The Points Guy’s original managing editor, Eric Rosen, returns to editorial team

Jul 27, 2021

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At TPG we like to push the envelope and strive to create an even better future for our content, readers and emerging digital tools.

But sometimes, a key component of a bright future comes from the solid foundation of the past.

And in this case, we are thrilled to announce the return of TPG’s original managing editor, Eric Rosen, to the full-time editorial roster at The Points Guy. Eric is returning to TPG as a director of content, initially overseeing the site’s credit card team.

“I’m incredibly excited to rejoin The Points Guy family and indulge my love of travel and my fascination (some might say obsession) with points and miles with the other folks on the team as well as with our readers,” he said. “This is an incredible moment for rewards credit cards, in particular, with unprecedented welcome bonuses and myriad new perks to take advantage of. I’m looking forward to sharing all that and more with our readers as many of us begin to get out in the world again.”

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(Photo courtesy of Eric Rosen/The Points Guy)

Eric Rosen was one of the first full-time employees at The Points Guy when he helped founder Brian Kelly evolve the site from a single-author blog to the multiauthor industry leader in all things travel, points and credit cards that it is today.

TPG founder Brian Kelly shares, “Eric has been a part of TPG history from day one and I’m so excited for him to return as we take our content and new app to the next level. He’s one of the world’s foremost points and miles experts — and an all-around great person to work with.”

Rosen served as the site’s original managing editor for three years, beginning in 2011. Thankfully, after he left that position he didn’t go too far and became a special contributor to TPG, covering everything from points and miles to credit card deals, destination guides and hotel reviews.

“Eric has spent his career teaching people how to travel smarter and better. I’m thrilled that he’s now going to be fully devoted to TPG’s loyal readers,” said TPG’s executive editor, Scott Mayerowitz. “Eric will help our growing team share the best in travel with our audience and teach them how to travel in style without breaking the bank.”

In recent years, Rosen has also contributed regularly to several major publications including Bloomberg, Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, Robb Report and Travel + Leisure, among others.

Most recently, he launched a podcast titled Conscious Traveler with fellow travel writer Kathryn Romeyn, dedicated to telling stories of conservation, community, culture and sustainability from around the world.

Although still enthralled with all things points and miles, Rosen has also recently discovered a passion for exploring the world beneath the surface. He has taken to scuba diving and has even put his new skills to use swimming with whale sharks in Indonesia. He loves discovering new hiking trails while at home in L.A. and on trips abroad, as well as exploring new wine regions around the world.

(Photo courtesy of Eric Rosen/The Points Guy)

Here are a few more fast facts about Eric as he buckles back into his seat at The Points Guy.

Rewards card he’s using the most

Chase Sapphire Reserve – I still love its benefits and all the ways I can use those ultra-valuable Ultimate Rewards points.”

The card he wants next

“I’m switching up my airline strategy this year and want to enjoy a few higher-end perks when flying, so I’m considering the United Quest Card and the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card for my next applications.”

Next big trip

“I would love to return to Africa and go on safari in a few places I haven’t been yet, including Botswana’s lush Okavango Delta and Namibia’s arid Sossusvlei region.”

Favorite places to return to

“Too many to list! I always love spending time visiting Australia’s farthest-flung corners, including Tasmania’s rugged northeast coast and Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia. France and Argentina also hold special places in my heart.”

Rosen’s return to the editorial team comes at a time of rapid editorial growth for The Points Guy. As travel and rewards credit card offers have rebounded at an exceptional pace, TPG has been adding staff and expanding into broader coverage of travel, hotels, cruise lines and rewards cards. TPG now has more than 40 full-time content creators along with multiple open roles.

Driven by a mission of helping travelers “maximize their travel experience while minimizing spending,” The Points Guy sees more than 11 million monthly unique visitors to the site, with a social media following of more than 3 million.

You can follow along with Rosen’s adventures on Instagram and right here on TPG.

Featured photo by Riley Arthur for The Points Guy.

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