The Travel Summit 2024: New Special Guests, Grand Prize, and More!

We’re looking forward to seeing you soon at the second edition of The Travel Summit in Toronto on April 26–28, 2024.

With just over a month to go, we’re excited to share some new exciting details about the event, including new special guests, a very exciting new grand prize, and more.

 

Reminder: Pricing Increases on April 1

As a reminder, general admission tickets to The Travel Summit are available for $399 (CAD) until March 31, 2024. After that, we move into last-minute pricing, and the price will increase to $449 (CAD) from April 1–26, 2024.

Be sure to lock in your tickets before the end of March to benefit from the best-available price. 

Welcome to the Travel Summit, Nikhil and Laura!

Our presenting sponsor, Marriott Bonvoy, will have senior representatives at The Travel Summit, and we’re thrilled to confirm their attendance.

Nikhil Takalkar is the Senior Vice President, Loyalty Program Operations.

Nikhil has been with Marriott for 15 years and currently leads company’s Loyalty Program, Marriott Bonvoy Strategy and Operations.

In his role, he is responsible for managing overall Marriott Bonvoy member experience, program strategy and build/manage new/existing products. In addition, he oversees Program economics and Owner engagement driving significant financial benefit to 8,000 plus hotels across the globe and Marriott International.

Prior to his role in Loyalty, Nikhil led the internal consulting group within Consumer Operations. As part of his role within the group, he oversaw various strategic initiatives including the integration of Starwood, creation of Marriott’s Distribution strategy and other cross-discipline initiatives.

Outside of work, he is an avid traveler, Orangetheory fitness enthusiast and is passionate about tennis as a sport. He lives in the DC metro area with his wife and two kids.

Laura Pallotta is the Regional Vice President, Sales and Distribution, Marriott Hotels of Canada.

As Vice President, Sales and Distribution, Laura leads Marriott Canada’s Revenue Generation and Sales Strategy focus for 275+ Canadian hotels.

With over 30 years of hospitality experience, Laura spent 12 years in rapidly progressive leadership positions at Delta Hotels until Marriott’s acquisition of Delta in 2015. In 2017 Laura led the transformation of the Marriott sales organization in Canada, integrating Delta and Starwood with Marriott’s portfolio of hotels.

In addition to serving on a number of Industry Advisory Councils and Association Boards Laura is the Past Chair of the Meetings Mean Business Canada coalition which advocates for the Canadian Business Events Industry. Business Events represents about 40% of the Tourism Economy in Canada and is a significant contributor to the economies of urban, secondary and resort communities all over Canada.

Win a Three-Night Hotel Stay for The Travel Summit 2024!

We’ll be offering up a number of grand prizes at The Travel Summit, which will be drawn either in the lead-up to or during the event. 

Eligibility to enter the prize draws will be based on the date that you purchase your ticket. The sooner you lock in your place at the event, the more prizes you’ll be eligible to win!

The next grand prize draw is open to anyone who’s purchased a ticket to The Travel Summit on or before March 25, 2024.

All eligible ticketholders will be put into a draw for accommodation of up to three nights at The Westin Harbour Castle for The Travel Summit 2024! 

The draw will take place on March 26, 2024, which leaves you plenty of time to prepare for your stay at the official event hotel. 

Win an All-Inclusive Trip for 2 to Cancun!

We’re delighted to announce our final grand prize draw, courtesy of Shippsy.

This grand prize draw is open to anyone who purchases a ticket to The Travel Summit on or before April 26, 2024.

All eligible ticketholders will be put into a draw for a five-night all-inclusive trip for two to Cancun, courtesy of Shippsy! The package includes round-trip flights for two in economy and a five-night stay at The Yucatan Resort in Playa del Carmen.

The lucky winners will be drawn at the event, and the winners will be subject to the following terms and conditions:

  • Eligible dates do not include long weekends and holidays
  • Minimum 60 days of advance notice required for booking
  • Maximum 2 adults
  • The trip must originate in Toronto
  • Best efforts will be made to offer direct fights, but they’re not guaranteed

Discounted Hotel Rates at the Westin Harbour Castle

For anyone coming from outside of Toronto, or for GTA locals looking to make a downtown weekend out of The Travel Summit, we’ve secured discounted rates at one of our partner hotels.

We invite you to join us at The Westin Harbour Castle, just a few blocks from the event venue, for our lowest rate of $369 (CAD) + taxes per night. This is also where the Saturday Evening Party will take place.

Book your stay at the Westin Harbour Castle for The Travel Summit 2024

This rate is available for the entire weekend of the event, and be sure to book your hotel room using our dedicated booking link before March 26, 2024 to secure this rate.

