Promo On The Go: The Gear Travelers Need And Want

couple with luggage on airport escalator

After a few years of pandemic lockdowns – and cabin fever – people are eager to fly the friendly skies and sail the seven seas. As Travel + Leisure magazine put it, “If 2022 was the year of wading back into travel, then 2023 is the year of diving in head first.”


Not only do we plan to take more trips, we also plan to spend more money on travel, according to survey data collected by American Express Travel. Their 2023 Global Travel Trends Report reveals that 79% of Gen Z and millennial respondents see leisure travel as an important budget priority. Business travel is up, too, as conferences and other events lure in-person attendees.


As anyone who’s endured long security lines at the airport or gotten stuck in traffic trying to get out of town for the weekend can attest, travel can be stressful. But having the right gear on hand can make it a little less daunting. With more trips planned worldwide, the demand for travel accessories like pillows, blankets and bags is expected to expand the global travel accessories market value from roughly $55 billion this year to $103.8 billion by 2033.


Travel bloggers tout their favorite travel essentials, from carry-on bags to power banks to insulated water bottles, and promo is ready to go with tons of brandable options. Here are just a few of the travel-related promotional items perfect for people on the go:

Combination Garment And Duffel Bag

Give the “ultimate travel hack” with the Garmento Combination Garment And Duffel Bag. Unzip and pack as a garment bag for wrinkle-free clothes, then fold up and zip into a duffel (with interior and exterior) pockets that meets carry-on luggage requirements. Made from black or gray weather-resistant tarpaulin to keep gear nice and dry.

combo garment bag and duffel
custom luggage tags

Luggage Tag

Add a Luggage Tag made of premium vegan leather and customizable with full-color printing for a unique giveaway that makes your recipients’ bags stand out on the luggage carousel. Each tag features a long strap to attach to luggage and a clear window to display contact information.

Sleep Mask

Woven from super soft chenille yarn, this Deluxe Sleep Mask is specially shaped and designed to comfortably rest over your eyes while blocking out light for a perfectly restful sleep no matter what time of day it is. This cozy personal care item comes in a dozen colors.

chenille sleep mask
travel toiletries kit

Travel Toiletries Kit

Other promotional products that make great giveaways include lip balm and sunscreen. Add your full-color logo to the labels of the must-have items in this Travel Kit, which includes an SPF 30 broad spectrum sun stick, SPF 15 broad spectrum lip balm, hand sanitizer spray, 1-oz. lotion and an SPF 30 mineral sunscreen bottle.

Wireless Earbuds

These water-resistant True Wireless Earbuds provide up to 33 hours of playback, and each earbud contains Tile finding technology, so if you ever misplace one, you can just ping it from the Tile app. Built-in microphones and music controls.

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mag safe power bank

Power Bank

This MagSafe 10,000 mAh Power Bank is capable of magnetically attaching to the back of iPhones 12s and 13s right out of the box. Android and older iPhone users can use the included magnetic ring to quickly make their phone MagSafe compatible. The charger also includes fast USB and Type C ports for users who prefer cables instead of Qi charging.

Insulated Water Bottle

This Vacuum Insulated Water Bottle will keep up to 20 ounces of liquids cold or hot longer on the go than non-insulated bottles, and it’s perfect for airport refill stations. The convenient twist-off cap has a rubber grip and carrying handle, and the copper lining keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours or hot for up to 12 hours. The durable powder-coated exterior can be printed or laser engraved.

vacuum insulated water bottle
airplane seat back tray table cover with pockets

Airplane Tray Table Pocket

The Airplane Pocket is a stretchable cover for airplane tray tables and features four expandable pockets with plenty of room to hold a laptop computer, water bottle, phone, eyeglasses and much more. It is reusable, washable and durable. There is no need to touch the tray table because the pocket covers both sides of the tray, providing a clean surface to eat and work on.

Messenger Bag

This Command Messenger Bag makes getting through the airport easier. It has an interior zippered pocket on the front flap for easy access and organization, plus a top handle for easy grab and a large main compartment with a sleeve that fits most 15-inch laptops. The detachable, adjustable and padded shoulder strap also has a zippered pocket for quick access to small items. Plus, there’s a luggage trolley pass-through on the back.

messenger bag
packable puffy jacket

Packable Jacket

Staying warm while on the go has never been easier with this Packable Puffy Jacket. Thanks to a water-repellent fabric coating and finish, wearers can remain comfortable no matter where the day takes them. The jacket includes a 100% polyester shell and lining with polyfill insulation, an interior storm flap with chin guard and a zippered chest pocket.