Travelpro Teams Up With The Global Scavenger Hunt As An Official Travel Gear Supplier of The World’s Greatest Travelers (RELEASE)
[Santa Monica, Calif.]—Adventure travel gear maker Travelpro, is teaming up with The Global Scavenger Hunt to outfit this year’s participants who will be competing in the 9th annual around-the-world travel adventure competition that will crown The World’s Greatest Travelers.
The Global Scavenger Hunt’s event will take place over 23 days between April 12th and May 4th, 2013. Teams of two will be competing in this annual travel adventure and cultural immersion that will travel from Los Angeles to Toronto—the long way! Intrepid Indiana Jone’s (and Jane’s) will be taking A Blind Date With The World, visiting Lost Cities, participating in exotic local customs, ferreting out bizarre clues, tasting uncommon delicacies, and riding every sort of four-legged beast available, while conducting cultural-oriented scavenges on four continents and at least 10 countries. The intrepid adventurers will not know any of their impending destinations and also be limited to public transportation in those exotic locales.
“When you read Travelpro’s mission statement and meet its employees, you immediately understand the depth of their passion for adventure travel. Their commitment to product excellence and empowering others to achieve their adventure travel dreams is also what The Global Scavenger Hunt’s travel adventure is all about: keep things simple and help others achieve things they would not normally do,” says William Chalmers, author and 1Event Director. “We are proud to welcome aboard Travelpro as one of the Official Suppliers of The World’s Greatest Travelers.”
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 winners of The Global Scavenger Hunt travel adventure competition will have battle tested the limits of their Travelpro gear by traveling over 40,000 kilometers in mountains, deserts, urban and rural landscapes alike.
The travel adventure competition is also the platform for raising a $1 million goal for international humanitarian organizations including: KIVA, Partners in Health, Doctors Without Borders, CARE, UNICEF, and International Special Olympics among others.
Armchair travelers and adventurers alike can follow the around the world travel GlobalScavengerHunt.com competition by visiting the official daily blog starting April 12th.
Travelpro and Atlantic Luggage Introduce Innovative New Products at the 2013 Travel Association Goods Show
Travelpro, the original inventor of Rollaboard luggage and a leader in innovative, high-quality, stylish luggage design, is proud to debut their new luggage collections under the Travelpro and Atlantic brands at the 2013 Travel Goods Association (TGA) Show.
During the show that runs from February 27 through March 1 in Las Vegas, Travelpro will introduce three new luggage collections: Platinum Magna, T-Pro Bold 2.0 and Transglobal Hardside Spinners. Travelpro’s Atlantic brand will launch the new Odyssey Lite, Atlantic Ultra Lite 2, Compass Unite, Lumina and Vogue collections. Travelpro will also present a wide array of new adventure luggage and travel bags under the iconic National Geographic and National Geographic Explorer brands. New backpacks under the Ecko Unltd. brand name will also be featured, along with a new line of travel accessories, Travelpro Travel Essentials.
To be unveiled at the TGA show, Travelpro’s Platinum Magna is a groundbreaking collection of luxury 8-wheel Spinner and Rollaboard luggage. This new line features four, patent-pending technologies: the MagnaTrac, 8-wheel Spinner system, the Duraframe framing system, the PowerScope extension handle and the Contour handle grip that set a new reference point for lightweight, durable and effortlessly maneuverable luggage. This elegant collection is backed by the Travelpro “Worry-Free” lifetime warranty.
The new Travelpro T-Pro Bold 2.0 collection includes Carry-On Expandable Rollaboard models, an Expandable Duffel Bag, Expandable Wheeled Drop-Bottom Duffels and a Backpack. Compact, lightweight and ultra-portable, this sporty collection travels over rough terrain as easily as city streets. Like having multiple bags in one, T-Pro Bold stores everything from food and electronics to clothing and more. Inspired by adventure travelers, it’s the ultimate in adventure luggage.
Travelpro is also pleased to reveal its Transglobal Hardside Spinner Collection. Transglobal includes a large front pocket that opens-up to a padded laptop/tablet sleeve and business organizer. This unique feature is designed to meet the needs of the business traveler who prefers hardside luggage with superior functionality.
