Travelpro and Atlantic Luggage Go the Extra Mile with the 2015 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

April 8, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Wow That Special Lady in Your Life with the Gift of Travel

Boca Raton, FL—Travelpro and Atlantic Luggage, purveyors of the finest travel luggage, are pleased to present their much-anticipated “2015 Mother’s Day Gift Guide.” Nothing can compare to your mom, wife, or other cherished mother figure in your life. That’s why we offer this unique guide which makes it easy to select the perfect gift for the woman who enjoys travel.

American Ultralite 3 CoverAll chosen to delight and enchant your special someone, these five stunning pieces will make you a real hero on May 10th this year. Start out by considering the Atlantic Ultra Lite 3 21″ Expandable Spinner for women on the go. Superb for those looking for lightweight luggage at an affordable price, this attractive option is made with water-repellent polyester fabric, high-mileage wheels that roll effortlessly, convenient exterior pockets and comfortable carry handles. Built to go the distance, it features expansion capabilities for extra packing and is available in colors she will adore – turquoise, purple and black.

The Atlantic Solstice 20″ Expandable Hardside Spinner is another gift that will never steer you wrong. Celebrated for its lightweight durability and bright palette of colors – bubble gum pink, orange sherbet, blueberry and grape – this collection stands out from the crowd with Dual-Wheel Spinners that roll smoother, perform better and offer more features for a great price. Outfitted with multiple pockets to help organize items and make travel fun, the sturdy hard shell is stylishly textured and resistant to scratching. Sleek and fashionable enough to make any mother happy, this hardside spinner is a winner by any measure.

Maxlite Hardside Business SpinnerWhat could be better than the gift than a Travelpro Maxlite 19″ Business Plus Hardside Spinner, the ultimate in hardside luggage? This amazingly lightweight piece has a strong 100% polycarbonate hard shell for ultimate protection plus the patented Contour Grip to ensure effortless maneuverability. Featuring 2″ of expansion capacity, this model offers a dual wheel spinner system, integrated TSA lock for added security and an exterior pocket that opens for easy access to a fully-integrated business organizer for storing files, paperwork, cell phone, pens, cables and more. With padded sleeves to conveniently hold both a laptop and tablet, this versatile Maxlite is a true breakthrough in durability, style and value — perfect for a business trip.

The Travelpro Crew Executive Choice Women’s Business Tote is designed for today’s business and frequent travelers. Part of a premium collection that has garnered stellar reviews, this piece integrates fine leather accents and durable fabrics with Travelpro’s outstanding craftsmanship. The attention to detail, style and functional efficiency are a reflection of Travelpro’s commitment to business travelers worldwide. It makes a bold statement with features that include a removable padded sleeve for laptops, along with a separate built-in tablet pocket and business organizer plus a removable cord pouch that provides efficient storage for business essentials and power cables. An RFID-blocking pocket keeps credit cards and passports hidden to protect against loss and identity theft.

Part of the Travelpro Crew 10 collection, the Rolling Tote is a one-of-a-kind piece for the mobile worker. Ideal for short business trips or daily treks to the office, the Crew 10 Rolling Tote has a patented PowerScope Extension Handle to reduce wobble and shear-resistant zipper heads for effortless open and closing of the tote. The Rolling Tote includes a padded laptop sleeve, a business organizer and an area to store files and clothing. It is a Mother’s Day gift that will be cherished for years to come.

“This year’s Gift Guide offers a variety of choices sure to please every lady on your list,” said Scott Applebee, Vice President of Marketing for the Travelpro and Atlantic family of brands. “As always, our products are backed up with substantial warranties that reflect our high quality standards.”

About Atlantic 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, from cleverly designed uprights and spinners to trendy and smart garment bags and totes, all Atlantic-branded luggage comprises superior quality and durability. Whether for business or recreation, travel is more pleasurable with Atlantic luggage, part of the Travelpro family of products. Please visit the Atlantic Luggage website for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.

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 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.

Love Your Luggage with Gifts from Travelpro and Atlantic Luggage This Valentine’s Day

February 4, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Special Pieces Make Hearts Race

Make that special someone’s Valentine’s Day memorable this year with selections from Travelpro’s “2015 Valentine’s Travel Gift Guide.” Travelpro, the original inventor of Rollaboard luggage and a leader in innovative, high-quality luggage design, announces stylish and unique items under the Travelpro and Atlantic brands.

