Winners of the 2024 Travel Goods Awards

As the curtains close on another successful Travel Goods Show 2024, it’s time to delve into the heart of innovation, functionality, and sustainability. The Travel Goods Association (TGA) Awards epitomize excellence in our field, recognizing the trailblazers who continually redefine the benchmarks of travel gear design.

Crafted from repurposed aircraft windows, our awards symbolize resilience and transformation mirroring the journeys of the remarkable recipients they honor. The base is designed to resemble the aerodynamic shape of a wing- illustrating the concept of lift and the belief that the sky’s the limit. 

Best Luxury Travel Product
PROPS Luggage 22” Carry-on

The PROPS® Luggage 22” Carry-on includes its own built-in leg system — an industry first. Not only does the PROPS suitcase boast its own luggage rack, it also becomes an instant work surface for long delays or a table top for refined dining while waiting at the gate. The unique top-lid opening allows for maximum packing space and easy access to all your items. It is lightweight yet durable, features dual-spinner wheels, an interior compression packing system, and expansion zipper to allow for more space. This cool package is completed by a telescopic trolley handle, three carry handles, a TSA-approved lock, and much more.

Best Travel Accessory
Travel Sentry Foldable Backpack

This stylish Travel Sentry Foldable Backpack can be used as a day bag or as an extra carry-on for the return home. Made of lightweight material, this durable and spacious backpack comes with two front pockets, two side bottle mesh holders, and one inside zipped pocket for maximum organization. The straps are lightly padded for added comfort, whilst maintaining the foldable nature, and the internal pouch is there so you can fold the bag inward when not in use.

Best Travel Clothing
Pursesuitz Pocketwear Tank

All too often, women’s clothing is either completely lacking pockets or features pockets that are so small they are utterly useless. The Pursesuitz Pocketwear Tank is a unique, patent-pending undergarment which features front waist pockets that create extra “storage” so one can breeze through security gates and bypass bag restrictions while still transporting critical items such as keys, wallets, phones, passports, and small cosmetics. Made of recycled polyester/spandex blend fabric, these tanks are comfortable in many different climates, fit snugly under any top, and provide a safe and secure place to store indispensable treasures.

Best Gear for Photo/Video
D_b_ Photo Pro Luggage Bundle

With the D_b_ Photo Pro Luggage Bundle you can forget carrying heavy loads on your back and camera rollers that look cheap or scream that you are a photographer. Welcome to the new standard in luggage for creatives. This Pro Luggage set includes award-winning Ramverk Front-Access Cabin Luggage, the custom-made Ramverk Pro Front-access Camera insert that fits like a glove, and a numeric TSA-compliant lock for an extra level of security. The luggage top features a padded laptop pocket; quick access pocket for essentials; Hinomoto Ultra Silent 360 spinners; and a sturdy telescopic handle. Level up your game and travel with your gear like never before.

Best Travel Gear for Children
Northbay Kiddietotes Scooter Luggage

Northbay Kiddietotes Scooter Luggage is a whimsical way for small people to carry their own treasures while zooming through the airport concourse. These cases have durable, scratch-resistant 3D molded front faces, stable steering, LED light-up wheels, and a telescoping handle for secure scootering. They are light, durable, and offer secure packing with the safety lock mechanism. Folded down, they fit securely into a standard overhead bin. Best of all, they are available in 10 unique kid-friendly designs that are sure to tickle every little traveler and offer a wee bit of autonomy for both adult and child.

Best Travel Gadget/Electronic
Matador BetaLock Carabiner

Carabiners and locks are both crucial pieces in our travel kit, but carrying a lock is a drag. Locks are cumbersome, slow to use, uninspired, and often get left behind as a result. The Matador BetaLock™ Carabiner was designed to address exactly that. It works perfectly as a rugged EDC carabiner and transitions seamlessly into a theft-deterring lock at the turn of a key. It is lightweight and multi-use so there’s no reason to leave it behind. Betalock is available in seven cool colors that match any luggage, outfit, or mood. The most effective lock is the one you have on-hand when you need it.

Best Food Accessories
HYDAWAY Collapsible Water Bottle

Did you ever wish your empty water bottle would just smush down to nothing and slide easily into your pocket? Your wish has come true. The HYDAWAY Collapsible Water Bottle compresses to a 1.5” thick disc. Available in two sizes, 17-ounce and 25-ounce, these cool bottles are made of food-grade silicone and BPA-free plastic; are dishwasher safe; have a flip top lid; come in five beautiful colors; and are watertight so they won’t leak on your valuable electronics. 

Best Travel Health Product
COCOON Hyperlight Travel Towel

When traveling off the beaten track, with space and weight of critical concern the COCOON Hyperlight Travel Towel is the perfect alternative to a bulky and not very absorbent cotton towel. These eco-friendly towels are made of 100% recycled materials and are 100% recyclable. They soak up nearly four times their weight in water and dry rapidly. The convenient strap is equally useful for hang-drying, maintaining the compact roll, or attaching to your pack on a hot and sweaty outing. Best of all, each towel is sand and pet hair resistant. They are available in four sizes and are both GRS and Ökotex100 certified. 

Best Travel Luggage
Briggs & Riley Baseline Essential Carry-On 22”

The best-selling Baseline Essential 22” Carry-On Expandable Spinner features Briggs & Riley’s patented one-touch compression-expansion system that instantly creates more packing space but then compresses for an easy fit in most overhead bins. Features like the exterior-mounted Outsider® handle keep the packing surface flat, while a built-in garment folder keeps important dresswear pristine. Additional exterior features include: 360-degree spinner wheels that allow for easily navigating the bag through the airport and at every destination, a convenient storage pocket for a battery pack, and a two-in-one transport strap for keeping bags securely tethered. It is backed by Briggs & Riley’s industry leading Simple as That® lifetime guarantee. 

Best Travel Pet Product
Delsey Chatelet Air 2.0 Pet Carrier

The Delsey Chatelet Air 2.0 Pet Carrier makes traveling with your furry friend easy, comfortable, and stylish. Measuring 15” x 16.75” x 10” it’s suitable for pets weighing up to 22 pounds. This bag features a wide mouth opening for easy access, mesh panels on three sides for great ventilation, a removable and washable cushion, and an antimicrobial lining for excellent odor control. Equipped with two safety straps for secure car travel, an adjustable shoulder strap suitable for hand or over the shoulder carrying, and a smart band which attaches to the handle of any rolling bag.

Best Travel Comfort Product
Cabeau Evolution S3 Neck Pillow

Introducing the ultimate solution to uncomfortable travel, Evolution S3 Neck Pillow. This revolutionary travel pillow features globally patent-pending innovation, the gravity defying chin-strap technology which allows for maximum head and neck support at all angles while leaving a large opening at the front of the neck for heat to escape. The Evolution S3 also includes Cabeau’s revolutionary raised side supports and seat strap system that keeps your head in place as you drift off to sleep. This is the only travel pillow that provides 360-degree support, corded ear plugs, and a handy travel case that compresses the pillow to one-third its size.