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Road Warrior Pulse: 5 Business Travel and Travel Tech Trends That Defined the Week of Jan. 9-15

Business Travel | Michael Isenbek | January 17, 2016

Road Warrior Pulse: 5 Business Travel and Travel Tech Trends That Defined the Week of Jan. 9-15

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Marriott is planning to do away with an innocuous but essential helper to road warriors the world over: the in-room desk. The hospitality chain cites the miniaturization of technology as a reason for the furniture ouster. It will be years before every desk is eliminated, so there’s plenty of time for goodbyes. Click for details.

TravelPulse Editor-In-Chief Tim Wood’s latest “Gadget Guy” tech review has dropped, and it’s an odyssey through phone-charging wallets, the ultimate device-toting jacket and a high-performance cooler. Click to check it out.

In-flight Wi-Fi: Frequent fliers demand it for as fast as they can get it. But what is it, exactly? And why is it sometimes lightning quick, but other times tortoise-like? All those questions and more have been answered by a recently-released Icelandair infographic. Click to explore the many elements that go into the airline Wi-Fi infrastructure.

It’s that time of year again: when winter weather delays can stop a trip cold and lay waste to a carefully-planned itinerary. But there are some apps that can mitigate those delay doldrums and tip the scales in your favor a bit. For example, Freebird, an insta-flight rebooking app, is a frequent flier must-have. Click to find out the other indispensible apps.

Booking a hotel room just for the day? Yep, there’s a demand for it, and Paris-based has started a site that taps into this underappreciated market. According to the company, 70 percent of hotel rooms are vacant during the day. Click to find out more.


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