The Frugal Travel Guy joins other legends of frequent travel for the April event.
March 4, 2011 (Hilton Head, SC) – When the top names in points-and-miles travel “hacking” assemble in New York to present seminars during the Spring 2011 Frequent Traveler University session, Rick Ingersoll will be among them.
Ingersoll is the author of the popular blog The Frugal Travel Guy and the Frugal Travel Guy Handbook. Through both, and through seminar presentations like this, Ingersoll helps thousands of readers learn the tips, tricks and secrets to amassing frequent flyer miles, hotel vouchers, and other means of traveling for free or nearly free. His daily readership averages between 4000 and 5000.
Ingersoll’s fellow presenters will include such frequent-flyer legends as Randy Petersen, editor and publisher of Inside Flyer magazine; Gary Leff, author of the blog View From The Wing; Ben “Lucky” Schlappig, a key member of FlyerTalk’s Talk Board (the world’s most popular frequent flyer community); and Steve Belkin, a mega-successful frequent flyer who has amassed 27 million miles.
Sponsored by the Frequent Traveler Education Foundation, the Spring 2011 session of Frequent Traveler University will take place at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel in Flushing, New York, on April 30th, 2011. The event will kick off on Friday, April 29, with a cocktail hour hosted by Randy Petersen. (Attendance is limited to registered attendees.) Topics for the Saturday sessions will include:
- Flying nonstop can sometimes be nonsense: learn to maximize mileage earning
- Airline programs across the pond could be better than the ones across town: learn who really values your loyalty
- Converting your mileage award request from “no!” to “no problem”: learn the art of redeeming miles
- Wallet-sized precious metals: learn why platinum and gold are paved with travel riches
Tuition for Frequent Flyer University is $49 and includes a full day of seminars plus breakfast, lunch and snacks on Saturday.
“This event is a great opportunity to meet with hundreds of other travel junkies and trade tips on how to best gain value from your loyalty program investment,” Ingersoll says. “This may just be the smartest travel budget expense you have this year.”
The April 2011 session is timed to coincide with the 2011 Frequent Traveler Awards that recognizes the best in frequent travel programs worldwide. The ceremony will be held at Citi Field on April 28.
Anyone interested in attending the spring session should reserve his or her place as soon as possible since the 2011 Frequent Traveler University is open to only 350 attendees. Registration is available at www.ftuniversity.com.
For more information on Rick Ingersoll, visit The Frugal Travel Guy blog at www.frugaltravelguy.blogspot.com.
About The Frugal Travel Guy:
Rick Ingersoll, author of The Frugal Travel Guy Blog (http://frugaltravelguy.blogspot.com) and The Frugal Travel Guy Handbook, is constantly on the lookout for the best credit card and debit card sign-up bonuses. He posts travel tips daily on debit and credit card deals and on other interesting promotions with the goal of reducing his readers’ travel costs today and for the rest of their lives. He is also available for seminars and speaking engagements. A retired mortgage banker, Ingersoll and his wife live in Hilton Head Island, SC, and Traverse City, MI, when they’re not traveling the globe.