First of all, welcome to 2018. Apologies for the absence from the blog for the past few weeks, I’ve been spending some time with family and good friends but I’m happy to be back posting and spending time on the blog.

Here’s some fantastic news for the new year, on April 14th, Frequent Traveler University will be headed to Australia (more specifically Brisbane) and will be running a course for 2 days at the Marriott hotel.

If you’ve never heard of FTU or are interested in what it is, I’ll give you a quick rundown. Basically FTU is like a conference where miles and points enthusiasts come to learn tips and tricks which will help you be able to travel cheaply.

The events are mostly held in the United States which makes it a bit of an effort for Australian’s but now that there’s an event being held in Australia, there’s no excuse not to go.

I’ve been to 2 events now (Seattle & Las Vegas) and thoroughly enjoyed it. Not only do you learn a lot of helpful information but you also get to meet likeminded people which really makes it a fantastic event.

Learn how to fly First Class cheaply!

Here’s the list of speakers at the event:

Tiffany Funk of One Mile at a Time
Stefan Krasowski of Rapid Travel Chai
Keith Mason of Points Hacks
Daniel Kinnoch of Points Hacks New Zealand
Zac George of Points from the Pacific
Tess Zhao, Business Travel Expert
Yvonne Strydom, Travel Physiotherapist & Travel Expert at PhysicalTravelSolutions
Nick La Galle of Protect My Photos
Sarah Longstaff, Loyalty Program Expert
David Feldman, Loyalty Program Expert
Will & Christy Maxwell-Steele, Extreme Travellers, New Zealand

As you can see from the list above, there’s a good range of information to be shared and taught. Each session usually runs for about 45 minutes to 1 hour so it’s a good idea to bring a notebook or device to take notes with. Don’t worry if you forget as there will be pens and paper provided.

As well as your pass to the sessions, you’ll also receive free wifi, Coffee & Tea as well as a plated lunch on both days.

If you’re interested in attending FTU Brisbane or want to learn more, click here.