He writes for magazines ranging from National Geographic Traveler (for whom he’s an award-wining contributing editor) to Forbes. A former Washington Post investigative reporter and columnist whose reporting was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, Rudy brings a professional journalist’s eye to the world of airlines, cruise lines, hotels, and destinations worldwide.
Rudy tailors his speeches to the interests of his audience. For travel industry and corporate clients, he works with meeting planners to bring his experience and sense of humor to a professional audience. For general audiences, his personal and anecdotal speeches are popular.
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“There are umpteen ways to earn miles these days that don’t involve getting anywhere near an airplane . . . Remember the Citibank ads for its American Airlines credit card that asked, ‘Was he really sorry? Or was it the miles?’ Miles have become a way of saying ‘I’m sorry’ or ‘Notice me.’ Why not offer someone 75,000 miles to settle a fender bender without involving the police? Your lover walks into a restaurant and discovers you’re on a date with someone else? I’d say 100,000 miles would be an appropriate offer.” —“Postmodern Money,” by Rudy Maxa, Forbes