Randy Petersen Travel Executive Summit
Randy Petersen, Mr. Frequent-Flier Guru himself, will be hosting an a travel dialogue with a number of the leading travel executives. The event takes place at just the right time, situated between the Freddie Awards at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel (the same location as the summit) and Frequent Traveler University, which kicks off with a cocktail reception that night.
You can register via the tab on the Freddie Awards webpage here, for $99 including lunch, with the proceeds going to charity. Also, as I just found out, you can sign up at a special rate of $49 via this link. If you really want the private link you can email me.
Brian of The Points Guy (post here) and Gary of View From the Wing both attended last year and found the discussion intriguing, to say the least. To quote from Gary’s own post:The discussion was fascinating — we got advance intel on changes to the American AAdvantage million miler program, that United was looking to focus more on high revenue flyers than just elites, as well as Delta’s IT problems. And questions in the audience were particularly hard hitting for Jeff Zidell at Hyatt (what happened to Faster Free Nights and “G bonuses”..?) and Delta (why does your website price a coach award between New York and Los Angeles at 100,000 miles?). The opportunity to ask questions and interact with the heads of the programs is a real treat for any frequent flyer.
Attendees will include representatives from Marriott, Starwood, Hyatt, Choice, Best Western, IHG, Wyndham, Hilton, Carlson, Accor, and Taj Hotels.
I hope to see you there, but if you can’t make don’t worry-I will be covering all of the proceedings!