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)
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 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.
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.
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.