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Where

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

The Travel Summit takes place at the state-of-the-art Metro Toronto Convention Centre in the heart of Downtown Toronto, steps away from the city's world-class attractions.

When

October 29–30

We'll have two full days of keynote and breakout sessions and ample networking time for you to build strong connections with 500 fellow travellers over the weekend.

What

Learn to Travel Better

The Travel Summit is the #1 place to learn how to elevate your travel. Discover how you can maximize your rewards points to travel the world at a fraction of the cost.

The Travel Summit 2022 Speakers

Albert Hsieh
JetAlbert
Foxtrot Dash
Amy Tung
Prince of Travel
Andrew d’Amours
Flytrippers
Anshul Singh
Points Miles & Bling
Ashley Antidormi & Spencer Giles
Spencer & Ashley
Barry Choi
Money We Have
Carmen & Serge Sognonvi
Top Flight Family
Chris Dong
TheChrisflyer
Gilbert Ott
God Save the Points
Greg Davis-Kean
Frequent Miler
Immanuel Debeer
Flight Hacks
Jayce Loh
Prince of Travel
Jean-Maximilien Voisine
Milesopedia
Josh Greenberg
Prince of Travel
Julia Menez
Geobreeze Travel
Michelle Gonzalez
LAX to Luxury
Mike Howard
HoneyTrek
Ricky Zhang
Prince of Travel
Scott Kennedy
canadiancow
Spencer Howard
Straight to the Points
Stefan Krasowski
Rapid Travel Chai
Every Passport Stamp
T.J. Dunn
Prince of Travel
Tara McAndrew
Travel with TMc
Tiezheng Bu
Vicarious Voyager
Victoria M. Walker
Travel with Vikkie

Special Guests

Mark Nasr
SVP Marketing, eCommerce & Products
Air Canada
Scott O’Leary
VP Loyalty & Products
Air Canada

Charity Partner

Miles4Migrants
Miles4Migrants uses donated frequent flyer miles, credit card points, and cash to help people impacted by war, persecution, or disaster reunite with loved ones and start new beginnings in safe homes.

Breakout Sessions

Choose from four tracks of breakout sessions depending on which travel topics interest you most.

Absorb one track throughout the weekend, or mix-and-match – the choice is yours.

Either way, catch up on video recordings of all of the sessions after the event.

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.

  • Intro to Travelling on Points for Canadians
  • Intro to Aeroplan: Canada’s Best Loyalty Program
  • US Credit Cards: Land of the Free (Travel)
  • The Power of Transferable Rewards
  • How to Earn Elite Status Without Flying
  • All About Airport Lounge Access

The Frequent Flyer

If you're on the road often, learn about how to maximize the travel tools and loyalty programs at your fingertips to elevate your journeys.

  • Airline Elite Status: How to Play the Game and Win
  • Hotel Elite Status: How to Play the Game and Win
  • Optimizing Paid Fares
  • Finding Award Availability: A Live Demonstration
  • How to Maximize Air Canada eUpgrades
  • How to Maximize Air Canada Flight Passes

The Bucket List Traveller

Ever dreamed about seeing all of the world's wonders or flying in every First Class cabin? We'll show you how to make your bucket list a reality.

  • The World’s Best First Class Airlines
  • The World’s Best Aspirational Hotels
  • Build Your Own Round-the-World Flights
  • Family Travel on Points: See the World with Your Kids
  • The Road to 193
  • The Art of Persuasion

The Future of Travel

The travel landscape is transforming at a rapid pace. What does the future of travel look like, and what does it mean for travellers as we explore the world?

  • The Logistics of Post-Pandemic Travel
  • The Future of Aviation
  • Equity & Inclusivity in Travel
  • How to Become a Travel Content Creator
  • Unlocking Travel Freedom with Real Estate
  • Digital Nomadism & Location Independence

Schedule

Click on a session to learn more. Sessions are subject to change.

Saturday, October 29

9:00 – 9:15

Opening Remarks – Ricky Zhang

9:15 – 10:15

Keynote Presentation

Travel & Loyalty, Under the Hood
  • Ricky Zhang (Moderator)
  • Mark Nasr
  • Scott O'Leary

What was it like to design a travel loyalty program from the ground up? Amidst the highs and lows of the past two years, is Aeroplan still a traveller's best choice? Get a behind-the-scenes perspective from your favourite industry experts.

10:15 – 10:30

Break

10:30 – 11:30

Breakout Sessions

Intro to Travelling on Points for Canadians
  • Josh Greenberg
  • Tara McAndrew

An introduction into the art of travelling the world on points, with a focus on the Canadian landscape. Learn how rewards points can save you thousands of dollars on travel, all while opening up travel experiences you never thought possible.