“Flowers and candy are nice. But nothing compares to giving the gift of traveling in style with Travelpro and Atlantic Luggage,” said Scott Applebee, vice president of marketing for the Travelpro family of brands. “We have many options for this special day that fit every budget and lifestyle.”

Crew Executive Choice Ladies' Tote

Crew Executive Choice Ladies’ Tote

For the ladies we love, the “2015 Valentine’s Travel Gift Guide”‘ features the Crew Executive Choice Ladies Business Tote, perfect for today’s female business and frequent travelers. This premium tote integrates fine leather accents and durable fabrics with functionality, including a padded, removable laptop sleeve, an RFID blocking pocket to keep credit cards and passports safe and a business organizer to store business essentials. The attention to detail, confident style and functional efficiency are a reflection of Travelpro’s commitment to business travelers worldwide.

Whether your sweetheart is male or female, they will be excited to receive the T-Pro Bold 2.0 Computer Backpack. This multi-functional piece has it all — a padded computer and tablet sleeve that secures and protects your devices during travel and an organizer that holds pens, pencils, keys and other essentials. A quick loop on the back allows you to secure the backpack over the handle of Rollaboard or Spinner luggage when travelling, and multiple exterior pockets allow easy access to cables and other electronic accessories. The T-Pro Bold 2.0 Soft Duffel Bag is sure to please anyone you want to be your Valentine. With a large main compartment for ample capacity and front and side pockets for storage of quick access items, you can’t go wrong with this gift. An adjustable strap and three handles make for easy lifting and loading into the airplane overhead bin or the trunk of a car.

The Crew 10 Hardside collection

The Crew 10 Hardside collection

Everyone you adore will appreciate Travelpro’s Crew 10 Business Plus Hardside Spinner, which incorporates the most advanced technology for Hardside Spinner luggage. Available in black or merlot, this stylish dual-wheel spinner model features Travelpro’s latest innovations, including our PowerScope Extension Handle, Contour Grip, Mobile Office Pocket, Duraflex buckles and SUPRA Zipper Heads. A tough, high-impact polycarbonate shell and fashionable accents make this luggage a must have for any frequent traveler.

The Atlantic Solstice 20″ Expandable Hardside Spinner will be a favorite gift for the female traveler this Valentine’s Day. The 100% polypropylene hard shell material is lightweight, durable and scratch resistant. With four bright, vibrant colors: Bubblegum Pink, Blueberry, Grape and Orange Sherbet, this carry-on model won’t get lost in the sea of luggage at the airport.

The new Atlantic Ultra Lite 3 21″ Expandable Spinner is a special gift for a traveler who likes the ease of use of lightweight luggage and durability that is backed by a 10-year warranty. Available in Turquoise, Purple and Black colorways, Atlantic Ultra Lite 3 is equipped with an intelligent interior for packing flexibility, including two side mesh pockets to store accessories, a full lid pocket to keep shirts and blouses wrinkle free and adjustable tie-down straps with Duraflex buckles to keep your clothes securely in place.

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 at @Travelprointl.

About Atlantic 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 at www.atlanticluggage.com for a list of the latest products available for purchase and the nearest retail locations.

Travelpro Debuts the Crew Executive Choice Business Case Collection (PRESS RELEASE)

September 10, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Providing the Most Innovative Luggage and Business Cases for Today’s Frequent Business Travelers

Travelpro, the inventor of Rollaboard luggage and a market leader in innovative, high-quality luggage design is pleased to introduce the Crew Executive Choice Business Case Collection. This premium business case line enhances Travelpro’s flagship Crew luggage collection by integrating some highly functional briefcases, backpacks and overnighters into the overall offering. Genuine leather accents and durable fabrics enable the business traveler to travel in confidence with the latest advances in luggage and business cases, all from one compatible product offering.

“The Crew Executive Choice Collection’s attention to detail, confident style and functional efficiency are a reflection of Travelpro’s commitment to its customers and business travelers worldwide,” said Scott Applebee, Vice President of Marketing for the Travelpro family of brands.

Crew Executive Choice Collection

Crew Executive Choice Collection


The Crew Executive Choice Rolling Business Overnighter is an ideal choice for the executive that demands it all: durability, convenience, versatility and a fashionable look that makes a bold statement. An ideal carry-on size for short trips, the Rolling Business Overnighter is built for maximum efficiency with a patented PowerScope Extension handle, which minimizes wobble when fully extended and stops at 42″ ensuring a comfortable roll for users of varying heights. A built-in corduroy, padded pocket protects laptops up to 15.6″ in size, and the business organizer keeps pens, pencils, business cards and keys in place for easy access.

