The Vine Resource Podcast Show

Episode 84. Interview with Rob Burgess, Editor at Head for Points

By David Lawrence |

Rob is a leading UK expert on business travel, frequent flyer / air miles, Avios, upscale hotels and hotel loyalty schemes, loyalty credit cards, first class and business class flying and travel and retail loyalty programmes.

He won 'Editor of the Year' at the 2017 Business Travel Journalism Awards. His co-writer, Anika Newjoto, won 'Best Newcomer to Business Travel Journalism' and the site also won 'Best Digital Strategy'. Rob was nominated for a further three Business Travel Journalism Awards in 2018.

Rob's TV and media appearances include ‘Rip-Off Britain’ for BBC1, ’Talking Business’ for BBC World News, Radio 4’s ‘Inside The World Of The Frequent Flyer’ documentary, The Economist, CNBC, BBC Radio 4's 'You and Yours'​, LBC radio, Management Today, CNN.com, The Sunday Times, Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Mail on Sunday, Daily Express and Wired.

He currently has over 1 million Avios points, 1 million Virgin Flying Club miles and over 6 million airline, hotel and credit card points in total. He has redeemed many millions more, flying himself, friends and family around the world in style.

Rob is an ex-Partner and board member at a major City private equity and venture capital group, and he remains a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

On a good day, Head for Points is ranked by Alexa as one of the 650 most visited websites in the UK. It generates over 1.6 million page views each month from over 375,000 unique visitors - 80% from the UK. This demographic (high income London-centric business travellers and SME owners) has proven attractive to upmarket advertisers and sponsors. The site is the UK’s biggest seller of premium credit cards.

Rob also acts as a consultant to the loyalty industry, focusing on the development of reward schemes which are attractive to consumers whilst cost effective for the sponsor.

Contact rob@headforpoints.co.uk with any media / PR / advertising / NED or just general frequent flyer enquiries.

 

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David Lawrence

Written by David Lawrence

David is the founder of Vine Resources.