There’s a limited number of rooms available at this rate, so be sure to book soon to take advantage.

New Sponsor for The Travel Summit 2024

We’re excited to announce another sponsor for The Travel Summit 2024.

Shippsy joins us as a Gold sponsor, and we’re very grateful for their support!

Shippsy makes cross-border shopping from the U.S. to Canada simple. With Shippsy, you can get started with a free account and instantly receive your own unique U.S. mailbox.

Then, you can shop from brands like Target, Disney, and more!

Shippsy will be providing a $20 credit for attendees at the event for both new and current Shippsy users.

Full Weekend Schedule

The Travel Summit 2024 will take place April 26–28, 2024 in Toronto, with a jam-packed schedule for the entire weekend. The full schedule is available on The Travel Summit website.

On Friday evening, we’ll host a VIP Evening Event exclusively for our VIP guests from 6–10pm at the St. Regis Toronto.

Then, The Travel Summit 2024 kicks off in earnest at 8am on Saturday, April 27, beginning with general registration.

The sessions on the first day will continue through 5:15pm, before the Saturday Night Social begins at The Westin Harbour Castle at 6pm, running until late.

The conference begins once again on Sunday, April 28 at 9am to allow for some extra shut-eye after the previous evening’s festivities, before closing out at 4:45pm.

Over the course of the weekend, we’ll feature a total of six breakout sessions, with a total of 24 topics to choose from. These come in addition to the three keynote addresses and one from our charity partner, Miles4Migrants.

The Travel Summit website has been updated with the most current list of speakers, which is subject to change in the leadup to the event.

The grand prize draws will take place throughout the event, and you must be in attendance at the event in order to claim your prize.

We look forward to announcing more grand prize draws in the near future!

A Detailed Look at Breakout Sessions

Each breakout time slot features one topic in each of our four tracks, styled under the broad themes of Miles & Points – The Points Beginner, Miles & Points – The Frequent Flyer, Travel Freedom – The Lifestyle Designer, and Travel Freedom – The Content Creator.

Absorb one track throughout the weekend, or mix-and-match – you can customize your weekend and attend any sessions that catch your interest.

Speakers have been assigned to each session, so you can now see who’ll be presenting each topic.

Miles & Points – The Points Beginner

New to the art of travelling the world on points? Our introductory sessions will teach you everything you need to know to start flying high in no time.

  • From Earn to Burn: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Points Journey, with Mike Dodge and T.J. Dunn
  • Who Deserves Your Loyalty? How to Choose the Right Hotel Program for You, with Anshul Singh
  • A Deep Dive into Award Availability, with Spencer Howard
  • Maximize as a Minimalist: Earn More Points with Only a Few Credit Cards, with Julia Menez
  • Taming the Beast: A Master Workshop for Staying Organized, with Tara McAndrew and Josh Greenberg
  • Year Two with a Credit Card: Keep, Switch, or Cancel?, with Nick Reyes and Josh Greenberg

Miles & Points – The Frequent Flyer

Learn about how to maximize the travel tools and loyalty programs at your fingertips to elevate your journeys and live the jet-setting life.

  • Understanding Car Rental Insurance, with Ben Komenkul
  • Level Up Your Wallet with Killer Credit Card Combos, with Nick Reyes
  • Using Schedule Changes to Your Advantage, with Scott Kennedy
  • How to Find Cheap Premium Fares with Google Flights, with Ashley Peterson
  • How to Book Aspirational First Class Flights on Points, with Tommy Lonergan
  • Know and Enforce Your Air Passenger Rights, with Gábor Lukács

Travel Freedom – The Lifestyle Designer

From location independence to long-term adventures, discover a wide range of approaches to seek ultimate freedom and fulfillment through travel.

  • See the World with Kids: The Pursuit of Fulfilling Family Travel, with Amy Tung
  • The Triangle of Freedom: How to Achieve Time, Financial, and Location Freedom through Our Lifestyle First Approach, with Travis Sherry
  • Unlocking Travel & Lifestyle Freedom with Real Estate, with Ashley Antidormi and Spencer Giles
  • Solo Travel Tips: Overcoming Your Fears and Embracing the Journey, with Senitra Horbrook
  • Remote Work Hacks: Top Productivity Tips from a Lifelong Digital Nomad, with Nora Dunn
  • What I Learned Travelling Full-time for Eight Years Straight out of High School, with Nonstop Dan

Travel Freedom – The Content Creator

Can your journeys inspire others to explore? Capture the world through your lens and transform your passion into a powerful platform.

