Best Credit Cards for Travel – Shaw Local

If you are considering using a credit card for your vacation expenses, be sure to use the best one available.

These days there are a number of credit cards specifically aimed at travelers offering perks such as airline miles, points you can redeem for free hotel stays and cash back on hotel charges. travel. According to Business Insider, here are some of the best credit cards for travel based on rewards and benefits:

1. Chase Sapphire Preferred Card

Business Insider calls it the “best overall travel card,” due to its high rewards rates, redemption flexibility, and several insurance and protection benefits. Plus, it’s safe to use abroad, as there are no foreign transaction fees on international purchases.

2. The Platinum Card® from American Express

This card is considered “best for luxury perks,” according to Business Insider. Although it comes with a higher annual fee, the Platinum Card® from American Express offers a high hotel and flight reward rate, full airport lounge access and complimentary hotel elite status. The Platinum Card does not charge foreign transaction fees

3. American Express® Gold Card

Business Insider said it’s an ideal travel rewards card for those who frequently eat out and shop at U.S. supermarkets. Cardholders earn four points per dollar spent at restaurants, four points per dollar spent at US supermarkets (up to $25,000 in purchases per year). There are also no foreign transaction fees with this card.

When visiting major tourist destinations, hotels and museums, paying by credit card should be easy. Some destinations, however, may not accept them. To that end, be sure to research the currency most commonly accepted at your destination to ensure you bring the correct credit card.

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