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Prince of Travel Signature Event, Vancouver 2023

With the cost of flights and accommodations surging in recent times, it’s never been more important to maximize your travel rewards and learn how to travel the world on points. 

This year, we’re bringing our in-person Signature Event series back to Vancouver, featuring four exciting speaking sessions and a luxurious limited-attendance VIP Experience.

Join myself and the Prince of Travel team on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at the Versante Hotel in Richmond to celebrate our shared pursuit of elevated travel.

You’ll leave this event feeling confident about booking your future trips using points, flying in luxury at a fraction of the price, and making your travel dreams a reality.

Ricky Zhang
Founder, Prince of Travel

A Celebration of Miles & Points
Connect with the Prince of Travel team and the wider travel and Miles & Points community. Build your network of fellow travel enthusiasts and accelerate your learning process!
Lunch & Drinks
Enjoy a catered lunch at Bruno, Versante Hotel's signature restaurant. Plus, enjoy a drink at Bruno or at Alaïa, Versante Hotel's 12th-floor lounge and the venue of our afternoon networking hour.
VIP Experience
Embark on a post-event scenic seaplane flight to Bowen Island with dinner and drinks included, followed by a ferry and limousine ride back to town. Plus, enjoy an enhanced lunch in the private dining room, a $250 (CAD) hotel credit, and more!
Dive Deep into Advanced Topics
With in-depth presentations across a range of topics, you'll come away with greater knowledge of how to earn, redeem, and maximize your points to travel the world.
Hotel Suite + $500 Gift Card Giveaway
Win a one-night stay in the Versante Hotel's stunning Signature Suite, as well as a $500 (CAD) gift card courtesy of our sponsor, HSBC Bank Canada.
  • HSBC Bank Canada
    Connect with HSBC team members at the event to learn more about and apply for HSBC products.
Guest Speakers
Sebastian Fung
Ask Sebby
Sebastian is the face of the Ask Sebby YouTube channel and is an expert on US credit card strategies and aspirational points redemptions.
Mandy Hong
Mandy Roams
Mandy is Sebby's partner in crime and covers topics in credit cards, personal finance, and travel on the Mandy Roams YouTube channel.
  • Travel Tricks of the Modern Era
    A round-table panel discussion with Prince of Travel team members about all of the travel tricks we use, including trip planning resources, FX solutions, luggage, SIM cards, navigation tools, and more.
  • Maximizing Oneworld Redemptions
    Prince of Travel team member Rachel Yuan walks you through all of the major Oneworld loyalty programs, followed by a live demonstration with our founder Ricky Zhang of booking a British Airways Avios multi-carrier award.
  • Advanced US Credit Cards
    Our founder Ricky Zhang is joined by our special guests Sebastian Fung and Mandy Hong on a deep-dive into the best opportunities in the US credit card market, including from a Canadian perspective.
  • How to Use Buying Groups
    Prince of Travel team member Rohin Jain presents an in-depth look at buying groups, which enable you to earn rewards simply by making retail purchases on behalf of the group.
  • 8:15 am
    • Registration
  • 9:00 am
    • Opening Remarks
      Ricky Zhang
  • 9:15 am
    • Travel Tricks of the Modern Era
      Ricky Zhang, Amy Tung, Josh Greenberg, Kirin Tsang
  • 10:00 am
    • Networking Break at the HSBC Lounge
  • 10:45 am
    • Maximizing Oneworld Redemptions
      Rachel Yuan, Ricky Zhang
  • 11:30 am
  • 1:00 pm
    • Advanced US Credit Cards
      Ricky Zhang, Sebastian Fung, Mandy Hong
  • 1:45 pm
  • 2:45 pm
    • Prize Draw
  • 3:00 pm
    • How to Use Buying Groups
      Rohin Jain
  • 3:45 pm
    • Main event ends
    • VIP Experience begins
    • Depart for YVR Harbour Air terminal
  • 4:30 pm
    • Harbour Air flight to Bowen Island
  • 5:00 pm
  • 7:00 pm
  • 8:30 pm
    • Ferry to Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver
  • 9:30 pm
    • Limousine drop-off at Sheraton Wall Centre Vancouver
  • 10:00 pm
    • Limousine drop-off at Versante Hotel
Special Event Perks
  • HSBC cardholders
    Present an active HSBC credit card to receive priority check-in and exclusive entry into the prize draw for a $500 Travel Enhancement Gift Card.
  • Royal Platinum members
    Prince of Travel Royal Platinum members receive priority check-in, priority seating, and an additional drink ticket.
VIP Experience • Sold Out

Purchase the VIP Experience to unlock a luxurious and exclusive post-event gathering at the Prince of Travel Signature Event and create lasting memories with your fellow select group of VIP guests.

