Articles tagged “luggage”

Online Travel

Paragon Buys a Bag Tag Maker in a Bid to Digitize Airline Luggage Tracking

While not glamorous, the digitization of bag tagging could help airlines lose fewer pieces of luggage. Paragon, a public tech company, aims to scale up Security Label's business with customers like Air France.

Paragon Buys a Bag Tag Maker in a Bid to Digitize Airline Luggage Tracking

Business Travel

Debt-Laden Samsonite Reels From Coronavirus Crisis Aftershocks

By itself, the coronavirus scare needn't be like kryptonite to Samsonite, which has high gross margins. But the long-term double whammy of supply shocks (due to factory closings) and demand shocks (due to travelers pulling back on spending) may reduce the company's ability to pay interest on its heavy debts.

Debt-Laden Samsonite Reels From Coronavirus Crisis Aftershocks

Business Travel

Pet-Focused Travel Advisors Navigate Challenges of Flying with Fido

For increasing numbers of travelers, leaving home without a beloved pet (or pets) is unthinkable. While the travel industry has become more accommodating to this trend, the challenges are such that services from pet travel experts are in demand.

Pet-Focused Travel Advisors Navigate Challenges of Flying with Fido

Online Travel

Away Raises $100 Million for Expansion Beyond Selling Luggage

Away has so far managed the tricky transition to brand extensions beyond suitcases. The established travel goods industry will be watching with envy if the startup can continue to pull off its empire-building.

Away Raises $100 Million for Expansion Beyond Selling Luggage

Business Travel

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

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.

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

Airlines

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

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.

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

Business Travel

Luxury Luggage Brand Rimowa Wants to Sell More Than Suitcases

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.

Luxury Luggage Brand Rimowa Wants to Sell More Than Suitcases

Business Travel

Luxury Brands Cross Industry Lines for Loyalty Collaborations

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.

Luxury Brands Cross Industry Lines for Loyalty Collaborations

Business Travel

Louis Vuitton Luggage Exhibition Details a History of Modern Travel

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?

Louis Vuitton Luggage Exhibition Details a History of Modern Travel

Online Travel

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

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.

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