Let’s face it: business travel isn’t fun. That’s why accurate, actionable information is critical, and that’s what you’ll find in my business travel articles, newsletters and blogs. I tap global contacts and resources for news that travelers need about changes, upheavals, cancellations, security alerts; airline mergers, strikes and shut-downs; skyrocketing flight fees and shrinking coach class cabins; airport renovations and amenities; supplier boondoggles, travel health issues and much more. On behalf of companies putting travelers in the air and on the road, I delve into best-practices for purchasing travel, address how to keep travelers safe on the road, highlight rules and tools for reining in budgets, suggest how to manage supplier relationships and focus on most everything about travel that impacts the bottom line. I write about the corporate meeting industry too—how to gain control of meeting expenses; popular and ready-to-be-discovered destinations; new and reflagged hotels;  familiar and unique venues; how to make meetings meaningful and post-meeting events memorable; and how to develop an effective meetings management program.

If you are an editor looking for an authoritative voice on any of these business travel-related subjects, please contact me at bstark@traveling-writer.com or 608-335-4700.

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What’s on the Mind of a Kroger Meeting Planner?

Twelve years ago, Angela Buller, CMP, made a spur-of-the-moment decision. On a whim, she applied for (and landed) a meetings internship position with the Cincinnati-based Kroger Company, a 133-year-old Fortune 100 publicly traded corporation with thousands of stores, a couple dozen brands in 35 states and hundreds of thousands of employees. Today as a senior […]

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TAKING AIM: WISCONSIN HUNT CLUBS OFFER A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE FOR SMALL GROUPS

Looking for a unique outing for your group? Or perhaps your company’s executive team is looking to impress a potential client? Game hunting may not be for everyone but for hunting enthusiasts, it can be an exciting activity that satisfies a competitive spirit and provides a unique, shared experience. In Wisconsin where so many traditions […]

Wisconsin Airports Guide

An Inside Look at Wisconsin’s Six Largest Commercial Airports

There are 544 facilities that qualify as airports in the state of Wisconsin. Among the hundreds that are accessible to the public on one level or another, several stand out as exceptional options for planners looking to offer client groups from Wisconsin, western Minnesota, northern Illinois and Michigan close-in access to major airline service, competitive […]

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This is MAJOR! Planning the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits

In a few short weeks all eyes in the world of golf will turn to the beautifully sculpted, windswept shores of Lake Michigan at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin. The challenging links-style Pete Dye masterpiece, considered one of the top golf courses in the U.S. and top-rated worldwide, will host the 2015 PGA Championship, August […]

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The Lure of the Land: Rustic Venues Are Fitting for an Authentic Wisconsin Experience

A red dairy barn tucked into a bucolic valley on a winding country road is the very essence of Wisconsin. The rough-hewn, towering structures, built by European immigrants in the mid-to-late 1800’s and early Twentieth Century, sheltered crops and then small herds of ubiquitous black-and-white dairy cows. Over the years, outdated barns were abandoned, and […]