In November of last year, we launched the Prince of Travel membership program on Patreon, and I’ve been very encouraged by the uptake among our members and the thriving membership community we’ve been able to build.
Truth be told, I had always envisioned Patreon as the “soft launch” of our membership program here at Prince of Travel, with the intention of testing the demand for such a membership offering before fully integrating it into the brand.
Well, given the success of the membership program so far, it’s now time to take the next step.
We’re officially moving off Patreon and launching Prince of Travel memberships right here on princeoftravel.com.
Welcome to Prince of Travel Membership
By offering memberships directly through the website rather than on a third-party platform, we’ll have much greater flexibility to offer many more useful benefits for our members, both now and into the future.
While the content on Prince of Travel will always be free, the memberships will be a core component of all the projects we take on in the future beyond our content, and we’re very excited to share it all with you here on our very own platform.
You’ll find everything you need to know about Prince of Travel memberships over at princeoftravel.com/membership. You can also access this page via the “Become a Member” banner on our homepage.
Toggle to select between monthly and annual memberships. Choose the membership tier that you’d like to sign up for, fill in your account details, and then complete payment through the secure checkout process.
(If you were an early adopter of our Patreon membership from 2020, I’ll be reaching out to you via email to pass along your unique coupon code, which you can use to continue receiving your early adopter discount.)
Once you’ve set up your account, you can log in by clicking the Membership button in the top-right corner of the screen.
And once you’ve logged in, clicking on the Membership button in the same top-right corner will lead you to the members’ area, where you can access all of your membership features.
All of the membership benefits are explained on the signup page, but let’s take a moment now to introduce you to all of the benefits for each membership tier.
Prince of Travel Gold: $10 USD / Month
The Gold membership tier is priced at $10 USD per month. If you pay annually, you’ll enjoy a 20% discount and pay only $8 USD per month.
The following benefits are available to Gold members.
You’ll get access to a Member Feed on your account dashboard, where we’ll be posting additional snippets of content for members only. Expect to see behind-the-scenes stuff, mini-reviews, quick tips, and some niche opportunities here and there.
In addition, we’ll host regular giveaways for our members for stuff like amenity kits and pajamas from First Class and business class, lounge passes, status passes, points prizes, and more!
This one’s pretty straightforward: browse the website uninterrupted by advertisements, be they on the sidebar, in the content, or along the bottom of your screen.
Get discounts and early access to Prince of Travel’s event tickets, products, etc. as we roll them out over the coming months. Our past events have often sold out within hours, so early access will give you time to secure your spot before everyone else!
Higher membership tiers get the biggest discounts and earliest access.
Read select new blog articles or watch select YouTube videos before everyone else. Whenever possible in our production flow, we’ll strive to get some pieces of content prepared early for members’ eyes only.
Get access to a master spreadsheet of every Prince of Travel article and video for easy reference, for you to go back to our previous content whenever you wish.
Receive some Prince of Travel luggage tags to show off your membership when you fly!
Prince of Travel Platinum: $25 USD / Month
The Platinum membership tier is priced at $25 USD per month. If you pay annually, you’ll enjoy a 20% discount and pay only $20 USD per month.
As a Platinum member, you get everything that’s included in Gold membership, along with much, much more.
First, we have the Prince of Travel Club Lounge, the only official chat group for Prince of Travel where you’ll get to chat with myself, the Prince of Travel team, and the rest of the membership community. The chat server is hosted on Discord, with dedicated private channels to chat about anything and everything.
In the nine months since its inception, the Club Lounge has turned out to be a vibrant chat community, and I’ve very much enjoyed hanging out and sharing our success stories, learning moments, data points, and creative ideas among members and furthering our progress collectively, all in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.
Next, the Happy Hour benefit takes the form of member-exclusive live audio chats. Sometimes we’ll do general Q&A livestreams; other times, we’ll take a deep-dive into a certain award program, points-earning strategy, or some other body of knowledge.
It’s all up to the Platinum membership base, since you’ll have a say on exactly which topics you’d like me to cover. Since the Happy Hour is hosted on Discord’s voice chat channel, members are able to participate directly in the discussion, too!
As a Platinum member, you’ll get 25% off a one-hour Points Consulting session (valued at $200 CAD), once every six months.
