HP Pavilion TouchSmart Sleekbook
HP’s brand-new touch-screen notebook provides affordable performance in a thin and light package. It boasts a 15.6-inch diagonal HD display, up to one terabyte of storage, Dolby Advanced Audio, a removable battery and a numeric keyboard for increased productivity. It also includes HP TrueVision HD webcams and HP MyRoom for video calling and sharing photos in a private virtual room, along with other exclusive HP innovations such as HP CoolSense, which adjusts cooling levels, and HP ProtectSmart to prevent file loss in case of a bump. HP Connected Photo, powered by Snapfish, and HP Connected Music, powered by Meridian, allow seamless access to photos and music. Starting at $649.99.
HP Pocket Playlist
A truly groovy innovation in portable media storage and entertainment, the Pocket Playlist streams movies, music, TV shows and photos to up to five mobile devices at the same time, with no Internet connection required while streaming and no need for a data plan. It acts like a home DVR but is smaller and lighter than a smartphone and comes with a one-month subscription to PlayLater, a new DVR app for prerecording videos from more than 50 online websites for playback later. The device holds up to 16 full-length movies, 7,600 songs or 10,000 photos and plays to most WiFi-enabled Android, Windows and iOS mobile devices. $129.
Trakdot Luggage Locator System
This ultra-light, palm-sized tracker delivers city-specific information on the whereabouts of checked baggage in real time. If your bag doesn’t reach your destination, you’ll at least know where it ends up. Once the device is registered on the Trakdot website and placed inside a checked bag, it delivers location information to your mobile phone or SMS device anywhere in the world via text or email. You can also track your luggage on Trakdot.com or use the free Trakdot Luggage app. An additional app lets you know when your bag is approaching on the carousel. Each device can link to multiple phones, and each phone can track multiple devices. $49.99 plus $8.99 activation fee and $12.99 annual service fee.
iBattz BattStation Tough Pro 12000
The latest introduction from power solution powerhouse iBattz offers 12000 mAH of portable power, allowing you to charge and power two USB devices simultaneously. It can charge an iPhone up to eight times or fully charge the new iPad with retina display. The ultra-rugged silicone shell is drop- and water-resistant, designed to weather the wear and tear of travel, the outdoors and emergency use. So whether you’re on a long plane ride, overnight in the great outdoors or in the midst of an electrical outage, you’ll be powered up and ready to go. $49.90.
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.