Our Company


Our Mission:

To work as engaged teams creating growth for brands through innovative, consultative solutions.

The History of Travel Tags


Over forty years ago...

Travel Tags, founded in 1973, entered the scene manufacturing luggage tags and travel accessories. Between 1973 and 1999, Travel Tags printed phone cards, promotional products and millions and millions of POGS. In 1993 Travel Tags became part of Taylor Corporation. In 1999, Travel Tags produced its first stored value Gift Card and quickly shifted its focus to Gift Card innovation and improvements.

Today, Travel Tags has positioned itself as one of the largest Gift Card Manufacturers in the United States, with reach around the globe.

Travel Tags Leadership


AL RAUSCH  |  President
With more than 22 years of industry experience, Al leads Travel Tags, Inc. with a focus on converting the deep rooted engineering and manufacturing disciplines to continued growth within both current and new markets.

TIMOTHY LEBENS  |  Sales, Marketing & Creative
Timothy leads the market facing initiatives for TTI Sales, Marketing and Creative Services.  His extensive global marketing and sales leadership experience, along with accomplishments on the world stage, complement the interests, desires and expectations for our valued Travel Tags customers. Customer centricity is our guidepost and excellence is our metric.

CHRIS SHIMEK  |  Operations
Chris oversees the manufacturing and fulfillment facilities located in St. Paul and North Mankato, Minnesota, and Portland, Oregon. He has more than 25 years of experience in business strategy and execution. His focus is set upon operational excellence and world class performance in the categories of Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost.

JOHN TOMCZYK  |  Innovation
John focuses on advanced printing technologies and business and process innovation. He has over 24 years of experience in the industry and is sole or co-inventor on more than a dozen printing and dimensional imaging related patents.

DARCI TANBERG  |  Human Resources
Darci oversees human resources for Travel Tags and Virtual Images teams in Minnesota, Oregon and California, with the goal of improving processes and leading transformational change.

Virtual Images lenticular printingLenticular Printing

Virtual Images is the historical incubator for lenticular printing innovation and production prowess. As the lenticular and specialty print arm of Travel Tags, Virtual Images benefits from its Southern California location, its global sales team and its direct affiliation to the world-class production facilities of Travel Tags.

Whether you're looking to purchase a complex injection molded lenticular cup, a stunning 3D movie poster, or eye-catching lenticular shelf dangler/POP display, the Virtual Images design staff can provide a depth of technical and creative expertise that helps marketers, publishers and advertising agencies break through the clutter to engage consumers and build their brands.

For more on Virtual Images lenticular and specialty printing, visit their website.

Virtual Images
425 S. Rockefeller Ave
Ontario, CA 91761