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Best Credit Cards for Travel of 2015
In general, getting a travel credit card can be a very lucrative endeavor, if your budget suits it. We examined the average 2-year rewards across a number of different credit card types, and found that these cards are second, only to hotel credit cards. While hotel cards tend to offer some of the best overall rewards, the redemption options for the points they give out tend to be far more limited. Travel credit cards are ones that allow consumers to move their points around between different loyalty programs, or use them as statement credit.
In our analysis, the sample budget included $2,400 in annual spending towards airlines and hotels (combined), and $12,000 in spending across other categories.
Our Picks For the Best Travel Credit Cards in 2015
The following cards are among the best for their respective categories. If you would like to receive more refined list – one that is tailored specifically to your individual budget – we recommend using the tool at the bottom of this page. For more information on how we determined the winners for each of the above categories, take a look at our methodology section.
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