Airline Elite Status: How to Play the Game and Win
  • T.J. Dunn

Super Elite. Concierge Key. Oneworld Emerald. What does it all mean anyway, and how can you optimally tailor your flying patterns to unlock the best elite benefits possible?

The World's Best First Class Airlines
  • Albert Hsieh

The next best option when flying private isn't an option. Learn about the world's best First Class flying experiences and how to book each and every one of them on points.

The Logistics of Post-Pandemic Travel
  • Barry Choi

From navigating entry requirements to buying the right travel insurance, here's how to ensure you have the best experience possible when embarking on a new era of travel.

11:30 – 12:00

Break

12:00 – 1:00

Breakout Sessions

Intro to Aeroplan: Canada's Best Loyalty Program
  • Anshul Singh
  • Jean-Maximilien Voisine

Dive into Canada's largest airline loyalty program and learn how to redeem your Aeroplan points for amazing value across Air Canada and partner airlines.

Optimizing Paid Fares
  • Gilbert Ott

Points are awesome, but a deep understanding of paid fares can also help you unlock luxury for less. Learn how to spot the best flight deals and work them to your advantage.

Family Travel on Points: See the World with Your Kids
  • Amy Tung

Whether it's Disney World or Dubai, travelling with kids on points is daunting... or is it? Learn the best family travel tips from those who leverage points to gallivant with their little ones in tow.

How to Become a Travel Content Creator
  • Carmen & Serge Sognonvi

The internet has given rise to a new generation of travel content creation. Learn to forge a career in documenting your adventures, whether through written content, YouTube, or social media.

1:00 – 2:30

Lunch

2:30 – 3:30

Breakout Sessions

US Credit Cards: Land of the Free (Travel)
  • Chris Dong
  • Ricky Zhang

The United States is the world's hottest market for credit card bonuses and benefits. Here's how to make the most of US credit cards as you travel the world, as told from both American and Canadian perspectives.

Build Your Own Round-the-World Flights
  • Greg Davis-Kean

Many loyalty programs offer unique sweet spots to help you circumnavigate the globe in style. Learn how to use Aeroplan points, ANA miles, and more towards an epic round-the-world trip in business class or First Class.

Hotel Elite Status: How to Play the Game and Win
  • Immanuel Debeer

Suite upgrades, evening receptions, and free breakfast. Is there any more a frequent hotel guest can ask for? Learn how to maximize your elite status to secure the best hotel experiences.

The Future of Aviation
  • Tiezheng Bu

From economy class to premium cabins, how has the aviation industry changed over the last two years? What's temporary and what's permanent?

3:30 – 4:00

Break

4:00 – 5:00

Panel Discussion

Expert Traveller Panel
  • Anshul Singh (Moderator)
  • Amy Tung
  • Carmen & Serge Sognonvi
  • Gilbert Ott
  • Michelle Gonzalez
  • Mike Howard
  • Ricky Zhang
  • Tiezheng Bu
  • Victoria M. Walker

Ask questions and get new perspectives from a panel of your favourite travel experts on a wide range of travel topics.

7:30 – Late

Evening Party

Sunday, October 30

9:00 – 10:00

Keynote Presentation

Miles4Migrants: New Horizons and New Beginnings

Frequent flyer miles and credit card points can help us make our travel dreams a reality, but can they also empower us to help those in need? Get an inside look at the mission, operations, and impact of our charity partner, Miles4Migrants.

10:00 – 10:30

Break

10:30 – 11:30

Breakout Sessions

The Power of Transferable Rewards
  • Josh Greenberg
  • Spencer Howard

Don't get locked into just one airline or hotel program. Learn to maximize flexible points currencies like American Express, RBC, HSBC, Chase, Capital One, and more to unlock the ultimate travel value.

How to Maximize Air Canada Flight Passes
  • Scott Kennedy

Air Canada Flight Passes can offer incredible value for the discerning frequent flyer. Unlock their hidden power to fly more and earn more rewards from your flights for less out-of-pocket.

The Art of Persuasion
  • Jayce Loh

Sometimes things just don't go your way. Sometimes you wish you got just a little more. Master the "human element" of getting your desired outcomes as you travel the world.

Digital Nomadism & Location Independence
  • Mike Howard

Ever dreamed of living and working anywhere in the world? Explore the pursuit of digital nomadism, the ultimate dream for the freedom-seeking traveller.

11:30 – 12:00

Break

12:00 – 1:00

Breakout Sessions

How to Earn Elite Status Without Flying
  • Andrew d'Amours
  • Julia Menez

Is it possible to climb the ranks of elite status without stepping on a plane? From status matching to spending thresholds, find out how to earn airline & hotel elite status without meeting the usual requirements.

