Slite Card Case
This handy case for the iPhone 5C simply but ingeniously combines two things you’re rarely without — your phone and your wallet — into one, giving you less things to keep track of. The ultra-slim design features built-in slots for your most frequently used cards (and cash), while its durable one-piece construction and soft-touch matte finish securely protect your phone from scratches and impact. A thumb release lets you easily spring whatever card you need, and it comes in a range of colors from black to purple. $29.99.
Altec Jacket Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
From Altec Lansing, the audio company whose founders first developed motion-picture sound, comes this sleek, lightweight wireless speaker. Weighing just a pound, it pairs easily with your device and stores up to eight different sources in its memory; voice confirmation announces the status of your connection. You can control volume from the speaker or your device; and with eight hours of battery life, you can head out for the day and not worry about the Jacket running out of juice. You can also switch its jacket colors to suit your mood. $129.99.
Kensington Proximo Bluetooth Key Fob & Tracker
It’s not surprising that a mobile phone is lost or stolen every 3.5 seconds. The Proximo Bluetooth Key Fob helps you keep tabs on your phone, while the Tracker monitors the whereabouts of your computer, briefcase or other valuables. The app-enabled hardware and software combination sets up a wireless connection between your smartphone or tablet and the Key Fob or Tag via Bluetooth. The Proximo APP Dashboard tracks up to five items concurrently, alerting you and helping you find your tagged device. Compatible with iPhone 5s/5c/5/4S, iPad, Samsung Galaxy S4/S3, Samsung Note and Samsung Tab. $39.99 (Key Fob); $24.99 per Tracker.
Dane-Elec Media Streamer
The world’s first portable cloud device provides content streaming, expanded storage and charging capability in a package about the size of a deck of cards. Wirelessly stream content to an Apple or Android tablet or smartphone for up to eight hours, without using an Internet connection or exceeding your data limit. Simply load movies, music or photos onto a USB drive or SD card, insert it into the Media Streamer and instantly stream to your mobile device. Up to six people can connect via WiFi to the Media Streamer at the same time and stream different content through the free mobile app. Plus get four hours of battery backup for your mobile device. $39.99.
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.