Last couple of years have been pretty good for leveraging elite status with airlines and hotel loyalty programs. Not only have programs been generous in extending existing status, many programs made it easy to get in on the bandwagon.  The Travel Summit recently announced the first (of six) grand prize for their event attendees – ‘Star Alliance Gold airline elite status‘ (valid through 2023), which definitely caught my attention. But wait, if you dont have your tickets to the event yet, you probably dont know what I am talking about – so allow me 🙂

The Travel Summit will be the first of its kind event in Canada that will bring the points travellers in the same room as the larger travel industry. With content that is not country specific, but relevant to travellers of all kind. The two day event (October 29-30) will take place in the iconic Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada. With breakout sessions themed under ‘The Points Beginner‘, ‘The Frequent Flyer‘, ‘The Bucket List Traveller‘, and ‘The Future of Travel‘, attendees can define their learning track for the weekend, or mix-and-match to personlize their learning.

Admission tickets to the event are priced at $399 CAD, and gives access to all 24 sessions (including video recording of all sessions), discussion panels, networking sessions, and lunch on both days. Use coupon code ‘PMB’ to get $50 off (affiliate link). Purchase your ticket before August 14, 2022, and you will automatically be entered into a draw for each of the six grand prizes.

The Travel Summit – Grand prize campaign

The grand prize campaign kicked off August 2, and runs through to October 29. Six grand prizes will be drawn either in the lead-up to or at the event. Entry into the grand prize draws is based on when the attendee purchases their ticket; the sooner you purchase, the more prizes you will be eligible for.

The Travel Summit

    • August 2–August 14: Win Star Alliance Gold airline elite status, valid through 2023!
    • August 15–August 28: To be revealed
    • August 29–September 11: To be revealed
    • September 12–September 25: To be revealed
    • September 26–October 9: To be revealed
    • October 10–October 28: To be revealed

Organizers of the event have been tight lipped about future grand prizes, but if the first one is anything to by, colour me impressed. If you purchase your tickets this weekend, good luck on the grand prize draws, and I look forward to meeting you in person, in October – Cheers!