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Join Brian Kelly, The Points Guy, as he sits down with people who are changing the way we travel. Each week, you’ll get exclusive interviews from Brian with top executives in the travel industry, influencers and TPG staff. Hear insights and glean tips into your favorite loyalty programs, pick up on the latest travel trends and become a smarter and more in-tune traveler along the way.

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Join Brian Kelly, The Points Guy, as he sits down with people who are changing the way we travel. Each week, you’ll get exclusive interviews from Brian with top executives in the travel industry, influencers and TPG staff. Hear insights and glean tips into your favorite loyalty programs, pick up on the latest travel trends and become a smarter and more in-tune traveler along the way.

    Tips and advice for small business owners

    Tips and advice for small business owners

    TPG's Richard Kerr shares what you can find in our TPG Small Biz Facebook lounge, talks about the pros and cons of business credit cards and offers valuable tips any small business owner can put to use. PS: If you're collecting revenue from a side gig, you may be eligible for a small business credit card without even realizing it. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 21 min
    Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee

    Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee

    Nobel Peace Prize laureate Leymah Gbowee is no stranger to turning anger into activism. She joins the show to discuss how war and destruction during her teenage years fueled her women's movement, which eventually helped end Liberia's 14-year civil war. For more information on how to support the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa or other charities to mark the 25th anniversary of the National Day of Service, please visit TPG's list of charitable organizations. And find more information on the best credit cards to use for charitable donations or how to give points and miles to those in need.
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    • 34 min
    Head of AAdvantage shares how you can make your loyalty more rewarding

    Head of AAdvantage shares how you can make your loyalty more rewarding

    Today, we're chatting with the president of the American Airlines AAdvantage program, Bridget Blaise-Shamai, a roughly 25-year AA veteran. We discuss topics on every frequent flyer's mind, including dynamic award charts, upgrades and attaining elite status. Listen for free where ever you get your podcasts, and make sure you subscribe to never miss an episode. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 23 min
    Travel resolutions and tips for 2020

    Travel resolutions and tips for 2020

    The Roaring ‘20s are here! 2020 is about to be the best one yet, and to celebrate, we have another special “Talking Points” episode for you. Whether you think resolutions are bogus or need some inspiration to set your travel goals up for success, we called upon TPG’s best friends, travel influencers and collaborators to find out how they're heading into the new year. Tips from travel influencers like Lindsay Silberman and Oneika Raymond, NYT best-selling author Matt Kepnes aka Nomadic Matt, even Derek Peth from "The Bachelor" and "Bachelor in Paradise" and so many more. While you're resting up or cleaning up after that wild party last night, get ready to plan your next adventure with the help of this episode. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 21 min
    TPG Home for the Holidays

    TPG Home for the Holidays

    Happy Holidays from Talking Points! We have a special episode for you today. At TPG, we are proud to support so many incredible organizations and provide you with tools to help you reach your travel goals. So on today's holiday episode, we are highlighting what TPG and travel mean to our staff with tips for making the most of your travel experiences. Plus, we want to hear from you. Slide into our DMs @thepointsguy, call our hotline 1-877-TPG-TRVL or tweet us to share what travel means to you, how it connects you to others and where your points and miles took you in 2019. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 21 min
    BofA CMO Meredith Verdone and travel expert Lee Abbamonte discuss how to turn travel benefits into financial rewards

    BofA CMO Meredith Verdone and travel expert Lee Abbamonte discuss how to turn travel benefits into financial rewards

    Meredith Verdone, Bank of America's chief marketing officer, has been with the bank for more than 20 years. In this episode, she's joined by travel expert Lee Abbamonte to share how she conveys what BofA stands for to its 66 million customers and why combining the Bank of America Premium Rewards Visa card and the Preferred Rewards Program could help you reach your financial goals.
    This episode is part of a sponsorship paid for by Bank of America — one way that TPG continues to provide our readers with free news and advice about travel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

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Airlines and Travel industry intel

Talking Points is the best! I've never heard another podcast get access to the important people making decisions in travel than this show. This is peak business and travel content!

Seneca Morris ,

Audience is narrowing

I’m not sure who this podcast is targeting. There’s not much here for people who want practical travel and points tips. Instead, we have to listen to Brian and a rotation of CEOs talking about strategies for rewarding the top 5% of travelers. There may be a lot here for that narrow segment. But if the objective is to broaden the audience, these exchanges with Brian are working against you.

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Please fix the bad/low audio.

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