Articles tagged “luggage”

Samsonite Says Luggage Prices Will Increase on Trump’s Tariff Hit

Samsonite Says Luggage Prices Will Increase on Trump’s Tariff Hit

Gerald Porter Jr., Bloomberg

Samsonite warns vendors that prices may rise about 10 percent due to costs linked to new duties the Trump Administration is imposing on imports from China. The U.S. imported more than $3 billion in luggage from China last year.

2 months ago

TSA Will Expand Tests of Next-Generation Scanners for Carry-on Bags

TSA Will Expand Tests of Next-Generation Scanners for Carry-on Bags

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

New airport scanners for carry-on bags use computed tomography X-rays, which give much better views of what's inside. But their cost is astronomical. Don't expect all of your local airport's scanners replaced anytime soon.

2 months ago

Luxury Luggage Brand Rimowa Wants to Sell More Than Suitcases

Luxury Luggage Brand Rimowa Wants to Sell More Than Suitcases

Joao Lima, Bloomberg

Sales of Rimowa's grooved aluminum suitcases are growing by an estimated 30 percent a year. But brand extensions beyond luggage could turn out to be a case study in dreams that go undelivered.

7 months ago

Luxury Brands Cross Industry Lines for Loyalty Collaborations

Luxury Brands Cross Industry Lines for Loyalty Collaborations

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The success of this, and all brand partnerships, is dependent on a synergistic approach to luxury whether that be sleek and understated or bold and brash. We expect to see more cross-industry partnerships emerge as brands wrestle for the attention and trust of the new luxury consumer.

1 year ago

Louis Vuitton Luggage Exhibition Details a History of Modern Travel

Louis Vuitton Luggage Exhibition Details a History of Modern Travel

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Fashion-minded travelers and history buffs will no doubt want to flock to New York City to see this exhibit. But we have to wonder: Will there soon be a day when this luxury luggage goes more high-tech, too? Or should classics stay the same?

1 year ago

Luggage Startup Away Raises $20 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Luggage Startup Away Raises $20 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The co-founders of luggage maker Away are seeing surprisingly good early results by applying the direct-to-consumer model that Warby Parker championed in eyewear. Also this week: Short-term rental platform Favstay attracted more than $2 million in funding.

1 year ago

The Luggage Industry Keeps Adding Tech Gimmicks to Boost Sales

The Luggage Industry Keeps Adding Tech Gimmicks to Boost Sales

Sean O'Neill, Skift

At this year's annual travel goods industry conference, it's obvious that the hot trend among manufacturers is to add USB ports, battery packs, and location-aware beacons to their luggage.

2 years ago

Delta’s Multi-Million Dollar Attempt to End Lost Airline Luggage

Delta’s Multi-Million Dollar Attempt to End Lost Airline Luggage

Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press

We don't usually like to blame airlines for every little mistake, but when they started charging more fees for bags consumer expectations rose and not nearly enough airlines have delivered. This is an attempt to fix this, but we'll believe it when we see it.

2 years ago

U.S. Senate Bill Pushes for Checked Bag Fee Refunds if the Bag Is Lost

U.S. Senate Bill Pushes for Checked Bag Fee Refunds if the Bag Is Lost

Steven T. Dennis, Bloomberg

This would appear to be a no-brainer, especially from a passenger experience angle. What better way to make people less mad about you losing their bag than refunding them the $50 or so they spent for you to take care of it?

3 years ago

Universal Carry-on Bag Size Died a Quick, Silly Death – 25 Moments in 2015

Universal Carry-on Bag Size Died a Quick, Silly Death – 25 Moments in 2015

Skift

25 Moments that Mattered in 2015: To make our selection of 25 moments, we thought back to the stories that drove reader engagement and sparked discussion among both travel experts and the general public. Some stories were quick blips that represented bigger things while others were narratives that built slowly through out the year. Each one, though, spoke to where we are right now when it comes to the big business of global travel.

3 years ago

Video: The Secret to Crowdfunding a Travel Startup

Video: The Secret to Crowdfunding a Travel Startup

Jason Clampet, Skift

Bluesmart stands apart from crowd-funded peers in its transparency and competency, two things that don't always go hand in hand.

3 years ago

The U.S. Is Now Headed Into Lost Luggage Season

The U.S. Is Now Headed Into Lost Luggage Season

Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press

Sending your bags ahead has never been a better idea.

3 years ago