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.

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.

The A Position and Golf Road Warriors Announce “Roll Like a Warrior” Sweepstakes [PRESS RELEASE]

November 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

(PORTLAND, ORE.)—Golfers who consider themselves “Road Warriors” will have the chance to prove it by registering to win in the Golf Road Warriors: Scottsdale  “Roll Like a Warrior” Sweepstakes as part of TheAPosition.com’snewest promotion starting November 28.  The sweepstakes celebrates the rollout of the newly redesigned Golf Road Warriors website.

A golf ball directly before the hole

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Between Nov. 28 – Dec. 4, The A Position will send four journalists to Scottsdale, Ariz. to play eight world-class desert golf courses, enjoy the destination’s renowned hospitality, sip tequila, smoke a few premium cigars, and otherwise pursue the adventures and rewards of a great golf road trip.  The journalists will create and broadcast daily original content via a collection of websites, print media, social media, podcasts, and radio that will be further disseminated by sponsor partners.  The content will include course and equipment reviews; opinion pieces; travel stories and videos; and the observations and commentary of four award-winning golf journalists who have worked for many of the best media outlets worldwide.

Followers of the Warriors now may enjoy the same kind of trip.  By registering at GolfRoadWarriors.com, viewers can earn a shot at a grand prize package consisting of . .

  • Two nights of lodging at each of the following properties: Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, The Boulders Resort, and The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
  • One round of golf for two at Troon North Golf Club, The Boulders Golf Club, and TPC Scottsdale
  • Two-piece Travelpro® Platinum 7® luxury luggage set
  • Custom club fitting, new driver, new golf bag, and one dozen golf balls from Callaway Golf
  • One dozen premium cigars from Certifresh Cigars
  • 12-month subscription for winner’s entire golf club for a white tee membership, plus six blue tee memberships to Grow The Game Golf’s new leaderboard smart phone app

The Golf Road Warriors descending upon Scottsdale include renowned golf broadcaster and historian Peter Kessler and journalists Jeff Wallach, Tom Bedell, and Terry Moore.

Follow this on-going adventure communicating the power of new media at Golf Road Warriors.com and at theAposition.com.  The next installment of Golf Road Warriors will take place in Palm Springs next February.

The A Position.com is a network of websites featuring the world’s best golf and travel writers. The term “The A Position” refers to the best place a golfer can land his tee shot. On the web, it refers to the site readers will want to land on for great golf and travel journalism.

 

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How Travelpro Tests Its Luggage

April 26, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

We at Travelpro recognize that the purchase of rolling luggage from our Platinum® 7 collection is not something you take lightly. It can be a considerable investment that you want to make sure is sound. That’s why our Platinum 7 “Worry Free” Warranty reads:

The Travelpro® Worry Free Warranty guarantees your Platinum 7 luggage is free from defects in materials and workmanship, and also covers repairs of damage caused by the mishandling of a common carrier for the life of the bag.

Imagine that, a lifetime guarantee that you won’t have to pay for damage caused by airline baggage handlers.

A manufacturer would have to be extremely confident in both the materials used in and testing performed on its Rollaboards in order to offer such a warranty. Whether it’s the Platinum 7 collection or any of our other lines, Travelpro is confident about the durability of its luggage.

We test all materials and components to the highest industry standards. Our ergonomic, telescoping handle system is tested over 15,000 open/close cycles to ensure durability and stability. Travelpro’s removable, sealed, ball-bearing, in-line wheels are tested for 30 miles to ensure rolling smoothness year after year.

All Platinum 7 bags are constructed with 2000 Denier Ballistic nylon fabric that features a stain and abrasion resistant DuraGuard™ coating that is thoroughly tested for water repellency, color fading and seam strength. The Platinum 7 polypropylene honeycomb framing system provides exceptional durability while reducing the overall weight of the bag.

All luggage in the Platinum 7 collection feature self-repairing nylon coil zipper systems that ensure flawless operation and provide consistent closures. The main zipper undergoes a wear resistance test that includes 7,500 open/close cycles. The luggage also includes rubber skid guards, molded wheel housings and corner guards to protect against damage.

In short, Travelpro’s design team focuses on product durability all through the development and testing process. We recognize that any manufacturer can offer a bag that doesn’t weigh much. The challenge is to provide a lightweight bag that stands up to the rigors that a bag goes through in its lifecycle.

Have we succeeded? Could we offer a lifetime warranty on our products if they weren’t extremely durable?

Travelpro Platinum® 6 28” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter

August 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

When you need a bag that gives your mind a true vacation, the Travelpro Platinum® 6 26” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter is there for you. Easy to stroll and carry, the 28” Rollaboard will also give your arms and back a rest with its removable, polyurethane bonded, sealed bearing wheels.Travelpro Platinum® 6 28” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter

This Travelpro Platinum® 6 28” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter is 12.5″ W by 20.5″ L by 28″ H. Conveniently in burgundy, black, and blue, you can pick the color that suits your style.

The cool thing about this Rollaboard is it comes with a new flat folding Add-a-Bag attachment system, a mesh clothing retention system, and a I-Beam geometry extension handle system. There’s no reason to torture yourself when you travel when there are all these additions as well as 2.5” expansion capability on the main body.

The Travelpro Platinum® 6 28” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter commonly retails for $469.99. Use Travelpro’s Retailer Locator at to find the closest Travelpro retailer to you.

Travelpro Platinum® 6 26” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter

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For a Grade-A travel bag that will carry everything you need, take a Travelpro Platinum® 6 26” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter for all your wardrobe necessities. The Rollaboard has a mesh clothing retention system and an additional 2.5” expansion capability to fit all your essentials.

