Since 1952 Holiday Group has lead the Canadian industry in luggage and soft bags primarily through licensing. Founded in 1984 by an airline pilot, Travelpro, which holds eleven patents with six pending, invented the first rolling, vertical carryon known as the Rollaboard.
Holiday Group owns proprietary brands Travelpro, Atlantic, Austin House, and Nextech. Core licenses are selected to fill various niche markets and include: SWISSGREAR (Wenger), Roots 73, National Geographic and Foxy Jeans. The Bertini Handbag division licenses brands such as Roots 73, ELLE and Simon Chang. Bertini also distributes the David Jones in Canada. The Umbrella division licenses Knirps and Shedrain.
The product range has expanded from luggage to include business cases, camera and media bags, backpacks, sport bags, hockey bags, ski and board bags, handbags, ladies lunch bags, cosmetic bags, straw hats and bags, children’s bags, small leather goods, travel accessories and umbrellas.
Market share extends to traditional and non-traditional channels of distribution.
Key U.S. retail accounts including Macys, Saks, Bloomingdales, Dillard’s and J.C. Penney as well as over 1500 specialty stores are serviced by sixty-five sales representatives across the country. Holiday is the vendor of choice for many private label programs by customers such as Sears, Sport Expert, HBC, and Staples.
Endorsed by over sixty major airlines more than 500,000 flight crew members worldwide choose Crew by Travelpro. Travelpro was awarded the 2007 industry insider’s Consumers Digest Best Buy Award. Additionally Travelpro has received the Readers' Choice Best overall luggage for business travelers by Business Traveler Magazine and top awards from Global Traveler Magazine, Porthole Cruise Magazine and Executive Travel Magazine.