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Frequent Traveler University: December 5-7, Hyatt Regency Crystal City

The next Frequent Traveler University, in partnership with USA Today, promises to be the biggest gathering of frequent flyers ever — topping even last April’s sold out event in Northern Virginia.

The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City minutes from Washington’s National airport.

It’s a fantastic venue to support us all, and Hyatt has made available (2) $250 Hyatt gift cards for me to give away here. Gift cards that could be used on your stay during Frequent Traveler University!

All you need to do to be eligible to win is leave a comment on this post. You may answer one of two questions,

  • What would you most want to learn at a gathering of frequent flyers? Or..
  • What is the most important thing for a conference host hotel to know, or to do?

Since there are two gift cards, and two questions, you may enter up to two times.

Just leave a comment or two comments and I will draw the winning comments at random from those left by October 14 at Noon Eastern. (Void where prohibited by law. All of my decisions are final and unappealable, I want to make giveaways as easy as possible and with the fewest headaches possible.)

And I hope to see you at the upcoming Frequent Traveler University!

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. For the conference, I’m usually looking for easy and innovative MS strategies and redemption strategies! Thanks!

  2. Depends on the type of conference or meeting but being clean and free WIFI is a must, the rest can be cobbled together 🙂

  3. I would like to learn more about putting together the once in a lifetime trip I have been saving my point toward.

  4. I would like to learn techniques to achieve and maintain elite status for hotels and airlines on limited travel arrangements in a year.

  5. Most important thing for the host hotel to do is keep Wifi up and running at reasonable speeds

  6. The most important thing for a conference host hotel is that it create a welcoming environment that gives the guest a favorable view of the city. They should have plenty of information about local attractions (not just tourist traps), and be helpful with transportation.

  7. Hotel has to have public meeting areas – couches, chairs, etc. A lot of networking “just happens” vs. planned activities.

  8. The most important thing for a host hotel should have is a strong internet connection in all areas of the hotel and rooms. thanks!!

  9. I would like to learn an easy way to manufacture large spend besides credit card sign up or running to a store (most are not near me) to load and unload varying cards. thanks!

  10. I love hyatt properties and would like to stay at some hyatts with the best redemption for points

  11. I would like to know the maximum level of MS you recommend across an entire portfolio. What is too much, where is there opportunity for more MS?

  12. I would like a conference host hotel to know that conference goers should be treated as well as any other guests. I sometimes get the feeling they get sort of a downgrade on some services/amenities. (Although this depends upon the property, as sometimes it is fantastic.

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