As the voice of frequent travelers around the globe, the Freddie Awards is also proud to represent the good will and “pay it forward” gesture of these same frequent travelers. As such, this year we partnered with the frequent flyer collaborative of BoardingArea, Prior2Boarding, TravelUpdate and the InsideFlyer Network: InsideFlyer.NO, InsideFlyer.DK, InsideFlyer.SE, InsideFlyer.NL, InsideFlyer.CO.UK, InsideFlyer.DE and InsideFlyer.COM in supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a #flyforpink campaign. Travelers are encouraged to post a selfie from an airport or a flight or a picture from a boarding gate with the hashtag #flyforpink on either the Twitter or Instagram social channels. For each picture posted, this group of websites designed for road warriors / frequent flyers is donating 50 cents to 12 different charities with support in screening, early detection, treatment and research for both men and women’s breast cancer support up to a total donation of $10,000.
For ideas and instructions on posting your airport or flight picture (and you can post more than one), visit FlyForPink.
Our official host, MGM Resorts International has been terrific in helping us find the perfect venue in Las Vegas for this years Freddie Awards—the new T-Mobile Arena and here’s what all of Las Vegas is seeing tonight.
On Thursday April 28th, the Freddie Awards will be held in Las Vegas and true to form—it will be spectacular. This years event will be held outdoors in the ToshibaPlaza, a two-acre park-like entertainment space adjacent to the new T-Mobile Arena located just off the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York and Monte Carlo. This new arena by MGM Resorts International is expected to host more than 100 events annually, including: UFC, boxing, hockey, basketball and other sporting events, major headline entertainment, awards shows, family shows and special events. The Freddie Awards will be among the events it hosts during it’s grand opening in April! (we like to think that our opening act this year is The Killers, Wayne Newton and the reunion concert for Guns N’ Roses all of whom are also part of the T-Mobile Arena grand opening in April. But alas, they all play before us by days—we’re actually sandwiched between George Strait and Billy Joel concerts)
The event starts at 5 p.m. (PDT) and you will all be able to watch some of the results being announced and the festivities right here on freddieawards.com. Our sponsors and event planners are sure to make this years event something to remember and for once just might shake the notice that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.
We are pleased to welcome Avis as one of the sponsors who will drive a great event in Las Vegas, when the voices of the frequent flyer are announced in declaring the winners of this years Freddie Awards. Avis Car Rental and its subsidiaries operate one of the world’s best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,500 locations in more than 165 countries. With a long history of innovation in the car rental industry — did you know Avis was the first company to rent cars from airport locations? Avis ensures a stress-free car rental experience always conveying the ‘We Try Harder®’ spirit for their customers and have also given us a stress-free partnership to help make all this possible.#drivingthefreddies
The current Freddie Award trophy (in its fourth year) was custom designed by SocietyAwards and their work is very well known having also designed and produced the trophies for the Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, MTV Video Music Award, American Music Award, Academy of Country Music Award, Billboard Music Award, Dancing with the Stars trophy and even the trophy for the TV show The Voice. This iconic “Freddie” award now graces the lobbies of some of the most respected travel loyalty programs in the world and has certainly become a symbol of excellence in exceeding the expectations of members of these popular travel loyalty programs offered around the world.