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.
Global business travel is making its way back, even as the pandemic and other world events continue to challenge its return. In a recent poll from the Global Business Travel Association, more than four in five respondents (86 percent) from across the industry said they feel more optimistic than they did at the beginning of the year. Business travel bookings, the need to travel to do business and employee willingness to travel are all on the rise.
Escape to Italy’s Gavi region and settle in for one of the new experiential summer stay offerings within the peaceful setting of Locanda La Raia. The intimately proportioned, 12-room boutique mansion hotel is located between the cities of Milan and Genoa. The setting? A 180-hectare estate comprised of vineyards, meadows and forests of chestnut trees, elderflower and acacia, all of which provide a habitat for birds and wildlife.
The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua recently announced the final phase of a $100 million resort-wide transformation, set to be unveiled by the end of 2022. Located across 54 acres of pristine, wide-open space overlooking Honokahua Bay, The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua is a sanctuary for guests seeking a luxurious escape.
Much of the global business travel industry has already made sustainable business travel a priority with a focus on reducing emissions and their environmental footprint. But the industry, as well as external stakeholders, such as policymakers, recognize more needs to be done.
There’s no better time to plan the vacation you’ve been missing. Step aboard with your better half, your friends or the whole family and reconnect, reunite and rejoice with 25 percent off cruise fares for all guests. We’ll also help everyone get there with 25 percent off airfare from 20 major gateways across the country or $100 savings per person on flights from all other gateways when you book your air travel using Flights by Celebrity.*
The best food tours go beyond reliving a newly arrived traveler of having to figure out which restaurant or bar to hit first. They also provide context in explaining how a destination’s crops and cuisine tie in with a place’s historical events and different populations. During a vacation in Iceland, 20-year veteran tour guide and proud Madeira native Jaqueline Freitas was reminded of this when she put herself in the hands of a savvy Reykjavik guide leading a street food tour.