Johnny just got back from a 48 hour turnaround to Japan. He says that in Asia, they are busy converting business hotels into resorts, and right now it's a really great time to travel to Asia because there are plenty of deals to be had.
Airlines are now banning smart luggage, being powered by unremovable lithium batteries. If your battery can be removed, they won't ban it, though. So be advised.
Website of the week - Bento.com. It has unbiased reviews of restaurants in Japan. It's like Yelp in Asia.
App of the week - Carhopper. Rent a luxury car directly from the manufacturer or luxury supplier. iOS and Android.