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Road Warrior Pulse: 5 Business Travel and Travel Tech Trends That Defined the Week of Jan. 2-8, 2016

Travel Technology | Michael Isenbek | January 10, 2016

Road Warrior Pulse: 5 Business Travel and Travel Tech Trends That Defined the Week of Jan. 2-8, 2016

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center rendering courtesy of New York Governor's Office

Sidecar, a pioneering ridesharing service and competitor to Uber and Lyft, has ceased operations. The company played a key part in the advancement of the concept from the technological side, introducing now-familiar features. Sidecar has also controversially claimed that it was the first to come up with the idea to connect riders and passengers via a smartphone app. Click to read more about this notable decision.

Many a business traveler has walked the iconic floors of Manhattan’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, and now an expansion is in the works, so even more road warriors can visit. Construction is set to begin at the end of 2016, with event space increasing from 2.1 million square feet to 3.3 million, and a 60,000 square foot ballroom will be added, the largest one in the Northeast.

TravelPulse’s Gabe Zaldivar has presented another edition of “Business Casual,” and this time his “tourist-between-meetings” concept goes to Washington DC. He visits many hallowed sights and then stops for a meal. Click to find out the best ways to occupy downtime in DC.

The latest in consumer electronics was front and center at the CES 2016 convention, recently held in Las Vegas — and travel gadgets were not left out. Language translators, chargers, smart clothing and more all made appearances. Click to check out what could be indispensible additions to your packing list in the coming year.

Lyft just received a big new year boost in the form of a $500 investment from General Motors. This is the latest in a cavalcade of investments by major companies that happened throughout 2015. GM will have a spot on the Lyft board, and the companies will collaborate on a number of technological initiatives. Click for details.


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