This wireless scanner — the world’s smallest at 3.75 by 2 by 1 inches — will dazzle you with its functionality. Thanks to its photo-stitching technology, anything you scan instantly appears on your screen, as if you’re painting. It’s brainy, too, recognizing scanned text or tables in virtually any language and transforming the paper versions into content you can edit on screen instantly. A built-in light source means your scans are always bright, crisp and clear. PocketScan effortlessly scans large formats (like artwork) that would never fit in a standard scanner. Compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. $149.
HP Pavilion X2
Equipped with a USB Type-C power connector, a quad-core CPU, 64GB of storage and nearly 11 hours of battery life, HP’s newest Pavilion is making a splash. The 10-inch tablet-PC hybrid (Windows tablet with detachable keyboard) weighs just under 2.5 pounds, or 1.29 pounds for the tablet alone. The nearly full-sized keyboard features 1.5 mm of keyboard travel for easy and accurate typing plus a large touchpad. Dual front-facing Bang & Olufsen speakers deliver high-quality sound, while the HP TrueVision HD Webcam provides clear video for online chatting. Comes with one year of Microsoft’s Office 365 Personal including 60 Skype premium minutes per month and 1 TB Microsoft OneDrive storage. In Blizzard White, Sunset Red and Turbo Silver. Starts at $299.99.
SkylinkNet Alarm System
Easily manage your home from anywhere with your smartphone, with no monthly fees or contract. Just set up the customizable system’s Internet Hub through a wireless Internet router to coordinate the activities of all receivers and sensors. Up to six users can monitor a location at the same time; the accompanying iOS and Android smartphone app sends push notifications if sensors are triggered or the alarm is armed or disarmed. SkylinkNet works with up to 100 wireless sensors and controllers and 10 wireless cameras. Price includes Internet Hub, two door/window sensors and keychain remote; purchase additional sensors and cameras separately. Other packages available. $169.
Denon AH-GC20 Noise Canceling Headphones
Developed with Denon’s decades of headphone development know-how, these sleek wireless headphones, equipped with professionally tuned 40mm drivers, deliver a natural tonal balance and crystal-clear voice quality even in the noisiest surroundings. The dual microphone/noise-canceling system provides the near elimination of outside sound, and the Bluetooth 4.0 Dual Mode technology enables connection to two devices simultaneously. The sophisticated cVc (Clear Voice Capture) noise reduction system enhances received audio quality and includes noise suppression, adaptive equalization, echo cancelation, wind-noise reduction and noise-dependent volume control. Count on a comfy fit: Denon measured more than 4,000 people’s ears and facial structures to develop a universal design. $399.
There may not be snow in Los Angeles this season, but Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is certainly full of the holiday spirit, with Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s events happening in the hotel’s gorgeous event spaces.
Reconnecting the World: GBTA Convention 2023 Spotlights the Vital Role of Business Travel and In-Person Connection
In an increasingly digital and interconnected world, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention remains an indispensable platform for business travel industry professionals seeking to make the most of the power of face-to-face connections. Taking place August 13–15 in Dallas, the 2023 GBTA Convention provides the unique opportunity for professionals and companies to join visionaries, thought leaders and industry experts for meaningful networking, cutting-edge insights and inspiring innovation.
The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips. From Piraeus port, you can access Hydra, Spetses, Aegina and Poros directly. Come explore these stunning islands with us and find the inspiration to plan your next trip to these islands. Hydra Hydra town curves around a slope overlooking the Argosaronic Gulf like an amphitheater and is considered one of the most romantic destinations in Greece. Most unique to the island is its lack of vehicles. People on the island get around on mules and donkeys as well as water taxis, making for a peaceful and laid-back day. Hydra lies a two-hour ferry ride from Piraeus port in Athens.
Everyone loves a good Christmas tree, but these iconic hotels around the world take it one step further with designer-styled trees illuminating lobbies and public spaces, wowing all who enter. From Lela Rose to Louis Vuitton, don’t miss these ultra-luxury trees redefining tree decorating as we know it.
In addition to intimate settings, smaller staff-to-passenger ratios, and personalized food and beverage options, river cruises have the advantage of providing a deeper dive into a region’s culture, food and history. The Rhine, Rhône and Danube in Europe and the Mississippi River and St. Lawrence in North America have much to offer travelers with their itineraries, tying together beloved cities and lesser-known destinations along their routes.
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) believes business travel is a fundamental force for good and brings the industry together to connect, innovate and set new standards. With members from across the globe, GBTA engages the many voices of business travel to build a collective future, providing a platform for buyers and suppliers to come together, connect with peers, grow their network and shape the future of the industry.
With the holidays right around the corner, travelers are preparing for holiday travels. For those looking for a last-minute getaway filled with holiday cheer, consider Croatia. With a variety of winter activities perfect for travelers and locals alike, the Christmas countdown in Croatia is in full swing. Leading up to Christmas, Advent in Croatia makes it even more worth your while to visit the country with free winter incentives. If you plan on visiting Croatia, here are five cities going all out for the holiday season: