Travelpro Introduces the National Geographic Kontiki Luggage Collection by gohrmc


Travelpro International is proud to partner with National Geographic to introduce the Kontiki adventure luggage collection.

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(Hold to August 1, 2012)

                   Travelpro Introduces the National Geographic
                           Kontiki™ Luggage Collection
                           - Inspired by Safari Travellers and Explorers -

Boca Raton, Fla. –Aug. 1, 2012 – Travelpro International, the leading manufacturer of lightweight
durable luggage, is proud to partner with National Geographic, one of the world’s largest scientific
and educational nonprofit organizations, to introduce the Kontiki™ adventure luggage collection.
National Geographic has selected the Montreal-based Holiday Group Inc. and its wholly owned
subsidiary Travelpro International Inc. in the United States as its luggage and travel accessories
licensee for the National Geographic and National Geographic Explorer™ brands in North

Inspired by safari travellers and explorers, the Kontiki luggage collection combines the ruggedly
stylish retro look of yesteryear with today’s modern travel features. Kontiki luggage is made with
recycled khaki-colored fabric that looks exactly like canvas, yet is much lighter and more durable.
Rich faux-leather accents and antique brass hardware finish emphasize the authentic safari style.
This versatile 8-piece offering combines lightweight long-lasting upright luggage, soft and rolling
duffels, a messenger bag and a daypack, all in one matching collection.

“Ideal for camping, skiing and off-road trips, the Kontiki Duffels are a must-have for adventurous
travellers. With recycled khaki fabric, this collection is explorer-ready and eco-friendly,” said Scott
Applebee Vice President of Marketing for Travelpro. “Additionally, National Geographic’s net
proceeds support vital exploration, conservation, research and education programs.”

The Kontiki luggage collection has unique features for every adventure traveller’s needs. The ball-
bearing in-line skate wheels on the upright and rolling duffel models are tested for over 25 miles
and the handle system is tested over 12,500 cycles for optimal performance. The collection comes
standard with a unique interior lining featuring a map of the world, capturing the importance and
spirit of National Geographic.

Multiple exterior pockets allow easy access to a laptop or tablet, boarding pass, cellphone
electronics and more. Other features include 2 ½” expansion capability for additional packing
room, a removable drawstring laundry bag to keep dirty and clean clothes separate and a built-in
interior wet pocket to store toiletries or wet items. The duffels have a convenient drop bottom
compartment that is ideal for storing shoes and bulky gear.

The Kontiki Collection is made with khaki fabric from recycled materials. The entire line includes
the following options: 22” Soft Duffel, Daypack, Messenger Bag, 22” Expandable Rollaboard®
Luggage, 26” Expandable Rollaboard® Luggage, 26” Expandable Drop Bottom Rolling Duffel, 32”
Expandable Drop Bottom Rolling Duffel and 30” Cargo Duffel.

About National Geographic

The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational
organizations. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the Society’s
mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. It reaches more than 400 million people
worldwide each month through its official journal, National Geographic, and other magazines;
National Geographic Channel; television documentaries; music; radio; films; books; DVDs; maps;
exhibitions; live events; trips; interactive media; and merchandise. National Geographic has
funded more than 10,000 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports
an education program promoting geographic literacy. For more information, visit

About Travelpro®

For twenty five years, Travelpro International has prided itself on design innovation and durability
in crafting the highest quality luggage for travellers worldwide. Since transforming the ease of
modern day travel with The Original Rollaboard® wheeled luggage, Travelpro® has been the brand
of choice for flight crews and frequent travelers worldwide. Travelpro is dedicated to building a
lifelong relationship with its customers by consistently understanding and exceeding their needs.
The company offers a variety of innovative, high-quality luggage collections and computer briefs;
each aimed at a specific user lifestyle and rigorously tested. Travelpro was the winner of the 2009
and 2010 Leading Edge Award from Executive Travel Magazine for “The Best Carry-on Case.”
Travelpro is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the invention of the Rollaboard® throughout 2012.

Please visit Travelpro at for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Technical Fact Sheet

                       National Geographic Kontiki Collection Dimensions

                     Description                               Dimensions
                    22” Soft Duffel                           22” x 13” x 10”
                      Daypack                                  18 x 13 x 7
                    Messenger Bag                             13” x 17” x 6”
       22” Expandable Rollaboard® Luggage                     22” x 14” x 9”
       26” Expandable Rollaboard® Luggage                    26” x 18.5”x 11”
     26" Expandable Drop Bottom Rolling Duffel                26” x 14”x 14”
     32" Expandable Drop Bottom Rolling Duffel                32” x 15”x 15”
                30" Cargo Duffel                              30” x 16”x 12”

All Konitki™ visuals are available upon request, please contact Yaneisy Blanco at: or call 305-573-0882.


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