This is an overview of some of the ZorkFest sessions. The full schedule with time-slots will be released by the end of March (or early April). There will be three (3) sessions running simultaneously. Mix and Match sessions, meet other people with similar interests. Attend as many sessions as you desire. You will gain numerous insights to SAVE YOU MONEY on all of your travel planning. One good “tip” can save you hundreds of dollars in the coming year. All in a small group setting that encourages questions and participation.
Featuring Anthony Curtis of Las Vegas Advisor talking about “The LVA Way.” Also, Gilbert Ott of God Save the Points, Richard Kerr of Award Travel 101 and much much more. You do not want to miss this! Be sure to check out the BIOs of all the great ZorkFest speakers and register today.
After this event, you’ll travel smarter for less money!
– “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 heck if someone wanted to stay in AC on a big night like NYE. Learn when it makes sense to buy hotel points for an expensive casino property.
– “Sweet Spot Award Redemptions” – Best Uses of Miles & Points
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.
– “How Dumb Gamblers became Frugal Gamblers” will be hosted by Jean and Brad Scott. Jean had been taught thriftiness since she was born. Brad Scott had been gambling since he was five years old. Now meeting as middle-agers and going to Las Vegas on their first vacation together, the “frugal gambler team” was born. And for the last 34 years, they have scrambled to use every coupon, find every casino promotion, take every airplane bump, and play every video poker machine that would contribute to their amazing financial success.
– “Expert Credit Card Strategies”(Will start with an Intro to Credit Cards.)
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, etc.
– “Behind the scenes of casino marketing”
How casinos really decide what to send to different players, differences between land-based casinos, Caribbean casinos and cruises, and what players can do to maximize their offers.
– “Comps at Sea”
Inside the world of comps and casino marketing on cruise ships.
We’ll discuss the evolution of cruise ship casinos from small foreign operators leasing space on the ships to the massive operations they are today. The differences between cruise and land-based comps. How to maximize your “bounceback” offers from your cruises and how the complex relationships between land-based corporations and cruise lines are shaping your offers.
-Getting Started With Miles and Points
-Flight Deals For Beginners: How To Always Get The Best Price On Flights
-Introduction and Overview – Total Rewards and Mlife
-Building a startup in the casino industry – What we learned about the casino industry (and casino players) in growing URComped from 0 – 65,000 users.
-Tools for Booking and Getting the Best Hotel Rates, Airfare and Car Rentals
-Miles & Points or Cash
-Adding Video Poker to Your Casino Arsenal
-Crossover of Hotel Loyalty and Casino Properties + Points for Shopping
-Introduction to table games for slot players, etiquette, tipping, and process.
-Introduction to casino craps
-Advanced Techniques – Maximizing Value With Total Rewards
-Ask Me Anything – Travel Loyalty Miles&Points
-Ask Me Anything Casino Table Games
-Upgrades 101: How To Get Them Using Cash Or Miles
-Best Travel Apps For All Trips
-Using British Airways Avios for travel in the United States
-Best airline redemptions for Las Vegas. Best hotel program redemptions in Las Vegas
-Las Vegas and Fine Hotels and Resorts. Strategically Combine Amex’s FHR Benefit with casino offers and hotel Loyalty for big benefits, cheap rooms and lots of points
-Leverage Your Everyday Spending Into First Class Flights and 5 Star Hotel Redemptions with a Few Key Credit Cards
-Loyalty Program Elite Status Without the Loyalty. Easiest ways to obtain elite status in airline and hotel programs and maximize the value of your perks.
-Everything you ever wanted to know about casino cruise offers
-How To Get The Most Out Of Hotel Loyalty Programs For Business Travel
-Disney World Tips And Tricks and Understanding Disney Vacation Club, How To Leverage For Free Vacations
-Family Travel For Dummies
-How to attack casino marketing offers
-[Optional Add-On $] Award Travel 101 Bootcamp, Intensive basics of award travel