This is a quickie post to tell you – with the utmost of excitement – that I’m going to the Freddie Awards tonight.
I doubt many runners would know what the Freddie Awards are, but the easiest way to describe them is to say that they are like the Academy Awards for the Hotel and Airline Industries.
As described on the website:
Introduced in 1988 by InsideFlyer magazine’s Randy Petersen, the “Freddies” have grown in stature and importance to become the most prestigious member-generated awards in the travel loyalty industry. The goal of the Freddie Awards is to give voice to the frequent flyer and to honor the efforts of an industry that counts more than 300 million members worldwide.
The iconic “Freddie” trophy graces the lobbies of some of the most respected travel loyalty programs throughout the world. The obelisk-shaped statuette is a symbol of excellence that can only be obtained by exceeding the high expectations of frequent travelers.
In 1988 thousands of voters cast Freddie Award ballots. Today, more than 1 million ballots are cast annually. This year, balloting is available in the following languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Norwegian, Chinese and Japanese. And voters will be able to cast a ballot for their favorite travel loyalty program in one of three geographical regions: The Americas, Europe/Africa and Middle East/Asia/Oceania.
The festivities begin tonight at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel. I’m so psyched and honored to be attending. Wearing a black mesh Calvin Klein dress with a very low back…..
No doubt I’ll have some interesting stories to tell, and probably will get the scoop on some sales or deals.
I’ll be tweeting, and pictures and stories will follow in a post real soon.
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