Under its Atlantic Luggage brand, Travelpro is introducing five new collections: Odyssey Lite, Atlantic Ultra Lite 2, Compass Unite, Lumina and Vogue. Designed with the family and leisure traveler in mind, the Atlantic Odyssey Lite collection features a 4-Wheel Spinner System that rolls effortlessly in all directions through busy airports. Other key features include the Contour Grip, two easy access front pockets, a document pocket and convenient built-in Laundry Locker that can store wet or dirty clothes, drinks or even a 3-1-1 toiletry kit. Atlantic Ultra Lite 2 is a lightweight 7-piece collection that features roomy expansion on all Spinners and Upright models, plus plenty of pockets for packing flexibility.
The Compass Unite 4-wheel Spinner Collection offers the revolutionary Link2Go System, an innovative way to connect luggage back-to-back with Velcro straps to easily roll two pieces with just one hand. Atlantic Lumina is a 4-Wheel Hardside Spinner collection with an attractive satin-like finish. The Atlantic Vogue collection is constructed with EVA foam to create a flexible alternative to hardside luggage. Vogue will be presented in a variety of chic and hot spring colors, perfect for the young, hip and always on-the-go professional or student.
Travelpro will also showcase new National Geographic Balboa Hardside Luggage models, the National Geographic Evertrek adventure luggage collection and a variety of backpack, luggage and accessory lines under the National Geographic Explorer brand. The National Geographic Balboa Hardside Luggage Collection features a variety of beautiful animal images from National Geographic’s award-winning image library. The Evertrek collection is manufactured with a durable fabric with water repellant coating, perfect for the traveler with a sense of adventure. Lightweight and loaded with all the conveniences that modern travelers need, this tough, durable luggage will make every journey easier.
The new National Geographic Explorer products are inspired by the world-renowned photography and adventurous spirit of the National Geographic Society. New hard-shell travel cases feature iconic images from the National Geographic photo archives and insulated lunch totes with animal images will also be showcased.
A line of new backpacks under the Ecko Unltd. brand name will be featured at this year’s TGA Show. The 2013 Ecko Backpack line is perfectly tailored for comfortable travel into the classroom, the office or other excursions. Ecko backpacks will be available in a large variety of colors including, but not limited to, black with green straps, royal with grey straps, solid black and camouflage.
Lastly, Travelpro will showcase their new travel accessory line, Travel Essentials. Travelpro will provide a wide selection of useful accessories with innovative ideas and quality designs to meet a wide array of travelers’ needs. Some of these items will include travel pillows, TSA-friendly locks, electrical adapters, digital scales and much more.
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.
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 2009 and 2010 Leading Edge Award from Executive Travel Magazine for “The Best Carry-on Case.”
Please visit Travelpro at Travelpro.com for a full list of the latest products and retail locations. You can also follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TravelproINTL and Twitter at @TravelproIntl.
Travelpro, the inventor of Rollaboard luggage and a leader in innovative, high quality luggage design, is proud to announce its partnership with Women’s Ski Jumping USA (WSJ-USA) as the team’s national luggage sponsor throughout the 2013 World Cup season and the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
“We are honored to be the luggage sponsor of the U.S. Women’s Ski Jumping Team during the 2013 World Cup and the 2014 Winter Olympics,” said Scott Applebee, Vice President of Marketing for Travelpro brand luggage. “It is an important part of our corporate social responsibility to support U.S.A. athletes during these global events.”
Travelpro provided the WSJ-USA team with (15) 30″ Rolling Duffels from its Maxlite 2 Collection. It will also provide two 2-piece luggage sets for WSJ-USA auctions and fundraisers. The Travelpro Maxlite 2 Collection offers lightweight durability, functionality and affordability for the frequent business and leisure traveler. The collection includes a wide array of innovative features that ease the hassles of travel.
