An accurate and consistent real-time motion-capture technology for putters and drivers, Blast Golf is a removable, Bluetooth-connected motion sensor that analyzes and records putts and full swings for eight hours, allowing you to quantify your progress and share highlights with your golf buddies via social networks. The companion iOS app features Smart Video Capture, detecting metrics like swing speed, loft and lie. Identify trends through stats and graphs, capture them and personalize your video with overlaid metrics. Proprietary sensing technology maintains accuracy within less than one mile per hour. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch 5th generation running iOS 7.0 or higher. Includes a wireless charging base. $149.95.
Introducing the latest tool for the techie who has everything: a 3-D mouse you wear on your finger and operate using gestures and thumb actions. The Mycestro wirelessly connects to your computer, tablet or other device, allowing you to control it from up to 30 feet away. Its compact, lightweight design doesn’t interfere with your typing; and since it doesn’t require a surface, it’s ideal for use on airplanes and in other close quarters. Three buttons act as left, center and right clicks; to scroll, simply run your finger across all three. Its out-of-the-box, plug-and-play functionality works with Windows, Apple and Android operating systems. $149.
The world’s first interactive smart bag charges phones, laptops, tablets and thousands of other devices. Equipped with a built-in, flight-friendly, rechargeable 26,000 mAH lithium-ion battery and intelligent connectors that automatically supply the correct voltage for your device, it powers up to three devices simultaneously with three LED-backlit, USB reversible ports, fully charging a laptop or iPhone 5S 14 times. A downloadable app reveals remaining power and charge levels, while a loss-prevention feature sends a message to your phone if you leave the bag behind. Crafted of water-resistant, padded canvas, it converts into a messenger bag or backpack in seconds. In red or black. $649 (PC), $699 (Mac).
Amazon Fire TV Stick
This new streaming media HDMI stick connects your HDTV to online entertainment, combining all your favorite subscriptions and streaming services with Amazon’s digital content. Watch more than 200,000 TV episodes and movies, including selections from Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus; rent videos from 99 cents; or enjoy sports, news, music and games. Advanced Streaming and Prediction for Amazon Instant Video learns what movies and shows you like and gets them ready — no waiting for videos to buffer. Access Prime Music to enjoy a million-plus artists through your TV, commercial-free. Pre-registered to your Amazon account, the device sets up in minutes; eligible customers get a free 30-day trial of Netflix and Amazon Prime. $39.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.