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.
From the day the first of 1,150 attendees arrived in Madison, Wisconsin for the 19th annual Congress for the New Urbanism, the love fest was on. How Madison won the nod to host this impressive organization is a story of tenacity and a lot of collaborative effort. […] Read More: Wisconsin Meetings – Fall 2012
The furthest thing from Curtis Queck’s mind the day he went pheasant hunting in a scenic Spring Green, Wisconsin valley was finding a creative new place to hold company meetings. For Curt, it was just another great day in the woods. By day’s end, he was looking over the hunting lodge that hosted him from […]
Wisconsin sports fans are well known for their loyalty and game day exuberance, but even non-followers can find plenty of reasons to enjoy our revered teams and the impressive facilities they call home. Taking advantage of these unique venues for group gatherings is an excellent way to encourage learning, celebrating, and simply enjoying Wisconsin- style […]
In size alone, Lake Michigan is impressive. It’s the fifth largest lake in the world and the only one of the Great Lakes located entirely within U.S. boundaries. From the Illinois border to the tip of Door County, the towns and cities along Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan shore are rich repositories of history, culture, innovation, friendliness […]
At times during the hubbub of a large corporate event, company executives need to disengage and convene in a quieter setting where important issues can be pondered. If the setting is a private dining room with a touch of style, quietly away from the clamor but still close to the big event…that’s even better. […] […]