There will be 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!
ZorkFest Conference – Treasure Island Conference Center
Convention Level and Meeting Rooms are on the 2nd floor.
Attendees will be able to access ALL meeting space from ALL guestroom elevators.
Podcasters After Dark
Treasure Island Ballroom is located on the 2nd floor.
Transportation on Sunday
The shuttle pick up is located around the corner from the Valet, outside the front desk entrance. 2:30PM Transportation TI To Luxor for 360VV (Must arrive at 2:15PM)
Location : Shuttle Pick Up – Front Desk Entrance
After this event, you’ll travel smarter for less money!
–“Maximize Your Monthly Habits For a Plethora of Points”
Make sure you’re doing everything possible on a monthly basis to earn a maximum return in both points and cash. We’ll cover everything from gas purchases to mortgage payments and how you can earn a plethora of points, just by being smart about how you accomplish your routine tasks and expenses.
–“Gambling for Greenhorns and Tightfisted Travelers”
If you’re new to gambling or looking to play on a budget, we’ll talk the best games by house edge, relaxed entertainment, and quick learning curve. Start your day off right by finding out how to get the most out of your weekend in Vegas.
– “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.
– “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
-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.
-Advanced Techniques – Maximizing Value With Total Rewards
-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
-Family Travel For Dummies. Tips and Tricks to Save Money on Popular Family Trips Like Disney World.
-How to attack casino marketing offers
-[Optional Add-On $] Award Travel 101 Bootcamp, Intensive basics of award travel