Frequent Traveler University, Sept 27-29, Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

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  1. gleff
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    We're ready to announce initial details of this fall's Frequent Traveler University.

    April's Northern Virginia event is already a sell out with expected attendance of 650 people. We've already seen ticket scalping of the event, with posted offers of $200+ (!!). Before anyone cashes in all of their Amex and Chase points for a black market ticket to April's fTU, we wanted to make folks aware of the next opportunity to attend the frequent flyer event of the season!

    Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

    I'm not going to be working on the September schedule in earnest until April's FTU is complete. That way I can incorporate learning what's hot and what folks are most interested in there. But I've already asked and confirmed Lucky Coins (One MIle at a Time blog), and Mommy Points. They will join me and also Randy Petersen on the faculty, with additional speakers to be announced in the coming days, weeks, and months.

    TIckets are available for purchase here:
    https://ftuevent.ticketbud.com/frequent-traveler-university-tampa-september-27th-29th-2013

    (As always, tickets are non-refundable, but are transferable at no cost)

    The $100 price includes a Friday evening cocktail and canapes reception, all Saturday and Sunday events, plus lunch on both weekend days. The event is priced to cover event costs, though if we've figured it right there will be some leftover funds which wind up donated to one of the charities that supported here on Milepoint.

    There will be a group rate for the hotel made available in the coming days.

    Rooms can be booked @ $119++ here:

    https://resweb.passkey.com/go/frequenttravelereducation



    Questions? Ask away. I'm excited for April. But I'm also really excited for September!

    PS! Tickets are transferable till August 27th 2013.

    TICKET TRANSFER INSTRUCTIONS

    Tickets are transferable, if you can't go and sell your ticket to someone, please follow this procedures:

    You are responsible for selling your ticket in a safe way, collect the money etc. When this is done, please contact Melinda via email ONLY, no PMs accepted. melinda@ftef.net.

    Send her:

    1. The full name exactly like it's posted on your ticket is registered under and the long ticket ID # found on the ticket.
    2. The full name of the person taking over your ticket.
    3. Send the ticket PDF to the person you have sold it to. This needs to be presented at check in.

    Thanks!

    Program Details available at http://ftuniversity.com/program/ (though there will be some additional tweaks as discussed in the thread this should offer a general idea of the sessions planned)
     
  2. storyteller
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    Thanks for announcing this with plenty of lead in time. Let's me get my ducks in a row :)
     
  3. alfagirl

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    YAY!! Just bought my ticket :p
     
  4. sc801
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    Me too... love Tampa!
     
  5. Scottrick
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  6. cova

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    Booked as well. Tampa is a good choice. Although a little disappointed that the hotel is somewhat isolated in an office complex beyond the airport. Although they do have free airport shuttle and free self parking.
     
  7. tommy777
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    They also offer a shuttle to nearby areas, including restaurants etc
     
  8. infamousdx

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    Ditto!
     
  9. NYCVSFlyer

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    Booked - can't wait!
     
  10. Randy Petersen
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    And it will feature Round 2 of the Launchpoint Competitions which you will hear about shortly. Think "Shark Tank" for frequent flyers.
     
  11. Colonel(ret.)wes

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    Thanks for heads up. Ticket snagged, hotel & flight rsvns made.
     
  12. tommy777
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    Folks, we'll be posting a link to the room block today.
     
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    Sweet, practically in my own backyard. Guess I'm driving to this one. Ticket acquired!
     
  14. druiddation
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    Finally an excuse to get back to Bern's.
     
  15. ghanta

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    Is the agenda as extensive as the Chicago seminar? I'm trying to decide between the two as I'm coming from far away so not sure which one will be more informative.
     
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  16. gleff
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    Have a look at the April program, that will likely give you a sense of what to expect
    http://ftuniversity.com/program/
     
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    I can't speak for Chicago as we have a totally different format. We're always trying to come up with new stuff in addition to the popular bloggers who will always be on the agenda both places. We also have representatives from airlines and hotel chains present, Chicago doesn't.

    I recommend you take a peek at the program for April and judge if you think the program is extensive. We have 18 speakers confirmed, including hotels and travel tool reps.

    Its posted here: http://ftuniversity.com/program/
     
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    What's the Special Rate Code for booking the $119.0/Night rate for the Tampa FTU session?
     
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    Does the hotel have a sauna?
     
  20. Scottrick
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    Outside. It's called "Florida."
     
  21. jetsetr
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    Nice. Memories of New Jersey! Look forward to part 2 of this saga! ;)
     
  22. William JLP

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    WHOAFTUSOAFTU.:rolleyes:
     
  23. alfagirl

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    Watch this thread and most likely they will update the first post with the hotel booking info - link, code, both. I didn't see the $119 rate quoted for FTU though....:confused:
     
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    I certainly hope the ducks can come, too.
     
  25. jpersonette11

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    Hi there,

    If anyone reading this has an "EXTRA TICKET" to the APRIL DC Event", please let me know.
    I already booked travel, but now found out we are short one ticket. I have posted the question in the appropriate thread, but I know many of you on here may have or know people that have extra tickets.

    I am in a jam. I can pay someone immediately via paypal. My email: PERSONETTE [AT] GMAIL [DOT] COM
    My name is John. Thanks for reading.
     
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