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.
– “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.
– “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.
-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
+ More to be announced in the coming weeks