Top 5 New Items from the 2010 Travel Goods Show

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Mori Luggage & Gifts, a leading specialty retailer in the Southeast, reports on the most interesting finds in luggage and travel accessories from the annual Travel Goods Show in Las Vegas, the largest exhibition of travel and leather goods in the world.

Last month, the buying team at Mori Luggage & Gifts attended the annual Travel Goods Show in Las Vegas, the largest exhibition of travel and leather goods in the world. For three days, buyers walked the aisles seeking the hot new trends in luggage and travel gear.

“The Travel Goods Show allows us to meet with all of the leading manufacturers in our industry,” said John Mori, president of Mori Luggage & Gifts. “Now that the economy is picking up, more people are traveling both for business and pleasure. Our customers expect us to always have the newest items that make traveling easier.”

All of the items mentioned will be available at Mori Luggage & Gifts stores and online at http://www.moriluggage.com.

What’s New in Travel Accessories

For travelers who want to keep their passport and money secure, but don’t like traditional waistpacks or neck pouches, we recommend the SPIbelt. This sleek, expandable, personal belt can hold an iPod, cell phone, keys, credit cards and more. It fits securely around the waist and does not bounce. Use the SPIbelt for travel or while exercising. Available in a variety of colors and accommodates waist sizes from 24” – 40”+. $19.95 http://www.moriluggage.com/Prod-19-1-4462/SPIbelt_-_personal_item_belt.htm

Simply put, GoGirl is the way to stand up to crowded, disgusting, distant or non-existent bathrooms while traveling. It’s a female urination device (sometimes called a FUD) that allows you to urinate while standing up. It’s neat. It’s discreet. While the concept may be new to Americans, European women have used female urination devices for years. GoGirl is made with flexible, medical grade silicone. Dispose of it after use or clean and reuse as you like. The patented splash guard eliminates messing and spilling. $9.95 http://www.moriluggage.com/Prod-19-1-4467/GoGirl.htm

Afraid you’ll forget the combination to your luggage lock? Put those fears to rest with the new TSA-70 No Fuss Key Card Lock from Lewis N. Clark. This TSA-approved lock opens with a coded key card that fits into a wallet like a credit card. Two key cards come with each lock. $9.95 http://www.moriluggage.com/Prod-19-1-4463/Lewis_N_Clark_TSA-70_No_Fuss_Key_Card_Lock.htm

What’s New in Travel Gear

Consumers are looking for lightweight luggage, but they still want something that is fashionable and functional. New to the U.S. market, France-based Lipault has an exciting selection of ultra-light, collapsible luggage in fun, bright colors. The 27” rolling duffel weighs just 6.8 lbs. Plus, each bag comes with a clear storage case with a handle for space-efficient storage between trips. Available in June 2010. Prices range from $153.99 to $215.99. http://www.lipault.com/category-21.html

Thule, the world leader in developing spots and utility transportation solutions, has introduced Thule Crossover, a collection of bags designed specifically to meet the needs of outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers everywhere. Unique features include tough, oversized wheels for a smooth, straight pull; crush-proof SafeZone compartments protect eyewear or other fragile items; a durable, yet lightweight exoskeleton and water resistant fabric. The rolling carry-on can also be carried as a backpack. Rolling bags range from $269.99 to $299.99. http://www.thule.com/en/US/Products/Luggage/Luggage%20and%20Packs/ProductFamily_188751.aspx

Based in Atlanta, Mori Luggage & Gifts is a family-owned luggage and gifts specialty retailer. Betty and Jean Mori founded the company in 1971 and serve as vice president and CEO respectively. Their son, John Mori, serves as president. Mori currently operates 26 stores throughout Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and Florida. For information about Mori Luggage & Gifts, visit moriluggage.com or call (800) 678-MORI.

Editor’s Note: High-res images available upon request.

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