The Travel Summit 2024: Three New Sponsors, Special Guest Updates, and More!

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

Today, I’m very pleased to share with you a number of exciting updates, including a host of new sponsors, an exciting enhancement to our VIP Evening Event, a special guest update, and more…

Welcome to the Travel Summit, Air Canada!

We’re thrilled to announce that Air Canada will join us as a Diamond Sponsor at The Travel Summit 2024.

Air Canada is Canada’s largest airline, and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market. Air Canada provides scheduled service directly to more than 180 airports in Canada, the United States, and Internationally on six continents.

Air Canada’s Aeroplan program is Canada’s premier travel loyalty program, where members can earn or redeem points on the world’s largest airline partner network of 45 airlines, plus through an extensive range of merchandise, hotel, and car rental partners.

Air Canada Vacations offers more travel choices than any other Canadian tour operator to hundreds of destinations worldwide, with a wide selection of hotels, flights, cruises, day tours, and car rentals.

Air Canada’s predecessor, Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) inaugurated its first flight on September 1, 1937. The 55-minute flight aboard a Lockheed 10A carried passengers and mail between Vancouver and Seattle. By 1965, TCA changed its name to Air Canada, which became fully privatized in 1988. Its corporate headquarters are located in Montreal.

Welcome to The Travel Summit, TravelCon!

We’re delighted to announce that TravelCon joins us as a Platinum Sponsor at The Travel Summit 2024.

TravelCon is the business event for travel creators. It’s back and better than ever in 2024, taking place from May 15–17, 2024, in Portland, Oregon.

Our goal is to help travel creators turn their passion into a profession and then scale their online presence. You’ll be among hundreds of travel creators – including yours truly (Ricky Zhang) – who get you, your work, and your passion for travel.

Whether you’re a seasoned creator or on the cusp of being full-time, TravelCon will empower you with the latest strategies, insights, and tools, as well as connect you with the brand and industry reps you want to work with.

Learn more on The TravelCon website.

Welcome to The Travel Summit, CardPointers!

We’re very pleased to announce that CardPointers joins us as a Silver Sponsor at The Travel Summit 2024.

CardPointers saves users money and earns them more cash back, points, and miles every day by maximizing credit card spend bonuses, offers, and welcome bonuses. Most users save $750+ per year!

The app automatically tracks every category bonus and recurring bank credits from over 5,000 credit cards and helps you use your Amex US, Chase, Bank of America, and Citibank offers to save even more money every day.

An Enhanced VIP Banquet

Guests with a VIP ticket at The Travel Summit 2024 will be treated to an exclusive VIP banquet with speakers and invited guests at the St. Regis Toronto on Friday, April 25 from 6–10pm. 

Dinner and drinks are included in the banquet, and registration will also be available for VIP guests. You’ll also enjoy a special performance by Tyler Shaw during the evening’s festivities.

Today, we’re excited to announce that Air Canada will offer VIP guests a hosted sampling of curated wine, sparkling wine, and Champagne from the current Air Canada Signature Suite menu during the event. This will include the newest Champagne – Duval-Leroy – available onboard Air Canada flights, and it will be lead by a Sommelier.

Special Guests Update

On Saturday, April 26, 2024, The Travel Summit 2024 attendees will be treated to the Industry Leaders Panel: An Inside View of Travel & Loyalty. 

We’re happy to announce that Dave Canty, Head of Loyalty & Partnerships at Bilt Rewards, will be participating in our panel.

Joining us onstage will be a star-studded roster of industry experts, including the following:

  • Ben Lipsey, SVP Customer Loyalty | Head of Air France KLM Flying Blue
  • Dave Canty, Head of Loyalty & Partnerships, Bilt Rewards
  • Mark Ross-Smith, CEO and Co-Founder, StatusMatch
  • Scott O’Leary, VP Loyalty & Product, Air Canada

The panel will be moderated by Mike Arnot of Juliett Alpha Communications, and it’s sure to be an intriguing discussion of travel and loyalty from some of the industry’s key players.

Special Offers for Attendees of The Travel Summit 2024

Attendees of The Travel Summit 2024 will benefit from a number of exclusive offers through our sponsors.

Travelling to The Travel Summit and back? Let ALLWAYS Meet & Assist make your airport journey seamless. Enjoy a special 20% discount on ALLWAYS Meet & Assist services at Toronto Pearson Airport, whether you’re flying solo or with a group, our dedicated team will ensure a stress-free travel experience from start to finish.

Simply use promo code TRAVELSUMMIT20 when booking to redeem your discount. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to travel hassle-free in the airport with ALLWAYS Meet & Assist. Discount is valid from now until April 30, 2024.

Plus, The Travel Summit 2024 attendees can get 50% off annual and lifetime plans from CardPointers, which is the largest discount available across any partner. Simply head to our exclusive landing page on the CardPointers website to take advantage of your discount today.

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 banquet 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 Party 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:

  • 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!

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