NEWSLETTERS

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July 2021

Hello Flexcations!

So long “Staycations” and hello “Flexcations!” Carry-over PTO, more flexible work locations/workations, past-year savings, and a pent-up desire for a “real” getaway are inspiring travelers to take longer, extended trips or work from destination rental properties in 2021. Sentimental nostalgia and appreciation for more traditional U.S. landmarks will also play a role in where and how people will spend their time and money this summer.

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Marketplace and Consumer Trends

Travelers need luggage and accessories for extended trips

  • According to trip advisor, 28% of Americans are taking a weeklong trip and 29% are going away for 10 days.
  • About 25% of Airbnb travelers are seeking month long rentals, and 75% of Vrbo travelers said they are likely to book trips of at least 7 nights this summer.
  • Spending on airlines, lodging, and with online travel agencies grew 53% in March 2021 versus March 2020.
  • Rural destinations near national and state parks, the Great Lakes and white sand beaches are up for 2021 vs. 2019.
  • Demand for luggage and travel accessories are on the rise as luggage sales experienced an 80% return to 2019 levels in March and April 2021.
  • Trending themes in luggage include: sustainability/recycled materials, versatility, unique patterns/limited edition designs, timeless/vintage looks.

Product Highlights

Victorinox Lexicon Hardside Frequent Flyer Carry-On

The Frequent Flyer Hardside Carry-On combines the practical know-how with technical thinking.   It has super-recessed wheels and haul handles contributing to more packing space and the hidden ID tags reveal a toolkit that includes a USB port for connection. 

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Hamilton Perkins Earth Kit

Hamilton Perkins Collection creates limited edition goods made from recycled plastic water bottles, pineapple leaf fiber, and billboard vinyl.   With the use of the recycled billboards, this means no two bags are ever the same!   The Earth Kit is an everyday travel bag that can be used for your toiletries, tech accessories or anything you can fit inside.  

Lifestyle

The North Face Borealis Backpack

A classic 28L backpack with easy-to-access pockets, front elastic bungee system and a spacious main compartment that has a dedicated and highly protective laptop compartment.  There are also two extended mesh water bottle pockets that double as multi-use pockets.

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Data Sources

NPD Group; Vrbo; Forbes; Trip Advisor

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