MONTREAL, Feb. 16, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - National Geographic, one of the
world's largest scientific and educational organizations, has selected
Montreal-based Holiday Group Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary
Travelpro International Inc. in the United States as its primary
luggage and travel accessories licensee under its National Geographic
and National Geographic Explorer brands for North America.
Under this multiyear agreement, National Geographic and
Holiday/Travelpro will team to launch a comprehensive line of travel
gear in U.S. and Canadian retail stores in fall 2012.
"For more than a century, NG explorers and photographers have traveled
the world to capture stunning images and collect compelling stories,"
said Krista Newberry, National Geographic's senior vice president of
licensing, North America. "As a leading pioneer and innovator in the
travel category, Holiday Group has the particular experience and
ability to create products inspired by National Geographic's
"The Holiday Group is thrilled to partner with the National Geographic
Society," said Raymond Durocher, president of the Holiday Group.
"Drawing upon our expertise in luggage design and production, we are
proud to offer exceptional travel gear that reflects the Society's rich
heritage of exploration as well as its standard for superior
functionality and design."
National Geographic's net proceeds from the sale of these products
support vital exploration, conservation, research and education
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 nationalgeographic.com.
HOLIDAY GROUP / TRAVELPRO
About Holiday Group Inc. (Canada)
Ever since it began in 1951, the company has been driven by innovation.
Its mission is simple and authentic: to simplify people's lives by
offering products that organize and protect their personal belongings
and, in turn, their interests and passions. Holiday Group and Travelpro
are committed to making life easier, whether it be for a business trip,
a family vacation, or simply to get to school or the gym. A true
industry pioneer, Holiday Group celebrated 60 years of operation in
2011. Holiday Group (Canada) is the proud distributor of an important
brand portfolio that includes Travelpro, Atlantic, Swiss Gear, Roots,
Ecko, Foxy Jeans, David Jones, Nextech, Nygard, Wenger, Austin House, H
Due O and Knirps. Travelpro International (United States of America)
distributes the Travelpro, Atlantic, Austin House and Ecko brands. For
more information, visit holiday.ca and travelpro.com.
About Travelpro International Inc. (U.S.A.)
For twenty-five years, Travelpro International has prided itself on
design innovation and durability in crafting the highest quality
luggage for travelers 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.
SOURCE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
For further information:
Holiday Group (Canada)
Travelpro International (U.S.)
Mai Nguyen, Account Manager
514 223-6770 // firstname.lastname@example.org