The Travelpro Platinum® 6 26” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter is 12″ W by 18.5″ L by 26″ H. The 26” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter has a fully lined interior with H2O Guard protective coating and Duratex® Ballistic Nylon with Teflon® coating to keep your bag looking great.

The included removable, folding suiter sleeve, and polyurethane bonded sealed bearing wheels are all thrown in to make traveling as un-demanding as possible. To make it almost leisure, Travelpro Platinum® 6 26” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter has a Integrated 4 Point expansion stability system, a bottom handle grip with TPR comfort grip, high polished chrome accents, self-retracting ID card holder and an I-Beam geometry extension handle system.

The Travelpro Platinum® 6 26” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter commonly retails for $429.99. Use Travelpro’s Retailer Locator at to find the closest Travelpro retailer to you.

Travelpro Platinum® 6 22” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter

August 13, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

When you need the right suiter to suit your fancy, the 22” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter is your perfect fit. The Travelpro Platinum® 6 22” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter is 9″ W by 14″ L by 22″ H is protected by Duratex® Ballistic Nylon with Teflon® coating and fully lined interior with H2O Guard protective coating.Travelpro Platinum 6 22” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter

The 22” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter has a variety of features including a Duraframe® compression molded frame system, YKK zipper on the main compartment, high polished chrome accents, a 2 1/2” expansion capability for flexible packing, a leather monogram patch, and TPR on the handle grip for comfortable traveling.

The I-Beam geometry extension handle system provides stability when carrying additional bags. Nothing is impossible when you travel with this suiter. The Rollaboard features a removable folding suiter sleeve, removable bearing wheels, and a mesh clothing retention system.

In burgundy, blue, or black your Rollaboards color can now suit your style. The Travelpro Platinum® 6 22” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter comes with the new flat folding Add-a-Bag attachment system.

The Travelpro Platinum® 6 22” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter commonly retails for $349.99. Use Travelpro’s Retailer Locator at to find the closest Travelpro retailer to you.

Travelpro Platinum® 6 20” Expandable Rollaboard® Luggage

August 11, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

If you would rather take it than leave it, the Travelpro Platinum® 6 20” Expandable Rollaboard® Luggage is your match. The 20” Expandable Rollaboard® Luggage comes in a variety of shades; burgundy, black, or blue, whichever suits your style. The Duratex® Ballistic Nylon with Teflon® coating and fully lined H2O Guard protective coating are just a small addition to your roomy case.

The Travelpro Platinum® 6 20” Expandable Rollaboard® Luggage is 9″ W by 14″ L by 20″ H, features an I-Beam geometry extension handle system which provides exceptional durability, YKK zipper on the main compartment and removable, polyurethane bonded, sealed bearing wheels.

Fully locked and loaded, this luggage is just what you need with soft-touch low-profile handle grips, a mesh clothing retention system, and a new flat folding Add-a-Bag attachment system.

The Travelpro Platinum® 6 20” Expandable Rollaboard® Luggage commonly retails for $299.99. Use Travelpro’s Retailer Locator at to find the closest Travelpro retailer to you.

Travelpro Platinum® 6 22” Vertical Garments 2 Go

August 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

When the going gets tough, you need to get going. For those of you road runners, the 22” Vertical Garments 2 Go is just what you need. The Garments 2 Go features a dual packing system, the front compartment packs like a garment bag and the back compartment is just like a traditional packing suitcase. When you are an “on the go” kind of person, an efficient way to pack is a must.

The Travelpro Platinum® 6 22” Vertical Garments 2 Go highlights a new, flat, folding, Add-a-Bag attachment system and high polished chrome accents. For convenience the 22” Vertical Garments 2 Go has a mesh clothing retention system, and Ergonomic, soft-touch, low-profile top and side carry handle grips.

The Garments 2 Go is 9″ W by 14″L by 22″ H and has Duratex® Ballistic Nylon with Teflon® coating and H2O Guard protective coating on the interior lining, the 22” Vertical Garments 2 Go strolls on removable, polyurethane bonded, and sealed bearing wheels.

The Travelpro Platinum® 6 22” Vertical Garments 2 Go commonly retails for $389.99. Use Travelpro’s Retailer Locator at to find the closest Travelpro retailer to you.

Travelpro Platinum® 6 50” Expandable Rolling Garment Bag

July 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

For longer trips, it’s apparent wardrobes need space. The Travelpro Platinum® 6 50” Expandable Rolling Garment Bag will always ensure your threads have enough space. The main compartment features dual wally clamps to provide exceptional storage capability. The front compartment can hold additional garments and comes with 2.5” expansion capability.

The 50” Expandable Rolling Garment Bag is 11.5″ W by 24″L by 23″ H and has Duratex® Ballistic Nylon with Teflon® coating. The Expandable Rolling Garment Bag has a fully lined interior with H2O Guard protective coating also.

This bag’s practicality is more than apparent through its easy access front zippered pocket and ticket pocket, multiple interior zippered accessory pockets, removable door hanger hook and padded foam bars for virtually wrinkle-free packing. Removable, polyurethane bonded, sealed bearing wheels and a self retractable hidden ID holder are just some of the extras to the Platinum® 6 50” Expandable Rolling Garment Bag.

The Travelpro Platinum® 6 50” Expandable Rolling Garment Bag commonly retails for $499.99. Use Travelpro’s Retailer Locator at to find the closest Travelpro retailer to you.

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