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.
Citi offering 75,000 Citi Rewards points or 50,000 Qantas points with Citi Signature Visa, but with points earn rates changing in June
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.
Citi Prestige Visa offering 70,000 bonus Citi Rewards Points and a vast range of perks, but with points earn rates changing on 15th June
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.
Qantas Ultimate American Express offering 55,000 bonus Qantas Points and complimentary domestic flight
American Express’ Qantas Ultimate card has 55,000 bonus Qantas points on offer, with a free Qantas domestic flight each year and is aimed at those who can maximise the Qantas Points earned for bonuses at restaurants, Qantas, for overseas and travel expenditure.
American Express is offering 80,000 Membership Rewards sign up bonus points with the Platinum Charge card. It’s a great card for those who want lots of additional benefits with no pre-set spending limit, plus the ability to transfer to all major points currencies.
The American Express Platinum Business Charge Card is offering a 100,000 bonus Membership Rewards points, and offers points, travel and other perks for Business owners.