Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 Mobile Scanner
This mobile multi-page scanner provides easy-to-use, one-button scanning and is small enough to digitize paperwork easily and efficiently from the road. Designed for full cross-platform functionality for PC and Mac, you can use it to scan contracts, receipts, bills, invoices or business cards. Features include Automatic Quality, which increases the resolution on small documents, helping to insure that the text remains legible and searchable, and ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap, which lets you quickly transform paperwork into editable Word and Excel files at the push of a button. $295.
A CES Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Awards honoree, this “thinking camera” is the first wireless, interactive video monitoring and recording system that “watches” video for you and notifies you only when something you want to know about happens, sending video notifications to your mobile phone or inbox. Easy to install in home or business environments, indoors or outdoors, it analyzes video in real time 24/7 to identify and inform you of events you define, a feature not available in any other consumer product. Operational straight out of the box, it works even when your PC is turned off and comes in at just 4.5 inches high and 4.4 ounces. $399.
Language Line Mobile Interpreter
How’s this for a fabulous idea: Language Line Mobile Interpreter is the first iPhone application to give you access to live interpreters in up to 10 spoken languages, anytime, anywhere, without the hassle of prepaid minutes or long-term contracts — allowing for unlimited, uninterrupted interpretation assistance. Per-minute charges begin when the interpreter joins the call and end when you hang up. Simply download the Language Line Mobile Interpreter application and register; calls are then billed to your credit card number, which is securely kept on file. And translations for the most commonly used phrases are available free of charge — just select a phrase from the menu and, with a touch of a button, listen to the phrase spoken in your chosen language. $2.99 per minute. Available at the iPhone App Store or www.languageline.com/mobile.
This plug-in for Microsoft Outlook transforms your desktop or laptop into a full travel booking platform, using patent-pending technology to enable you to plan a trip; book a flight, hotel and car; and automatically embed the itinerary in your calendar — all from within Microsoft Outlook. The plug-in connects to your online profile to store flight, hotel, car, scheduling, notification and membership preferences. Using the time, date and location information already entered into Microsoft Outlook for scheduling a business meeting, Tripware OutBook books the trip for the meeting and embeds the itinerary in the Microsoft Outlook appointment entry. The tool allows you to book a trip in less than three minutes, saving time and money. Free download; $5–20 service fee per flight; $5 per car rental or hotel booking.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.