3 Eye Fish Bike Speaker
Wearing headphones while riding your bike is risky business. To listen to your favorite tunes safely while cruising the open road, strap one of these sporty stereo speakers to your cruiser. Perfect for iPods and other MP3 players — which fit neatly inside its mesh casing, along with plenty of room for keys, sunglasses, and other small items — it uses 2 AA batteries and comes in four colors. Sometimes the best things in life are the simplest. $49.99. (http://www.3eyefish.com)
Bluetrek X2 Bluetooth Headset
Need to call the office but you’re caught outside in a driving rain without an umbrella? Not to worry, thanks to the X2, the world’s first water-resistant, weatherproof Bluetooth headset. Providing up to 14 hours of talk time and 21 days of stand-by — with an operational range up to 10 meters — it ensures that your Bluetooth-enabled device won’t be just a fair-weather friend. $79.99. (http://www.bluetrek.com)
Etymotic hf2 iPhone Headset
This high-fidelity, hands-free headset brings the exceptional sound quality of Etymotic (“true to the ear”) technology — with the highest noise isolation of any earphone — to iPhone, iPod, and other music phones, communications devices and MP3 players. The headset features a premium in-line “intelligent” microphone; you’ll never miss a call while listening to music or surfing the Web because music mutes/pauses automatically for an incoming call and picks up again when the call ends. As a result, you’ll talk and listen — to conversations as well as music — with greater accuracy, detail and noise isolation than previously possible with iPhone headsets. $179. (http://www.etymotic.com)
MoGo Presenter Mouse x54 Pro
This sleek, razor-thin mouse boasts all the benefits of a conventional laser wireless mouse, but stores and charges in your laptop’s ExpressCard/54 slot. An integrated kickstand flips out to ensure easy scrolling and clicking. With the push of a button it becomes a presenter, complete with slide changer and built-in LED pointer. Score one for multitasking. $89.99 includes Bluetooth adapter. (http://www.mogomouse.com)
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.