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.