When Tim Winship took his first travel-industry job with Singapore Airlines, he had only the vaguest idea where Singapore was, and no particular interest in the travel industry. As a recent college graduate, with student loans to repay, he just needed the work.
That was almost 25 years ago.
the travel-industry years
Winship went on to spend the next 20-plus years in the travel industry, developing and managing frequent-travel programs for Singapore Airlines, All Nippon Airways and Hilton Hotels. In the course of his work, he traveled to dozens of countries, on many of the world's airlines.
As an extension of his efforts to help friends and family understand and make good use of frequent flyer programs, Winship launched the FrequentFlier.com website and the FrequentFlier Crier weekly e-mail newsletter in 1997.
Winship is a regular contributor to SmarterTravel.com
and OAG Frequent Flyer
. He also writes "The Extra Mile," a syndicated monthly newspaper column.
His latest endeavor: "Mileage Pro - The Insider's Guide to Frequent Flyer Programs"
with co-author Randy Petersen. The book was published in November 2005 and received glowing reviews from the New York Times, Washington Post, etc.
Winship earned his Bachelor's in design from California Institute of the Arts
, completed several years of post-graduate work in philosophy at Cal State Los Angeles
, and earned an MBA from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business
You can send Tim e-mail by using this link