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Just a quick reminder that The Freddie Awards are being held tonight at the Renaissance Newark Airport. This is the premier award ceremony for travel loyalty programs and millions of votes are cast by travelers around the world for their favorite airline, hotel and credit card promotions. I’ll be there live Tweeting the results (the award ceremony and dinner starts at 7pm) and any other interesting news we learn as Team TPG and the giveaway winners mingle with travel executives from across the board before and after the ceremony. Make sure to tune in for updates on what your fellow travelers think are some of the best loyalty programs out there!
After the Freddies, I will be attending the Second Annual Randy Petersen Travel Executives Summit on Friday morning. The event opens with the first talk on “Cash, Credit or Miles — Miles As an Emerging Payment Currency” followed by, “Inventing the Present and the Future: What Makes Hotel Loyalty Programs Tick.” The presentations begin at 9:30am and 12pm respectively, so be sure to check twitter for any fascinating tidbits.
I’ll also be speaking at Frequent Traveler University, which is being held at the Sheraton Meadowlands in East Rutherford from Friday-Sunday, April 27-29 (New Jersey’s got it going on this weekend!). I’ll be there with the other speakers for the cocktail reception on Friday evening, and then Saturday I’ll be giving two talks. In the morning, I’ll be debating Gary Leff from View From The Wing about the value of Delta SkyMiles, and then Mommy Points and I will be talking about how to leverage points-earning credit cards for premium travel around the world. It should be a great, productive weekend, and I hope to see many of you there. If you are attending, Tweet me so I can look out for you, and be sure to stop by and say hello! Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.
Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.