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Battered luggage brands hope travel makes a big comeback

Covid-19 has decimated luggage sales since 2020. Now, as signs of recovery emerge, retailers hope eased restrictions, vaccinations, and travel bubbles will bring back growth.Last year was one of the toughest periods ever for the category, as travel came to a halt. Market research from NPD group showed sales had dropped by 80 per cent by the end of the first three months of the pandemic. The world’s largest travel luggage company, Samsonite, suffered a US$953.4 million loss during the first hal