I used to travel a lot for work but that’s slowed down since I moved to Las Vegas. I know a lot of you still travel pretty often and I thought that this might be useful. Frequent Travel University (FTU) has a slew of speakers that will offer tips on how to maximize airline and hotel loyalty programs.
Getting the most out of these non-Vegas loyalty programs can help provide free or discounted visits to Vegas. That money is better used in the casino anyway. The Vegas edition of FTU takes place on April 29 and 30 in Downtown Vegas at The D.
You can find some details below and full details on the FTU website. The first 10 people to register with promo code edgeFTU will save $10. The code is good until March 26.
The all-day Manufactured Spend boot camp intensive is sold out, but fear not. For those with interest in MS, there are still sessions on the latest and greatest Manufactured Spend opportunities on both Saturday and Sunday that are included with the FTU Signature Event. Instead of spending the entire day on just one subject, there will be two 1 ½ hour sessions over two days and it also gives you the opportunity to attend a variety of the other sessions available during the weekend. There will be 3 sessions running concurrently during the day so attendees at the FTU Signature Event will be spoilt for choice. Plus, not every session is repeated at every FTU so there is bound to be something new for those who have attended FTU’s before.
Sample sessions include:
— What is it like to live in hotels full time?
— Finding Cheap Premium Fares
— Introduction to Mileage Running: Costs and Benefits
— International Upgrade Methods and Strategies
— Using ExpertFlyer
— Live Award Bookings
— Advanced booking techniques for revenue tickets
— Non-traditional awards and miles
Optional Blackjack tournament – Travel Writers & Industry VIPs vs. Frequent Flyers
On Friday night after the cocktail reception, continue the fun by participating in the first ever FTU charity Blackjack Tournament: Industry VIPs and travel writers versus frequent travelers. This tournament is all about fun. Never played cards before in a casino environment? No worries. This tournament is a great opportunity to play blackjack in a friendly atmosphere. The dealers will be professional casino “Go-Go” dancer dealer/entertainers. It also gives you the chance to compete against some of your favorite travel writers and industry VIPs.
We have great prizes lined up that include up to 50K SPG points courtesy of Starwood Preferred Guest.
Expect lots of fun and some surprises. This is sure to be a must-do event! Tickets for the Blackjack tournament are $50, and all proceeds go towards the InsideFlyer Kiva charity Lending Team. Your ticket also includes $25 in match play coupons that can be used at The D Casino, which makes this not only an amazing opportunity for charity but also a fabulous “deal”. Tickets for the optional Blackjack tournament can be purchased here – https://ftuniversity.com/events/ftu-signature-las-vegas/