Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin

Associate Editor

Brisbane, Australia

As Associate Editor of Executive Traveller, Chris Chamberlin oversees the site's coverage of airline loyalty programs and credit cards, with an eye towards the smartest ways to earn and burn frequent flyer points. Based in Brisbane, Chris regularly travels within Australia and overseas to review the latest in business class and first class, along with airport lounges and hotels.

After completing his undergraduate degree at Griffith University, Chris began writing for Australian Business Traveller as a contributor in mid-2013, and joined the team as a full-time journalist in 2014. In 2018, he moved into the role of Senior Journalist, and in 2019, took on the role of Associate Editor when Australian Business Traveller was rebranded and relaunched as Executive Traveller. Chris also edits the Executive Traveller email newsletter, and previously edited the Australian Business Traveller newsletter.

In 2019, Chris completed further study in Tourism and Travel Management at UQ Business School, and in 2020, was named a finalist for Journalist of the Year in both the 'Destination' and 'Ground Transportation' categories at the international Business Travel Journalism Awards (BTJAs), as well as a semi-finalist for the 2020 Online Achievement Award at the 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards QLD. This also made him a quarter-finalist for 2020 Queensland Young Achiever of the Year.

Chris has also been published by The Age, The Australian, The Canberra Times, INTHEBLACK, The Journey, The Sydney Morning Herald, WA Today and The Weekend Australian, and syndicated by The Australian Financial Review, Bloomberg Pursuits, and others. 

Latest from Chris Chamberlin

Qantas overhauls international baggage allowances

Qantas' changes are a real mixed bag, depending on each traveller's frequent flyer status and tic...

Canberra’s new ‘A by Adina’ hotel marks a global debut

Australia’s national capital is now home to the world’s first A by Adina property, from internati...

Rex outlines business class dining for Sydney-Melbourne

Business class passengers will enjoy hot meals served on cardboard trays, plus complimentary wine...

First look: Virgin Australia opens new Adelaide lounge

The airline's much-anticipated Adelaide lounge is a departure from what travellers currently expe...

First photos: Rex Boeing 737 business class

Regional Express brings competition to the business class skies, using the same seats (and planes...

What is a Qantas frequent flyer point worth?

From flights and business class upgrades through to gift cards and merchandise, here are the wors...

Rex drops five regional routes, but adds two others

Bathurst, Cooma, Grafton, Kangaroo Island and Lismore face the chop, but Coffs Harbour and Port M...

Hiring a car? Your AMEX Platinum card may not cover you

American Express Platinum cardholders shouldn’t assume every rental will be insured, just by usin...

Your guide to Europe's online visa-waiver system, ETIAS

From 2022, foreigners visiting Europe under the visa-waiver program will need to complete an onli...

Accor Plus unleashes fast-track to ALL Gold, Platinum

Accor Plus members can upgrade their standard ALL Silver card to Gold after staying just 10 night...

First doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrive in Australia

“The eagle has landed,” with the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines arriving in Australia today abo...

The complete guide to travelling with Regional Express (Rex)

Whether you're heading rural or gearing up for Sydney-Melbourne, here's what you need to know abo...

Australia’s 'travel ban' to be reviewed this month

The strict border control measures, currently set to expire in mid-March, are up for reassessment.

‘Travel bubbles’ may begin with 14-day quarantine continuing

Australia may remove the roadblocks to travelling overseas before hotel quarantine requirements a...

Business meets boutique: Next Melbourne set for March debut

Offering a Club Lounge amid the city's CBD and theatre district, Next Melbourne is ideally placed...

How to use Qantas' frequent flyer points calculators

It’s easy to check how many Qantas Points and status credits you’ll earn in the air, and how many...

Qantas upgrades economy meals and drinks on domestic flights

Hot meals make a comeback on short domestic flights, with complimentary beer and wine also return...

Qantas unlocks unlimited flight changes to January 2022

Travellers booking domestic and trans-Tasman flights can now change their plans as many times as ...

Oneworld Emerald: the best frequent flyer status

With apologies to Marilyn Monroe, Emeralds are a frequent flyer's best friend!

Plaza Premium Smart Traveller adopts new points expiry rules

Lounge lizards are in for a treat as Smart Traveller moves away from its previous rolling 12-mont...