Pantech PX-500 Mobile Broadband Card
Speedy broadband Internet access is a snap with this new broadband connection card from Pantech. Compatible with the Sprint Power Vision Network, it delivers wireless access at broadbandlike speeds for busy travelers. No more wandering around the airport in search of a WiFi hotspot — just plug the card into your laptop and jump online at rapid-fire speed anywhere served by the Sprint Network. It operates at 3.3V for longer laptop battery life, and is among the best-value data cards currently on the market. $199.99. (www.sprint.com)
Samsung K5 Digital Audio Player
Leave it to the folks at Samsung to unveil this cutting-edge MP3 player that features built-in, slide-out speakers, making it a mini-boom box that’s perfect for sharing your favorite tunes with friends. Thanks to DNSe, Samsung’s proprietary Digital Natural Sound engine technology, the K5 offers virtual surround sound, guaranteeing great volume, no distortion, and a more natural and accurate higher quality sound. The K5 comes with state-of-the-art earbuds for when you’re feeling solitary, and boasts a battery life of up to 30 hours with earphones or six hours in speaker mode. The first Samsung digital audio player to use OLED technology, it features ice-blue adaptive graphics and easy navigation. It even stores and displays JPEGs with a 1.7-inch full-color screen, so you can create a personalized slideshow to accompany your music. $209.99 (2GB); $259.99 (4GB). (www.samsung.com)
HP iPAQ rx5000 Travel Companion
This new travel tool from Hewlett-Packard is sleek and stylish at less than six ounces. It comes pre-installed with GPS navigation software and maps, as well as travel tools including global weather forecasts, world clocks, and converters for currency, measurement — even clothing size. Besides helping to get you where you’re going, the iPAQ rx5000 also will keep you connected and entertained on the way: Equipped with the Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system, built-in Wi-Fi and integrated Bluetooth, you can check your email, work on a Word document, watch videos or listen to MP3s while en route. $599. (www.hp.com)
Energizer Energi to Go Instant Cell Phone Charger
This portable battery-powered mobile phone charger is powered by two Energizer AA batteries and designed with a patented intelligent control chip that maximizes power transfer from the charger to the phone. It can power 80 percent of the cell phone brands available in the United States; the included phone tip connectors are available to fit 100 phone models across top manufacturers including Nokia, Motorola, and Samsung. $19.99. (www.EnergiToGo.com)
Expansion plans involving a new 14-gate concourse at Mineta San Jose International Airport in California must clear environmental review before moving forward.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Hyatt Regency Barcelona Tower opened following full renovations to its 280 guestrooms and public spaces. The property is the second Hyatt Regency in Spain. The hotel sits in a Barcelona skyline landmark, a 29-story tower topped with a glass dome that provides travelers with 360-degree views and an unparalleled dining experience.
Opened this past November, Osaka Excel Tokyu Hotel rethinks the classic Japanese business hotel format in a delightful way. While the basic design concept is rooted in generations-old Japanese aesthetics, its wow factor comes from the interior designers’ approach of filtering them through a kaleidoscope. This effect is accomplished with ornate hexagonal lamps, carpeting with geometric shape motifs and pops of happy gold and blue hues. The lobby adds to that with a whimsical, but sophisticated mix of artwork and decorative ornaments, with a color palette and ornamentation that extends to 364 private rooms and suites throughout 17 floors.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
In an age where airlines continually look for new ways to increase connectivity and offer passengers more options, a new agreement gives United Airlines passengers the ability to book spots on 68 Vistara-operated flights to 26 destinations in India. The agreement goes into effect Feb. 28.
Reconnect with nature and step outside your comfort zone at Palmaïa, The House of AïA. The new Riviera Maya resort focuses on inner exploration and a respect for nature, offering visitors an array of experiences promoting self-discovery and spiritual wellness.
Since 1970, Goway Travel has been committed to providing customized travel experiences for world travelers. Few things are better evidence of this commitment than being awarded the 2019 Trazees award for Favorite Tour Operator. Goway Travel heartily thanks the readers of Trazee Travel for this honor and for their confidence in Goway’s work in creating travel memories that’ll last a lifetime.
Qatar Airways is expanding this year, adding eight new destinations to its network. The list includes: