Hotel & Travel Credit Cards

Consumers can earn rewards for free hotel stays or airline travel just by using these credit cards for their everyday purchases. Our objective opinion is included on each card. The cards are sorted in order of our editor’s opinion.

1. Chase Sapphire Preferred®

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Intro Rate: N/A
Interest Rate: 15.99% Variable
Annual Fee: Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95

Credit Profile : Excellent

Editor Rating :

Best Card Features: Earn 40,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 in your first 3 months, earn rewards points for every purchase made, 1:1 point transfer with participating frequent travel programs

2. The Choice Privileges® Visa® Card

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Intro Rate: None
Interest Rate: 15.24 or 19.99% Variable
Annual Fee: $0

Credit Profile : Excellent

Editor Rating :

Best Card Features: Choice Privileges rewards program; No annual fee

3. The Wyndham Rewards® Visa Signature® Card

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Intro Rate: None
Interest Rate: 15.24% or 19.99%* Variable
Annual Fee: $0

Credit Profile : Excellent

Editor Rating :

Best Card Features: No annual fee; Wyndham rewards

4. Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card

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Intro Rate: n/a
Interest Rate: 15.99% Variable
Annual Fee: $0 Intro Annual Fee for the first year, then $85

Credit Profile : Excellent

Editor Rating :

Best Card Features: Earn free nights with qualified spending

5. Citi® Hilton HHonorsTM Reserve Card

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Intro Rate: N/A
Interest Rate: 15.24% (V)
Annual Fee: $95

Credit Profile : Excellent

Editor Rating :

Best Card Features: Bonus points, generous hotel rewards, award nights

6. Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card - Earn Up To 20,000 Bonus Points

Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card - Earn Up To 20,000 Bonus Points Apply Now See Details
Intro Rate: 0% introductory offer for 12 months on purchases & balance transfers
Interest Rate: 12.99-22.99% Variable
Annual Fee: $0*

Credit Profile : Excellent

Editor Rating :

Best Card Features: Bonus sign up offer of up to 20,000 points

7. The CarnivalTM MasterCard®

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Intro Rate: 0% APR on all purchases for the first 12 months
Interest Rate: 13.99%, 16.99% or 20.99%* Variable
Annual Fee: $0

Credit Profile : Excellent

Editor Rating :

Best Card Features: Bonus sign up points, Introductory APR

8. Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card– Low Intro APRs

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Intro Rate: 0% intro APR on balance transfers and purchases for 15 months
Interest Rate: 12.99-22.99% (V)
Annual Fee: No annual fee*

Credit Profile : Excellent

Editor Rating :

Best Card Features: 0% introductory APR offer on Purchases and Balance Transfers; ThankYou® rewards program, earn points on every eligible purchase, no annual fee.

9. Barclaycard Arrival™ World MasterCard®

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Intro Rate: 0%* on purchases and balance trasnfers for the first 12 billing cycles
Interest Rate: 14.99 or 18.99% (V)
Annual Fee: $0

Credit Profile : Excellent

Editor Rating :

Best Card Features: Intro points offer; Intro APR; No annual fee

10. United MileagePlus Explorer Card

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Intro Rate: n/a
Interest Rate: 15.99% Variable
Annual Fee: $0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $95

Credit Profile : Excellent

Editor Rating :

Best Card Features: 30,000 bonus miles after spending $1,000 in first 3 months of card membership.

11. Southwest Airlines® Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card

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Intro Rate: N/A
Interest Rate: 15.99% Variable
Annual Fee: $99

Credit Profile : Excellent

Editor Rating :

Best Card Features: Bonus signup offer, 2x points on Southwest/Airtran purchases

12. Miles & More World MasterCard®

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Intro Rate: 0% intro APR for the first 12 billing cycles after the account is opened on purchases and balance transfers
Interest Rate: 15.99% or 24.99% Variable
Annual Fee: $79

Credit Profile : Good

Editor Rating :

Best Card Features: 20,000 bonus miles after first purchase or balance transfer

13. British Airways Visa Signature® Card

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Intro Rate: n/a
Interest Rate: 15.24% Variable
Annual Fee: $95

Credit Profile : Excellent

Editor Rating :

Best Card Features: Promotional point offers; Attractive rewards program; Travel benefits