Technology

Apple Watch Battery Drains On Vacation

A few weeks ago I wrote about my initial reactions to traveling with the Apple Watch and how it could benefit travelers.  Now that I’ve had my watch for about 75 days, I’ve had the chance to use it many…


Apple Watch Review For Travelers 

After anxiously awaiting its arrival for months, my Apple Watch arrived on May 4th, 2015.  The Apple Watch was a piece of technology that was highly anticipated and I was one of those ordering on the first day of pre-orders….


Travel Technology Now And Then

With the announcement this week of ApplePay and iWatch, which could impact the way you travel in the future, I thought it would be fun to compare the travel technology trends of today compared to those of 2004! What are…



New Marriott Data Breach – It’s Not Their First

Marriott has suffered several data breaches over the past 10 years, so this week’s news of yet another breach doesn’t come as a huge surprise. Marriott had, and I believe still has, one of the of the least stringent password…


SPG App For Android In Chinese

New SPG® App Offers Enhanced Personalized Member Experience in the Most Spoken Language in the World   STAMFORD, Conn.– Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), the award-winning loyalty program from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), today introduced its new SPG app…


Who’s Your LoungeBuddy? Limited Time FREE Membership

Do you have a LoungeBuddy?  Deciding which airport lounge to relax in can be challenging if you’re not familiar with an airport and its facilities. Now, there’s an app for that! LoungeBuddy unlocks the mystery of airport lounges. Available for…


British Airways to Debut Hi-Tech Bag Tags

British Airways Lightens The Load With Hi-Tech Bag Tag British Airways Media Centre: Posted on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 Next month British Airways is to trial a new electronic bag tag that could do away with the need to have…


Google Hotels: mostly good results

Have you noticed a change recently when you’ve searched for hotels on Google.com? I noticed for the first time today that at the top of the page there is a band across the top of the results displaying hotels.  Upon…


The 21st Century Tray Table Is Here

According to Smart Tray International, sales of devices like iPad and tables exceeded 65 million in 2011. They forecast that by 2015 sales will exceed 287 million and more than 780 million devices will be in consumer hands by 2016….


Are You Routehappy?

Routehappy launched late last week, with the mission to help people fly better for less. For the first time, Routehappy says, flyers can quickly and easily find flights with more comfortable seats on better planes with the amenities they care about.  Signing…


Gilt Groupe Launches Jetsetter Now – same-day hotel booking tool

Yesterday I had the opportunity to appear on Huffington Post Live with Gilt Groupe founder Kevin Ryan. During the conversation Ryan shared some great tips for shopping online this holiday season and talked about Gilt’s newest venture – Jetsetter Now….


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The Perfect Gift for the Road Warrior in your Life

It’s time to start thinking about what to get for the Road Warrior in your life this holiday season. I think Road Warriors can be especially challenging to shop for because they’re not home frequently enough to enjoy things for…


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Starwood Cyber Monday Sale & Giving Tuesday

Starwood will be hosting a Cyber Monday Sale offering discounted rates of up to 25% off at participating hotels and resorts in North America and Latin America. You must book by November 30th for stays between November 21st 2012 and…


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Road Warriors Shop Online – So Do Hackers

Many people who love to travel turn to online shopping portals to earn extra points and miles. For a road warrior, online shopping isn’t just a way to rack up the miles, it’s a way of life. The more time…


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Making Reservations on Twitter and more

Social Media has changed the way many companies do business. For the consumer this has lead to better customer service and in many cases increased convenience. I have used Twitter now for months to make reservations for L’Appart, the French…