Now here’s a great idea: CarryQuote’s CNBC Pro is a ground-breaking mobile application that provides you with on-the-go, affordable access to real-time global market data from over 100 exchanges worldwide. It covers all asset classes and 95 percent of the world’s markets and also offers live CNBC global programming and price and news alerts. CarryQuote’s unique relationships with financial exchanges provide data snapshots rather than streams, enabling CarryQuote to deliver the exact same data from the exact same global sources at a fraction of the price of the traditional market data suppliers. You can track your favorite securities, in real time, with access to integrated charts, live CNBC and related news headlines. And real-time interactive and historical charts offer custom timeframes from one day to five years, including pre- and post-market trading. There’s also an enterprise version for financial institutions and their clients. Available on BlackBerry; other mobile versions coming soon. Monthly plans start at $29.99.
A sleek, rechargeable battery pack for the iPhone 4 that doubles as a protective case, the InCharge Mobile boasts one of the largest battery capacities for iPhone 4 chargers on the market at 2300 mAh, the equivalent of one full charge. Features include an integrated stand for landscape viewing and FaceTime chatting, LED battery status indicator and a micro USB cable for charging and syncing. $79.99.
This über-cool smartpen captures everything you hear and write to provide quick and accurate access to important information. When you take notes at a meeting, it records not only what you write but what’s being said around you; your notes then become fully searchable and easy to reference. Available with either 4GB of memory (400 hours) or 8GB (800 hours), it has a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack; a new, streamlined design; and a flat underside to prevent rolling. With the Livescribe application Paper Tablet (only available on the Echo), the smartpen can be used as a mouse to mark up slides, presentations, PDFs and more. Want to convert handwriting to text? MyScript for Livescribe (not included) converts ink handwriting into texts in 26 languages, which can then be copied into Microsoft Word, email and text messages. Livescribe also offers a wide range of new and useful apps, such as a travel phrases application, which can act as a translator. $149.95 (4GB); $199.95 (8GB).
A nifty protective case for iPad that easily transforms into a highly adaptable and practical mounting device, the Freedom lets you mount and view your iPad virtually anywhere, including on car seats, airplane seats and walls. Whether you’re at home, in a hotel or on the go, Freedom provides a secure, flexible and instantly accessible mounting system that lets you position your iPad where and when you need it. $49.99
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.
I imagine that when writer Hans Christian Andersen mused, “Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale,” he was standing at the edge of Copenhagen’s historic Tivoli Gardens, one of his favorite haunts, enlivened by the swirl of human happiness that surrounded him: children laughing; carousels spinning; games of chance played for prizes; lovers holding hands; hungry people whispering over sweets, hot drinks, beer and towering, open-faced smørrebrød, Denmark’s quintessential sandwich. That fairy tale lives on today at the second-oldest amusement park in the world, a spectacle of folly architecture, bakeries, gardens, rides, restaurants, puppet shows and joy ... and which also happens to be one of the city’s most storied places to convene for business.
The restored Park Hyatt Toronto reopened its doors, bringing luxury, sophistication and glamour alongside a nod to the hotel’s Canadian heritage. Alessandro Munge of Studio Munge collaborated on the hotel’s refresh, drawing inspiration from Canada’s seasons and natural landscapes.
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.
I recently dined at Irwin’s in Philadelphia. The restaurant is located on the rooftop of the Bok Building, a former school turned collective of small businesses, non-profits, artist workshops, a bar and restaurant. I previously visited Bok for the bar and yoga classes, and I was excited to experience the restaurant.
Cathay Pacific reaffirms its commitment to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 with a pledge to use Sustainable Aviation Fuel for 10 percent of its total fuel consumption by 2030. The airline has made pioneering efforts in supporting SAF development for more than 10 years.
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.
Arriving early afternoon in Puerto Rico, we jumped in an Uber and took a short, 15-minute drive from the airport to La Concha. As it was Tuesday, the streets were not too busy and the hotel lobby was calm. During the weekend, the scene likely would have been more bustling. We were greeted by a staff member who requested proof of vaccination and government-issued ID, and were given a wristband to indicate we were fully vaccinated. All guests are required to be vaccinated and wear masks at all times while moving around the hotel. Hand sanitizer stations were placed around the lobby, in elevators and in each common area.