultimate functionality.

For additional information on the National Geographic Explorer Cape Town and Leather Brief Collections or any other of National Geographic or Travelpro’s expansive lines of luggage, please contact howard@gohrmc.com or call 305-573-0882.

About National Geographic

With a mission to inspire people to care about the planet, the 126-year-old National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Working to inspire, illuminate and teach, the member-supported Society reaches over 600 million people worldwide each month through its media platforms, products and events. National Geographic has funded more than 11,000 research, conservation and exploration projects, and its education programs promote geographic literacy. For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.com.

About Travelpro

For over 25 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 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, 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 Supports Help Sandy Program from LastClick.com

November 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

21 inch Polar Bear rollaboard from Travelpro's National Geographic Explorer CollectionTravelpro luggage supports the relief efforts of Hurricane Sandy by providing the National Geographic Explorer Polar Bear Hardside Carry-on suitcase through Lastclick.com’s Help Sandy program.It is now at a great price on LastClick.com/helpsandy. Holidays are coming and you can purchase a great piece of luggage and help Hurricane Sandy victims at the same time.

The Lastclick.com “Help Sandy” program ends November 28.

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.

Travelpro on American Outdoors TV Show with National Geographic Northwall Luggage Collection [VIDEO]

September 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

This is a video that aired on the American Outdoors TV Show Saturday, August 25th, and will air again on October 13th. The video was filmed at the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City in August and features an excellent overview of the National Geographic and National Geographic Explorer product offering by Travelpro channel manager John Gualtieri.

We have partnered with National Geographic to introduce the Northwall adventure luggage collection. The Northwall luggage collection is built to travel over any terrain, from city streets to trekking in the wilderness. The 7-piece collection combines soft and rolling duffels, uprights, a daypack, and a sling bag.

It combines abundant storage with rugged durability, a water-and-stain resistant coating and lightweight design that make it ready to go anywhere in the world.

Each upright includes two built-in wet pockets for storing toiletries or wet clothing. The collection comes standard with a unique interior lining featuring a map of the night-time constellations, capturing the essence of the legendary National Geographic brand.

The Northwall luggage collection has unique features for every adventure traveller’s needs. The oversized ball-bearing wheels on upright and rolling duffel models are tested for over 25 miles and the handle system is tested over 12,500 cycles for optimal performance.

National Geographic’s net proceeds from this luggage support vital exploration, conservation, research and education programs.

Travelpro Introduces the National Geographic Northwall Luggage Collection [PRESS RELEASE]

September 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Pack your Sense of Adventure

Travelpro International, the leading manufacturer of lightweight durable luggage, is proud to partner with National Geographic, one of the world’s largest scientific and educational nonprofit organizations, to introduce the Northwall adventure luggage collection. National Geographic has selected the Montreal-based Holiday Group Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary Travelpro International Inc. in the United States as its luggage and travel accessories licensee for the National Geographic and National Geographic Explorer brands in North America.

Travelpro's Northwall Day Pack from National Geographic

Northwall Day Pack

Durable, versatile and stylish, the Northwall luggage collection is built to travel over any terrain, from city streets to trekking in the wilderness. This versatile 7-piece collection combines soft and rolling duffels, uprights, a daypack and a sling bag.

“This collection combines abundant storage with rugged durability, a water-and-stain resistant coating and lightweight design that make it ready to go anywhere in the world,” said Scott Applebee Vice President of Marketing for Travelpro. “Additionally, National Geographic’s net proceeds support vital exploration, conservation, research and education programs.”

Travelpro's Northwall Rollaboard from National Geographic

Northwall 22″ Expandable Rollaboard

The Northwall luggage collection has unique features for every adventure traveller’s needs. The oversized ball-bearing wheels on upright and rolling duffel models are tested for over 25 miles and the handle system is tested over 12,500 cycles for optimal performance. Each upright includes two built-in wet pockets for storing toiletries or wet clothing. The collection comes standard with a unique interior lining featuring a map of the night-time constellations, capturing the essence of the legendary National Geographic brand.

