Forget carry-ons: See wear-on baggage, other innovations from travel gear show
Friday, March 9, 2012 | 2 a.m.
Las Vegas thrives because of the tourist, whether it's the independent traveler who vacations or spends weekends here or the road warrior who attends trade shows or conventions.
What do they have in common?
They all need products that will make their travels easier.
Some of the newest travel products and accessories were on display in Las Vegas this week at the Travel Goods Association trade show. More than 300 companies exhibited at the show, which drew about 3,500 people to the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Among the industry innovations are a vest that offers built-in baggage pouches and gives new meaning to the term carry-on, luggage with built-in shelves — eliminating the need to unpack — and carry-on bags that are easier than standard products to tote through Transportation Security Administrationcheckpoints at airports.
Here are a few of the items on display at this year’s travel products show.