Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook
Strikingly thin and light, the Dell XPS 13 features a vivid 13.3-inch display and tips the scales at just under three pounds. Perfect for those who demand top performance and portability, it boasts exceptional build quality and is crafted from aluminum and scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass. Combining the power of the Intel Core i5 processor with Windows 8.1 and a full HD touch screen for stunning brightness and crisp images, it includes a full-size, backlit keyboard for easier typing in low lighting, like on a red-eye flight. Its high-powered battery provides 11-plus hours of power on a single charge. From $1,149.99.
Anker 2nd Gen E4 Astro External Battery
A sleek solution for power on the go, the Anker E4 Astro ensures the fastest charge possible and enables you to charge two devices at once — keep it to yourself, or help out a friend or colleague in a pinch. Its PowerIQ technology intelligently detects what your device is, allowing for true universal compatibility. And speaking of power, it packs enough juice to charge a smartphone up to six times and, unlike many external batteries, can even charge an iPad Air at full speed. $29.99.
Jabra elevates the Bluetooth headset to the next level by being the first to incorporate the breakthrough microPOWER battery technology, allowing for a significantly smaller design, longer talk time and more comfort. With Jabra Stealth, Siri and Google Now are always available at your fingertips, even when your phone is in your pocket. Just tap the dedicated headset button to remotely engage them from your smartphone — it’s like having a browser in your ear. Advanced sound enhancement technologies including Noise Blackout reduce background noise and, together with HD voice, ensure crystal-clear conversations at both ends of the call. And if you happen to misplace your headset, the Find My Jabra feature in the Jabra Assist app helps you locate it by letting you see where you last turned it on. $99.99.
Casio SLIM LampFree Projector
Weighing in at only five pounds and measuring 1.7 inches thick, the new Casio SLIM LampFree projectors are the thinnest high-brightness projectors on the market. The SLIM series features Casio’s proprietary LASER & LED HYBRID Light Source, resulting in 30 percent more light output and improved color, as well as an estimated 20,000-hour lifespan. Thanks to wired LAN projection and MobiShow technology, you can present wirelessly via any smartphone, computer or other mobile device with wireless LAN capabilities. With 2 GB of built-in memory, the SLIM projectors allow many file formats, such as PDF and QuickTime, and also display content from a PC via USB cable. From $969.99.
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.
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.
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.