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.
American Express adjust benefits and fee for the Platinum Charge Card, with up to 120,000 bonus Membership Rewards points
Plus travel credits, lounge access and the ability to transfer points to major frequent flyer programs like Qantas, Velocity, Asia Miles and KrisFlyer on a 1:1 basis.
American Express adjust benefits and fee for the Platinum Business Charge card, with 120,000 bonus Membership Rewards points
The card is aimed at large business spenders who are looking for high points earn rates on travel and business expenses, along with Amex Platinum service and travel benefits.
Citi Prestige Visa offering 150,000 bonus Citi Rewards Points - with hotel, lounge and other travel perks
The Citi Prestige Visa is a card for the aggressive points collector with high points earn rates, a large number of frequent flyer program transfer partners, and a vast range of perks. You’ll need to consider the $700 annual fee and $150k minimum income requirement though.
Citi are offering 120,000 Citi Rewards point bonus for new cardholders of the the Citi Signature Visa. Points can be earned into Qantas Frequent Flyer, or transferred out to Velocity or KrisFlyer.
American Express are offering 55,000 bonus Qantas Points for new cardholders of the Qantas American Express Ultimate.