The MiFi Liberate creates a personal WiFi cloud, providing lightning-fast 4G LTE Internet connectivity for up to 10 devices simultaneously, so you can connect your laptop, tablet, e-reader and music player along with your colleagues, family and friends. The first-ever mobile hotspot equipped with a vibrant color touch screen that makes setup a snap, it lets you manage your connection from the interactive display. Running on AT&T’s fast 4G LTE network, MiFi Liberate lasts for 11 hours with a full charge. It’s ready to roam wherever you do, offering connectivity in more than 200 countries. $49.99 with two-year contract.
Introducing the first voice-search, secure Bluetooth/ USB drive that displays passwords and ID data on the go. Swipe your finger or thumb print across the screen and myIDkey autofills your credentials for any website, whether you’re connected to your phone or tablet via Bluetooth or plugged into your PC via USB. Customize your login with multiple finger swipes, tap sequences and more for unbreakable access. If your myIDkey is lost or stolen, the device will automatically erase if there are multiple attempts to access it; if you find your myIDkey or purchase a new one, you can restore your information by syncing to your desktop or Arkami’s secure cloud. No wonder it won three innovation awards at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. $169.99.
The first mobile case with an integrated wall charger, PocketPlug is niftily designed with retractable prongs so it does double-duty as a sleek case and portable power source for the iPhone 4/4s, iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III. Crafted from durable polycarbonate, it protects your device from drops and scratches and makes worrying about whether you brought your charger with you or left it in your hotel room a thing of the past. Just plug your phone into any outlet to power up; it includes an integrated USB port for charging in the car. $69.95.
From Google’s Niantic Labs comes this geo-location-based guide to the cool, hidden and unique things in the world around you. Available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Google Glass and Android devices, Field Trip runs in the background, seamlessly pushing interesting and relevant information about your present locale such as architectural history, local events, restaurants, shopping, deals and happenings straight to your phone or Glass. The app’s 130 publishers provide content, including Historvius for local history, TimeOut for best places to grab a bite or quaff a cocktail, and Cool Hunting for singular shopping destinations. Like many of the best things in life, it’s free.
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.
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.
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.
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.