Finding Award Availability: A Live Demonstration
  • Ricky Zhang
  • Scott Kennedy

You've earned the points, now how do you spend them? Searching for award availability and building travel itineraries is an art on its own. Find out how the experts do it.

The Road to 193
  • Stefan Krasowski

Taking the phrase "travel the world" quite literally, delve into the ultimate bucket list item of visiting all 193 countries in the world – with rewards points as a key tool along the way.

Equity & Inclusivity in Travel
  • Chris Dong
  • Victoria M. Walker

How can we as eager travellers contribute towards building a more inclusive travel community? Hear from seasoned travel experts about the transformative nature of travel and what we can do to make it more accessible to all.

1:00 – 2:15

Lunch

2:15 – 3:15

Breakout Sessions

All About Airport Lounge Access
  • Andrew d'Amours

Gain access to swanky airport lounges before your flight, the perfect place to grab a drink or relax. You'll never think about the airport experience the same way again.

How to Maximize Air Canada eUpgrades
  • T.J. Dunn

Air Canada's upgrade currency is a complex beast at first glance, but understanding it is very much the key to unlocking business class flights at economy prices.

The World's Best Aspirational Hotels
  • Michelle Gonzalez

Beach cabanas, desert reserves, and overwater villas. Discover how to redeem your points towards unforgettable stays at the world's best high-end hotels and resorts.

Unlocking Travel Freedom with Real Estate
  • Ashley Antidormi & Spencer Giles

Learn from experienced experts how to earn passive income through real estate and maximize rewards points at the same time to achieve a lifestyle of travel freedom.

3:15 – 3:30

Break

3:30 – 4:00

Closing Remarks – Ricky Zhang

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Your Ticket to The Travel Summit

$399 (CAD)
General Admission
  • Access to The Travel Summit Toronto 2022 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • 3 keynote presentations & panel discussions across 2 days
  • 24 breakout sessions across 2 days
  • Networking with expert travellers
  • Lunch on Saturday & Sunday
  • Party on Saturday evening
  • Special offers from leading travel brands
  • Prize draws and giveaways
  • Video recordings of all presentations

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Accommodations

Hyatt Regency Toronto

Discover the excitement of Downtown Toronto’s Entertainment District, steps from the event venue and the CN Tower, Rogers Centre, Royal Ontario Museum, and Princess of Wales Theatre.

Our special rate for The Travel Summit attendees is $229 (CAD) plus nightly taxes and fees. Book before October 7.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When will The Travel Summit take place?

    The Travel Summit is a two-day event. It will be held on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30, 2022.

  • Where is The Travel Summit being held?

    The Travel Summit will be hosted at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) in the North Building located at 255 Front St W, Toronto, ON, M5V 2W6, Canada.

  • What is included in my ticket?

    Your ticket includes entry into both days of The Travel Summit, where you will have access to all presentations and networking sessions. Lunch will be provided on both days.

    Your ticket will also include a digital copy of all of the presentations, which will be distributed after the event.

  • What will my weekend at The Travel Summit look like?

    Both days will feature a planned schedule alternating between presentations and networking breaks, from 9am to 5pm. Be sure to arrive early on Saturday for registration.

    We also encourage you to make yourself available for evening events throughout the weekend.

  • How will I get my ticket?

    Digital tickets will be sent to the email address attached to your order. If you have not received your digital ticket within 24 hours of purchase, please check your spam or junk folder and then reach out via the contact form.

    Please bring photo ID when you arrive, so we can confirm your registration with or without your ticket handy.

  • Are tickets refundable or transferable?

    Due to our commitment to the event venue, we are operating a staggered structure for the refund deadline:

    • 100% refund by July 29, 2022
    • 50% refund by August 29, 2022
    • 25% refund by September 29, 2022

    We are unable to issue any refund amount after September 29, 2022.

    Tickets can be transferred to another attendee until October 28, 2022 for a $50 (CAD) administrative fee.

  • Will the information presented be geared towards and/or applicable to attendees from outside Canada?

    Travel is a global pursuit, and we have built The Travel Summit to be a “Canadian and global” event.

    The information presented in our breakout sessions will cover both the Canadian and American travel & rewards landscapes in depth, and the majority of sessions will be equally applicable to attendees from all over the world.

  • How long will the sessions be?

    The keynote speeches, breakout sessions, and panel discussions will each be about 60 minutes long, including time for questions from the audience.

  • Who do I contact about dietary restrictions?

    Guests that have any type of dietary restriction should reach out via the contact form no later than October 1, 2022 in order to be accommodated.

  • Can I become a sponsor of The Travel Summit?

    Yes! We are always happy to hear from high-quality sponsors who wish to be part of The Travel Summit. Please reach out to us via the contact form to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities.

  • Any more questions?

    We are here to help! Please reach out via the contact form if you have any inquiries.