Travelpro continues its history of philanthropical support to local, national and international charities and organizations with in-kind donations. Some of the charities include: Toys for Tots; Design Architecture Senior High; Airline Ambassadors International; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; American Cancer Society; Kids in Distress; American Red Cross; American Diabetes Association; Miami Children’s Hospital; Tri-County Humane Society; C.R.O.S Ministries; Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital; National Breast Cancer Research Center; Women in Distress of Broward County; Self Help Africa; Brooke Jackman Foundation; Variety, the Children’s Charity though Paramount Pictures and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Recently, it also announced a unique partnership with National Geographic, one of the world’s largest scientific and educational nonprofit organizations, as its luggage and travel gear licensee for the National Geographic and National Geographic Explorer brands in North America. National Geographic’s net proceeds support vital exploration, conservation, research, and education programs.
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 Carryon 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.
For Those Who Love to Travel in Style
Travelpro, the original inventor of Rollaboard luggage and a leader in innovative, high-quality luggage design, announces its “2013 Valentine’s Travel Gift Guide” with its stylish and unique lines of spinner luggage, totes, backpacks and travel accessories from its brands, Travelpro, Atlantic and Austin House.
“The 2013 Valentine’s Travel Gift Guide offers shoppers a variety of luggage, totes and travel accessories to choose from that will fit their budget and make a wonderful gift for that special someone in their lives,” said Scott Applebee, Vice President of Marketing for the Travelpro family of brands.
Present your loved one with the new Atlantic Compass Unite 2-piece set that includes the 21″ Expandable Spinner and the 25″ Expandable Spinner. Ideal for family travel, the collection offers the new revolutionary Link2Go System, an innovative way to connect luggage back to back with Velcro straps to easily roll two pieces with just one hand, perfect for traveling with children. The collection is also packed with a wide array of features that makes travel easier. Tested for high-mileage travel, Compass Unite offers several family friendly features, such as an accessory clip, wet pocket, laundry/shoe bag and multiple carry handles.
The collection is available in fashionable black and blue fabric colors. Suggested retail price is $119.99 for the 21″ Expandable Spinner and $139.99 for the 25″ Expandable Spinner.
For the special women in your life, the Atlantic Odyssey Lite Ladies Tote is an ideal Valentine’s Day gift. The tote includes a padded laptop/tablet sleeve and organizer that conveniently stores pens, phones and keys for easy access. The suggested retail price is $69.99. The collection is available in burgundy and black fabric colors.
Another great gift idea for your Valentine is the Travelpro Crew 9 Business Backpack. This checkpoint-friendly bag has four deep pockets for storing a laptop computer, a tablet, a smart phone, cables, folders and other business essentials. Adjustable straps accommodate users of different heights. An elastic quick loop on the back of the backpack allows you to attach the bag over the handle of your Rollaboard luggage when wheeling through airports. The Crew 9 Business Backpack retails for $149.99.
Additionally, Travelpro offers the Crew 9 Rolling Tote with a padded laptop/tablet sleeve and business organizer. In addition, there is ample storage for clothes for an overnight trip. The Rolling Tote is made with micro-ballistic nylon fabric with DuraGuard fabric protection to ensure long-lasting durability. The Crew 9 Rolling Tote retails for $179.99. The collection is available in elegant black and titanium gray.
Surprise your Valentine with the recently released National Geographic Balboa 20″ Hardside Spinner Leopard Series, a perfect gift for a romantic weekend or adventurous getaway. This 8-wheel spinner collection is emblazoned with a Leopard wildlife image from the legendary National Geographic photographic library. The suggested retail price is $149.99. In addition to giving your Valentine a unique gift, your purchase will also help support vital National Geographic exploration, conservation, research and education programs.
Austin House, a leading brand of travel accessories, features a variety of practical, attractive and cost effective items that are ideal for travelers looking to make their journeys more comfortable. Choose from the soft and comfy Austin House Travel Comfort Set, which includes an eye mask, inflatable pillow and fleece blanket. The pillow cover also doubles as a convenient storage bag. This piece retails for $19.99. For the kids this Valentine’s Day, we have adorable cushy Animal Pillows that retail for $13.00 and matching Luggage Tags that retail for $4.00. Choose from the Green Alligator, Red Ladybug, Purple Monkey or Pink Pig.