Crew Executive Choice Checkpoint-Friendly Backpack

Crew Executive Choice Checkpoint-Friendly Backpack

The Checkpoint Friendly Computer Backpack is the perfect complement to Travelpro Crew 10 Carry-on luggage. With its one-of-a-kind Quick Loop system, the Backpack can be attached to all existing Travelpro luggage for convenient transport through airport terminals. The Backpack also provides protection against loss and identity theft with an RFID-blocking pocket that keeps all credit cards and passports safe. The highly featured backpack is Checkpoint Friendly, featuring a padded pocket for 15.6″ laptops, plus a tablet pocket and a removable cord pouch for power cables and accessories. Adjustable, padded shoulder straps provide comfort for users of different heights.

Genuine leather handles combined with sturdy nylon fabric make the Checkpoint Friendly Messenger Brief and Checkpoint Friendly Slim Brief, a stylish and damage resistant option for business travelers on the go. Checkpoint friendly design allows the traveler to keep their laptop inside the bag while going through the security x-ray machine at the airport. Each item is equipped with a RFID-blocking security pocket, Quick Loop system, a padded and quilted corduroy pocket that fits a 15.6″ laptop, a separate, padded tablet pocket and a built-in business organizer for quick access storage of key business essentials.

The Business Tote is the ideal case for the female business traveler who wants to combine style and functionality. The tote features a removable padded sleeve for laptops up to 15.6″ and a separate tablet pocket to protect multiple electronic devices safely. A removable cord pouch, RFID-blocking security pocket and business organizer keeps everything organized and safe. Genuine leather straps and trim add a touch of elegance 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 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 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 and Atlantic Luggage 2014 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide [PRESS RELEASE]

January 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

For Those Who Love to Travel in Style

Travelpro, the original inventor of Rollaboard luggage and Atlantic Luggage, part of the Travelpro family of brands, announce their “2014 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide” for special loved ones this Valentine’s Day, with fashionable and durable spinner and hardside luggage, totes and a business brief.

“The ‘2014 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide’ offers shoppers a variety of innovative and well-crafted new lines of spinner luggage and totes 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.

Closeup photo of Atlantic Lumina Expansion

The Atlantic Lumina expansion feature.

Present your loved one with the new Atlantic Lumina 24″ Expandable Hardside Spinner. Featuring a unique polyurethane finish on a sculpted hard shell, you have to touch Lumina to appreciate its rich, satin texture. Complete with a dual-wheel spinner system and an expandable packing compartment, Lumina’s superior storage space is perfect for traveling families or vacationing couples. Available in fashionable ruby red, midnight blue and black, the Atlantic Lumina collection is backed by a 10-year warranty. The suggested retail price is $139.99.

Another great gift idea for your Valentine is the Atlantic Debut Rolling Tote. Available in both eye-catching pink and turquoise fabric colors, the tote combines the very best of today’s high fashion and lightweight design, while resisting abrasion and absorbing shock during everyday travels. The Debut Rolling Tote is the item of choice this Valentine’s Day for the special women in your life and is available at a great value of $89.99 with a 10-year warranty.

This Valentine’s Day, Travelpro introduces the Maxlite 3 21″ Expandable Spinner, an economical and ultra-lightweight 4-wheel spinner design, ideal for carry-on use by frequent business and leisure travelers. The patented Contour handle grip makes it easy to maneuver through busy airports and narrow airplane aisles. Maxlite 3 has the look and feel of top-of-the-line luggage, without the hefty price tag. Available in both beautiful ocean mist blue and black fabric colors, Maxlite 3 is backed by Travelpro’s Limited Lifetime Warranty, for a retail price of $139.99.

Surprise your Valentine with the Travelpro Platinum Magna Deluxe Tote, a special gift for a man or woman in need of a stylish and easy-to-pack carry-on bag for quick trips. Available in both sienna and black fabric colors, the Platinum Magna Deluxe Tote is equipped with a laptop sleeve, tablet pocket, business organizer and a compartment for overnight clothes storage. The suggested retail price is $129.99 and comes standard with Travelpro’s “Worry-Free” Lifetime Warranty.

Crew 9 BriefAdditionally, the Travelpro Crew 9 Business Brief is an ideal fit this Valentine’s Day for a loved one seeking highly organized convenience. The Crew 9 Business Brief features multiple pockets, a padded laptop sleeve and a convenient business organizer for everyday use at the office or for business travel. In addition, the Crew 9 Business Brief includes an adjustable, non-slip shoulder strap for maximum comfort when traveling.

