Hammacher Schlemmer Photo to iPad Scanning Dock
This groovy multitasking gizmo saves irreplaceable photos directly to your iPad while docking and charging the device, making it a snap to preserve your most precious pics (and documents). A free app controls the sheet-fed scanner, converting photos to a sharp 300- or 600-dpi JPG image in as little as 12 seconds, displaying them on screen in real time and stashing them on your camera roll. The dock recharges your iPad in five hours while holding it upright and scans sheets up to 8.5 inches by 14 inches. Compatible with iPad 4, iPad Mini and iPhone 5/s/c running iOS 6 or later. $119.95.
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge
Billed as the most advanced smartphones on the market, the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge (with a dual curved-edge design) live up to the red-hot hype. They boast Samsung’s cutting-edge core technology, including the world’s first 14nm mobile processor with 64-bit platform, plus a new LPDDR4 memory system and UFS 2.0 flash memory for higher performance and enhanced memory speed with lower power consumption. The ultra-vivid front (5MP) and rear (16MP) cameras feature advanced light sensitivities and solutions for the best image quality available in a smartphone. Launch the camera from any screen in 0.7 seconds by double-clicking the home button. Sprint offers a free S6 with the Unlimited Plus Plan at $80/month; other plans vary.
Most travelers are familiar with the havoc insomnia and jet lag can wreak on productivity. This high-tech sleep aid uses electromechanical transducers to convert music’s electrical signals into calming vibrations only you can hear to reduce stress, stimulate your relaxation response and improve sleep. Simply download the five included music programs to your device (or purchase the optional pre-loaded MP3 player), connect the player to a cord within the zippered pocket, place the Dreampad Mini in your own pillowcase, and you’ll soon be snoozing. More than 80 percent of participants in a recent study showed a significant relaxation response within 15 minutes, but there’s a 30-day, money-back guarantee. $179.
The world’s first interactive portable Android whiteboard, this innovative projector turns any flat surface — wall, ceiling or floor — into an 80-inch touch screen. Just turn it on, grab an infrared stylus (two included, as well as an AirMouse) and start interacting: Write on documents or present proposals and slide decks on the go. It’s equipped with a built-in Android operating system, WiFi and 4GB of onboard memory, so you can download apps via Google Play or project any native Android app by plugging in your tablet or phone. It’s about the size of a day planner, so you can easily take it with you. $599.
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.
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.
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.
MMGY Travel Intelligence released findings from its 2021 fall edition of its Portrait of American Travelers survey. It revealed the vast majority of vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers are planning trips in the months ahead, but the types of trips are different.
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.
Airbnb.org is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating temporary stays for people in moments of crisis, sheltering those displaced by natural disasters, offering frontline workers a place to stay at the height of the pandemic and, now, helping Afghan refugees.
Italian hospitality brand AG Group announced an international collaboration with Hyatt Hotels. AG Group’s IL Tornabuoni, slated to open in Florence in October 2021, will be part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt. The Tribune in Rome will become part of JdV by Hyatt in October 2021.
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.
Hotel diversity isn’t where it could be, but it’s a work in progress. Fueled with new energy that emerged from the racial reckoning of 2020, there’s more of a sense of urgency ... and with good reason. There’s plenty to do when it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion in the hotel industry.