Check out this outdoor wireless speaker! It packs a real audio punch and also offers four drink holders so you’ll always have somewhere to rest your beer. Its splash-proof construction and rubber seals mean you don’t have to worry about spills, and there is a builtin USB charger for your phone. Thanks to 13 hours of battery life, you’ll be able to keep the party going all night, too. $250.
LENOVO THINKPAD X1 YOGA
The fourth generation of this great laptop was recently unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show. Its super-slim bezels and fully aluminum chassis earned a rapturous reception from attendees, and it only weighs three pounds to boot. With a four-speaker sound system and a premium finish, this laptop is a great Windows machine for a wide range of needs. $1,930.
OVIS BY FORWARDX
A smart suitcase capable of following you around on its own, the Ovis sounds like something from science fiction. From the outside it looks like a standard hard-shell case, but the Ovis includes artificial intelligence that allows it to “see” where it’s going. Simply walk along and it will follow you, even in crowded areas. It’s TSA-approved, and the 34-liter capacity makes it the perfect carry-on bag for short trips. It might take some getting used to at first, but soon enough we might all have robot suitcases following us around. $799.
LOGITECH HARMONY ELITE
This universal control supports more than 270,000 devices, meaning you can get rid of your other controls. It even comes with a free app that can turn your phone into a remote control, so you’ll never have to worry about losing it down the back of the couch. If you’ve got Amazon Echo or another smart speaker, you can also control it with your voice. $349.99.
Vail Resorts opted to close all 37 resorts early in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, but the mountain resort operator also wanted to give back to the community in the face of this adversity. The excess perishable food from the various properties was donated to 30 local food banks, schools and community organizations in the communities where Vail Resorts employees live, work and play. Fruit, vegetables, cheese, juice, granola bars and more went to mountain communities from Colorado and Vermont to British Columbia.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
The airline industry responds to the COVID-19 pandemic with updates on cancellations, route capacity reductions and rebooking policies. Here’s an update.
IN A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND PARTNERSHIP, Singapore Airlines and AeroFarms, the leader in indoor vertical farming, launched a Farm-to-Plane initiative to bring the world’s freshest inflight produce to Singapore flights from Newark International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.
While we may be physically restricted as to where we travel, that doesn’t stop the wandering spirit from feeling the need to explore. With the rise of virtual tourism, we can do just that — explore, but from home.
As a result of travel restrictions and drastic reductions in flights worldwide, Munich Airport is suffering from decreases in nearly every area of its operations. Take-offs and landings reached a low last week, with traffic plummeting to less than 10 percent of the number year over year. Passenger traffic is at 5 percent of last year’s level.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
For the next several weeks, we are compiling the thoughts and experiences of our staff, writers and readers about the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. As a travel publication, we’ve all been affected during these difficult times, as have many of our clients, friends, partners and more.