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Frequent Traveler University, Tampa, September 27th-29th 2013

Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa, FL 33607, USA

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Event Description

The extremely popular Frequent Traveler University comes to Florida!


This falls event will be held at the upscale Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay on September 27th-29th


The last four FTUs have been sell outs (thank you for your support!)

Many new and exciting elements will be a part of the next FTU, but the foundation will always be our knowledgable and well known speakers (more information about the speakers here:

Lead professor Gary Leff (view from the wing) will again be in charge of the faculty and we've confirmed these great speakers 

The Points Guy -- Brian Kelly

Ben Schlappig (lucky9876coins) will share their
experience booking hundreds of millions of miles worth of award tickets.

Million Mile Secrets, Daraius Dubash will offer a solid introduction to those new (or always
looking to brush up!) on the hobby.

mommypoints Summer Hull is the mom to a travel loving toddler, and writes the blog Mommy Points.  Her focus is on helping families (and non-families) learn how to earn miles and points in their every day life, and then use those points for trips they never dreamed possible.   

Pizzaman - Ed Pizzarello - writer of the blog Pizza in Motion


Randy Petersen -- The Godfather of frequent flyer miles


A session with American Express Membership Rewards 



AND many more to come

With the faculty above, and other super stars being confirmed as well, from
Fuel Dumps to First Class you’ll learn everything you need to know about
travel, miles, and points!

Other highlights:

-- Free airport shuttle and local shuttle included

-- Free parking

-- Lunch included daily

-- The ONLY educational event that features The Godfather of Frequent Flyer Miles, Randy Petersen

-- Milepoint sponsored welcome cocktails with Randy and the milepoint team

-- The ONLY educational event where you can meet the loyalty program leaders and ask them questions

-- Double Hyatt Gold Passport points for everyone staying at the property

Preliminary program


Friday Sept 27th

430PM registration opens 

630PM welcome cocktails sponsored by milepoint, hosted by Randy Petersen and the milepoint crew


Saturday Sept 28th

0800: registration opens

0900: Sessions start

12 noon: plated lunch

1PM afternoon sessions starts


Sunday Sept 29th

0900: Sessions start

12 noon: plated lunch

1PM afternoon sessions starts

 5PM program concludes


Accommodations: We've negotiated an awesome rate at the upscale Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay for the participants: 119USD per night + taxes. The rate is available Friday to Sunday. The roomblock is limited and always sell out, secure your room today. Double Hyatt Gold Passport points will be awarded on all spend at the property!

Please book your room here:


Tickets are non refundable, but transferable. 

Tickets are transferable till August 27th 2013.


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.

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.


Map of Event Location
September 28th, 2013  8:30 amSeptember 29th, 2013  5:30 pm