Travelling With Personalised Luggage Straps

I often travel. Truth be know I like to travel. I go to Hong Kong and China for the fairs. They happen twice a year but I only ever go once. Although this year I skipped due to the current mayhem. I go to Hawaii usually every other year. We used to go every year but have cut back. I have been to Vegas a couple of times for the CES. I haven’t been in a while but would like to go again at some point. I also go to Europe often. In the last two years I have been like five times. Mainly because of family, and having to come back here periodically for work. So I pretty much know what I am talking about when it comes to travel. I have my little routines when I travel. Things that may it easier to travel. One of the things I never forget to do is bring along my personalised luggage strap.

I usually only check in one bag so I only need one luggage strap. I have a white one with some black writing on it. It really stands out so I always take it. I take it for a number of reasons. Firstly I like to keep my back intact. You know those crazy baggage handler, God bless their souls, like to throw the backs around as they are handling them. They also stack them high with other bags. I guess they need to fit them in the aircraft somehow. My worry though is that my bag will burst with all the pressure. That is why I use my luggage strap It keeps it tight and I don’t need to rely on the zipper to keep the bag closed.

The other reason I use a luggage strap is security. You know a few years ago the were issues with people putting stuff in your bag. Then there was the Chappelle Corby incident, and me believing her innocence decided that it would be better to further secure my luggage. Yes I do have a combination lock on my bag but I figure it doesn’t hurt to put a strap and I reckon it would act as a deterrent considering there are other bags that done. Some people wrap their bags with plastic, which in someways is a good idea. I prefer not to waste so much plastic so I use my personalised luggage strap instead. It does the job nicely and I haven’t had any issues yet.

The final reason I use the personalised luggage strap is it makes it easier to identify my bag when I gets on the carousel. You have all the bags on the carousel and sometimes it is hard to figure out which is yours. Most bags are the same colour and there are so many of them so anything to make it easier is welcome. My luggage strap is very distinctive so I notice it straight away. I remember a guy on the TV show “Border Security”. They went to check his bag and asked him if it was his, to which he replied in the affirmative. When they opened it he said it wasn’t his. Obviously they didn’t believe him because she previously said it was his. Long story short, they ended up finding a bag which was identical and had the identical strap on it. I never thought it could happen but there it was. Point being, it is better to have a personalised luggage strap or one that is a bit unique so you don’t suffer the same fate.

Custom Wristbands in a Lanyards World

The world is awash with promotional products and all sorts of things to promote a business. There is social media, traditional media, print media, all sorts of business guides and search engines. With all the options available to a business it is often hard to decide where to put ones advertising dollars. Do I put it here? Do I put it there? Nobody really knows the answer definitively and they wouldn’t tell you if they did. It is like a huge mystery that would take the magic of ten Harry Potters to unravel. They are whole sections devoted to it in the library, all with conflicting opinions. Yet somehow through it all there is a shining light to guide you to the land of marketing miracles.

The thing with promo is that you need to think simple. To simplify is to wade through the murky waters they keep you from find what you are looking for. Keeping it simple also means keeping it inexpensive. Sure you can throw thousands or even millions of dollars behind your brand what what have you really achieve. Keeping it simple means looking for the products which will give you success without breaking the bank balance. Two such items come to mind. One is the wristband or custom wristbands. The other is the lanyard or custom lanyards. Both custom lanyards and custom wristbands are the answer to any marketing managers prayers. They tick all the boxes when it comes to making the right decision about where to put your marketing dollars.

Custom Wristbands have been around a long time now. I went to a judo competition the other day and they were handing out custom wristbands to both all the competitors and the champions. So if you were competing you got a custom wristband with the word “competitor” printed on it. Then if you won a medal you also got a wristband with the word “Champion” printed on it. I found it interesting that they were handing out both but I guess it would make all the participants feel special. This is understanding considering that it was a kids competition. By giving out the printed wristbands they were giving the kids something to remind them of the day and maybe put on their shelf and be proud of.

Funny enough there were also custom lanyards at the same competition. All the officials were wearing customer printed lanyards with the word “Official” printed on it. I guess they want to distinguish between officials and the normal people so that people know who was who. This makes sense as there were adults mixed in with children so identity was an important fact. What this went to show was how practical a products custom lanyards are. That have so many applications that one never knows where to stop. If you ever thought they were just for conferences you would have been wrong. Indeed both custom lanyards and custom wristbands have a multitude of uses out there in the business and sporting world and beyond. All it takes is a bit of imagination.

The Difference Between Lanyards and Luggage Straps

This is one of those topics that nobody asked for and that nobody really needs an answer. Most people would need no explanation as to what the difference is between a lanyard and a luggage strap. I mean it would almost seem self-explanatory what the different is between these two products. One is a lanyard and the other is a luggage strap. That’s it! Well that is not it. Sometimes even the simplest things require explanation. Like why is the world round and why you shouldn’t put pineapple on pizza. The pizza one is redundant though as I am one of those people that thinks pineapple is the perfect thing for a pizza topping.

What is a lanyard?

Lanyards are a simple product that is very easy to explain. Essentially a lanyard is a necklace of sorts that you put around your need. There main different between it and a traditional necklace is that necklaces are usually bad from a metal such as gold. Lanyards on the other hand are mainly made from material such as polyester or nylon. Occasional you will get them made from leather but most of the time it is a woven fabric. Also with lanyards you don’t really hang decorative trinkets. You will usually hang something more practical on a lanyard suck as a security pass or your keys. Sometimes there will be a double hook so that you can hang something bigger. Also you have the option of printing stuff on lanyards such as a logo or message.

What is a luggage Strap?

Luggage straps are straps that you wrap around your luggage. Just like with lanyards they are usually made from a woven material such as polyester of nylon. More likely they are made from nylon because it is a much more durable material. It can take the stresses associated with the throwing around of your luggage by dodgy baggage handlers and the other perils involved with flying. Luggage straps can also be branded with a logo and a message which is useful when you are flying because it helps you distinguish between your bag and the bags of other. Luggage straps a popular with travels for this reason and also because they offer some security. Although most luggage straps don’t come with a lock you can put one on if you really want to do it.

The Difference Between Lanyards and Luggage Straps

So as you can see the main think the two items share together is that they are made from the same material. They are also usually made by the same kind of factory. The same factory that makes a lanyard with also usually make luggage straps. Although they would make far more lanyards as they are a more popular product. That, however, is where the similarities end. Quite obviously the two products are completely different and have different use. You can try and hang a luggage strap around your neck or you can try and secure your luggage with a lanyard by neither are recommended.