iBattz Mojo Hi5 Power Bank Case
Hot off the presses for the iPhone 5, the Mojo Hi5 case is a two-part protective case that features a detachable 2500mAh aluminum battery to keep you powered up on the go. The battery is thin, lightweight and smartly complements the iPhone 5’s minimalist design. The 2500mAh battery effortlessly attaches to the case for charging when you’re out and about and is removable for charging other USB-enabled devices. Includes the 2500mAh battery, matte black and gloss white cases and USB-to-Micro USB charging cable. $79.90.
GearPower Mobile Power Station
This handy portable power pack from IOGEAR lets you revive tuckered-out tablets, smartphones, cameras and other USB-powered devices through the power station’s USB 5V 1A power port. Slim and lightweight (only 0.25 pounds), the rechargeable external battery pack includes adapter tips for devices from Samsung, Sony Ericsson and Nokia, as well as Micro USB and Mini USB connections. An LED power capacity indicator displays the current power level; unlike some charging pad solutions, there is no threat of overheating connected devices, thanks to the integrated short-circuit and overcharge protection and temperature control technology. Includes a protective carrying case. $39.95.
Did you know that, in any public WiFi hotspot, an enterprising hacker can view any information you’re sending or accessing? Firewalls and antivirus software can’t stop it, but Private Wifi can. The service protects your identity and secures your sensitive information by encrypting everything you send and receive, including website traffic, emails, attachments and IMs, making it invisible to hackers on any public network, anywhere in the world — plus it masks your IP address for an added level of security. The service uses industry-standard 128-bit encryption, the same technology banks and credit card companies use. PC and Mac compatible; coming soon for iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle Fire. $9.95/ month or $84.95/year.
Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad
An ideal example of form and function, the sleek, lightweight Ultrathin Keyboard Cover from Logitech is one of the cooler iPad accessories on the market. Its double duty as a sturdy cover and Bluetooth keyboard means you’ll always be ready to type without resorting to the onscreen keyboard. The Ultrathin is perfect for those who take their iPads wherever they go. Easily type virtually anywhere — the magnets in the iPad snap the cover into place to create a groovy stand. Available in black, white and red. $99.99.
Set to open in 2026, Rosewood San Francisco will be the last skyscraper developed in the downtown region for the foreseeable future. The projected 800-foot-tall property will host a hotel, residences, office and rental spaces. The brand’s third property in California will join Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, and Rosewood Miramar Beach in Montecito.
The Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) Convention 2021 will be unlike any other convention before it, as we come together in person for the first time since the business travel industry drastically changed and look forward to rebuilding and reshaping the future. GBTA Convention 2021 will bring all of us together to learn from experts and each other, in-person at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 17–19. The safety of our attendees is our top priority. View health and safety protocols.
It’s not even 9a.m. in the sleepy fishing village of Rawai on Thailand’s famous Phuket Island, but already the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea swarm with local fishermen casting their lines and releasing their nets from the bows of rustic long-tail boats. The scents of lemongrass, incense and sweet pandan leaves season the air as the villagers slowly rise from their beachside bungalows to start their day. In just a few more hours, the fishermen will return with their catches, filling the stalls of the iconic Rawai Seafood Market with buckets of shellfish and displays of fresh filets. Visitors line up each afternoon for the catch of the day, selecting their fish with care before hauling their purchases across the well-worn road to the restaurants opposite the market to have the fish cooked for 100 Thai baht per kilo.
MMGY Travel Intelligence released findings from its 2021 fall edition of its Portrait of American Travelers survey. It revealed the vast majority of vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers are planning trips in the months ahead, but the types of trips are different.
Since its prestige for attracting the world elite grew in the 1960s, Greece remains the go-to destination for glittering holidays. Each step of the journey is enrobed in luxury, from culinary traditions with the highest standard of execution and name-brand, high-end shopping to first-rate wellness locales and elite accommodations, like 5-star hotels, private villas and yachts.
Airbnb.org is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating temporary stays for people in moments of crisis, sheltering those displaced by natural disasters, offering frontline workers a place to stay at the height of the pandemic and, now, helping Afghan refugees.
Italian hospitality brand AG Group announced an international collaboration with Hyatt Hotels. AG Group’s IL Tornabuoni, slated to open in Florence in October 2021, will be part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt. The Tribune in Rome will become part of JdV by Hyatt in October 2021.
Without a doubt, the pandemic changed the role of airports in the travel industry. Hamad International Airport’s role evolved in many ways since the pandemic hit. Now, more than ever, airports are responsible for creating a secure passenger experience. As the gateway to Qatar and the world, the safety and wellbeing of staff and passengers has always been at the core of Hamad International Airport’s strategy.
Hotel diversity isn’t where it could be, but it’s a work in progress. Fueled with new energy that emerged from the racial reckoning of 2020, there’s more of a sense of urgency ... and with good reason. There’s plenty to do when it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion in the hotel industry.