Travelpro Teams Up With Romina Arena to Celebrate Her New Book

May 13, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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Have you ever watched a movie like Roman Holiday, The Talented Mr. Ripley, or The Bicycle Thief, and wondered where they filmed it? The answer is “Italy,” of course. But where?

Where Did They Film That book cover by Romina ArenaIn many of these films, Italy has been the silent character that says so much. Only the streets of Rome, Florence, Palermo, and Milan can truly portray the country in a way no movie set ever could.

To showcase her country, Italian singer, Romina Arena, the “Queen of Popera,” is releasing her first book — Where Did They Film That?: Italy — as a way to show movie fans where some of their favorite movies were made, and the must-visit locations in the area, like restaurants, museums, and hotels. The book is set to be released in May 2016.

Travelpro is partnering with Arena to help celebrate her new book with the Where Did They Film That?: Italy sweepstakes. We’re giving away a 2-piece set of Travelpro Platinum Magna 2 bags to the winner — an International Carry-on Spinner and a 29″ Expandable Spinner — with an MSRP value of $1,400.
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Travelpro Sweeps Top Two Spots in Awards Competition for Best Carry-on Luggage

December 18, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

After 3 years of rigorous testing, The Wirecutter Bestows 1st and 2nd Place Awards to Travelpro Luggage

Travelpro, the original inventor of Rollaboard® luggage and a market leader in innovative, high-quality luggage design, received an unprecedented honor from The Wirecutter, a cutting-edge source known for its rigorous testing of the ‘best gadgets and gear for people who quickly want to know what to get.’ This site for those in the know and on the go tested 31 bags over the last three years and determined that the Travelpro® Platinum® Magna™ 2 22″ Expandable Rollaboard Suiter is the best carry-on bag on the market. The Travelpro Crew™ 10 22″ Expandable Rollaboard Suiter received the 2nd place award. .

The Travelpro Platinum Magna 2 bagsAccording to The Wirecutter, “The Platinum Magna 2 22″ Expandable Rollaboard Suiter easily packs five days’ worth of clothes into the maximum allowed carry-on dimensions and offers many of the premium touches you’d expect from a $500 suitcase for about half that price. Its lifetime warranty also covers airline damage – a rarity at any cost.” Citing innovative features and great value, the website reports that for savvy and sophisticated flyers, this 22″ carry-on model offers the best balance of size, price, reliability, and durability, with high-end details.

Scott Applebee, Travelpro’s Vice President of Marketing, remarked on this extraordinary achievement by saying, “We are honored that the judges recognized two of our outstanding products, even noting that the Platinum Magna 2 is better balanced and less prone to tipping than comparable models, and has a sleeker higher-end aesthetic.” He commented that “The Wirecutter also praised our new built-in garment folder with a removable folding board which increases the bag’s overall packing flexibility.”

As The Wirecutter said about their top pick, the very similar Crew 10 22″ Rollaboard is your next best choice and both bags received excellent reviews. The Crew 10 model, which came in 2nd place, has the same high quality wheels, zippers, and built-in garment folder as the 1st place Platinum model.

The choices of best products determined by The Wirecutter involves an entire team which takes weeks or months of research and testing, including interviews and data from the best editorial and user sources around, and the help of engineers, scientists, and experts. For more information on the competition for Best Carry-On Luggage, visit their website.

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 Voted “World’s Best Luggage” by Premier Traveler Magazine for 2nd Consecutive Year

January 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Travelpro, the original inventor of Rollaboard luggage and a market leader in innovative, high-quality luggage design, was honored to receive the prestigious “World’s Best Luggage Award,” from Premier Traveler Magazine’s reader survey for the second consecutive year. Travelpro Vice President of Marketing, Scott Applebee, was on hand to receive the award at Premier Traveler Magazine’s festive gala event, celebrating the upper echelon of the global travel industry, held at the Sofitel Los Angeles Hotel.

Over 14,000 Premier Traveler readers voted for the Best of 2014 Awards in a survey posted on premiertravelerusa.com from June 1st through September 20th, 2014. The survey consisted of open-ended questions only, with no company names given or choices provided. As a result, the luggage Premier Traveler readers favored most was Travelpro, the luggage choice of flight crews and frequent travelers and its comprehensive offering of innovative luggage collections.

“We want to thank Premier Traveler readers, our customers, retail partners and the media for all their complementary comments on our products,” said Applebee, after receiving the award from Premier Traveler. “By listening to customer feedback via social and traditional media, product reviews and observational research, we were able to identify the implicit needs of the customer that led to the development of a series of groundbreaking luggage innovations. One of the most recognized developments has been the MagnaTrac spinner wheel system, which eliminates the drifting and pulling effect that typically occurs when pushing other 4- and 8-wheel Spinner luggage.”

Travelpro 21 inch Blue Marquis Spinner

Travelpro 21 inch Blue Marquis Spinner with contour handle

Another breakthrough innovation is the patented Contour handle grip. It was the first handle grip designed specifically for Spinner luggage. The Contour Grip provides superior comfort and control, relieving fatigue on the shoulder, arm, hand and wrist when pushing Spinner luggage. In addition, the exceptionally strong, patented PowerScope Extension Handle minimizes wobble when fully extended. Strong enough to support a tote or case, PowerScope had been tested over 10,000 up and down cycles.

