Flip SlideHD Video Recorder
The newest addition to the über-cool Flip Video line, the Flip SlideHD is the first Flip camcorder that enables real-time video sharing on a stunning 3-inch-wide screen with a unique slide-up design. You can record up to four hours of HD video or store up to 12 hours of content and then view it instantly on the snazzy slide-up screen. The SlideHD makes it a snap to bring your videos and photos along as you travel or meet up with friends or family. You can even design your own custom camcorder, choosing from thousands of designs or uploading your own image to create a one-of-a-kind conversation piece. Like all Flip models, it’s pre-loaded with the proprietary FlipShare software that lets you easily organize, create and share your videos. Using a PC or Mac, Flip video content can be instantly uploaded, both privately and publicly, and ready for one-click sharing. $279.99.
Novothink Solar Surge
Introducing the world’s first Apple-licensed solar charging case for iPhone and iPod Touch.The Solar Surge combines a powerful, cutting-edge solar panel with a lithium ion battery into a comfortable, soft-touch, non-slip finish case to provide you and your energy-conscious friends with the ultimate protective battery back-up solution for everyday use. Novothink’s advanced solar technology boasts about 30 minutes of talk time on a 3G network or 60 minutes on 2G from a mere two hours of direct sunlight. (Also includes a USB cable to charge it on a rainy day.) $69.75–79.75.
Samsung NB Pro Netbook
A truly rugged computer for the on-the-go business traveler, the Samsung NB30 Pro comes equipped with Windows 7 Professional OS and a free-fall sensor that helps avoid damage to the hard drive if the netbook is dropped (ouch!). There’s also a water-resistant keyboard that prevents damage from up to 50cc of liquid if you happen to spill your iced tea on it, as well as a specially designed durable casing. And it packs serious punch in a small package, weighing in at well under three pounds. $519.
Klipsch Image X10i Headphones
An ideal complement to the iPhone, iTouch and iPod — and among the lightest, smallest in-ear headphone designs — Klipsch’s latest ultra-lightweight headphones feature a state-of-the-art microphone and three-button remote to seamlessly handle voice and music control. Like all Klipsch products, the X10i utilizes the brand’s patented oval ear tips for comfortable long-term wear, superior noise isolation and sound quality, and incomparable bass. The Image X10i comes with a two-year warranty and includes five pairs of ear tips. $349.99.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.