This ultimate portable workspace is an ideal companion for anyone traveling with a laptop. Weighing less than a pound, the Tripad Traveler supports laptops up to 10 pounds and is designed to quickly mount on the telescopic handles of most rolling luggage. It’s great for working while waiting in an airport or train station, or for entertaining children with a computer movie at an airport gate. Made from recycled plastic, it fits inside a standard laptop bag, tote or briefcase. Available in black, white, silver and blue. $39.95.
This new mobile app and emergency ID network, the first of its kind, helps you prepare for worst-case scenarios away from home. Use the service to store your important medical information and documents (like a copy of your passport) and share it with selected family and friends. A free, 24-hour response service contacts your family and forwards your information to first responders in an emergency. Attach the provided tags, cards and stickers to your wallet, keychain and luggage to direct first responders to the right information. If you lose your passport, log onto EmergencyLink from your phone to access an uploaded copy. Free.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga Ultrabook
Introducing a unique twist (quite literally) on the traditional laptop design: The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga, the world’s first multimode Ultrabook. Equipped with a hinge that allows the 10-point multitouch display to swing open a full 360 degrees, the laptop functions in four modes: laptop, tablet, stand and tent. Use it in laptop mode to work on a presentation, or put it in tent mode to watch a movie on an airplane. The 13.3-inch convertible device can be configured with up to an Intel Core i7 processor, a 256GB solid state drive (SSD) and 8GB of memory. Designed for Windows 8. $1,100 (base price).
Edifier Sound To Go PLUS Micro Speaker
This sleek speaker system takes portability to a new level as an all-in-one unit with a rechargeable lithium battery and remarkable sound. Encased in an elegant brushed aluminum chassis, it features a two-channel stereo with two full-range 1.25-inch drivers on each channel, as well as a built-in Class D amplifier. An auxiliary input enables the use of multiple host devices such as smartphones and iPads or any MP3-enabled gizmo. Just plug it in and enjoy exceptional audio above and beyond any built-in laptop or tablet speaker. A protective carrying pouch and USB cable are included. $49.99.
Four Seasons now offers a full-service, online shopping experience. Travelers can purchase Four Seasons beds, linens, towels, robes and more. Each product receives premium packaging and door-to-door delivery, with the shopping experience assisted by unique chat options — shoppers enjoy the Four Seasons standard of service from home.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
One of Washington, D.C.’s most luxurious urban retreats, Rosewood Washington D.C., recently reopened with new and revamped experiences.
In response to climate change, Germany’s Christian Democrats proposed doubling taxes on domestic flights to reduce CO2 emissions. The plan would exempt connecting flights (part of long-haul trips) so the impact would only be on the current tax of $8.10 per ticket for domestic flights.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
The Hyatt Regency brand returns to Cairo with the anticipated 2020 opening of Hyatt Regency Cairo West. The property is aimed at both business and leisure travelers with its close proximity to Pyramids Heights Business Park, diverse corporations and landmarks such as the Pyramids of Giza.
TAP Air Portugal is adding 15 new weekly flights from the United States and Canada by summer 2020, a new record for the carrier of 71 weekly flights between North America and Portugal.