Travel in Style with Branded Promotional Items!
First, let’s talk about the benefits of having a list for promotional travel essentials. Perfect for a business to hand out to visiting clients or customers. Or even better for gifting to employees that frequently travel.
Let’s be honest, it is hard to find a job nowadays that requires zero travel time. So why not give company employees lovely promotional travel essential items. Later on we’ll talk about all the different kinds of items that can be customized and gifted out, but for now let’s focus on the benefits.
So many people travel every day, the amount of exposure promotional branded travel pieces get is unreal! From the car into the airport to the hotel, just trying to count that many people would be exhausting.
By walking around the airport with a high quality travel piece, most likely embellished with a company logo, promotions is working its full magic.
Now exposure is great and the main point to promotional travel essentials. However, promotional travel essentials/items can also give incredible value to a customer or employees overall travel experience. The items themselves can transform a hectic business trip into an enjoyable relaxed travel expedition.
Airport regulations and rules can be stressful when traveling, why not provide the tools that will give your brand incredible promotion while also easing a travelers stress. Things as simple as lip balm can easily be branded and used on a daily basis.
Everyone should have a list of the essential items they need to travel with. So let’s dive into some of the high quality promotional travel essentials that will ensure for a hassle free trip.
Travel, Here, There, Anywhere!
Undoubtedly one of the most popular promotional travel essentials. Luggage tags are a traveling essential. Any frequent flyer knows the horror of sitting by the luggage carousal and watching it spin around and around with hundreds of plain black suitcases.
Now don’t hate on black suitcases, they’re sleek and one of the most popular colors for suitcases. However, that many black suitcases can make it hard to pick out which one belongs to you. By having a colorful branded luggage tag, the stress of finding your suitcase is gone!
Company logos can become easily recognizable, and luggage tags are essential. So why not put two and two together to create the perfect practical promotional travel essential!
Luggage tags can also be the perfect promotional giveaway item! Small and compact the luggage tag is easy to carry around. Coming in all different types of shapes and sizes luggage tags are the ultimate promotional travel essential to be customized and passed out.
Let’s not kid ourselves, airplanes are freezing. For the sake of saying it, so are trains! Most travel vehicles are air conditioned to ensure no one gets overheated, while from a health and medical standpoint that’s great.For the rest of us it means sitting in a vehicle for an unknown amount of time and freezing.
On a different note sleeping is a great way to pass the time when traveling. Who doesn’t want just a few extra hours of sleep, traveling is the perfect opportunity to squeeze in just a few more hours.
Blankets are a wonderful gift to receive on any occasion. So why not brand them and make it into a promotional product for your brand or business? Blankets create a wonderful opportunity to be creative and design a blanket that promotes your business.
The blanket can be the company logo printed across the whole surface. Or it could be as simple as having a slogan printed in the corner of the blanket. The options are vast and enable a business to create whatever they like! Blankets should be on everyone’s travel essential list.
A popular subgenre of the blanket family are the travel pillows. These neck pillows are another great opportunity for displaying and promoting. A great gift to give to a frequent traveler, the travel pillows are perfect for the traveler who struggles to get comfortable when traveling. Neck pillows can help ease the journey and make it just a little bit more enjoyable. Definitely add this to your list of promotional travel essentials!
Now one might assume that sleep masks are provided on airlines, but nowadays unless you are traveling abroad most airlines have you supply your own. You could also be traveling on a bus or train and be in need of a sleep mask as well, which is why this is a useful item to add onto your travel essentials list.
This category is a bit broad, and for good reason. Organization while traveling usually consists of toiletry bags, cosmetic bags, technology bags, etc. These different types of zipped bags are a great way to stay organized during a business trip. Having organization and travel accessories make airport security a breeze. No more digging through carry-on luggage for toiletries.
With everything organized in the pouch, you can simply remove the bag from your luggage and place it on the security conveyer belt. The same goes for technology, with business trips technology can get a bit muddled all over the place. By having everything organized it creates a seamless walk through for TSA and for you.
The exposure for these promotional travel essentials is exceptional. Again, the personalization on these can be as excessive or subtle as you please. When all the pouches are placed on the conveyer belt at security everyone takes notice and will see your great organized travel pieces.
RFID has become the norm for all travel purposes. Especially when traveling abroad a person can never be too careful. The RFID feature protects the contents inside your wallet from being attacked by malicious readers. Traveling can become stressful with passports, documents, tickets, and identification floating around everything. By having a travel wallet, the stress of losing a document is greatly reduced.
Some travelers take their document safety to another level by having a lanyard and pouch with their documents inside. This is another route to go in terms of branded wallets. Other documents like Passport covers are also incredibly helpful. Promote any of these items with your brand to have great travel exposure as well as exceptional promotional gifts.
Don’t want to stop and have to wait in line for coffee? Grab a travel mug and be good to go! When traveling by train or car the travel mug is ideal for reducing times you have to stop or get up.
Besides being eco-friendly, travel mugs are a great way to keep up your energy when traveling. Often traveling bogs must of us down and people end up getting drowsy or jetlagged.
By having a travel mug, you help to maintain your own energy and stay awake.
View our entire drinkwares collection here.
Charging Cables/Portable Charger
Technology is an import aspect of traveling nowadays. Most people traveling for business carry a laptop bag so that they can work in-between or while waiting for flights. Another great item to produce for travel is charging cables.
Plugging anything in at the airport can be a huge hassle. Airports are trying to get better with their accessibility to charging stations, however, even with the stations, you end up in a smushed position on the floor.
By having a portable charger it allows you to stay comfortable and keep working. Another great item is a technology converter. If you travel frequently abroad, you’ll know about how hard it is sometimes with outlet converters. Everything will need a converter in order to be charged. This creates complications, especially if you’re not prepared.
Here's one of Inspire's many power banks and portable chargers.
Lip Balm and Travel Toothbrush
Sometimes it’s the simple things that really make or break traveling. A travel toothbrush is a perfect item to give out. Everybody needs one and often don’t have one.
The worst feeling is arriving at a hotel after traveling and discovering you didn’t pack your toothbrush. Don’t let that happen to you! Add the travel toothbrush to your essential list and never have to suffer through that panic again.
Even by just providing a tube of lip balm value is added to a traveling experience. Even an item like hand sanitizers or a pill case would be an excellent addition to any trip. These small essentials can be some of the most important items to people during their trips.
Duffel Bags or Backpacks
Often considered an essential for traveling. Duffel bags are the perfect carry on item to stick overhead. Coming in several different sizes and colors the options for choosing a duffel are vast. These promotional luggage pieces create a great gift to give to any client or employee.
Backpacks are starting to get more popular on airplanes. Travelers are now preferring to carry a backpack than a traditional carry on piece. Easier to store and pack away, backpacks enable a swift and easy journey on and off a plane or train.
Often workers will simply put their laptop into the backpack and then later take it out in order to sneak in some work time.
For all of our bag and backpacks, click here.
Creating Your Promotional Travel Essentials list
These are all great items to give to employees who frequently travel! Think about what you’d want to travel with and the items that would make a trip ideal for you. Then apply those ideas and lists into making a spectacular promotional travel essential!
Promotional Travel essentials don’t have to be super complicated, most of the items listed here are products that can be used in any variety of travel.
The important factor is deciding which items will best fit with your branding ideas and how you want to display your brand through promotional pieces.