Travel credit cards explained…there’s so much to know.
If you travel, it would be a good idea to read what U.S. News found out in their survey. They’ve done the legwork…you just need to figure out what’s best for you.
Recently, I was asked to collaborate with U.S. News & World Report regarding travel credit cards. As a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information, they conducted a nationwide study of consumers who own credit cards.
From this study, they created a guide which shows travelers how to best use their cards and get the most from them.
Finally, something that compares cards and gives me information that makes sense.
Throughout the next month I will post results from that study. Hopefully, you will learn something about your credit card.
The link to the entire study is https://creditcards.usnews.com/travel#heading2
Travel credit cards are rewards cards that help users earn free travel, achieve elite member status with hotels and airlines and enjoy many other travel-related perks. Although travel credit cards can often be used for cash back too, consumers receive better value when using them to collect and redeem points for travel.
Travel credit cards fall into one of three types: airline cards, hotel cards and general travel cards. A cobranded airline or hotel credit card enters you into a specific brand’s loyalty membership club and rewards all types of spending, however the points you earn can only be redeemed toward that single brand and its partners. General travel cards also reward all types of spending, at a lower, flat rate, but the points you earn can be redeemed with a variety of airline and hotel loyalty programs, based on the partnerships secured by the card issuer.
What's in This Guide
6. Best Travel Cards of 2017
This is one of the most comprehensive and valuable studies I’ve read. It’s worth your time to figure out what is going to work for you.
You may change your mind about the credit cards you use or how you use them.
Have fun traveling…