  • Panel: Finding Success as a Travel Video Creator on YouTube, with Ricky Zhang, Nonstop Dan, and Maxwell Grover
  • Amplify Your Travel Storytelling with Tourism Partnerships, with Chris Hau
  • Building a Travel Business on Instagram: A Founder’s Journey, with Albert Hsieh
  • Panel: The Ins & Outs of Being a Miles & Points Creator, with Ricky Zhang, Spencer Howard, Ashley Peterson, Julia Menez, and Albert Hsieh
  • How to Build a Successful Freelance Career in Travel, with Chris Dong
  • Panel: Getting Started and Finding Your Niche as a Travel Creator, with Matthew Kepnes, Nora Dunn, and Travis Sherry

The #1 Event for Elevating Your Travel

The idea behind The Travel Summit was to create an event series where travellers from around the world meet to exchange new ideas, make new connections, and elevate their travel.

The Travel Summit is a gathering place for frequent travellers, first-time travellers, aspirational travellers, budget travellers, world travellers, and luxury travellers.

It’s open to anyone for whom travel is a core part of their identity, and who wishes to unlock the freedom of travelling the world on their own terms.

The Travel Summit is hosted by our team at Prince of Travel, where we believe that maximizing rewards points and loyalty programs is the best way to travel.

Thus, the event is geared towards helping attendees learn all of the best knowledge, tips, and strategies for travelling the world on points – all while exploring novel topics within the wider travel industry as a whole and how they shape each and every one of us as we discover the world.

Attendees will be able to attend keynote presentations with executives from major airlines and loyalty programs, as well as our charity partner Miles4Migrants.

Furthermore, you’ll also be able to choose from a number of breakout sessions spread across the weekend.

Each breakout time slot features one topic in each of our four tracks, styled under the broad themes of Miles & Points – The Points Beginner, Miles & Points – The Frequent Flyer, Travel Freedom – The Lifestyle Designer, and Travel Freedom – The Content Creator.

What’s more, there’ll be ample time in between agenda items for networking with your fellow guests, speakers, and sponsors, as well as a Saturday night evening party to keep the conversations flowing over drinks and music.

Stay tuned for more details to come around The Travel Summit 2024 as it all comes together. 

Elevate Your Experience with a VIP Ticket

In addition, purchasing a VIP Ticket to The Travel Summit grants you access to an exclusive VIP Evening Event at the St. Regis Toronto with the event hosts and speakers, complete with dinner and drinks included. 

As a VIP Ticket holder, you’ll enjoy an elevated experience throughout the weekend – including front-row seating, a dedicated VIP Lounge at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and an enhanced lunch on both days of the event.

Your VIP Ticket also comes with a $250 (CAD) hotel credit redeemable towards hotels booked with Prince Collection, as well as more exciting VIP perks still to come!

VIP Evening Event at the St. Regis Toronto

Get Your Tickets Now

Your General Admission ticket to The Travel Summit includes the following:

  • Access to The Travel Summit Toronto 2024 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Keynote presentations, panel discussions, and breakout sessions across two days
  • Networking with expert travellers
  • Lunch on Saturday & Sunday
  • Saturday evening party
  • Special offers from leading travel brands
  • Prize draws and giveaways
  • Video recordings of all presentations
  • More exciting event perks to be announced.

Your VIP Ticket to The Travel Summit includes the following:

  • Everything included in a General Admission ticket
  • VIP Evening Event with speakers at the St. Regis Toronto, including dinner & drinks
  • Exclusive VIP lounge at Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Enhanced lunch on Saturday and Sunday
  • Front row seating
  • $250 (CAD) credit towards hotels booked with Prince of Travel
  • More exciting VIP perks to be announced.

General admission tickets are priced as follows, depending on when you make your purchase:

  • Regular tickets are $399 (CAD) per person, and are available until March 31, 2024.
  • Last-minute tickets are $449 (CAD) per person, and are available until April 25, 2024.

VIP Tickets are priced at $995 (CAD) per person, and are limited in number. If you’re interested in a VIP Ticket, we’d recommend making your purchase sooner rather than later. 

Prince of Travel Platinum Members receive a $50 (CAD) discount on their first ticket. 

If you follow one of the event speakers, you may reach out to them for a discount code that also helps support their work.

You can visit The Travel Summit website to purchase tickets, or log in to your Member dashboard to purchase discounted tickets as a Prince of Travel Platinum Member. 

Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions on The Travel Summit website for the event’s refund policy and other key details.

And if you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out via the contact form on The Travel Summit website.

See you at The Travel Summit on April 26–28, 2024!