Best Rewards Cards for Travel Purchases in 2021

Bear in mind, the ‘best’ card is subjective. You need to factor in your circumstances to decide what card works best for you. Take into account your current travel goals and upcoming holiday plans. Which flexible currency transfers to your chosen airline? Is there a card with ancillary benefits that provide additional value like free checked bags or a particular insurance benefit? The answers to these questions will help you nail down an earn and burn strategy to reach your travel goals.

How Many Rewards Points or Miles Does My Credit Card Earn?

Knowing which credit card to swipe when making a purchase is key to maximising the points and miles earned for award travel. If you hold an array of rewards cards in your wallet, the decision is complicated by each card’s earn rate and bonus categories, and whether the rewards earned are fixed-value points, some form of cash back, airline-specific miles, or flexible points that transfer to travel partners.

Earn IHG Points With OpenTable and Grubhub Bookings

IHG has announced a new partnership with GrubHub and OpenTable. You will be able to earn IHG points when you make a reservation with either service. The new partnership with OpenTable is live in the US and will expand to the UK and Australia by the end of 2017.