For more information, or to purchase Atlantic brand luggage, please visit www.atlanticluggage.com, For more information or to purchase Travelpro brand luggage, please visit www.travelpro.com.

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.

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.

Are Backpacks Becoming More Appropriate for the Workplace?

September 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

If you walk down the street in any major city as the workday is ending, you’ll notice one major trend: backpacks and messenger bags have become a popular replacement for the briefcase. What started as a Gen Y trend has been adopted by professionals of all ages. If you’re still holding onto your hard briefcase (literally), here are four reasons why it’s time to let go and pick up a backpack or messenger bag instead.

1. Better for city commuters

Crew 9 Backpack is great for a college student or new professional.Backpacks, messenger bags and business briefs are a better option for those who get to work by train, bus, or on foot. When you don’t have a car to tote things around in, and you need to fit a number of items into your bag, a hard briefcase can’t hold a laptop, lunch, gym clothes, etc. as easily as a backpack or messenger bag can.

2. Less cumbersome

Let’s face it, a boxy briefcase isn’t the easiest thing to carry. They’re clunky, cumbersome and make it that much more difficult to juggle your smartphone, coffee and morning paper. A backpack or messenger bag can free your hands to send out emails, juggle whatever your boss throws at you, or earn brownie points by holding the door open for colleagues.

3. More fashionable

Overall, workplace attire has become more casual in the last decade (good riddance to the power suit!). Unless you’re in a position that requires more formal attire (lawyer, CEO, etc.) you’ve probably noticed that the vast majority of your colleagues have stopped carrying briefcases in favor of backpacks and messenger bags. As more and more Gen Y employees enter the workforce, this trend will continue to grow.

4. More comfortable

Many people find backpacks to be a more comfortable alternative to briefcases and laptop bags due to the fact that weight is spread over the entire back as opposed to one side of the body. For those who frequently suffer from shoulder pain or experience hand discomfort when carrying a briefcase, a backpack may be a better option.

Many professionals are hesitant to switch over from a briefcase or laptop bag because they fear they’ll look too unprofessional or juvenile carrying one. The truth is, professionals of all levels can pull off a backpack or messenger bag – it’s all about selecting the right style and design.

While younger professionals or those who work in an extremely casual environment can pull off most styles, many professionals should opt for a more structured, well-made design, such as TravelPro’s Business Backpack or Messenger Brief.

Travel Gear to Get Your College Student

August 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

If your son or daughter is heading off/back to college this fall, you’ve likely spent the last few months in full-on preparation mode stocking up on everything from dorm décor to economy-size packages of Ramen noodles.

Before you send your college-bound kid packing, make sure they have a sturdy bag to last throughout their college years… unless you’re OK with the whole “garbage bag as luggage” deal. They’ll need something they can haul around for a trip home, for travel overseas, Spring Break, or even a weekend away.

Assuming you’re not, here are four great travel gear options for your college student:

Messenger bag

Crew 9 Backpack is great for a college student or new professional.Great for: All years
Messenger bags are a hot item right now. Not only are they trendy, but they’re also quite versatile in both form and function. A good messenger bag can do the job of a backpack and laptop bag — and because they’re also popular for young professionals, this style of bag can be used well past your student’s college years.

Backpack

Great for: All years
Backpacks will never go out of style, but a cheap backpack can (and will) go out of commission. Instead of buying a new backpack for your college student every year, invest in a well-made one that will hold up from the first day of college through graduation day. Many well-made backpacks have some pretty neat features, such as iPod earphone ports and padded compartments to keep laptops or tablets safe. Plus we’re seeing these enter the workforce as more college grads continue to carry them, so we think backpacks may be the new business luggage du jour one day.

20″ Rollaboard

26 inch Tpro Bold Rolling DuffelGreat for: Seniors
Your son or daughter’s senior year in college will quite possibly be one of the busiest years of their life. On top of endless schoolwork, many students spend the last few months of their college career traveling to job interviews in other cities. A nice rolling bag will come in handy for them as they transition from student to young professional. The Travelpro 20″ Rollaboard features a padded pocket for a laptop or tablet and an efficient business organizer. A roomy compartment for clothing and personal belongings make this a great option for both trips to job interviews as well as long-awaited weekend trips home.

