ZorkFest is a little bit over a month away, and it is all getting very exciting. We have been busy putting together a great program that is sure to have something for everyone. Be sure to sign up soon, for an opportunity to also win VIP Caesars Diamond Status (There will be five winners!) and $25.00 off! Be sure to register today!
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Read more about the vision behind this passion project. Also, special thanks to 360Vegas (Listen episode 245 – 28 minute mark), Faces and Aces Las Vegas (Listen HERE), Cousin Vito (Listen episode 57), You Can Bet on That (Listen #139: The Summit 2017) for mentions on their podcasts. Be sure to also check out the kind words by Pizza in Motion about ZorkFest, and recent mentions by Miles to Memories and The Gate.
I hope to inspire people to approach their travel loyalty (airline, hotel programs) and casino programs (casino comp programs) with some fresh ideas. You will gain some new insights and meet others with similar interests. Everyone has their own style with how they approach loyalty programs. We have a fantastic line-up of speakers, and I encourage you to visit the sites of Seth and Angelina. There is a Hard-8 Discount promo code available, if you use Seth or Angelina’s (zorkwandering or zorkangelina) you also have an opportunity to win a vip breakfast with Seth or Angelina (depending on the code used). Eric and Catherine round out the program with some amazing insights regarding how to more fully understand casino loyalty programs and casino comps. Be sure to check out the ZorkFest website for even more details. If you have never attended an event like this, be assured this will be a comfortable and FUN learning environment.
Some of the sessions we have been working on, that will be presented by Angelina include:
- Crossover of Hotel Loyalty and Casino Properties
Your gateway to miles and points can start right in the casino. Many major hotel loyalty programs crossover into the casino space, with reciprocal hotel-chain benefits/perks. For instance, maybe you didn’t know that you can use your IHG points and free nights without any blackout dates at The Palazzo/Venetian. There’s also a sweet Mlife/Hyatt partnership with unique benefits to unlock. Heck, even having a stash Wyndham Rewards points can save the day when Atlantic City or Las Vegas room rates are impossible! Like many people may not know about IHG free nights for Palazzo/Venetian, Mlife/Hyatt crossover benefits, and possibly if someone wanted to stay in Atlantic City on a big night like New Years Eve. Learn when it makes sense to buy hotel points for an expensive casino property.
- Sweet Spot Award Redemptions
It’s no secret that airline miles and hotel points are a valuable currency of their own. Whether you dream of a last-minute getaway or a huge, round-the-world first class trip, you’ll learn the best use of each program and the best redemptions in each award chart.
- Expert Credit Card Strategies
Traveling the world starts in your wallet, and some credit cards offer lucrative ways to save thousands of dollars each year on travel. Not only will you learn about the best credit cards used by the experts, but also how to truly maximize each and every card benefit (free roadside assistance, lounge access, return protection, money-making airline credits, and more.
ZorkFest begins with a drinks reception on Friday night, December 1st. The entire conference is on Saturday, December 2nd. Sessions will run approximately 45 minutes each. You DO NOT have to attend all sessions. You can mix&match whatever sessions interest you. Each 45-minute time slot will offer two sessions. One on maximizing value in a casino, and one session dedicated to travel and travel loyalty/award programs. Pick whichever is of more interest to you. For example, a session runs from 10:00 – 10:45 and a new session will begin at the top of the next hour. The actual schedule is confirmed about two weeks before the event. There will also be a 45-minute lunch break. One of the most important aspects of a seminar like ZorkFest is the ability to broaden you network of travel and casino loyalty friends. You will find a TravelZork podcast (ZorkCast) about that subject below.
I am certain there will be a number of social gatherings that weekend, but I wanted to mention one in particular. After ZorkFest on Saturday night, there is the Everything Atlantic City (EAC) Holiday Social Meet with drinks for the EAC FaceBook group. TravelZork will be a sponsor of this event. This is a free event, everyone is welcome to attend, but they will have to RSVP on the EAC FB page in November before the event.