Travelpro Signs Exclusive Agreement for Accessories from Travel Blue

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Travelpro, the luggage manufacturer recognized for inventing The Original Rollaboard, has announced a partnership with Travel Blue Travel Accessories to distribute a full range of travel accessories in the United States.

Kim Ballis, CEO of Travelpro International, Inc. (, a leading luggage manufacturer and inventor of the Original Rollaboard, has announced the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement with Travel Blue Travel Accessories. In making the announcement, Ballis stated, “We are extremely pleased to develop this sales/marketing venture where Travelpro will have the exclusive distribution rights for the Travel Blue by Travelpro brand of accessories in the United States. We have recently created a business unit dedicated to travel accessories; to fully focus on growth … independent of our expanding luggage business. Their mission is to bring products to the marketplace that will enhance the total travel experience for the business and leisure traveler while dedicated to achieve market penetration in the multi-billion dollar travel accessories arena.”

Based in the UK, Travel Blue is the world leader of travel accessories with distribution in 65 countries throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, and now North America. “We’ve partnered with Travelpro in the United States because they are the leader in innovation in the luggage industry. Their solid foundation for quality and value in the marketplace is synergistic with Travel Blue. They know the customer base and have the greatest potential for growth. Travel Blue by Travelpro is a compliment to their extensive range of products in specialty retail and department stores, as well as developing new channels of distribution,” said Avi Levin, CEO of Travel Blue.

Kevin Lockwood, Director of Sales for Travelpro’s accessory division noted, “Whether it’s a TSA approved lock, or a security wallet, the Travel Blue by Travelpro accessory line is even attractive to the everyday shopper. The savvy traveler is looking for more than a set of converters. They want sleek designs with quality workmanship, and that’s what the Travel Blue by Travelpro line delivers.”

Travelpro USA is a leading manufacturer of innovative luggage designed for traveling professionals and is used by over 425,000 airline personnel worldwide. The luggage, which was Top Rated and listed as a Best Buy in the leading consumer testing publications has also been named Best Luggage Brand by two leading travel publications. Travelpro’s founder is credited with inventing the first soft-sided vertical wheeled carry-on, known as the Rollaboard. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. For more information, visit or contact Marcy Schackne at (561) 998-2824, ext. 154 (    

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