Travel Tuesday: What’s New?

by Hilary on July 5, 2011

Ace Hotel New York

Ace Hotel New York

  • PLAY
    Ace Hotel and Virgin America airline are letting thier tech savvy customers take the new Chromebook laptop for a spin. All you have to do is check into the Ace Hotel in New York between July 1 and September 3, and a Chromebook will be waiting in your room. All guests are allowed to play with and keep the Chromebook during their entire stay. [USA Today]

  • SHOP
    On a flight? Need a dress for tonight’s party? Gilt Groupe to the rescue. The flash-sale shopping brand has launched in-air shopping, where you can literally shop mid-air.┬áSales will be offered on Delta, United, Virgin America, Alaska Airlines and US Airways planes that come equipped with the in-flight WiFi device. [AOL Travel]
  • SWIM
    Summer. On a lake. It doesn’t have to stay in your dreams. Here are 8 perfect summer lake towns that are easy on the wallet and easy to get to. [Yahoo! Travel]
  • FLY
    Never thought you could afford a private plane? Think again. This road-trip turned sky-trip is… gasp… affordable, and fun. [Thrillist]
    Because so many hotels are desperate to fill their rooms these days, they are offering “detox” packages to entice those smartphone-addicted workaholics to take a break and relax once in a while. [Wall Street Journal]

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