30″ Rolling Duffel

Great for: Freshmen
As we all know, dorm rooms are small and storage space is limited, so your new student will need luggage that can play double-duty. Rolling duffel bags are a great option for this reason. These bags are versatile and transition easily from a casual duffel bag for weekend trips home or camping excursions, to sturdy rolling luggage for spring break vacations. A sturdy rolling duffel bag is an essential item that your college freshman will be able to use all the way through their senior year.

While these bags are great options for college-bound kids, they work well for travelers of all ages. After all, why should your kids have all the fun?! Now that your son or daughter is packing up and leaving, you may want to do some traveling of your own…

American Airlines Testing New Boarding Procedure

May 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Have you noticed that at the airport, when a plane is preparing to board passengers, there’s usually a group of people who hover? You know what I mean — the travelers who pace back and forth by the airline desk, ready to jump into line as soon as their section is called for boarding. Maybe these passengers feel as if the act of standing in line is an improvement on sitting in the waiting area. Maybe they just want to get on the plane and get settled. Whatever the reason, there’s something about boarding the plane early that passengers seem to enjoy.

American Airlines has picked up on this early boarding obsession, and here’s the the latest travel-related rumor – American Airlines is testing a new boarding procedure which asks passengers to board the plane depending on whether or not they have carry-on luggage. The test is apparently happening in several airport locations, and on randomly selected flights.

English: Just like on an airplance, the overhe...

English: Just like on an airplance, the overhead bins on the InterCityExperimental had lids which could be closed. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In this new beta boarding procedure, the elite travelers and business class passengers are asked to board first as usual. But immediately following these groups, passengers without carry-on luggage are asked to board, regardless of their seating zone on the plane. At least, that’s the way it happened for John DiScala, frequent business traveler and editor of travel website JohnnyJet.com.

This test of shortening boarding time is likely a method American Airlines is using to both save money AND to make money. The idea is, getting the low-maintenance passengers in their seats first can potentially shave a few minutes off boarding time.

And according to DiScala’s story in the LA Times, every minute saved on boarding can save an airline $30. That may not sound like a lot of money, but it can add up fast. Plus, passengers who truly love the early boarding policy might be incentivized by this new boarding procedure to check their bags upon arrival, even if it means paying an extra luggage fee.

Whatever the reasoning behind American Airlines testing this new boarding procedure, it seems like process improvements and efficiency are the primary goals. Only time will tell if a new boarding procedure like this one eventually is rolled out for the rest of us to experience.

Road Warriors Stay Connected On the Move

February 12, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Serious business people are always on the go. Even if you don’t travel every week, the days of the desk, the Rolodex, the land line, and the desktop computer are long gone. We’re a society of laptops, tablets, smart phones and cloud storage — and road warriors know this better than anyone.

Mitch Joel, one of our favorite tech writers, wrote a great piece about always having the right kind of gear that lets you work virtually anywhere.

He recommends starting with the basics: a notebook computer and a smart phone. When you’re shopping for a laptop — if you need a new one, that is — shop for the smallest and lightest one that’s within your budget.

Have two chargers for every device you’ll need to travel with— one for home and one for when you travel. Keep a charger nearby at all times; you never know when you’ll need a little juice, and there are power outlets almost everywhere, so stay as fully charged as possible, as often as you can.

Mitch is anti-briefcase, opting instead for a sturdy messenger bag or, better yet, a laptop backpack that supports your spine and carries all your necessities. Choose something that’s light and functional, and offers all the nooks and crannies to store the items you need to travel with and access frequently. The checkpoint-friendly Travelpro Crew 9 backpack is an excellent choice for the business traveler with a padded laptop/tablet sleeve, a business organizer and multiple pockets for storing all your important items.

And in that bag, create one central location (a zip-top bag, for instance) to store all your cables, wires, adapters, earbuds, memory sticks and more — it looks rather unprofessional to rummage through your bag looking for that one tiny item that’s sunk to the bottom.

Speaking of memory sticks, Mitch says not to rely on them: Go to the cloud! He suggests Dropbox for your cloud-storage solution, but there are plenty of other solutions, including Google Drive, that allow you to upload documents and files and even edit them on the fly.

His final tips: Get a great pair of noise-canceling headphones and never leave home without an extension cord. (Social-media expert Chris Brogan calls his the “friendmaker” because he’s often the only one smart enough to carry one, and his has enough plugs to share with others who need a little charge.)

What other tips can you offer your fellow road warriors? Did you learn your lessons the hard way? Tell us in the comments.

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.

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