Frequent Traveler University is an organization that was founded with the intention of teaching travelers how to beat the system.
By trading airline miles and hotel points, frequent flyers are able to travel further, more regularly and in better terms – and to make things even better, FTU reveals how you can do it for free.
Over 8,000 people were taught in the past seven years by FTU, and the tricks of the tourism trade were spread through more than 30 institutional seminars and conventions in both America and Europe.
The founder of godsavethepoints.com, Gilbert Ott, started his advice site after realizing what a tremendous market there was for people who had the wanderlust bug, but did not know how to make the most of whatever funds they had.
“It’s a weekend not for the faint of heart, and I mean that in the best of ways,” explained Ott to MailOnline.
“From beginners to experts trying to get ‘behind closed doors only’ tips, these sessions are a weekend long, and more intense than college. There are probably ten different one-hour lectures a day you can attend.”
Ott went on to elaborate on his experience, revealing that people were amazed at his findings – and thankful for the fact he was willing to share his knowledge with others.
“I’ve spoken at quite a few and loved lecturing classrooms or ballrooms full of people about how to find cheap flights, how to maximize their points and on future travel innovations. If reading blogs or picking up one-off tips on television isn’t cutting it, this is definitely an amazing, immersive way to meet like-minded people and learn a lot in a short time. And yes, most of them are pretty geeky. It’s a cool thing and lots of people see [a] major benefit.”