Jeff Brown

Elise Hacking Carr is editor-in-chief/content director for Print+Promo magazine.

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) recently conducted research that showed positive gains for the travel industry. Following a successful fourth quarter 2010, business travel spending in 2011 now is expected to exceed prior estimates (made last quarter) of a 5 percent growth, and instead advance by 6.9 percent. However, it's not all business. Summer is fast approaching and vacations are being finalized.

The hottest trends in technology accessories are now available to distributors and end-users, as Griffin Technology Inc. enters the promotional products industry through a brand partnership with New Kensington, Pennsylvania-based Leed's, a member of Polyconcept North America, the second largest hard goods supplier within the industry.

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