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 follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @Travelprointl.

About Premier Traveler

Premier Traveler was designed with its readers in mind: frequent travelers who are perpetually on-the go (both domestically and abroad), who have high expectations and a taste for luxury. With a focus on excellence in writing and response to reader requests, Premier Traveler provides valuable and relevant insights in an intelligent, energetic style. The magazine is noted for responding to its readers by providing detailed informational surveys, insider reviews and in-depth answers to issues concerning frequent travelers.

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, 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.

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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Travelpro Launches Executive Pro “Checkpoint Friendly” Computer Briefcase Collection [PRESS RELEASE]

June 23, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Travelpro, the inventor of Rollaboard® luggage and leader in innovative, high-quality luggage design, introduces its new “Checkpoint Friendly” Computer Briefcase Collection, Executive Pro. The Executive Pro briefcase collection brings sophistication and functionality to the frequent business traveler. With this expansive 9-piece collection of briefcases, whether rolling or non-rolling, a backpack and a combination Rollaboard Luggage Brief to choose from, business travelers can expect lightweight, stylish, durable and Checkpoint Friendly briefs that simplify airline travel, especially when going through airport security.

Executive Pro Checkpoint Friendly Computer Briefcase

Executive Pro Checkpoint Friendly Computer Briefcase

“With this new collection, our goal was to make it a little bit easier to speed through the security line at the airport,” said Scott Applebee, Vice President of Marketing for Travelpro. “The extremely lightweight Executive Pro collection is designed with features which allow the traveler to simply unzip the back of the computer briefcase or backpack and pass it through the X-ray machine without having to remove your laptop.”

The collection includes a host of innovative features a busy executive needs on the road. Key features include: rugged polyester fabric with DuraGuard™ coating that make it stain and abrasion resistance for greater durability; extremely lightweight, the Checkpoint Friendly Computer Brief weighs less than 2 ½ lbs; the telescoping handle height adjusts to 41” on the rolling pieces providing comfort for taller travelers; a deluxe business organizer with pockets for business cards, pens and pencils, computer accessories, CD’s, and keys; an adjustable, non-slip cushioned shoulder strap on non-rolling cases for added comfort; quick-loop on the back of the cases for easy attachment to companion luggage; roomy interior pockets that store power cords, chargers, electronic media and smart phones; and a padded laptop sleeve designed to fit most 17” laptops.

The Executive Pro collection includes the Checkpoint Friendly Computer Brief, Slim Checkpoint Friendly Computer Brief, Executive Rolling Brief, Checkpoint Friendly Computer Backpack, Deluxe Rolling Computer Brief, 18” Business Plus Rollaboard, Ladies City Tote, Ladies Rolling Brief and the Messenger Brief.

Travelpro’s new Checkpoint Friendly Computer Briefs and Computer Backpack take away the hassle of having to reach for the laptop and put it in a separate bin from all other belongings and then having to put it back in the bag at the end of the checkpoint. Travelpro backs the Executive Pro™ collection with a limited lifetime warranty that covers defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product.

Visit Travelpro for a complete list of the latest products and retail locations. You can also follow us on our Travelpro Facebook page or on Twitter at @TravelproIntl.

Travelpro Sponsors Ice Dreams 2011 Figure Skating Tour

April 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Travelpro is proud to announce its co-sponsorship of the Ice Dreams 2011 Tour which will perform at the Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville, Illinois on April 30, 2011 at 7:00 PM as part of a 13 city US tour.

Ice Dreams is a skating spectacular that provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for 100 local children to skate alongside national and Olympic level athletes.

Those athletes include Johnny Weir, a two-time Olympian and three-time National Champion, and Brandon Mroz, a US silver medalist. Also performing are Ashley Wagner, a national bronze medalist, Agnes Zawadski, a Junior World silver medalist, and Olympic Ice Dancers Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov.

Ice Dreams is searching for 100 future figure skating stars — ranging from tots to seniors — to participate in an uplifting group number with the show’s headliners. Interested skaters can upload audition videos at www.icedreamstour.com. Selected skaters will learn choreographed numbers from the nation’s finest coaches and receive tailored costumes to perform in.

Travelpro has provided WalkAbout® Lite 3 Rollaboards to all skaters on the tour, enabling them to effortlessly transport their belongings to each destination. Freed from the hassles of lugging conventional luggage from city to city, these athletes can focus on performing at their very best.

For the upcoming show in Bensenville, the American Red Cross: Japan Disaster Relief fund will be its charity beneficiary. The Ice Dreams 2011 tour is also scheduled to perform in Detroit, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Orlando, Boston, Atlanta, Nashville, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Boca Raton and Greensboro, NC.

For over two decades, Travelpro® has prided itself on design innovation and durability in crafting the highest quality luggage for the experienced traveler. 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.