Travel Rewards Credit Cards

Airlines and hotel chains use reward programs to entice new customers and to thank loyal customers for their patronage. The airline and travel rewards cards work very similarly to other rewards cards, in that you accumulate miles or points for certain purchases made on that card. Those points or miles can then be redeemed for airline tickets, hotel stays, travel upgrades and in some cases, other non-travel related items.

  • Travel rewards cards are best suited to frequent travelers or those looking to accumulate miles to use towards free travel.
  • Annual fees are common with high-end travel cards. Explore the benefits of these cards - you might find the benefits far outweigh the fee.
  • Travel rewards cards typically have high interest rates. Choose a low rate card if you plan on carrying a monthly balance.