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Schedule

TravelMagic 2013 is all about optimizing your travel budget. You’ll learn a number of techniques which will result in instant and significant savings. Some tricks will require strategy, effort and long term dedication. This makes TravelMagic 2013 a seminar for travel fanatics who are excited by the challenge to score the best deals.

Beginners Track Advanced Track
08:00 - 09:00 Registration & Coffee
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome to TravelMagic 2013 (Bart Lapers)
09:15 - 10:30 TravelMagic 101 - Hotels
Speaker: Bart Lapers
The "Frequent Flyer" documentary
Speaker: Gabriel Leigh
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:30 TraveMagic 101 - Airlines
Speaker: Raphael Cockx
Airline Award Bookings
Speaker: Ben Schlappig
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:00 AwardWallet
Speaker: Alexi Vereschaga
14:00 - 15:00 Lufthansa Miles & More
+ Credit Cards for Belgians
Speakers: Thijs Feryn & Bart Lapers
Avios
Speaker: Gabriel Leigh
15:00 - 15:30 Break
15:30 - 17:00 World's Best Airlines Products with Miles
Speaker: Ben Schlappig
17:00 - 17:15 Closing Remarks (Bart Lapers)

TravelMagic 101 - Hotels

Speaker: Bart Lapers - 75 min

Booking hotels for less, where to start? Bart provides an overview of online tools which allow you to find the best hotel deals. Hotel chains and their loyalty programs: We review the big hotel chains and their loyalty programs. How to get maximum value out of them?

Some topics:

Aggregators • Promotions/discount codes • Best Rate Guarantee • Error rates • Elites statuses • Mattress Runs • Status Matching


The "Frequent Flyer" Documentary

Speaker: Gabriel Leigh - 75 min

What went into making the original short and new feature length "Frequent Flyer", the people I've met in doing so, and the reason miles are so attractive in the first place – the lifestyle they allow for and what they make possible, as well as what they inspire in people.


TravelMagic 101 - Airlines

Speaker: Raphael Cockx - 90 min

Finding the best airfares, where to start? Raphael provides an overview of online tools which allow you to find the lowest airfares. Airlines and their Frequent Flyer programs: We review a number of frequent flyer programs. How to get maximum value out of them?

Some topics:

ITA Matrix • Fare Classes & Rules • Airlines Alliances • Elite Statuses • Award Miles vs Status Miles • Mileage Runs • Status challenges • Earning or Buying Miles • Redeeming Miles • ExpertFlyer


Airline Award Bookings

Speaker: Ben Schlappig - 90 min

After booking hunderds of awards via his booking service 'Points Pros', Ben shares his tools and insights on various frequent flyer programs to ensure you maximize your next award booking


AwardWallet

Speaker: Alexi Vereschaga - 30 min

Demo AwardWallet: the perfect tool to keep track of your reward programs such as your frequent flyer miles, hotel and credit card points.


Lufthansa Miles & More + Credit Cards for Belgians

Speakers: Thijs Feryn & Bart Lapers - 60 min

In depth review of the Lufthansa Miles & More frequent flyer program. How does it work? What is Elite status? Is it worth the effort? What other options are there to earn miles beside flying? Can I avoid paying fuel surcharges on awards?

Earning miles with credit cards for Belgians: Which credit cards should I have in my wallet? How to avoid the hefty ATM and conversion fees?


Avios

Speaker: Gabriel Leigh - 60 min

An in-depth look at Avios points and all the many great and varied things you can do with them, from using cheap shorthaul awards to save on last-minute fares in expensive markets to avoiding lap infant fares in premium cabins to transferring points between BA and Iberia to save on fuel surcharges, and more.


World's Best Airlines Products with Miles

Speaker: Ben Schlappig - 90 min

Ben provides an overview of the best products in the sky and how you can book them with miles. No miles in your account? No worries, you can strategically buy them. Fly First Class tomorrow!

TravelMagic 2013 attendees staying at The Hotel are welcome to join:

Friday Sep 20 - Drinks @ The Hotel Lobby Bar from 9pm
Sunday Sep 22 - Brunch with TravelMagic speakers @ The Hotel Resto from 10am - noon.

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