Plantation, FL, October 2, 2012: DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, is helping eliminate the burden of traveling with luggage for global leisure travelers. Passengers can forward their baggage, sports equipment or family items directly to their destination through Luggage Forward, a premier door-to-door luggage shipping service that has partnered with DHL Express as its preferred international carrier. 

    Through the partnership, Luggage Forward leverages the global shipping network of DHL Express to help travelers avoid one of the most frustrating parts of air travel and assure a faster, more relaxing alternative to long check-in lines and baggage carousel delays.
    “Our international clients travel with the peace of mind knowing that their luggage is handled by an international specialist like DHL Express that has more experience than any other carrier in moving shipments across borders,” said Zeke Adkins, Co-Founder of Luggage Forward.  “We’re pleased to have worked with DHL Express since 2006 to bring the utmost convenience and reliability to the travel experience.” 
    Luggage Forward can send luggage directly to a traveler’s hotel, golf course, vacation home or even a cruise ship in Europe, Asia, South America, Australia or virtually any of the 220 countries and territories served by DHL Express. Travelers simply book online or by phone and Luggage Forward will automatically select a shipping carrier based upon reliability and speed.  On average, DHL Express handles the transportation for more than 90% of the inbound U.S. luggage shipments booked by Luggage Forward customers as well as majority of shipments to and between international points.
    Luggage Forward completes all required country-specific shipping and Customs documentation on behalf of their clients.  DHL Express team members – all of whom are extensively trained on Customs regulations and international shipping complexities – are then able to expedite the luggage shipments through Customs and greatly reduce any potential delays or issues.
    “Our global logistics expertise combined with Luggage Forward’s innovative business model affords international travelers the opportunity to enjoy their trip from the minute the plane touches down at their destination.” said Ian Clough, CEO of DHL Express U.S.”We’re pleased to partner with Luggage Forward and help ease the burden for international travelers through our unrivaled international shipping network.”
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    DHL – The Logistics company for the world. DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 275,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education.
     
    DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of 53 billion euros in 2011.
     
     
    About Luggage Forward
    Since 2004, Luggage Forward has set the standard in door-to-door delivery of luggage and sports equipment. The smart alternative to carrying and checking bags, Luggage Forward’s service is transforming today's travel experience for those who demand the utmost in convenience, reliability and predictability.  By leveraging a worldwide network of shipping partners, innovative technology and honest, unparalleled customer care Luggage Forward guarantees that bags will be delivered safely and on-time.
     
    In addition to being a Virtuoso® Preferred Supplier, the company is the exclusive luggage delivery provider for many of the world's leading travel brands including Abercrombie & Kent, American Express Vacations, Exclusive Resorts, Holland America Line, Seabourn Cruise Line, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Luggage Forward has been twice named to the Inc 500|5000 list, ranked as the #9 fastest growing privately held travel company in the United States in 2012. Headquartered in Boston, Luggage Forward has regional offices in Charlotte, Denver and New York. For more information, visit www.luggageforward.com or call 866-416-7447.
     
     

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