Today, we are happy to feature the founder, Reed Sutton and Senior Editor, Hugh Campbell, of Frugal Flyer, one of the fastest growing travel blogs in Canada. Thank you Hugh and Reed for taking the time out of your busy schedules to answer our questions. Keep up the great work and looking forward to watching you guys grow even more!
Before we talk about what the interview series is about, we just wanted to share some history of Pointshogger. We launched our site back in October 2013 and it has been quite a journey since then. We met lots of amazing people that we thought we would never meet (mostly virtual). Over time, we have tried to keep up with the changing times.
Loosing Greyhound in Canada has a big blow to the bus industry. But Megabus has really stepped up to the plate. It has been almost a year since Megabus last expanded its service in Canada. Now, they are expanding further. Thank you Colin for taking the time to share your expansion plans with us.
It has been nearly 5 years since we last interviewed Ricky Zhang, founder of Prince of Travel. Back then, things were just getting going. Now Prince of Travel has come such a long way and has grown into so much more than a blog.
Today, we are happy to feature back Daniel Kinnoch, CEO and Co-Founder of LoungePair. This interview is a catch up from our last one together. He shares with us how they worked through some of the challenges faced during the…
Today we feature Thomas Rummel, Vice President, Travel Rewards AIR MILES Reward Program. Today, he will share his thoughts with us on the new AIR MILES Flights platform. Thank you Thomas for taking the time to answer our questions, seems like this is just a stepping stone for lots to come. Looking forward to what else you have in store!
1) Please tell us about yourself and your role with AIR MILES.
Today we feature Valerie Durand from the Air Canada Foundation, who will share with us a points matching program for the Air Canada Foundation’s Hospital Transportation Program. Health care has always been a soft spot for us at Pointshogger, so thank you Air Canada Foundation for working on this initiative!
1) Please tell us about yourself and your role with Aeroplan.
My name is Valerie Durand and I’m a spokesperson for the Air Canada Foundation. I’m responsible for our corporate social responsibility portfolio at Air Canada.
Today, we feature Mark Ross-Smith, CEO and Co-Founder of Status Match. Today, he shares with us how Status Match was created, as well as providing us details on a current promotion with Air Canada. Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Mark, keep up the good work!
We are back with our increasing popular interview series. Today we are interviewing Vanessa Crooker from American Express Canada who will share more thoughts with us about the new Shop Small campaign. Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Vanessa, we appreciate your time!
Q: Please tell us about yourself. What is your role with American Express Canada (AMEX)?
I’m Vanessa Crooker, the Vice President of Merchant Marketing at American Express Canada. In my role, I’m responsible for leading a team that focuses on engaging our network of Merchants.
Today, we are interviewing Larry Tomei, an executive at HSBC Bank Canada. He will be giving us more insights on the inner workings on their bank and what to look forward to. You may have noticed that HSBC has greatly increased on our rankings over the years, which makes this interview even more exciting. Thank you Larry for taking the time to answer our questions!
Q1: Please tell us about yourself.
I am Larry Tomei Executive Vice President and Head of Wealth and Personal Banking at HSBC Bank Canada. I joined HSBC in October 2016 after many years at a Canadian bank.