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The latest trends, advice and general chit-chat going on in our world of luggage, travel and baggage fee avoidance!

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Bonfires OR Pumpkins?

16 June 2016 Yes, it's the US versus the UK!

Does Halloween reign supreme, or is Guy Fawkes (Bonfire) Night the true Autumn celebration?  


Are you a pumpkin carver or a demander of a penny for the Guy? Is it candy you crave or an Air Bomb Repeater? To celebrate these respective nation's fun nights, it luggage is giving one lucky Twitter user the opportunity to win a set of luggage. Imagine all the Phish Food and Toffee Apples you could get in that!

For the chance to win over £200 worth of family luggage, just go to @itluggage on Twitter, RT our Autumn vote, follow us and you’ll be automatically entered into the competition.

Good luck!




Terms & Conditions

1.    The Autumn Vote it luggage Twitter prize draw competition is open only to UK residents aged 18 and over as at the time of the competition start. Employees of it luggage its affiliates or participating companies are not eligible to enter. Failure to comply with any part of this clause will disqualify the respective entry from the competition.

2.    All entries must be received by 12pm GMT on Friday 11th November.

3.    Only one entry per person per prize draw competition will be accepted.

4.    Entrants enter the prize draw via Twitter only, in the way of following the it luggage Twitter feed and retweeting the following message promoted by it luggage on Wednesday 26th October: Win luggage worth £200! Follow @itluggage & RT our Autumn cases pic to enter! #Halloween #competition.  Obscene or inappropriate entries will not be accepted and it luggage reserves the right to reject any entries for any reason at its sole discretion.

5.    The winner will be selected at random by an independent 3rd party and announced on Monday 14th November at 5pm GMT.

6.    The winning prize is a set of it luggage worth £200 (original RRP). The luggage prize is not based on the design shown within the promotion.

7.    The promoter will not be liable for any failure of receipt of entries. The promoter takes no responsibility for any entries which are lost, delayed, illegible, corrupted, damaged, incomplete or otherwise invalid.

8.    To the extent permitted by applicable law, the promoter’s liability under or in connection with the prize draw competition or these terms and conditions shall be limited to the value of the prize in question.

9.    To the extent permitted by applicable law, the promoter shall not be liable under or in connection with these terms and conditions, the prize draw competition or any prize for any indirect, special or consequential cost, expense, loss or damage suffered by a participant even if such cost, expense, loss or damage was reasonably foreseeable or might reasonably have been contemplated by the participant and the promoter and whether arising from breach of contract, tort, negligence, breach of statutory duty or otherwise.

10.    Prizes are non-negotiable, non-transferable and non-refundable. No cash alternative is available. Where a prize becomes unavailable for any reason, the promoter reserves the right to substitute that prize for a prize of equal or higher value.

11.    In the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond the promoter’s reasonable control, the promoter reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the prize draw competition or these terms and conditions, either in whole or in part, with or without notice.

12.    The promoter's decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

13.    The winner’s twitter username will be posted on the @itluggage after the winner has been selected.

14.    Copyright in all entries shall be owned by the promoter.

15.    These terms and conditions and the competition prize draw are governed by English law and subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

16.    Promoter: it luggage Limited, Foxholes Business Park, Hertford, Herts, SG13 7NN


Are hotels really connecting with their customers?

08 June 2016 Whether on a holiday or a short city break, where we stay is all about service and attention to detail. When it comes to the accommodation, however, hotels don’t always get it right. Free Wi-Fi as a standard is more commonplace these days (catch up you slackers!) but the lack of in-room facilities is still painfully obvious in many places.

Technology

We now take 40% more gadgets away with us than we took five years ago. The amount of smartphones, tablets and kindle we stash in our carry-on has quadrupled in some cases.

We expect our hotel bedrooms to support technology. Simple as. Sockets that are too far away from the bed is a major frustration – and we would happily forgo the pointless landline in the room! Wireless charging points, universal chargers and in-room USB charging sockets should be as common as the packet of soft custard creams next to the kettle. And if the power in the room goes off when we take out the keycard – hotels should provide a second. Wi-Fi, of course, has to be a given – in fact, you keep your complimentary breakfast if it means we can be connected!

Smart Rooms

We love smart technology, and smart TVs are a must. Smart appliances, like auto barista machines for our early morning call would be a welcome bonus. Remotely-controlled operations – such as the air con – would appeal to everyone. Smart technology is becoming a key influencer in choosing one hotel over another.

Sustainability

While we desperately need our gadgets, a hotel’s focus on energy and sustainability is still important to us. A recent survey reports that over a third of us use more energy when we travel than when we’re at home. Despite this, unsustainable practices by hotels is regularly cited as a frustration by guests.

We would all willing become “eco-guests” if hotels provided an incentive for being environmentally friendly during our stay. A small discount (or voucher for next stay) for putting the power on stand-by, using less hot water or towels would be a win-win. 



IATA pauses the rollout of its Cabin OK initiative

19 June 2015 Following significant objection from consumer groups and some US airlines, IATA has paused the rollout of its Cabin OK initiative and beginning a comprehensive reassessment of the programme.

A full statement can be found here:
http://www.iata.org/pressroom/pr/Pages/2015-06-17-01.aspx

it luggage will continue to work alongside airlines and aviation authorites to provide a comprehensive range of cabin friendly luggage for all markets.  Any retailer or distributor who would like more specific advice should contact their account manager who will be happy to help.


IATA cabin size suggestion - How it affects consumers

11 June 2015 Cabin size luggage has been in the news recently following The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) publication of guidelines for carry-on bag sizes.

We should first point out that the new dimensions suggested by IATA are guidelines only.  These guidelines do not form any kind of legislation and airlines are not bound to follow them. 

We cannot predict the decisions of the individual airlines, although we are monitoring the situation very closely.  To date, none of the airlines mentioned in the news reports have actually changed their policy in line with the guidance.

Because many airlines use the cabin allowance as a method of encouraging customers to travel with them, it wouldn’t necessarily be in their interests to standardise sizes if it led to them being uncompetitive.  Therefore we are not expecting overnight adoption of these guidelines by all airlines.

it luggage already produces products to suit the cabin requirements of local and international markets and we will continue to do so in line with airline policy.  Any retailer or distributor who would like more specific advice should contact their account manager who will be happy to help.

Ultimately, the decision is with the individual airline and we always recommend customers check with the specific airline before they travel.

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