Travelpro to Introduce Record Number of New Products at the 2012 Travel Goods Show [PRESS RELEASE]

Travelpro, the original inventor of Rollaboard luggage and a leader in innovative, high-quality luggage design, is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the invention of Rollaboard luggage by introducing a record number of new products at the 2012 Travel Goods Association (TGA) Show. Travelpro will debut three new luggage collections: Crew 9, Runway and Maxlite 2. Under its Atlantic brand, the Unite and Vogue family luggage collections will be on display. Travelpro will also introduce a wide array of adventure luggage and travel bags under the iconic National Geographic and National Geographic Explorer brands. New backpacks and a duffel bag under the Ecko Unltd. brand name will also be featured, along with new revamped line of Austin House travel accessories.
Travelpro’s featured luggage line at the 2012 TGA Show will be the new Crew line used by traveling professionals and frequent fliers worldwide. Derived from many years of designing luggage for pilots and flight crews, the Crew 9 Collection is truly a “super” line with a wide array of Rollaboards, Checkpoint Friendly Business Cases, Spinners and Hardside Spinners. The line features a patentpending wobble less extension handle system that will be the strongest in the industry. The Spinners on Crew will include Travelpro’s new patent-pending Contour handle grip, designed specifically to improve ergonomic comfort when pushing four-wheel luggage.
Travelpro will introduce multiple lines of luggage and accessories to the U.S. market under the National Geographic and National Geographic Explorer brand names. A broad array of adventure luggage, duffel bags, backpacks, messenger bags, camera bags and travel accessories will be a major focus at the show. National Geographic’s net proceeds support vital exploration, conservation, research, and education programs. National Geographic, a leading non-profit organization, is one of the most highly recognized and respected brands in the world.
“We are honored to introduce travel goods that reflect the National Geographic Society’s rich heritage of exploration and travel,” said Scott Applebee, Vice President of Marketing at Travelpro.
The new Travelpro Runway collection is a stylish 4-wheel Spinner line geared for women business and leisure travelers. Affordably priced, this collection comes standard with Travelpro’s Contour handle grip for ergonomic comfort when moving through busy airports.
Travelpro is also proud to showcase the next generation of its highly successful Maxlite line; the Maxlite 2 collection includes a wide array of innovative features that ease the hassles of travel. The 4-wheel Spinner system provides a smooth glide with 360 degree maneuverability, making it easy to navigate through airport check-in lines and terminals. The patent pending Contour Grip improves ergonomic comfort and movement control.
Under its Atlantic Luggage brand, Travelpro is introducing two new collections, Atlantic Unite and Atlantic Vogue. Designed with the leisure and family traveler in mind, Atlantic Unite is the ultimate in family friendly luggage. It includes a new easy connect feature that allows the user to easily roll two bags at the same time by connecting them together back-to-back. The striking, fashion-forward Atlantic Vogue collection is a flexible alternative to hardside luggage. The eye-catching product line will be displayed in deep purple, fuscia, lemon-lime green, charcoal and vivid blue colorways.
Austin House, one of the industry leaders in travel accessories, will display a revamped line for 2012 including many new innovative products that make traveling easier. Also, the new 2012 Ecko Untld backpacks, duffle bags and luggage will be prominently on display at the show, featuring seven exciting new backpacks and a rolling duffel. These bags come in fun vibrant colors and patterns; include plenty of pockets and storage space for all your necessities. Most backpacks include protective padded sleeves for laptop computers and tablets.
About Austin House
Austin House started in 1974 to make travel as safe, comfortable and hassle-free as possible. Today, the strength of Austin House is its vast selection of travel essentials and clever ideas, including safety locks, travel clocks, luggage straps, luggage tags, passport and document holders, personal security, comfort and care items, leather goods, adapters and converters and electronics accessories. A onestop shop for travel accessories, Austin House is the essential resource for the serious traveler. Please visit the Austin House website for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.
About Atlantic Brand Luggage
Since 1919, the Atlantic brand has been synonymous with affordable, value-added and lightweight luggage. As a market leader in the lightweight luggage segment, including neatly designed uprights and spinners to trendy and smart garment bags and totes, all Atlantic branded luggage is of superior quality and durability. Whether for business or pleasure, travel is easier with Atlantic luggage, now part of the Travelpro family of brands. Please visit for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.
About National Geographic
National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the Society’s mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. It reaches more than 400 million people worldwide each month through its official journal, National Geographic, and other magazines; National Geographic Channel; television documentaries; music; radio; films; books; DVDs; maps; exhibitions; live events; trips; school publishing programs; interactive media; and merchandise. National Geographic has funded more than 10,000 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education program promoting geographic literacy. For more information, visit .
About Travelpro
For over two decades, Travelpro International has prided itself on design innovation and durability in crafting the highest quality luggage for travelers worldwide. Since transforming the ease of modern day travel with The Original Rollaboard wheeled luggage, Travelpro has been the brand of choice for flight crews and frequent travelers worldwide. Travelpro is dedicated to building a lifelong relationship with its customers by consistently understanding and exceeding their needs. The company offers a variety of innovative, high-quality luggage collections and computer briefs; each aimed at a specific user lifestyle and rigorously tested. Travelpro was the winner of the 2009 and 2010 Leading Edge Award from Executive Travel Magazine for “The Best Carry-on Case.” Please visit the Travelpro for a complete list of the latest products and retail locations. You can also follow us on Facebook and find us on Twitter at @TravelproIntl.