There are a million travel credit cards out there for every airline and hotel you could ever think of. But which ones truly offer the best rewards? We looked at the top travel rewards credit cards to find out which ones could offer you the most money for your membership.
What Did We Look For in Each Credit Card?
Point Accumulation: How fast can you rack up the points with each card? The best card has double points for every dollar you spend, plus 10% back on points used on travel, although some of the cards offer even higher point accumulation when you buy within their brand.
How You Can Use the Points: Obviously, everyone would like to use their points any way they want, and with the best overall card, you can. Some of the other cards require you to use points with their brand, but we only included the cards that offer so many points that they far outweigh the inconvenience.
Intro Bonuses: How much of a boost do you get after you spend your first $1,000? The top card gives you 40,000, which is basically $400 in your pocket. Other cards offer almost as much. Most of the cards listed below give you an extra signing bonus for getting the card.
Extra Bonuses: Between all of these cards, you can get a free airline ticket, concierge service at the airport, free luggage checking and miles that don’t expire. Having a little extra bonus makes it worth owning the card.
Here’s a list of the best Travel Reward credit cards.