About Austin House Austin House started in 1974 to make travel as safe, comfortable and hassle-free as possible. Today, the strength of Austin House is its vast selection of travel essentials and clever ideas, including safety locks, travel clocks, luggage straps, luggage tags, passport and document holders, personal security, comfort and care items, leather goods, adapters and converters and electronics accessories. A one-stop shop for travel accessories, Austin House is the essential resource for the serious traveler.
Visit the Austin House website for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.
About Atlantic Brand Luggage
Since 1919, the Atlantic brand has been synonymous with affordable, value-added and lightweight luggage. As a market leader in the lightweight luggage segment, including neatly designed uprights and spinners to trendy and smart garment bags and totes, all Atlantic branded luggage is of superior quality and durability. Whether for business or pleasure, travel is easier with Atlantic luggage, now part of the Travelpro family of brands. Please visit the Atlantic Luggage website for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.
For twenty five years, Travelpro International has prided itself on design innovation and durability in crafting the highest quality luggage for travelers worldwide. Since transforming the ease of modern day travel with The Original Rollaboard wheeled luggage, Travelpro has been the brand of choice for flight crews and frequent travelers worldwide.
Travelpro is dedicated to building a lifelong relationship with its customers by consistently understanding and exceeding their needs. The company offers a variety of innovative, high-quality luggage collections and computer briefs; each aimed at a specific user lifestyle and rigorously tested. Travelpro was the winner of the 2009 and 2010 Leading Edge Award from Executive Travel Magazine for “The Best Carry-on Case.”
Please visit the Travelpro website for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.
Travelpro 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.
We recently received an email from a customer that we were especially proud of, and wanted to share it on our blog. GJ has been a loyal Travelpro user since the 1980s, when we first introduced our Rollaboard suitcase to the world.
Hello, I bought my first and only travelpro wheel-aboard in the late 80’s. A group of us non-rev women would travel monthly to different locations(in and out of the country), so the need for something light and sturdy was needed. It has been through a lot and to many, many places in these last 26 years, but it keeps on rolling and doing its job, even with the repairs of super glue and a piece my husband replaced on the bottom. I just thought you might want to know, and if you want I could send a picture of it. Thank you.
And thank you, GJ. We hope you continue to enjoy your Travelpro bag.
Travelpro is holding its Pre-Thanksgiving Sale between now and November 21st, 2012. You can save as much as 20% on Travelpro and Atlantic Luggage products at the Travelpro Luggage Outlet.
Use it to pack before you head home for Thanksgiving, or get a jump on your holiday shopping for the frequent traveler in your life.
Travelpro, the luggage brand of choice for flight crews and frequent travelers, and Atlantic Luggage are now available at huge savings on our outlet website. Travelpro provides highly stylish and durable luggage to over 80 airlines. Atlantic Luggage is lightweight, durable and affordable, perfect for families and students on the go.
Order now, time is limited to take advantage of free shipping on orders over $100!
To take advantage of the savings, enter SHOPEARLY2012 at the Travelpro Luggage Outlet checkout.*
(*The 20% discount cannot be combined with any existing promotional offers. Offer expires November. 21st, 2012.)
There are plenty of serious travelers out there who seem to know all the secrets to getting the most out of their journeys, but despite all the reading we’ve done, we stumbled across an article recently that impressed even us.
Featured on creditcards.com, it offered tips on maximizing credit card frequent flier miles from three road warriors: Chris Guillebeau, founder of the website Travel Hacking; Tyler Tervooren of Advanced Riskology; and Rick Ingersoll, who founded a website called Frugal Travel Guy.
All three men have lofty travel goals to reach, and they decided the way to do it was by racking up a ton of credit card miles as quickly and efficiently as possible. Here are some ideas mentioned in the article:
- Begin with a bang. When you sign up for a credit card, take advantage of that huge mileage bonus, sometimes tens of thousands of miles at a time.
