Here’s a new service that could, in extreme cases, mean the difference between life and death. This mobile information tool gives you access to a database of more than 4,200 qualified, English-speaking doctors and dentists in 180 countries and selected emergency and urgent-care facilities for more than 1,100 destinations worldwide. Accessible via your Web-enabled mobile phone (or computer), the service also provides personalized health and security alerts regarding risks that may arise along your itinerary; profiles of more than 3,400 notable facilities around the world, including clinics and pharmacies; medication translation that covers 400 brand-name drugs in the 24 most-visited countries; and idiomatic medical term/condition translation in 10 languages. Most importantly, mPassport provides peace of mind — at a very affordable price. $9.95/month or $49.95/year. (http://www.mpassport.com)
Sony Vaio TT Notebook
Introducing the world’s lightest computer with Blu-ray Disc technology. Weighing in at under 3 pounds and measuring less than one inch thick, it packs HD technology into a sleek carbon-fiber, ultra-portable notebook. Featuring an extra-wide 11.1- inch display with Sony’s XBRITE-DuraView LCD technology (mercury-free for the eco-conscious), the Vaio TT delivers 100 percent color saturation and razor-sharp picture quality ideal for Blu-ray Disc movies. The notebook comes with the choice of Windows Vista Home Premium, Vista Business or Vista Ultimate operating systems. Windows XP Professional is available on select models. In black or red. Starts at $2,000. (http://www.sonystyle.com/pr/tt)
Gyration Air Mouse
This spanking-new mouse from motion-sensing technology powerhouse Movea works both in the air and on a flat surface, making it a perfect travel companion. Its MotionSense technology provides precise in-air motion tracking, guaranteeing accurate responses to natural hand movements, whether you’re delivering a presentation or stuck in a cramped space such as an airplane seat. A quick flick of the wrist will command a PowerPoint deck or control multimedia entertainment on a laptop. The in-air controls are effective up to 100 feet and work through walls. Weighs less than 4 ounces. $99.99. (http://www.gyration.com)
Granted, the first generation of wireless headsets was clunky and, well, “performance-challenged,” but the new Jawbone headset is quickly making that perception a thing of the past. Its patented NoiseAssassin technology literally feels your speech with its Voice Activity Sensor, which distinguishes the sound of your voice and cancels out ambient background noise. Two streamlined buttons control all the functions of the headset, making it simple to use. And you’ll feel chic, not geeky, wearing it: Thanks to its sleek profile, premium materials and customized fit, it makes a true fashion statement. $129.99. (http://www.jawbone.com)
Legendary Hotel del Coronado reached another milestone in its $400 million Master Plan reimagination, with the completion of an extensive, historic restoration of the hotel’s front porch and lobby; a redesigned main entry and drive experience; new guestrooms in The Views area; and refreshed retail concepts.
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.
As a native of the Philadelphia region, I’m quite familiar with the drive in and out of the City of Brotherly Love. Even as the city’s skyline continually transforms, my favorite views of Philadelphia have always been along Boathouse Row, with the Philadelphia Museum of Art rising in the background, before looping around the museum to the flag-lined Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Home to many of Philadelphia’s incredible and world-renowned museums, the Fairmount neighborhood is fittingly aesthetically pleasing and practically synonymous with fine art.
Set to open in 2026, Rosewood San Francisco will be the last skyscraper developed in the downtown region for the foreseeable future. The projected 800-foot-tall property will host a hotel, residences, office and rental spaces. The brand’s third property in California will join Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, and Rosewood Miramar Beach in Montecito.
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.
It’s not even 9a.m. in the sleepy fishing village of Rawai on Thailand’s famous Phuket Island, but already the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea swarm with local fishermen casting their lines and releasing their nets from the bows of rustic long-tail boats. The scents of lemongrass, incense and sweet pandan leaves season the air as the villagers slowly rise from their beachside bungalows to start their day. In just a few more hours, the fishermen will return with their catches, filling the stalls of the iconic Rawai Seafood Market with buckets of shellfish and displays of fresh filets. Visitors line up each afternoon for the catch of the day, selecting their fish with care before hauling their purchases across the well-worn road to the restaurants opposite the market to have the fish cooked for 100 Thai baht per kilo.
Tuscany’s Lucca is home to Grand Universe Lucca, which brings the region’s best wines front and center to its guests. The hotel features three immersive Tuscan Wine tasting experiences: Montalcino, Montecarlo, and Super Tuscan and Chianti Classico.
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.
Discover Puerto Rico reiterated its commitment to the LGBTQ+ community with strong participation at the 2021 International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association Annual Global Convention, where it provided insight into a variety of new efforts to foster inclusion on a local and global scale.