The market for wireless noise-cancelling headphones exploded in recent years, and this model from Sony has taken the world by storm. Sound quality, build quality and design are all top-notch, and there are touch controls on the right earcup. The 30 hours of battery life is impressive compared to rivals, and USB-C compatibility makes for rapid charging when it does run out of charge. If you’ve not embraced the wireless audio revolution yet, this offers a seriously good place to start. $229.99.
ONEPLUS 7 PRO 5G
Android fans will love this quality smartphone from OnePro, which boasts a highly regarded 6.7-inch Liquid AMOLED display and a triple camera system for great visual performance. It’s also 5G-ready, which means you will be able to connect to mobile internet at blistering speeds as the new system rolls out. With up to 12GB of RAM, 256GB internal storage and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip, the 7 Pro will handle everything you throw at it, and fast-charging technology means the 4,000 mAh battery will keep you powered up. From $669.
Whether you like an espresso, a latte macchiato or anything in between, the Jura S8 coffee machine will whip one up on demand. Use the touchscreen to select your drink or access the accompanying app to place your order from afar. You can adjust the bean grinder to suit your preferences, and a professionalgrade milk frother adds a final flourish. The S8 boasts a beautiful design, too, and makes a real conversation piece. $2,999.
SAMSUNG Q90 QLED
A beast of a display that builds on the considerable success of the Q9FN, the Q90 has been named among the best TVs ever made. The picture quality, nothing less than superb, and a number of innovations result in amazing detail and good viewing angles. Choose from 65-, 75- and 82-inch versions; the sharp design means the Q90 will look good in any home. It’s slightly deeper than some rivals, but that enables top audio performance thanks to four speakers, two subwoofers and a built-in amplifier. From $3,499.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Global Business Travel Association, the world’s largest business travel and meetings trade organization, recently released a statement from GBTA CEO Suzanne Neufang regarding the Biden administration’s recent announcement that the U.S. travel ban will be relaxed in November for vaccinated travelers from 26 Schengen countries, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
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.
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.
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