Introducing a private valet service that stores, cleans and ships your business attire. Create an account with the DUFL iOS app and receive your DUFL suitcase in the mail. Pack as usual (including toiletries) and schedule a pickup; your items are inventoried, professionally cleaned and stored in your personal closet, with all items viewable within the app, plus a list of personal items. Send all the items you like and select only those to be cleaned and sent to your next destination. When checking out, schedule a pickup and leave your suitcase at the hotel desk. Switch out your entire suitcase by scheduling a trip to your home, repacking and booking pickup. Only for travel within the United States. $99/roundtrip (including cleaning); $9.95/month storage.
Here’s a true conversation piece: the world’s first phone crafted from a single unit of Liquidmorphium, or Liquidmetal, an unbendable alloy stronger than titanium or steel, with peerless shock absorption and screen-breakage resistance. TRI’s Binnacle Ocean Master nano-coating technology provides an IPx8 waterproof rating and safe submersion in 30 feet of water. The phone features a side fingerprint sensor and magnetic charging and is just as sleek on the inside. Turing’s end-to-end authentication system creates a protected communications network entirely insulated from cyber threats and privacy intrusions, so users can exchange sensitive data with confidence. If your phone is lost or stolen, the data is rendered useless to anyone but you. Sold unlocked for use with any carrier. Available in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB versions. $610–810.
RAVPower RP-WD03 FileHub
This handy gizmo provides three useful tools in one: a travel router that turns any Ethernet jack you find into a WiFi hotspot; a 6,000mAH battery pack that keeps your devices humming along when you can’t juice them up elsewhere; and a file hub that lets you transfer files and wirelessly stream content (like music and movies) from a flash drive, hard drive or SD card to all your devices. At a sleek 5.4 ounces, it’s a must-have when you’re on the go. $59.99.
A Bluetooth-enabled motion-sensing device, SwingTIP is an effective, easy-to-use mobile golf swing analysis and training tool. It clips onto your golf club shaft and works with free mobile apps (iOS 7.0+ and Android OS 4.0+) to capture, record and analyze your swing, displaying 3D animation and video alongside key impact metrics and instructor-style analysis. Includes a wireless sensor, golf club shaft holster clip, fitting shims for smaller shafts and a free online account for tracking your performance and booking MobiCoach live remote lessons. $99.99.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
As part of Germany’s climate package, a plan to reduce emissions, the country will raise departure taxes at German airports. Taxes will go up as much as 60 percent, and are expected to raise up to €740 million. The funds will then be used to lower VAT on rail fares from 19 percent to 7 percent.
Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of its newest ship, Norwegian Encore, ahead of its naming ceremony Nov. 21. The 1,100-foot-long ship boasts a guest capacity of nearly 4,000. Since Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of the shi, Oct. 30, Norwegian Encore sailed from Germany to England before making its way to New York City, then Miami, where the christening ceremony takes place next week.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Thessaloniki is the second-largest city of Greece and the most important center of the area. Built near the sea, elegant and refined, the Greek “Lady of the North” is a modern, vivacious city that welcomes visitors eager to learn about its history and culture, and at the same time have fun, relax, go shopping or simply explore the cityscape by the sea.
Swiss-Belhotel International boasts an impressive portfolio throughout 22 countries, including 10 ASEAN member countries. This growth is continuing with the group’s new plans to debut four properties in Thailand.