Phiaton Chord MS 530 Headphones
Audiophiles, listen up: These sleek, high-powered Bluetooth 4.0 headphones pair easily with two devices simultaneously, while their 40mm titanium driver technology provides pulse-pounding, enhanced sound reproduction with deep, rich bass. Noise-canceling technology eliminates up to 98 percent of ambient background noise, while the dual microphone for Clear Voice Capture helps separate the user’s voice from the surrounding background noise and delivers it more clearly, significantly improving voice quality during calls. The headphones boast up to 30 hours of battery life, so you can groove or talk for hours. $299.99.
Simply plug the Automatic Link into your car’s data port, and your car and smartphone connect wirelessly whenever you drive. It analyzes your driving and helps you make small adjustments that can save gas. When the “check engine” light comes on, it explains what’s wrong and may offer possible solutions. For more complicated issues, Automatic locates well-reviewed mechanics nearby and lets you call them with a tap. Crash Alert detects a crash, notifies local authorities and calls your loved ones to let them know help is on the way. And it always remembers where you parked! Works only in the United States with most gasoline-powered cars sold here since 1996. $99.95 (no subscription fee).
Sony QX-10 Smartphone-Attachable Lens-Style Camera
Introducing the first-ever zoom lens and sensor combo that clips to your smartphone and turns it into a 10x optical zoom camera to capture action up close. Connect with your iOS or Android smartphone via WiFi, then access the features through your smartphone’s LCD screen and Sony’s free PlayMemories mobile app. Use PlayMemories or other apps for editing and sharing photos online. The DSC-QX10 automatically saves images to the camera and your phone’s memory, and automatically adjusts to scenes like low-light, back-lit, macro and more. It also records high-quality, low-grain 1080/30p HD video even in low lighting situations, with an MP4 format for enjoying and sharing movies. $199.99.
Here’s a simple, fast and reliable way to stay connected when you travel, eliminating exorbitant roaming charges from your home carrier and providing international broadband data roaming through a single interface. Purchase the GigSky SIM card for your unlocked smartphone, tablet or mobile hotspot, and access zippy roaming service within a multicarrier global network of 3G/4G carriers in more than 70 countries with rates as low as 10 cents/MB. Upon arrival, select your country, buy a plan, and you’re connected. Get 10MB of free mobile broadband service the first time you visit a country where GigSky offers coverage. Activate service and manage your account via the GigSky mobile app for Android and iOS. $19.95 for SIM card; local rates vary.
Situated deep within the Scottish Highlands, just steps from many lakes and mountains, lies 57 Nord. This collection of two design-led boutique hideaways blends the region’s Norse-Gael heritage by incorporating Scottish craftsmanship, modern Scandinavian design and panoramic views into both structures.
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.
Oslo’s Art Deco connections just grew stronger with the opening of Sommerro, housed within a historic building in the city’s West End neighborhood of Frogner. The structure itself was once the location of the city’s original electrical company, Oslo Lysverker. The conversion to urban, luxury lodging features 231 guestrooms, 56 residences, seven restaurant and bar options, and meeting and event spaces for up to 150 people. There’s also a 100-seat gilded theater and expansive wellness space, including a full-service gym and Oslo’s first, year-round rooftop pool, sauna and terrace.
Key West International Airport recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of its $100 million expansion. Roman Gastesi, administrator, Monroe County; Richard Strickland, director of airports; and others attended the ceremony and outlined details of the Concourse A terminal expansion project.
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.
Adventure tour operator Explore Worldwide recently conducted a study to find the most underrated travel experiences around the world. The operator analyzed more than 350 lesser-known destinations and experiences across more than 130 countries, ranking them based on how high its Trip Advisor score fared against how many people actually reviewed the activity and how many Google searches the experience received.
Lodging and hospitality company Angama announced the November 2023 opening of Angama Amboseli, an intimate, 10-suite lodge set in Kenya’s private, 5,700-acre Kimana Sanctuary, against the iconic backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, located just across the border in Tanzania.
There is nothing better than the gift of travel. Instead of giving your loved ones material items, give them an experience they will never forget. This year, Emerald Cruises offers excellent Black Friday deals on Europe and Southeast Asia river cruises, as well as on the latest collection of luxury ocean yacht sailings on Emerald Azzurra and Emerald Sakara.