You’ll get access to the Close Friends circle for the @princeoftravel Instagram page, where you can expect additional behind-the-scenes content in the form of 24-hour vanishing stories.
Your name will be included at the end of our YouTube videos as a thank you.
Prince of Travel Royal Platinum: $100 USD / Month
The Royal Platinum membership tier is priced at $100 USD per month. If you pay annually, you’ll enjoy a 20% discount and pay only $80 USD per month.
As a Royal Platinum member, you get everything that’s included in Gold and Platinum membership, along with many more benefits that are designed to give you a highly personalized experience here at Prince of Travel.
Like the Private Room by Singapore Airlines, the Private Lounge will be a lounge-within-a-lounge on the Discord chat server, for the eyes of myself and fellow Royal Platinum members only. What’s discussed in the Private Lounge stays in the Private Lounge. 😉
Royal Platinum members get a one-hour consulting session with myself or a member of the team once every three months.
As part of a recent change to our Points Consulting service, I’ve entrusted our team members with our consulting bookings so that I can focus my energy on other projects and initiatives for Prince of Travel as its founder. However, as part of the Concierge Consulting benefit, Royal Platinum members will continue to receive free personal consulting sessions with myself as the founder.
We host regular online and in-person events for Royal Platinum members, with the goal of facilitating a closer degree of interaction and rapport among the top-tier membership circle.
The next two benefits are intended to give Royal Platinum members direct insight into, and interaction with, my personal journey as the founder of Prince of Travel.
After all, the reason I believe so strongly in our work here at Prince of Travel is that it’s perfectly aligned with who I am as a person: an avid traveller at heart who will stop at nothing to see the world, all while relentlessly hunting for value to take me even farther along the way.
If you choose to become a Royal Platinum member, you most likely share these same beliefs, and so I’d like to give you a direct line of sight into this journey.
First, you’ll receive the Founder’s Update, a private newsletter delivered at the end of each month to summarize how Prince of Travel has performed and what I’ve been focusing on this month, as well as any life lessons I’ve learned as a traveller, business owner, and global citizen.
I’ve found these personal reflections very valuable as of late, especially during these challenging times, and I’d like to share them with our most dedicated members in the hopes of sparking meaningful conversations and further insights that can help all of us grow as travellers and as humans.
Then, as part of the Sneak Preview benefit, you’ll get a first look at all new projects and features that I plan for the website, with an opportunity to have your say and provide feedback.
Indeed, existing Royal Platinum members have already been given access to Prince of Travel memberships before everyone else.
Finally, the Postcards benefit! As a gesture of appreciation for your support, I’d like to send you handwritten postcards from wherever my travels take me all around the world.
I look forward to having a bit of fun with this one, although I suppose I do run the risk of having to spend all my trips writing postcards. 😉
Beyond the published benefits, we’re always looking for creative ways to build community and give more value back to our top-tier members.
If you’re not ready to start with a paid membership just yet, you can also create a free account to instantly enhance your Prince of Travel experience.
The following benefits are included with a free account. You can upgrade to a paid account at any time.
Display Name & Flair
Maintain a consistent identity in the comments and show off your home airport.
See all of your comments and replies to your comments in one place, under the “Comments” tab of the members’ area.
Bookmark your favourite articles to easily re-read the content that you care about the most, under the “Reading List” tab of the members’ area.
You can add your favourite content to your Reading List by clicking the “Add to reading list” button in the lower-right corner of every page.
Purchase tickets to Prince of Travel events. Look out for our first event announcement of the new era, coming soon!
Become a Member Now!
If you enjoy what we do here at Prince of Travel and would like to get even more out of your experience here, sign up as a Prince of Travel member today.
There are no long-term commitments, so if you’ve given Prince of Travel membership a try and decide it isn’t right for you, then you can always change your mind.
However, our objective is to put your monthly membership fee back in your pocket month after month, ideally multiple times over, so I definitely think you’ll want to stick around. 🙂
And even if you aren’t ready to take up membership just yet, go ahead and sign up for a free account to start sprucing up your presence in the comments section, bookmark your favourite posts for later, and purchase event tickets when they go on sale.
If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to ask in the comments below or get in touch via the contact form.
As always, thank you for your continued support. I hope you enjoy your Prince of Travel membership, and I’ll see you all in the Club Lounge!