I have exciting news to share with you…I’ll be back for a 2nd year as a speaker at The Travel Summit travel conference in Toronto! Fellow Canadian reward points enthusiast Ricky Zhang (The Prince of Travel) and his team are organizing another fantastic event – and you’re invited! Read on for the who, what, when, where, and why you’ll want to add this travel event to your calendar this year. Pssst..I’ve even got a discount for you!
What is The Travel Summit?
This conference is the quickest way to learn how to bring your travel skills and experiences to the next level. What does that mean? If you’re like me and you love travel and refuse to pay full price for flights, especially post-vid with exorbitantly priced “revenge travel”, then you want to join the points and miles “game”. At The Travel Summit in Toronto, you’ll learn from the experts how Canadians can earn a ton of travel rewards. More importantly, you’ll learn how to properly redeem them. There will be keynote speakers, networking opportunities, prizes, provided lunches, recordings of the event, and more.
Where and When is the Conference?
This year’s Travel Summit is in one of my favourite cities, Toronto, Ontario! The conference is being held downtown at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Front Street and is close by to many other enticing things to see, do, and eat. I would highly suggest adding a couple of days to either side of the conference to enjoy more of what Toronto has to offer, such as neighbourhoods like Liberty Village, the best bicycle tours in the 6ix, the only full-sized castle in North America, and many arts, culture, and food attractions.
The conference will take place over 3 days, from April 26th to April 28th, 2024. The first year it ran, the event was held in late October, another fantastic time of year to be in Toronto. It’ll be great to welcome everyone to the conference in the spring this time – especially for baseball fans!
Who Else is Speaking at The Travel Summit in Toronto?
I am very much looking forward to sharing the stage with such a stellar lineup of humans and points experts. Some of the other speakers include Canadian friends and colleagues of mine like the wonderful Anshul Singh from Points, Miles and Bling, Ashley Antidormi and Spencer Giles who are building an Airbnb empire, as well as fellow University of Waterloo graduate and ultra points nerd, Scott Kennedy, and long-time travel blogger and Toronto resident Nora Dunn from The Professional Hobo.
There are American speakers as well, such as Julia Menez who hosts the popular Geobreeze Travel podcast, the delightful writer Chris Dong of TheChrisflyer, and heavy hitter Matt Kepnes of Nomadic Matt (and TravelCon). Of course, the Prince of Travel himself, Ricky Zhang, is also on the event lineup. To see who else is speaking at the conference, visit the Speaker page.
How to Get Your Ticket, PLUS a Discount!
Whether you’re a complete newbie to the points and miles space or you are a more advanced Canadian travel hacker, this conference has something for every level of the game. You’ll be able to to learn from experts, mingle with fellow travellers, and if you’re new to Toronto, explore a new place! If you are coming to Toronto for the first time, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me via Instagram or email and I’d be more than happy to share food, neighbourhood, or travel suggestions.
Early Bird pricing is $349 CAD and available until September 30, 2023 or as long as early bird tickets are available. After that, prices will rise, so don’t wait! If you paid a deposit at The 2022 Travel Summit, then contact the Prince of Travel team to complete your payment by September 30, 2023. Visit The Travel Summit website via this link or use the affiliate code, TRAVELWITHTMC, to receive a $25 (CAD) discount.
Giving Back & Prizes
Miles4Migrants is the official Charity Partner at The Travel Summit in Toronto. This organization is amazing. They use donated frequent flyer miles, credit card points, and cash to help people impacted by war, persecution, or natural disaster reunite with loved ones and start new lives.
Attendees who purchase their Travel Summit ticket by June 30, 2022 will be entered to win a draw prize for a $500 Air Canada gift card!
If you’re a Canadian and interested in paying yourself to travel, learning more about points and miles, and meeting fellow travellers, this is a conference you’ll probably want to put on the calendar. There will be keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and lots of time to be able to network with the other attendees. The Travel Summit in Toronto is the best place to learn how to take your travel to the next level. You’ll learn how to maximize travel reward programs so you can travel like me – by never paying full price for a ticket again! Actually, the conference will take things one step further as well since they’ll also be discussing how to leverage points and miles to fly in Business and First Class.
I’m super excited to be a part of The Travel Summit in Toronto, to be included with the fantastic lineup of speakers, and to share this wonderful city with all of you. If you have any questions about the event, send me a DM or reach out to the team at The Prince of Travel. They’ve got a great event planned and I can’t wait to see you there!!!