Palm Treo 750 Smartphone
From the original king of the handheld innovators comes the Palm Treo 750, which embodies all the mobile capabilities you could ever ask for in one slick design. A GSM world phone, Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Phone Edition,Windows Media Player 10 Mobile, built-in PDF viewer, and a 1.3-megapixel digital video camera are just a handful (literally) of the features that will quickly make the Treo 750 your favorite traveling buddy — even though it doesn’t pitch in for gas. $299. (http://www.palm.com)
HP Compaq 2510p Notebook PC
The smallest and lightest business notebook PC in the Hewlett-Packard arsenal, this tiny powerhouse packs a lot of punch despite its mere 2.9-pound size. A choice of Intel Core 2 Duo Ultra Low Voltage processors with Intel Centrino Pro mobile technology maximizes efficiency, while its 12.1-inch diagonal widescreen Illumi-Lite display extends battery run time by up to 90 minutes. For optimal security, the nifty Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools encrypts all information on the hard drive volume, making it unreadable to an unauthorized person. The HP QuickLook feature lets you browse your email, calendars, and contact information with a touch of a button, whether your PC is turned on or not. Starts at $1599. (http://www.hp.com)
EWOO by Zicplay
The folks at Zicplay in Switzerland have developed the first (believe it or not) remote control for iPod and iTunes. The unit includes an iPod dock and a USB adapter to control and browse iTunes on the computer. Connect the dock to your audio/video equipment and take advantage of its 100-foot operating range to blast your favorite songs through your speakers while surfing your playlists from the comfort of your sofa. $129. (http://www.play-ewoo.com)
HEADPLAY Personal Cinema System
For the traveler who has everything, this cutting-edge, portable visual headset and media center offers a high-resolution, truly cinematic viewing experience for movie watching, Internet surfing and gaming. It connects directly to game consoles, DVD players, iPods, PCs and cell phones, can read stored media using compact flash or USB, and offers universal compatibility with hardware platforms worldwide. The viewer, which displays a virtual 52-inch screen, delivers separate but identical images to each eye, helping to eliminate eyestrain. It doesn’t get cooler than this. $499. (http://www.headplay.com)
Four Seasons now offers a full-service, online shopping experience. Travelers can purchase Four Seasons beds, linens, towels, robes and more. Each product receives premium packaging and door-to-door delivery, with the shopping experience assisted by unique chat options — shoppers enjoy the Four Seasons standard of service from home.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
One of Washington, D.C.’s most luxurious urban retreats, Rosewood Washington D.C., recently reopened with new and revamped experiences.
In response to climate change, Germany’s Christian Democrats proposed doubling taxes on domestic flights to reduce CO2 emissions. The plan would exempt connecting flights (part of long-haul trips) so the impact would only be on the current tax of $8.10 per ticket for domestic flights.
Thessaloniki is the second-largest city of Greece and the most important center of the area. Built near the sea, elegant and refined, the Greek “Lady of the North” is a modern, vivacious city that welcomes visitors eager to learn about its history and culture, and at the same time have fun, relax, go shopping or simply explore the cityscape by the sea.
The Hyatt Regency brand returns to Cairo with the anticipated 2020 opening of Hyatt Regency Cairo West. The property is aimed at both business and leisure travelers with its close proximity to Pyramids Heights Business Park, diverse corporations and landmarks such as the Pyramids of Giza.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.