Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
You can never be too thin or too … waterproof. At just under a pound, the world’s slimmest and lightest waterproof tablet features the first 10.1- inch tablet display, complete with Sony’s full HD Triluminos color technology for rich, natural color; and the X-Reality image-processing engine to make photos and videos pop. With its Walkman and Movies applications, access your song and video libraries and tap into Sony’s Music Unlimited (free 30-day trial included) and Video Unlimited services. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.3 GHz Quad-core processor, 3GB RAM and a 6000mAh battery provide oomph, while the Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS is user-friendly. In black (16GB or 32GB) or white (32GB). $499.99–599.99.
Move over, plastic fitness trackers: There’s a much chic-er option in town. Outfitted with a classic round analog watch display and designed by style-minded Parisian designers and exacting Swiss watchmakers, Activité has two dials: One tells time while a sub-dial tracks your activity (calories burned, distance traveled, sleep patterns and more). Activité communicates with iOS devices via Bluetooth, while the Withings Health Mate app keeps you on track to your fitness goals. Available in black or silver, it’s made of stainless steel 316L; the shatterproof sapphire glass face functions as a touch screen for switching modes. Activité instantly switches time zones as you travel. Available this fall. Price TBD.
Magellan SmartGPS 5390
This GPS doesn’t just get you where you’re going — it tells you where you want to go for a fraction of the price of in-dash infotainment systems. The SmartGPS leverages the ever-expanding power of social media to push localized reviews and deals from Yelp and Foursquare, plus the lowest gas prices, traffic reports and traffic camera alerts, right onto the device screen, no additional subscription plan required. Sync with your smartphone, computers and tablets to update and share information across devices so you never lose your favorite destinations — plan entire trips ahead of time or bookmark locations on the spot. $229.99.
Mophie Space Pack
The world’s first rechargeable battery case with local built-in storage made for iPhone 5s/5, Space Pack solves the two biggest smartphone difficulties: lack of juice on the go and enough memory for all your stuff. The 1700mAh protective battery case provides space for an additional 16,000 pictures; 9,000 songs; 14 hours of movies; plus Web and email downloads galore. The Space app automatically organizes files on the pack into collections so it’s easy to find items, manage and organize what’s in your storage, share files and access things you can’t normally save to your iPhone. The rechargeable case doubles battery life for an extra eight hours of talk time or 10 hours of video. $149.95 (16GB); $179.95 (32GB).
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 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.
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.
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.