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Best Travel Credit Cards

July 07, 2008 | Updated on July 07, 2008
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Best Travel Credit Cards to Pay for Vacation

With ever-increasing living costs, and record gas prices, customers have to scale back sweet thoughts about family summer vacation. However, being members of some rewards credit program, cardholders may not even realize that they have a fantastic tool that can easily become a source of funding for the next vacation, i.e. their rewards credit cards, or to be more exact travel cards.

A recent survey among credit card users has shown that an average American happens to be a member of multiple customer loyalty programs with overwhelming majority of credit rewards programs. Weird as it may seem, but you may plan your perfect vacation with the help of small shiny plastics in case they give you good travel rewards.

There are myriads of rewards credit cards on the market, and we must accept the truth that most customers like these offers. With these plastics, they can gain peace of mind knowing that they can get a part of their spending back. But with all the commitments people make for a daily life, they may not realize that they sit on travel cards without taking full advantage of benefits provided.

In view of the fact that summer is one of the busiest travel seasons it may be a high time to navigate your rewards plastics and start planning your perfect vacation. With rapidly increasing airfares, it may be a smart idea to redeem the airmilles you've accumulated. Last year, passengers collected one and a half million travel rewards according to data provided by Continental Airlines. Meantime, redemption rewards are up 20% since this time last year, and this means you can profit by simply redeeming miles on your card.

In case you've got not so many miles, you can still save a pretty penny, as some frequent flyer cards, like Gold Delta SkyMiles from American Express, provide more flexibility to customers offering "Pay with Miles" feature that allows paying for airline tickets with miles. It's really convenient as you don't have to wait until you collect enough miles to redeem them for free airline tickets.

With some travel credit cards, you can transfer airmiles earned to their airline partners, and what's more importantly on a great 1:1 ratio. This way, you've got more control over rewards on your cards. You can plan your trip the way you like it choosing the most appropriate card that gives you maximum rewards. If you already have some plastics with rewards, take a closer look at their redemption schemes. The odds are you will find some valuable features that will be of help when paying for your vacation.

Most probably, you've got credit cards with rewards points. The nice thing about these deals is that you can redeem your points for practically every type of rewards depending on your current needs. In case you want to save on hotel accommodation, a smart choice in this situation is the right hotel rewards credit card. While some cards give you fantastic rewards and discounts on specific purchases, the other ones allow accumulating points redeemable for hotel stays, car rentals, or frequent flyer miles. Review your travel plastics, as it's just the right time to redeem the rewards earned.

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