About us

Welcome to Turning Left for Less. Turning left for less is a website focused on bringing you regular features on travelling in luxury for less.  We like to make sure you get value for your hard-earned money when you spend it on travel. Something that seems a steal may not be really a bargain if you are getting an inferior product. The website features the latest news and offers on luxury travel for flights, hotels, loyalty programs and more. We will also regularly review luxury hotels, business and first class flights plus have destination features to whet your appetite for luxury travel.

There are so many websites to trawl through and email subscriptions to register for now when looking for a holiday. We aim to amalgamate all the best tips for luxury travel bargains. We do the research so you don’t have to! Make sure you subscribe to Turning left for less so you don’t miss an offer.

Meet the Team

Michele & Paul on a private jet

 

Michele – Founder & Editor

On the newly arrived British Airways A350 checking out their Club Suites July 2019

Michele RobsonMy name is Michele and I have spent the last 23 years working in the travel industry as do many of my friends. All this has fueled my travelling habit into something of an obsession! This along with my taste for the finer things in life has necessitated finding the cheapest way to indulge my habit. After spending years providing money-saving tips for luxury travel to friends and colleagues, I decided to share my knowledge with a wider audience. In 2018 I flew 144,000 miles on 85 flights and visited 18 countries. These were nearly all in business and first class, but I used miles, discounts and sales to never pay the normal high prices.  Over the years I have visited 54 countries and have lots more planned!

Editing Turning left for less is now my full-time occupation. I am dedicated to bringing the latest offers and tips to my readers so they don’t miss out on a bargain.

If there is something that you would like to see featured or have a question about luxury travel please use the contact us tab to get in touch or email me at admin {at} turningleftforless.com.

 

Paul the Tier Point Runner – Deputy Editor

Deputy Editor Paul on Qatar Airways

Paul Khosla

Paul

Paul is an IT Consultant that prefers a WiFi-connected plane to a desk. Having caught the bug when he found Flyertalk 5 years ago, he is now a BA Gold Guest List/Concorde Room member, usually clocking 100+ sectors and 250,000 miles per year on Oneworld.

ITA Matrix is his best friend but also his enemy… “No Flights Found”?! His area of expertise is ITA Matrix, tier point runs, cheap fares and maximising status. He once missed a back to back in Jakarta, so when he arrived home, he booked a next day London-Helsinki-Oslo return run twice to make up the missing points! Paul’s Top Tips – always remember the fare rules which may be more lenient than first thought regarding changes and stops 😉

 

 

Roving Reporter

ba cocktail challenge

My Roving Reporter prefers to stay anonymous but is a regular contributor to the blog. He loves the finer things in life but revels in a bargain too. He is a regular luxury traveller with a penchant for Michelin star dining and champagne. Like me, he also works in the travel industry. He is known to do some madcap thing to get his miles and maintain his BA status. These include hiring a car he didn’t use and visiting Japan for 11 hours on a 4 countries in 4 days trip for status!

 

 

Claudio the Correspondent – Editor of TLFL Brazil and reporter

Claudio on Qatar’s A350

Claudio Tusco

Claudio

Claudio runs our sister Portuguese language site, Turning Left for Less Brasil. He is a keen globetrotter who enjoys travelling and experiencing different cultures (he has been to 44 different countries so far), but loves doing it in style! As all of us are, Claudio is always on the hunt for good business class deals to take him to new countries, preferably with a few tier points to maintain his BA Gold status.

To make his luxury travel experience complete, Claudio loves his five-star hotels with lounge access where he can sip some champagne at the end of the day before heading out for dinner. But hey, who doesn’t?!?

Claudio focuses mainly on hotel reviews and, as a good correspondent, on things to do in some rather exotic destinations! He is also our resident InterContinental hotels expert holding Ambassador status and has visited 16 different IC hotels around the world.

 

Mrs B – Reportermeet the team shaneen

Mrs B joined the team as my second roving reporter. Here is how she describes herself:

“My name is Shaneen and I worked in the travel industry for 25 years before taking early retirement. Like Michele, I definitely enjoy the finer things in life. I also don’t like to pay full price when there are lots of cost saving options if you know where to look!

As a friend and colleague of Michele for many years, I previously used her experience to plan numerous wonderful holidays with great savings. Now that I’m retired I’m using that experience to travel even more to see and review as many new places as I can.”

 

Turning left for Less in the media

Turning Left for less has been featured on BBC Radio 4 and in the Mail Online  The Sun, The Daily Mail, The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday and i news newspapers. 

 

Michele has also featured in a number of blog interviews and Podcasts:

TravelZork podcast

Runway Girl – podcast

Million Mile Secrets Interview

 

Working with Turning Left for Less

Turning left for less was established in late 2016 and gets over 300,000 views per month, with nearly 25,000 followers and we are still growing.  We have a highly engaged social media following of affluent readers that love luxury travel. 

If you would like to work with Turning Left for Less on a sponsored post or giveaway or would like to know our rates for advertisements please contact us at [email protected]

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