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What to expect at the 2022 TPG Awards — and how you can secure your spot

Nov. 28, 2022
4 min read
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The TPG Awards are back. Our end-of-the-year event celebrates the best of the travel and loyalty industries as voted on by our readers, writers and editors. The winning brands are those that stand out — from credit cards to airlines to hotel chains to cruise lines.

And because this is our first in-person awards ceremony in three years, we’re doing it bigger — and for the first time, we’re including readers in the soiree.

Join us Wednesday, Dec. 7, as we recognize the brands and individuals in the travel industry who stood tall this year as we look ahead to another incredible year of travel in 2023.


Buy your ticket to the 2022 TPG Awards right here.


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Here’s what you can expect at this year’s TPG Awards.

TPG Awards party

Taking place at Terminal 5 in Manhattan, attendees of this year’s TPG Awards can expect an immersive experience celebrating the travel and loyalty industries. Rub elbows with industry change-makers while you enjoy delicious passed hors d’oeuvres inspired by cuisine from around the world. Or, sample specialty cocktails at the all-night open bar as you engage with installations like photo booths and interactive lounges.

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We’ll conduct surprise travel giveaways throughout the event, and all attendees will leave with a gift bag of swag to enjoy at home. And DJ Lina Bradford will keep the festivities going long after the last award is handed out at the after-party.

Speaking of awards, we have a full slate of trophies set to be announced during the event — including our 15 Readers’ Choice categories. If you haven’t already weighed in on which nominees should win, be sure to cast your vote soon, as the ballot is set to close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11.

We’re also excited to have Lonely Planet (owned by TPG’s parent company, Red Ventures) at this year’s awards to highlight its popular franchise, Best in Travel — sure to inspire every traveler’s wanderlust.

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel

Experience Lonely Planet’s reimagined Best in Travel for 2023, a celebration of the destinations we’re looking forward to visiting in the year ahead, with content and performances on stage at the TPG Awards. Lonely Planet will present awards for the best destinations to journey, eat, learn, connect and unwind, along with local talent, custom merchandise and curated food from a winning destination.

A trusted voice in the world of travel, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel is a comprehensive set of itinerary-based content designed to help travelers like you explore the world and get the most out of a destination — all thanks to locally based experts.

Surprise musical guest

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One of the highlights of each TPG Awards ceremony is a performance from a surprise musical guest. Past artists have included Bebe Rexha and Carly Rae Jepsen, and while we can’t announce this year’s performer right now, rest assured that it’s slated to be another great one.

This year’s awards are sure to be a party to remember, and you can join the fun! Buy your tickets now to join us Dec. 7 as we celebrate the year in travel and loyalty — and look ahead at what’s to come in 2023.


For more details on the 2022 TPG Awards, please visit this page.

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BEST FOR DINING AND GROCERY REWARDS
TPG Editor‘s Rating
Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
Go to review

Rewards Rate

4XEarn 4X Membership Rewards® Points on Restaurants worldwide, including takeout and delivery.
4XEarn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
3XEarn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
  • Intro Offer
    Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months.

    Earn 60,000 points
  • Annual Fee

    $250
  • Recommended Credit
    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    670-850
    Excellent/Good

Why We Chose It

There’s a lot to love about the Amex Gold card. It’s been a fan favorite during the pandemic because of its fantastic rewards rate on restaurants (that includes takeout and delivery in the U.S.!) and U.S. supermarkets. If you’re hitting the skies soon, you’ll also earn bonus points on travel. Paired with up to $120 in Uber Cash (for U.S. Uber rides or Uber Eats orders) and up to $120 in annual dining statement credits at eligible partners, there’s no reason that the foodie shouldn’t add this card to their wallet. Enrollment required.

Pros

  • 4x on dining at restaurants and U.S. supermarkets (on the first $25,000 in purchases per calendar year; then 1x).
  • 3x on flights booked directly with the airline or with Amex Travel.
  • Welcome bonus of 60,000 points after spending $4,000 in the first six months.

Cons

  • Weak on travel outside of flights and everyday spending bonus categories.
  • Not as useful for those living outside the U.S.
  • Some may have trouble using Uber/food credits.
  • Few travel perks and protections.