NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The Points Guy (TPG), a leading travel and lifestyle media platform, announced it will host the inaugural TPG Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, December 4th aboard The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan. The inaugural awards show will honor the very best in loyalty, travel and credit cards. Winners will be selected by Brian Kelly (aka The Points Guy) along with his editorial team, and readers will be invited to vote for the Readers' Choice categories online.
During the show, Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger will be honored with the Hero Award for his courage and bravery and will accept the award a few weeks ahead of the 10th anniversary of his heroic water-landing of an A320 on the Hudson River. The Points Guy team will present this honor to him on a World War II aircraft carrier floating on the same body of water where the captain saved 155 passengers' lives in 2009.
Leading up to the awards in December, TPG will announce a string of surprises, including a live performance by a special musical guest, to be unveiled closer to the event.
"It has been a long time dream of mine to create an award show that celebrates the best in loyalty, travel and credit cards," says TPG CEO and Founder Brian Kelly. "This show will embody everything TPG represents: helping travelers get the most value for their points and money, while highlighting the brands that actually make travel enjoyable."
A full list of the categories can be found below:
Awards Voted on by TPG Readers
- Card of the Year (no-fee)
- Card of the Year (mid-tier, annual fee $1 to $300)
- Card of the Year (premium, annual fee over $300)
- Best Business Credit Card
- Best Credit Card Perk
- Best New/Refreshed Credit Card (release date September 15, 2017 - September 14, 2018)
- Best Airline co-branded Credit Card
- Best Hotel co-branded Credit Card
- Best Airline Loyalty Program
- Best Hotel Loyalty Program
- Best Airline Promotion
- Best Hotel Promotion
- Best Credit Card Promotion
Awards Chosen by TPG Editorial Judges
- Best Domestic Economy Class Product
- Best Domestic Business Class Product
- Best International Business Class Product (flying to/from US)
- Best International First Class Product (flying to/from US)
- Best US Airline
- Best US Airline for Families
The first wave of reader voting will narrow down the list of nominees in several award categories and is now live. To vote, go to thepointsguy.com/awards.
Readers have just over two weeks to vote, one vote per person, and the full list of TPG Award finalists will be announced shortly thereafter. The second voting round will determine winners in the Readers' Choice categories. This will go live in mid-October and will run through the end of the month. We'll have a full announcement when the second round of voting launches, along with reminders on our site, socials, and in the TPG email newsletter.
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About The Points Guy:
The Points Guy (TPG) is a trusted travel and lifestyle media platform that focuses on maximizing travel experiences while minimizing spending. Through an informative, clever point of view, TPG has become the leading online resource for all things points, miles and resourceful travel experiences. The site's editorial content consists of first-hand flight, hotel and airplane reviews, curated travel guides, immersive video components, as well as global event activations. Since its launch in 2010, Founder and CEO Brian Kelly has expanded the team to include a distinguished editorial staff and extensive network of freelancer contacts from around the globe. Today, TPG reaches 7 million unique monthly visitors and more than 2.3 million followers across social media platforms.
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