If you’ve traveled by air over the past few weeks anywhere from northern Florida to Maine, it’s likely you experienced a delay or cancellation due to weather. In the managed travel realm, the impact goes beyond traveler inconvenience. The good news is, technology is making a positive impact.

Corporate travel and meetings industry veteran, Kevin Iwamoto, was appointed to the Advisory Board of WINiT, a network of women and men providing career development programs, services, and opportunities to women in the travel, meeting, event, and exhibition industries. In this role, he will lend his industry insight and expertise to inform WINiT’s long-term strategic direction as well as the focus and scope of the programs and services it offers to its over 3,000 members.

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Travel Technology Versus Mother Nature

If you’ve traveled by air over the past few weeks anywhere from northern Florida to Maine, it’s likely you experienced a delay or cancellation due to weather. In the managed travel realm, the impact goes beyond traveler inconvenience. The good news is, technology is making a positive impact.

Goldspring Consulting’s Kevin Iwamoto Joins WINiT Advisory Board

Corporate travel and meetings industry veteran, Kevin Iwamoto, was appointed to the Advisory Board of WINiT, a network of women and men providing career development programs, services, and opportunities to women in the travel, meeting, event, and exhibition industries. In this role, he will lend his industry insight and expertise to inform WINiT’s long-term strategic direction as well as the focus and scope of the programs and services it offers to its over 3,000 members.

Our 2018 Travel Trends Survey Results Are In!

Thank you for the many participants who completed our latest survey conducted in December on travel trends in 2018. We ran a similar survey at the beginning of 2017, and there are some interesting comparisons.  We’ve commented on those comparisons below, and we’ve also provided our advice on the best actions to take to ensure program success by addressing the top three results for 2018.

GoldSpring Consulting Announces Retirement of Partner Colleen Black

GoldSpring Consulting today announced the retirement of Partner Colleen Black. Prior to joining GoldSpring in March 2014 as the second partner in the firm, Colleen enjoyed a career of over 30 years in the corporate travel industry, primarily in sales. Colleen made the decision to retire this month to spend time concentrating on her family and family business.

Small Meetings – To Own or Not to Own it?

Small meetings have become the hot button discussion in 2017 for companies seeking to further control and manage their meetings spend.  This makes sense, since larger meetings fall under a corporate strategic meetings management program (SMMP) umbrella, while small meetings require greater resources, budget or bandwidth than most SMMP category leaders have at their disposal.

Are You Capturing the Value of Small Meetings?

Does your strategic meetings management program include small/simple meetings-spend
data? Having worked with many SMMPs, I’ve seen fewer than 40 percent of them include such data in their main reporting dashboards.