Originally introduced by Randy Petersen in 1988, the Freddie Awards were the first to bestow honors based on loyalty program member votes. The famously obelisk shaped crystal awards, utilized by many airline and hotel programs in their advertising, were hand delivered to the recipients by Petersen himself until 1998, when the first Freddie Award ceremony was held in New York City.
I’m excited to go and see several major travel bloggers, airline and hotel executives, and the Godfather himself, Randy Petersen. I’ll definitely be taking a lot of photos and will also be live tweeting from the event. Follow me @THEinfamousdx for all the latest updates!
Next week will be a great week for travel events. The Freddies on Thursday, Randy Petersen’s Executive Travel Summit on Friday, and then Frequent Traveler University on Saturday and Sunday. Looking forward to meeting fellow miles/points junkies and learning a lot.