A large front pocket with a padded laptop compartment allows easy access to a laptop or tablet. A business organizer stores pens, files, cards and keys. Other features include four carry handles to lift the luggage into an overhead bin or car trunk, a side-zippered water bottle pocket, 2.5″ of expansion to expand an already spacious main compartment and a handy electronics pocket for a phone or music player.

The Northwall Collection line includes the following options:

  • 22″ Soft Duffel
  • Sling Bag
  • Daypack
  • 22″ Expandable Rollaboard Luggage
  • 26″ Expandable Rollaboard Luggage
  • 26″ Expandable Drop Bottom Rolling Duffel
  • 32″ Expandable Drop Bottom Rolling Duffel.

The Travelpro National Geographic Northwall collection is constructed in an attractive Olive Green fabric with black trim accents.

About National Geographic

The 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; 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 www.nationalgeographic.com.

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 at www.travelpro.com for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.

Travelpro Introduces the National Geographic Kontiki Luggage Collection

August 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Inspired by Safari Travellers and Explorers

(BOCA RATON, FLA)—Travelpro International, the leading manufacturer of lightweight durable luggage, is proud to partner with National Geographic, one of the world’s largest scientific and educational nonprofit organizations, to introduce the Kontiki adventure luggage collection. National Geographic has selected the Montreal-based Holiday Group Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary Travelpro International Inc. in the United States as its luggage and travel accessories licensee for the National Geographic and National Geographic Explorer brands in North America.4 Piece Group of Kontiki Luggage from Travelpro

Inspired by safari travellers and explorers, the Kontiki luggage collection combines the ruggedly stylish retro look of yesteryear with today’s modern travel features. Kontiki luggage is made with recycled khaki-colored fabric that looks exactly like canvas, yet is much lighter and more durable. Rich faux-leather accents and antique brass hardware finish emphasize the authentic safari style. This versatile 8-piece offering combines lightweight long-lasting upright luggage, soft and rolling duffels, a messenger bag and a daypack, all in one matching collection.

“Ideal for camping, skiing and off-road trips, the Kontiki Duffels are a must-have for adventurous travellers. With recycled khaki fabric, this collection is explorer-ready and eco-friendly,” said Scott Applebee, Vice President of Marketing for Travelpro. “Additionally, National Geographic’s net proceeds support vital exploration, conservation, research and education programs.” The Kontiki luggage collection has unique features for every adventure traveller’s needs.

The ballbearing in-line skate wheels on the upright and rolling duffel models are tested for over 25 miles and the handle system is tested over 12,500 cycles for optimal performance. The collection comes standard with a unique interior lining featuring a map of the world, capturing the importance and spirit of National Geographic.

Multiple exterior pockets allow easy access to a laptop or tablet, boarding pass, cellphone electronics and more. Other features include 2 1/2″ expansion capability for additional packing room, a removable drawstring laundry bag to keep dirty and clean clothes separate and a built-in interior wet pocket to store toiletries or wet items. The duffels have a convenient drop bottom compartment that is ideal for storing shoes and bulky gear.

4 Kontiki Duffels from TravelproThe Kontiki Collection is made with khaki fabric from recycled materials. The entire line includes the following options: 22″ Soft Duffel, Daypack, Messenger Bag, 22″ Expandable Rollaboard Luggage, 26″ Expandable Rollaboard Luggage, 26″ Expandable Drop Bottom Rolling Duffel, 32″ Expandable Drop Bottom Rolling Duffel and 30″ Cargo Duffel.

National Geographic

The 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; 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 the National Geographic website.

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.

Technical Fact Sheet

National Geographic Kontiki Collection Dimensions

  • 22″ Soft Duffel — 22″ x 13″ x 10″
  • Daypack — 18″ x 13″ x 7″
  • Messenger Bag — 13″ x 17″ x 6″
  • 22″ Expandable Rollaboard Luggage — 22″ x 14″ x 9″
  • 26″ Expandable Rollaboard Luggage — 26″ x 18.5″x 11″
  • 26″ Expandable Drop Bottom Rolling Duffel — 26″ x 14″x 14″
  • 32″ Expandable Drop Bottom Rolling Duffel — 32″ x 15″x 15″
  • 30″ Cargo Duffel — 30″ x 16″x 12″

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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.