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Ben Smithson

Senior Writer
TPG since 2019
Ben Smithson is a senior writer for TPG and is based in London. Originally from Australia and a qualified lawyer with a financial services background, he has more than five years of experience writing about a broad range of travel and loyalty topics, including credit cards, points and miles programs, and elite status, reading the fine print so you don't have to.

He has also reviewed dozens of airline and hotel products, from ultra-low-cost carriers to first-class transatlantic flights and 2,000-room chain hotels in major cities to boutique properties on the cliffs of Santorini, Greece.

Having visited almost every country in Europe, Ben enjoys sharing his experience in lesser-known destinations such as Moldova, Kuwait and Samoa.
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