Following the main event, you’ll be whisked away to Vancouver International Airport to embark on a Harbour Air seaplane flight to Bowen Island, where you’ll enjoy dinner and drinks with our founder, Ricky Zhang, on one of Vancouver’s most beautiful outlying islands.

Wrap up the evening with a ferry ride back to Vancouver and a limousine drop-off in Downtown Vancouver or back at the Versante Hotel.

In addition, the VIP Experience also includes:

  • A $250 (CAD) hotel credit, redeemable towards hotels booked with Prince of Travel
  • An enhanced lunch with Ricky Zhang and our special guests Sebastian Fung and Mandy Hong in the private dining room of Bruno, Versante Hotel’s signature restaurant
  • An extra drink ticket at the event
  • Priority check-in
  • Front-row seating

The VIP Experience is now sold out. 

Grand Prizes
  • Versante Signature Suite
    Win a one-night stay in the Versante Hotel's stunning 785 sq ft Signature Suite, with sweeping views of the Richmond skyline.
  • $500 Travel Enhancement Gift Card
    Win a $500 (CAD) prepaid Mastercard courtesy of HSBC Bank Canada. You must present an active HSBC credit card to enter this draw.
Additional Prizes
  • Fly & Dine Experience
    Join our VIPs on a Harbour Air flight to dinner and drinks on Bowen Island immediately after the event!
  • $250 Hotel Credit
    Win a $250 (CAD) credit towards hotels booked with Prince of Travel.
  • Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel
    Win a one-night stay at the Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel with a $50 (CAD) food and beverage credit.
  • Hilton Vancouver Airport
    Win a one-night stay at the Hilton Vancouver Airport with a $50 (CAD) food and beverage credit.
Discounted Hotel Rates
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the event?

The event will be held at the Versante Hotel located at 8499 Bridgeport Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 1R7, Canada, in the President Lounge.

What time is the event?

Registration for the event will begin at 8:15am in the President’s Lounge.

Opening remarks will begin at 9:00am in the Northwest wing of the President’s Lounge.

The event will conclude at 3:45pm.

For the full schedule, please refer to the Agenda section of the event page.

How can I purchase tickets?

Tickets are available for purchase directly on this page.

How will I receive my ticket?

Digital receipts will be sent to the email address on your order. If you have not received your receipt within 24 hours of purchase, please check your spam or junk folder or contact us.

Do I need to show my ticket at the door?

No, registration will be done on a will call system. Please bring photo ID matching the name on your purchase.

What is included in my ticket?

Your ticket price includes: entry into the Prince of Travel Signature Event Vancouver 2023, entry into the door prize giveaways, a sit-down lunch at the event, and one (1) drink ticket that can be redeemed during lunch or the networking sessions.

What is included in the VIP Experience?

The VIP Experience ticket includes:

  • An enhanced lunch offering with Ricky Zhang, Sebastian Fung, and Mandy Hong in Bruno’s private dining room.
  • One additional drink ticket at the event
  • Fly & Dine experience:
    • Transfer from Versante Hotel to the Harbour Air terminal
    • A scenic seaplane journey to Bowen Island
    • Dinner at Barcelona Tapas & Wine Bar
    • Drinks at Doc Morgan’s
    • Ferry to Vancouver and limousine drop-off at the Sheraton Wall Centre Vancouver or the Versante Hotel
  • $250 (CAD) hotel credit redeemable towards hotels booked with Prince of Travel
Can I bring bags or luggage on the seaplane during the VIP Experience?

Please note that only personal items will be permitted on the plane, and no backpacks or luggage will be allowed.

What is the refund policy on ticket purchases?

Tickets will be fully refundable up to seven days prior to the event (April 29, 2022 at 11:59pm EST) to your original form of payment. After this time, tickets can only be transferred to another attendee.

VIP Tickets will be fully refundable up to twenty-one days prior to the event (April 14, 2022 at 11:59pm EST) to your original form of payment. After this time, tickets can only be transferred to another attendee.

As registration will be done based on the attendee’s name, please contact us before the event if you wish to update the name on your ticket.

What currency are the ticket prices in?

All ticket prices are in Canadian Dollars.

Is there a dress code?

There is no dress code; we encourage attendees to dress smart casual.

Is there an age limit to the event?

There is no age limit and we welcome all guests to attend. Given that liquor is being served, we do recommend you bring your ID.

Are there any discounts or coupons available?

Discounts are available to Prince of Travel members. Visit the Prince of Travel membership page to learn more.

What happens if the event is cancelled?

In the unlikely situation that the event is cancelled due to any reasons within the control of Prince of Travel, the full ticket price and taxes will be refunded to your original form of payment.

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