Having not yet recovered from our very late night arrival from Panama less than two days ago, I am once again packing for yet another journey.
As thattravelguy it would be fair to say I like to be on the road more than most, but this turnaround is not really what I would normally plan to do.
However it is time again for the major luggage buying show in Las Vegas, and for us this is a must do, not a want to do.
The Travel Goods Association brings together the largest number of travel related products of any show in North America. It is here where I often make new discoveries.
It wasat the TGA show where I first saw the Evolution Pillow. This new design pillow that offered 360 degree neck support has caught on like crazy. We sell hundreds of them now both in our Winnipeg store and on line as well.
It is where I found the VinniBag, the ultimate wine and other glass protector for travellers who want to bring home these fragile items safely and securely. They also have seen ever growing popularity.
It is where I first found the BugZip product to help protect people from bringing home bedbugs when they travel. There is only one thing worse than sleeping with these nasty beasts in a hotel room you happen to be in. It is bringing them back home.
A friend who did said it took three months to clear them out and he and his family moved into a hotel for more than a month of the process.
And it was at this show where I first encountered the most amazing travel security I have ever discovered. The PacSafe line is created with security features to foil even the most practised pickpocket and tourist site thief.
It has likely been the most successful of my finds at this show.
What will I find this year? It is always a suprise and even amazement to see the ingenuity of inventors who come up with this stuff. But it is what keeps the industry clicking as consumer frustration is satisfied by a product no one ever thought of unveiling.
These are core lines that are very popular across the nation and each year they too come up with innovation that makes travel more comfortable for all of us.
You will find these products before long instore and online at http://www.journeystravelgear.com/. I will try to continue my blos from Las Vegas as I discover new ideas in travel that may interest you.