- Diversify. You probably can’t “churn” cards like frequent flier earners used to, but there are enough card options out there now that you can get a lot of cards with plenty of bonus options, then close the ones you know you don’t want long term once you’ve reaped the benefits.
- Pay attention to promotions. Airlines love their loyal customers, and there are plenty of chances to snag extra points during promotions based on seasons, holidays and other special events.
- Keep looking. Stay vigilant about the cards you hold and new ones you sign up for. You never know when you’ll run across the next great deal.
- Be organized. It’s absolutely crucial to keep tabs on which cards you have, what fees they carry, the bonuses associated with them and everything else about them. If you’re serious about the game, consider making a spreadsheet.
- Stay smart. Remember that this can be a dangerous game! Applying for a bunch of credit cards involves a lot of risk for your financial well-being, including your credit score. So keep an eye on that, and always maintain a zero balance on every card. Rick Ingersoll put it best, at the very end of the article: “If you’re not paying off your credit card balance every month in full, you’re not in the financial position to be doing this.”
Well, times have certainly changed, and air travel just isn’t the pleasure trip it used to be.
Earlier this summer we read a post on CNN’s Travelers Psyche blog about air rage and how much quicker passengers snap these days. The article says that the instances of unruly passengers rose worldwide about 29 percent between 2002 and 2010, and there was a 27 percent increase between 2008 and 2009, according to the International Air Transport Association, which represents about 240 airlines all over the world.
The FAA also tracks statistics about unruly passengers, and between 1995 and 2011, the most incidents that happened every year was 330 in 2004, and there were only 131 in 2011. In the grand scheme of things, among the thousands of flights that take off and land every year, it just isn’t much.
While many of the delays and hassles that we deal with today came about after 9/11, from increased TSA security regulations and cutbacks airlines had to make to keep their profits up, we definitely don’t want to blame the airlines. A lot has contributed to the frustrations we encounter flying today, including travelers’ general impatience and need for instant gratification.
The post says the most common causes of passenger outbursts are cell phones and alcohol, which tend to take things from frustrating to infuriating.
There are things you can do to avoid the stresses of air travel — and we don’t just mean driving to your destination. First, simply lower your expectations. Know that travel is frustrating. Manage your expectations and understand that you probably will face some delays and rude passengers. Stay calm and remember that everyone who’s traveling is in the same boat together.
Expect that there’s going to be a long line at security, so show up early to avoid missing your flight. Or, if you have long legs, ante up for the Economy Plus upgrade so you’re comfortable during your long flight. And, if you know you get thirsty on flights, take your own bottle of water. That way, you’ll have plenty to drink, and you won’t have to worry about flight attendants making their way through the cabin too slowly.
Be proactive and take matters into your own hands to reduce air travel stress — and any potential rage that might crop up.
The author, Kat Kinsman, was somehow overlooked during beverage and snack service on a Christmas-season flight during a long stretch of travel with no time spent at home. She had a free drink ticket and really wanted the cookie that was due her — it was one of the few pleasures she knew she could count on during her travels. And during especially busy travel times, sometimes these times are rare.
But, for whatever silly reason, she didn’t get the cookie. And she lost it. She didn’t get enraged, but she broke down and cried. And of course, the cookie wasn’t really the point. It’s the little things that count on flights; we have to take what we can get these days.
We give up a lot of control when we travel today. We aren’t in charge of anything along our journey, and with only a couple of joys to look forward to, it’s completely understandable when one of those things doesn’t materialize. It makes all the difference in the world when we’re used to being treated like children — or cattle.
We’ve noticed, for a couple of airlines, that the secret to success is making people feel like they do have a little more control. Whether it’s liberally distributed drink coupons, open seating, the ability to pay a little extra to get priority seat selection, those tiny measures of freedom can make us feel a bit more relaxed and less prone to being upset by the travel experience.
But we would stress that we’re all responsible for each other, and can affect each other’s travel. It’s the little things, like a smile or a kind word to each other, that can make all the difference in how you travel goes. Whether it’s in how a flight attendant reacts to a simple request or how you’re treated when your flight is delayed or even canceled, you’ll be surprised how much the tables can turn in your favor if you remember the little things.