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Caribbean Without the Cruise Ship by Rapid Travel Chai at FTUA DCA 2016

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Rapid Travel Chai presentation, Caribbean Without the Cruise Ship at Frequent Traveler University, Washington, DC, August 5-7, 2016.

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Caribbean Without the Cruise Ship by Rapid Travel Chai at FTUA DCA 2016

  1. 1. What’s wrong with cruise ships? ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  2. 2. Cruises are great for the cruise… ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  3. 3. …terrible for the port calls ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  4. 4. Caribbean Without the Cruise Ship FTUA DCA 2016 Stefan Krasowski Rapid Travel Chai
  5. 5. I lived in China for 8 years I work in international business I plan obsessively I travel fast I come back exhausted My wife is the opposite ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Who am I?
  6. 6. 184/193 UN countries 273/325 Travelers’ Century Club countries ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Where have I traveled?
  7. 7. My Dream Trip ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved My Wife’s
  8. 8. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved What is the Caribbean?
  9. 9. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved + Bermuda…sort of The Travelers Century Club
  10. 10. The airlines ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  11. 11. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Many US flights
  12. 12. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Southwest companion pass
  13. 13. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved JetBlue San Juan mini-hub
  14. 14. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved JetBlue Mint (+ Grenada)
  15. 15. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Norwegian (Nov-Mar)
  16. 16. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Even Spirit
  17. 17. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved For more on Spirit
  18. 18. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Copa via Panama City (UA earning)
  19. 19. Hoppers and 5th freedom flights ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  20. 20. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved United Hopper Ending, ANA Gone, Asiana?, LAN, JAL Still Live
  21. 21. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Air France/KLM
  22. 22. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Virgin Atlantic – can’t book?
  23. 23. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved British Airways
  24. 24. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Avios
  25. 25. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Compare Cash or Citi ThankYou Departure taxes $80-100
  26. 26. Local airlines ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  27. 27. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Don’t fly LIAT
  28. 28. My rule: airline must have working online booking or OTA booking ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  29. 29. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Some bigger ones
  30. 30. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved United partners – awards exist?
  31. 31. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved American partners
  32. 32. Where are the points hotels? ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  33. 33. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Hyatt
  34. 34. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Hilton
  35. 35. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Marriott
  36. 36. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved SPG
  37. 37. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved IHG
  38. 38. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Club Carlson
  39. 39. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Best Western
  40. 40. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Wyndham – all 15k/night
  41. 41. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Choice
  42. 42. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Comfort Suites Paradise Island has full Atlantis privileges
  43. 43. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Fairmont
  44. 44. Getting around ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  45. 45. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Surprisingly few ferries
  46. 46. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Rental cars usually $50-60/day, but taxis are outrageous
  47. 47. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved What, no Google Maps navigation?
  48. 48. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Waze online or Maps.me offline
  49. 49. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved San Andres uses golf carts
  50. 50. Break the chains ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  51. 51. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Booking.com for local hotels
  52. 52. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Hotels.com 10 nights = 1 free night
  53. 53. The islands ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  54. 54. Alone in the Atlantic ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  55. 55. Bermuda ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  56. 56. Hispaniola ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  57. 57. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Dominican Republic
  58. 58. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Haiti
  59. 59. The Brits ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  60. 60. Bahamas ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  61. 61. Jamaica ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  62. 62. Turks & Caicos ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  63. 63. Cayman Islands ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  64. 64. The Puerto Rico cluster ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  65. 65. Puerto Rico ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  66. 66. US Virgin Islands ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  67. 67. British Virgin Islands ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  68. 68. The St Maarten cluster ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  69. 69. St Maarten ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  70. 70. St Martin ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  71. 71. Anguilla ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  72. 72. St Barts ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  73. 73. Saba ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  74. 74. The Antigua cluster ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  75. 75. Antigua & Barbuda ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  76. 76. St Kitt’s & Nevis ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  77. 77. Dominica ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  78. 78. Montserrat ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  79. 79. French Loners ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  80. 80. Guadeloupe ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  81. 81. Martinique ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  82. 82. The Barbados cluster ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  83. 83. Barbados ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  84. 84. Grenada ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  85. 85. St Lucia ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  86. 86. St Vincent & the Grenadines ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  87. 87. Trinidad & Tobago ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  88. 88. ABCs ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  89. 89. Aruba ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  90. 90. Story Time ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  91. 91. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  92. 92. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  93. 93. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  94. 94. Back to the ABCs ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  95. 95. Bonaire ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  96. 96. Curacao ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  97. 97. Colombia’s Caribbean ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  98. 98. San Andres & Providencia ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  99. 99. Cuba ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  100. 100. Cuba ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  101. 101. My Caribbean awards ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  102. 102. Best for beaches ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Anguilla
  103. 103. Best for scenery ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Guadeloupe
  104. 104. Best for history ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Haiti
  105. 105. Best for aviation geeks ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Saba
  106. 106. Best for seafood ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved San Andres
  107. 107. Best for quirkiness ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Montserrat
  108. 108. Best for variety ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved St Kitts & Nevis
  109. 109. Best all-around ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Dominica
  110. 110. Thank you stefan@rapidtravelchai.com @rapidtravelchai rapidtravelchai.com ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved

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