FALL 2015 | VOL. 40 NO. 3
The BUSINESS ISSUE
The Hardest Working Business Bags and Accessories
MANCINI debuts its Double Compartment Briefcase (Style No. 4109-01), which can accommodate both a laptop and tablet. In top grain pull up leather, the case is available in black, brown and burgundy. MSRP $449.99
Photographer: Kerry Pittenger
Model: John Ward, Reinhard, Inc.
Crowdfunding: The New Venture Capital [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
The ins and outs of crowdfunding, the social media phenomenon that’s changing the game for startups and established players alike. Kickstarter and other crowdfunding sites go well beyond funding, providing companies with valuable consumer insight and precious marketing data, on the cheap. BY GARRETT LAI
Conference room-ready business cases that let you hit the road and take to the skies while staying organized and productive. Whether your look is workplace-casual, campus-savvy, or Wall Street power broker, there’s a whole new generation of business cases to keep pace. BY KATHY WITT | PHOTOGRAPHY BY KERRY PITTENGER
Travel items that keep things safe, cool and locked-down secure, including clever personal comfort enhancers, protective carriers for tablets and smart devices, and portable power to keep you connected. BY KATHY WITT
What does the new Oct. 1, 2015 credit card deadline mean for you and your business? We spell it out, from the new EMV card standard, to the new machines you’ll need for processing, your potential financial liability and how to protect your business in the new credit card landscape. BY SARA ECCLESINE
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
“40 Years of Community” BY MICHELE MARINI PITTENGER
TRAVEL BITS [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
The world’s first animal-friendly air terminal; Carnival’s cruising to Cuba; Best of the Best hotel award winners; acquiring local knowledge through apps; Chicago’s mac ’n cheese festival and other fun travel esoterica.
NEWS & NOTES [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Is this the end of the boarding pass? Flying with R2D2 and staying in a robot-staffed hotel. Packing via smartphone, manufacturer goings-on and retailing trends.
TGA NEWS BRIEFS [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Meet TGA’s new Board of Directors; welcome new TGA members; discover lower-cost credit card processing; TGA wins duty-free status for 28 classifications of travel goods; and community giving from TGA members.
INDUSTRY BUZZ [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]/a>
People, product and moving news.
Zebella Vintage Canvas Shoulder Bag Messenger Case Backpack for Ipad Travel Portfolio Bag
Samsonite Golf Look 'N Good Wheeled Travel Cover Case, Black
Will Leather Goods Mens Wax Coated Canvas Travel Kit - Khaki
OXO Good Grips Double Wall Travel Mug, Graphite
Good Wipes for Gals- Flushable Cleansing Wipes for Down There with Aloe, Lite Lavender, Flushable for Travel (30 Ct)
Why do Filipinos use carabao in traveling goods?
In remote areas, Filipinos use carabao in traveling goods because carabaos are domesticated animals which the farmers are very much associated with. They used the carabaos for pulling a plow and a cart with goods.