GE G3WP Waterproof Camera
If you’re plotting a winter getaway to a tropical beach somewhere, the G3WP may be for you — especially at this recession-friendly price. The first-ever waterproof (to 10 feet) camera from GE boasts 12.2 megapixels of resolution, 4x optical zoom and a 2.7-inch LCD screen that automatically adjusts to changes in ambient light. Other advanced features include Auto Scene Detection, which automatically determines the appropriate scene type and optimizes exposure for sharp, vibrant pictures, and Pan-Capture Panorama, which lets you pan the camera across the scene while the engine automatically captures, determines overlap and stitches the frames into a single panoramic image. $199.
PowerGenix Rechargeable AA NiZn Batteries
Looking for high performance in your batteries but striving to be “green”? These eco-friendly numbers from PowerGenix are the first rechargeable batteries to deliver power equivalent to primary, single-use batteries — a 30 percent increase compared to conventional AA rechargeable battery technologies. PowerGenix’s NiZn also represents the most recyclable rechargeable chemistry on the market, having received certification from the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation for collection and recycling at its more than 30,000 drop-off points in North America. Kermit would be proud. $34.99 (pack of four, with charger).
Hitachi SimpleTOUGH USB 2.0 Portable Drive
Here’s the USB drive for the road “warrior” who’s rough and tumble — quite literally. Designed for serious mobility, it’s water- and shock-resistant, can survive a 10-foot fall unscathed and can withstand the pressure of a one-ton truck (should that unfortunate scenario ever come to pass). It also includes a “never-lose” integrated USB cable, an ergonomic silhouette for easy carrying and a cool topside LED for power status. Its TrueTrack Technology provides added data protection against rough handling. 250GB, $99.99; 500GB, $149.99.
Virgin Mobile Broadband2Go
Those innovators at Virgin are at it again: This portable, prepaid WiFi device is decidedly user-friendly, without the hassle of contract and monthly payments. You pay a flat fee for the gizmo and then select a prepaid plan that best suits your Web-surfing habits. For example, $20 buys 250MB of Internet access — equivalent to 12 hours of browsing. Access is available in a range of increments from $10 to $60. The only catch is you have to use it within a certain time frame. $99.99, plus plan fee.
Banyan Tree Group recently announced its first-ever expansion into Japan with five new properties across four concepts. The hospitality group’s partnership with Wealth Management Group saw Dhawa Yura and Garrya Nijo Castle launch in June, with two more properties slated to open now through 2026. Another partnership with Terraform Capital sees plans to build Cassia, a property in the ski resort of Niseko.
Global business travel is making its way back, even as the pandemic and other world events continue to challenge its return. In a recent poll from the Global Business Travel Association, more than four in five respondents (86 percent) from across the industry said they feel more optimistic than they did at the beginning of the year. Business travel bookings, the need to travel to do business and employee willingness to travel are all on the rise.
American Airlines Mobile ID creates a more seamless, touchless travel experience for American Airlines customers with TSA PreCheck. Recently started at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, AAdvantage members with PreCheck can use Mobile ID at selected checkpoints to verify their identity. AA plans to deploy the technology at Miami (MIA), Phoenix (PHX), Washington, D.C. (DCA) and more later this year.
United Airlines remains firmly committed toward sustainability in aviation. The latest development in its eco-conscious goals includes working with Oxy Low Carbon Ventures to commercialize the production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with biotech firm Cemvita Factory. Cemvita looks to develop a revolutionary new way to produce SAF by using carbon dioxide and synthetic microbes. Additionally, United Airlines Ventures (UAV) recently announced an equity investment in Fulcrum, and United has invested more in SAF production than any other airline in the world.
First opened in 1742 by George William Wilton, a seller of oysters, shrimp and cockles near Haymarket in London, Wiltons continued drawing diners with its delicious food for more than two centuries. This summer, Wiltons celebrates its 280th birthday and its place as one of London’s most beloved fine-dining establishments with a unique dining experience.
PONANT recently announced a new collaboration with Smithsonian Journeys for a series of co-branded sailings for 2023. Led by two Smithsonian Journeys experts, such as an art historian, solar astrophysicist or international relations expert, the 21 itineraries seek to deepen travelers’ immersion and knowledge of different destinations.
Considering an autumnal adventure or Thanksgiving trip this year? Well, with walkable cities, cozy pubs and lots of seasonal festivals, the island of Ireland is calling. And if you need more reasons to Press the Green Button and go, take a look and see what awaits you on the Emerald Isle …
In honor of its 20th anniversary, Four Seasons Hotel Prague celebrates the beauty and eternity of this historic city with a limited-time stay offer. The Eternal Beauty offer includes a stay in one of the Premier River rooms, which boasts unique views of Prague, a limousine transfer and breakfast.