Credit Cards that offer bonus points for booking travel - airfare, hotels and cruises
There are a few ways to earn bonus points on travel purchases when using your credit card. Given airfare and hotel spend are fairly likely to be larger transactions than average, gaining extra points for them can be lucrative.
This is especially true if you can turn yourself into your de facto travel agent for your family and friends travel bookings and have them pay you back!
Some credits cards offer bonus points for retailers categorised as a travel provider - think Expedia, Hotels.com, Flightcentre, Cruises and other travel agent type operations - and are outlined below.
The Citi Prestige Visa is a card for the aggressive points collector – the card has a minimum income requirement of at least $150k – and has an annual fee of $700 – but with high points earn rates, a large number of frequent flyer program transfer partners, and a vast range of perks.
Citi are running some high sign up bonuses for a Visa / Mastercard account for the Citi Signature Visa. Points can be earned into Qantas Frequent Flyer, or transferred out to Velocity or KrisFlyer.
American Express’ Qantas Ultimate card is back up to 100,000 bonus Qantas points for new cardholders for the next couple of weeks, with a free Qantas domestic flight each year.
The business version of the Platinum Charge card is offering a large sign-up bonus as well as a huge range of travel benefits including high points earn, flexible transfer partners, lounge access and elite hotel perks.
It’s back! For the month of July, you can get an increased sign-up bonus to transfer to all key frequent flyer programs in the region, including Qantas, Velocity, KrisFlyer, Asia Miles and Etihad Guest, plus a range of premium benefits.