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.
Set to open in 2026, Rosewood San Francisco will be the last skyscraper developed in the downtown region for the foreseeable future. The projected 800-foot-tall property will host a hotel, residences, office and rental spaces. The brand’s third property in California will join Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, and Rosewood Miramar Beach in Montecito.
The Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) Convention 2021 will be unlike any other convention before it, as we come together in person for the first time since the business travel industry drastically changed and look forward to rebuilding and reshaping the future. GBTA Convention 2021 will bring all of us together to learn from experts and each other, in-person at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 17–19. The safety of our attendees is our top priority. View health and safety protocols.
It’s not even 9a.m. in the sleepy fishing village of Rawai on Thailand’s famous Phuket Island, but already the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea swarm with local fishermen casting their lines and releasing their nets from the bows of rustic long-tail boats. The scents of lemongrass, incense and sweet pandan leaves season the air as the villagers slowly rise from their beachside bungalows to start their day. In just a few more hours, the fishermen will return with their catches, filling the stalls of the iconic Rawai Seafood Market with buckets of shellfish and displays of fresh filets. Visitors line up each afternoon for the catch of the day, selecting their fish with care before hauling their purchases across the well-worn road to the restaurants opposite the market to have the fish cooked for 100 Thai baht per kilo.
MMGY Travel Intelligence released findings from its 2021 fall edition of its Portrait of American Travelers survey. It revealed the vast majority of vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers are planning trips in the months ahead, but the types of trips are different.
Without a doubt, the pandemic changed the role of airports in the travel industry. Hamad International Airport’s role evolved in many ways since the pandemic hit. Now, more than ever, airports are responsible for creating a secure passenger experience. As the gateway to Qatar and the world, the safety and wellbeing of staff and passengers has always been at the core of Hamad International Airport’s strategy.
Airbnb.org is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating temporary stays for people in moments of crisis, sheltering those displaced by natural disasters, offering frontline workers a place to stay at the height of the pandemic and, now, helping Afghan refugees.
Italian hospitality brand AG Group announced an international collaboration with Hyatt Hotels. AG Group’s IL Tornabuoni, slated to open in Florence in October 2021, will be part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt. The Tribune in Rome will become part of JdV by Hyatt in October 2021.
Since its prestige for attracting the world elite grew in the 1960s, Greece remains the go-to destination for glittering holidays. Each step of the journey is enrobed in luxury, from culinary traditions with the highest standard of execution and name-brand, high-end shopping to first-rate wellness locales and elite accommodations, like 5-star hotels, private villas and yachts.
Hotel diversity isn’t where it could be, but it’s a work in progress. Fueled with new energy that emerged from the racial reckoning of 2020, there’s more of a sense of urgency ... and with good reason. There’s plenty to do when it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion in the hotel industry.