For many people, traveling (whether it’s short-term, nationally, or globally) is a staple in their lives. Think about the people you know; hardworking professionals often travel for work, families go on vacations, and college students study abroad. In fact, according to Condé Nast Traveler, more Americans traveled outside of the U.S. in 2015 than ever before, with the number of U.S. citizens that traveled abroad totaling over 73 million.
It’s no secret that the travel industry is booming. Here are some figures from the U.S. Travel Association that highlight the sheer magnitude of the travel industry:
- Direct spending on leisure travel by domestic and international travelers totaled $650.8 billion in 2015
- Direct spending on business travel by domestic and international travelers, including expenditures on meetings, events, and incentive programs totaled $296.3 billion in 2015
- U.S. travel exports (general travel spending, international passenger fairs, etc.) totaled $246 billion in 2015
As a marketer, I’m always keeping my eye out for new trends to align with promotional products, and there’s no doubt that travel activities have taken the forefront in current trends. So, in honor of the booming travel industry, here are 10 promotional giveaways that your traveling consumers and clients will love.
1. RuMe ID Luggage Tag
Losing luggage is every traveler’s worst nightmare, so make sure your clients are prepared with the RuMeID Luggage Tag. This is no ordinary luggage tag, mind you; it facilitates luggage recovery with the RuMeID system that allows users to update their contact information in real time using globally recognized QR code technology. Make impressions with this technologically savvy luggage tag that your clients will appreciate.
2. Liquid Aero-Safe Travel Kit
Traveling with liquids is a hassle! This liquid aero-safe travel kit makes traveling with liquids a breeze; the four bottles and funnel for transferring liquids all meet the requirements set by the Transportation Security Administration. While the bottles must remain clear for security purposes, you can silkscreen your logo on the carrying pouch to make this kit specific to your brand.
3. Earbuds in Case
One of the best parts of traveling is having your favorite media to accompany you on the ride. Give away these earbuds in a logoed case so your recipients will remember your brand every time they pull out their iPod or watch television on the plane.
4. Laundry Bag
Here’s a household product perfect for traveling that your recipient can use every time they hit the road. This laundry bag will come in handy for your traveling recipient when staying at hotels and consolidating their packing. This giveaway is extremely cost-effective considering all of the repeat exposure it facilitates.
5. Power Bank
What fun is traveling if you don’t have your favorite chargeable devices to make the time pass? This power bank works to charge smartphones, music players, and tablets. Your client will use this promotional giveaway regularly on trips, so imprint your company logo on the power bank to raise brand awareness.
- Travel Tip: According to the Federal Aviation Administration, power banks are only allowed for personal use in-flight in carry-on luggage, and not permitted in checked luggage. Be sure to remind your clients if you know they’ll be traveling by plane!
6. Drawstring Backpack
This drawstring backpack is perfectly priced for a promotional giveaway; it won’t break your budget! Drawstring backpacks are ideal promotional giveaways for travelers because of their multiple functions as carry-ons, toiletry bags, or simply a bag to store personal items for daytrips out on the town.
7. Folding Umbrella
Traveling means being prepared for the unexpected! So if your client is going on a vacation or business trip, make sure they’re ready to take on rain or shine with this folding umbrella. This customizable umbrella is available in multiple colors and allows for logo imprinting. This promotional giveaway also folds down to 9.5”, so it’s perfect for light packing.
8. Plush Hot/Cold Eye Mask
Who doesn’t like traveling in comfort? Your customers can use this comfy plush hot/cold eye mask to relax and catch some shut-eye on long flights or to unwind in their hotel room after a long drive. Your brand will achieve an air of luxury and comfort with your logo imprinted on this leisure item.
9. Fitness Bottle
Promote healthy and safe traveling with this reusable water bottle that will keep your clients hydrated throughout their day of travel activities. These promotional giveaways are convenient for travelers with a long day of business meetings, or simply sightseeing. Not to mention, your brand will achieve immense exposure from your logo being imprinted on an item that goes wherever your clients goes.
10. Travel Neck Pillow
This comfortable neck pillow is made for traveling as it blows up when needed and fits in an included pouch for no-stress packing. Your clients will be ready for a comfortable commute with this neck pillow imprinted with your logo.
Traveling doesn’t need to be a hassle for your clients. Set your clients up for a successful trip with these promotional giveaways that will appeal to any free-spirited traveler.