Listen up! A cool idea that’s long overdue, this speaker mounts to a helmet, creating a fantastic audio experience that lets your favorite bikers, skiers or snowboarders enjoy music while still being aware of their surroundings. It easily connects to iPods, MP3 players and mobile phones wirelessly via Bluetooth technology. Powered by a LiPoly battery with five hours of playtime, it comes with a USB charge cable, two mounting harnesses and an audio cable. $99.99.
Zoom Q3 HD Handy Video Recorder
This brand-new gadget makes a great stocking-stuffer for those in the know: It’s the only handheld to record both HD video and HD audio (24-bit/96kHz), transforming home movies, live musical performances, sporting events or travel videos into truly immersive movies that look and sound hyper-realistic. This “best in class” point-and-shoot features both full HD 1080p at 30 frames per second and 720p at 30 or 60 fps. Zoom’s exclusive “Concert Lighting” setting allows the camera to capture clear, detailed videos, even in light-intensive environments that would cause most camcorders to wash out. A new, icon-based user interface makes the Q3 HD easy and intuitive: Turn it on its side to watch videos in 16:9 format on its color LCD screen or use the built-in HDMI port for output to your HDTV. The Q3 HD also has a built-in USB 2.0 cable to transfer, view and edit your movies on your PC or Mac. $299.99.
These show-stopping SITi (standard issue titanium) beauties will be music to the ears of your favorite audiophile this holiday. Engineered to provide a superior listening experience within a one-of-a-kind bullet casing design, they offer a tight, low and thundering bass and accurate, enveloping sound. Each SITi earphone is individually machined from a solid piece of high-density copper alloy, coated in titanium and outfitted with a neodymium 9mm driver and noise-isolating SiliconeHollowPoints. Available in equally chic dark silver and deep gold, they come with replacement tips. $159.
The perfect present for the diehard football fan who has everything, this wireless handheld device streams live football on a digital TV channel, letting you take the game in your own hands and watch every play up close, right as it happens. Granted, it works only within the stadium, but it sure beats paying the price for front-row seats. FanVision allows you to view instant replays from multiple angles and provides access to out-of-town games selected by your team as well as the NFL Red Zone Channel, fantasy football updates, exclusive highlight reels — even a cheerleader cam! A sharp 4.3-inch screen and six-hour battery life let you watch the whole game clearly and vividly, even in bright daylight. Already more than a dozen NFL teams have signed on — visit the website to see if your team is one of them. $199 (introductory price).
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.
I imagine that when writer Hans Christian Andersen mused, “Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale,” he was standing at the edge of Copenhagen’s historic Tivoli Gardens, one of his favorite haunts, enlivened by the swirl of human happiness that surrounded him: children laughing; carousels spinning; games of chance played for prizes; lovers holding hands; hungry people whispering over sweets, hot drinks, beer and towering, open-faced smørrebrød, Denmark’s quintessential sandwich. That fairy tale lives on today at the second-oldest amusement park in the world, a spectacle of folly architecture, bakeries, gardens, rides, restaurants, puppet shows and joy ... and which also happens to be one of the city’s most storied places to convene for business.
The restored Park Hyatt Toronto reopened its doors, bringing luxury, sophistication and glamour alongside a nod to the hotel’s Canadian heritage. Alessandro Munge of Studio Munge collaborated on the hotel’s refresh, drawing inspiration from Canada’s seasons and natural landscapes.
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.
I recently dined at Irwin’s in Philadelphia. The restaurant is located on the rooftop of the Bok Building, a former school turned collective of small businesses, non-profits, artist workshops, a bar and restaurant. I previously visited Bok for the bar and yoga classes, and I was excited to experience the restaurant.
Cathay Pacific reaffirms its commitment to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 with a pledge to use Sustainable Aviation Fuel for 10 percent of its total fuel consumption by 2030. The airline has made pioneering efforts in supporting SAF development for more than 10 years.
GBTA’s Convention 2021 will bring the business travel industry together for the first time in a long time. Once again, you’ll learn and connect with experts and each other, along with discussions with leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and change makers addressing the issues that matter most.
Arriving early afternoon in Puerto Rico, we jumped in an Uber and took a short, 15-minute drive from the airport to La Concha. As it was Tuesday, the streets were not too busy and the hotel lobby was calm. During the weekend, the scene likely would have been more bustling. We were greeted by a staff member who requested proof of vaccination and government-issued ID, and were given a wristband to indicate we were fully vaccinated. All guests are required to be vaccinated and wear masks at all times while moving around the hotel. Hand sanitizer stations were placed around the lobby, in elevators and in each common area.