National Travel and Tourism Week is May 5-11—a time when travel and tourism professionals across the country unite to celebrate the value travel holds for our economy, businesses and personal well-being. We're kicking it off with some suggestions to make travel easier. And because we're not just with you on the road, but also at your destination, we'd like to share the experiences of a few of our outfitting partners in the travel and tourism industries.
Whether you're traveling for a client meeting, conference or trade show, you need clothing that packs easily and helps you look your best with minimal care. These easy-care pieces offer comfort, convenience and a professional look wherever work takes you.
Active Polo: With its professional styling, breathable and moisture-wicking piqué fabric and antimicrobial finish, it's ideal for anyone on the go, and helps your brand stand out at events.
Chino Pants: With built-in wrinkle release, these durable chinos feature an advanced Coolest Comfort™ finish that helps the fabric breathe and stay dry even on long days spent in coach class.
Waterproof Rain Jacket: Really puts the “proof” in “waterproof” thanks to a high-tech, 2.5 layer shell that blocks wind, repels rain and seals out moisture. Keep it ready for a rainy day.
No Iron Pinpoint Dress Shirt: Always crisp and professional, it's ready to make the right impression straight from the suitcase thanks to a wrinkle-resistant finish tested to last through 30 washes.
Of course, we have plenty more easy-care styles that bounce back right from the suitcase, as well as luggage, briefcases and bags (like our Seagoing Duffle above). Plus, travel accessories you can logo for use on the road, employee appreciation gifts and giveaways at trade shows. Think of business.landsend.com as your one-stop shop for business apparel and logo gear for the home office and your traveling team members.
We'll see you when you check in ...
Did you know Lands' End Business outfits hospitality teams across the United States—from small hotels to major chains? When you check in, there's a good chance the person at the front desk is wearing Lands' End. In fact, Patricia Walton, Director of Partnerships at the International Luxury Hotel Association (ILHA) outfits its staff in Lands' End clothing and recommends Lands' End Business as a uniform supplier to the organization's member businesses. Says Walton: “I would recommend Lands’ End because of the impeccable service, the quality of the clothing and the variety.”
For luxury hotel staff "appearance is extremely important," Walton adds. "Lands' End clothing washes beautifully, looks very professional and high end." Just as important for the ILHA and its members is the variety of apparel styles and fabrics. “A lot of companies just outfit housekeeping," she says, "You are really able to reach the entire hotel."
One famous hotel where you'll see Lands' End apparel at work is historic Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood, in Oregon. While Timberline values the clothing's professional appearance, functionality is equally important. As Timberline Marketing Manager Ricky Hower points out, “It gets hot here. This building is 80 years old. It doesn’t have air conditioning. You want clothes that are functional and breathable. Having these fabrics that work as hard as we work is a life saver and a game changer for our employees.”
... and we'll see you on vacation too.
Plenty of tourist destinations across the United States also rely on Lands' End to outfit their teams, among them Boston Duck Tours, one of the city's most popular attractions. "We've got service reps, support staff out on the sidewalks, selling tickets, checking tickets, boarding ducks and cleaning ducks," explains Guest Services Manager Luke Neily. "Then we’ve got our office staff who handle hundreds of phone calls every single day ... and an entire crew of mechanics and detailers."
Neily points out that the range of styles and colors allows the tour company to quickly distinguish employee roles. "When we decided to move over to Lands’ End Business, they offered the entire line of every single piece of clothing that our employees could conceivably wear."
We're proud to serve travel and tourism businesses and organizations across the country—and happy to support National Travel and Tourism Week 2019. #TravelMatters #nttw19