Carry-on bags and checkable suitcases seem to make up the bulk of the products vendors bring to the show. But there are also oodles of travel accessories on display, and many of those are quite useful and clever.
Here are just a few of the items that caught my eye:
Luggage that weighs itself
If you shop for shoes, clothes or books or liquor when you travel, your suitcase will weigh a lot more on the way home. A new suitcase from GetSet Luggage has a built-in battery-powered scale that weighs the bag as you pack.
This product is sort of puzzling: tranparent luggage.
At least three companies are planning to display their versions of transparent or translucent luggage at this year’s Travel Goods Show. Traveler’s Choice calls their version The Millennial, so maybe see-through luggage has a generation-specific appeal.
Socks with pockets
My household has a variety of clothing with hidden pockets. These snazzyPocket Socks are getting added to the collection.
Gear for your Grab ‘n Go
We thought attachments for carry-on bags that let you tote coffee cups were pretty cool, but Hontus Milano Group is bringing out a carry-on bag with a built-in insulated pocket for keeping foods (or medication, cosmetics and other temperature-sensitive items) hot or cold.
There are more items in my full story on CNBC – but these are definitely my favorites. Which of these new travel products would you buy?