UTStarcom UM150 Wireless Modem
This petite, portable wireless modem packs a big punch, allowing you to connect to the Internet virtually anywhere. Weighing in at just 1.57 ounces, it downloads files at a rate of up to 3.1 Mbps (uploads as fast as 1.8 Mbps) and features a Micro SD external memory card slot. And it’s compatible with both PCs and Macs. $79.99 (after an instant rebate from Verizon Wireless). (http://www.utstar.com)
Domestic phone bills are a thing of the past with ooma. The patent-pending device lets you plug the ooma hub into your primary home phone jack and broadband connection to allow unlimited U.S. domestic phone calls via broadband to any wireless or landline phone number. The ooma Scout links in additional active phone extensions in your home. The cost for ooma is one-time only — you’ll never receive any additional phone bills or service charges. $399 for the ooma Hub; $39.95 for each ooma Scout. (http://www.ooma.com)
Gateway M-150 Notebook Series
Bored with the standard-issue, neutral-toned laptop computer? Gateway’s brand-new notebook will inject some splashy color into your computing life. It’s available in an array of vivid colors — Garnet Red, Brandywine, Pacific Blue, Silver — plus Blue Carlie, a whimsical floral motif that’s sure to appeal to your inner flower child. Scratch-resistant with a rich, metallic finish, thanks to the unique process used to inject the color into the casing, the M-150 combines fashionable form with function, and is available in several configurations for different budget and performance needs. $799.99 to $1399.99. (http://www.gateway.com)
Redfly Mobile Companion
This groundbreaking new gizmo, winner of the Innovation Award for Enabling Technology at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), extends your smartphone platform to a larger display, keyboard and mouse. With a sleek clamshell design and an 8-inch high-resolution display, it measures just 1 x 6 x 9 inches and weighs just under 2 pounds. Its USB ports are compatible with USB flash drives, and it has a standard VGA port for easy connection to projectors and displays. Add the Redfly to your smartphone and presto! — one single mobile platform. $499. ( http://www.celiocorp.com)
Vail Resorts opted to close all 37 resorts early in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, but the mountain resort operator also wanted to give back to the community in the face of this adversity. The excess perishable food from the various properties was donated to 30 local food banks, schools and community organizations in the communities where Vail Resorts employees live, work and play. Fruit, vegetables, cheese, juice, granola bars and more went to mountain communities from Colorado and Vermont to British Columbia.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
The airline industry responds to the COVID-19 pandemic with updates on cancellations, route capacity reductions and rebooking policies. Here’s an update.
IN A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND PARTNERSHIP, Singapore Airlines and AeroFarms, the leader in indoor vertical farming, launched a Farm-to-Plane initiative to bring the world’s freshest inflight produce to Singapore flights from Newark International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Since 1970, Goway Travel has been committed to providing customized travel experiences for world travelers. Few things are better evidence of this commitment than being awarded the 2019 Trazees award for Favorite Tour Operator. Goway Travel heartily thanks the readers of Trazee Travel for this honor and for their confidence in Goway’s work in creating travel memories that’ll last a lifetime.
While we may be physically restricted as to where we travel, that doesn’t stop the wandering spirit from feeling the need to explore. With the rise of virtual tourism, we can do just that — explore, but from home.
As a result of travel restrictions and drastic reductions in flights worldwide, Munich Airport is suffering from decreases in nearly every area of its operations. Take-offs and landings reached a low last week, with traffic plummeting to less than 10 percent of the number year over year. Passenger traffic is at 5 percent of last year’s level.
oneworld is an alliance of 13 world-leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and connecting you to more than 1,100 destinations around the world.
For the next several weeks, we are compiling the thoughts and experiences of our staff, writers and readers about the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. As a travel publication, we’ve all been affected during these difficult times, as have many of our clients, friends, partners and more.