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Best Travel & Hotel Co-Branded Credit Card (2021)

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Free upgrades, early check-in, and extra nights –these are just a few of the perks for spending on a good hotel or travel co-branded credit card. 10Best editors teamed up with a panel of miles-and-points experts to nominate the best on the market for American travelers, based on perks, redemption rates and other benefits.

  • Wyndham Rewards Earner Card

    Wyndham Rewards Earner Card

    Wyndham Rewards Earner cardholders enjoy up to 75,000 bonus points after spending just $2,000. That's enough points for up to 12 free nights! Cardholders also earn up to eight points per dollar at Wyndham properties and on qualifying gas purchases, and up to 6 points per dollar spent on food (both dining and grocery stores). Other benefits include annual point bonuses, no foreign transaction fees, booking discounts and more. 
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  • Choice Privileges Visa Signature Card

    Choice Privileges Visa Signature Card

    Rewards with the Choice Privileges Visa Signature Card include 50,000 bonus points with qualifying purchases – enough for up to six free nights in select Choice hotels – as well as 15 points per dollar spent at eligible Choice hotels, two points per dollar spent on other purchases and 8,000 anniversary bonus points. Points can be redeemed for free nights or for gift cards and restaurants and retailers.
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  • Amtrak Guest Rewards World Mastercard

    Amtrak Guest Rewards World Mastercard

    Those who prefer to travel by rails can benefit from the Amtrak Guest Rewards World MasterCard. Perks include a 20,000-point bonus offer, no foreign transaction fees, a 20 percent rebate on purchases onboard, as well as bonus points per dollar spent on Amtrak or other qualifying travel.
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  • Hilton Honors American Express Surpass Card

    Hilton Honors American Express Surpass Card

    While Hilton HHonors has four co-branded credit card options, the Hilton HHonors Surpass Card from American Express earns travelers the generous points for stays at Hilton hotels and on other purchases. An attractive 125,000-point sign-up bonus jump starts cardholders toward free stays at Hilton Worldwide properties. There are no foreign transaction fees, and cardholders earn automatic Gold Status.
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  • Best Western Rewards MasterCard

    Best Western Rewards MasterCard

    Best Western Rewards MasterCard holders earn points on both purchases and balance transfers, including bonus points on purchases at Best Western properties. A first eligible purchase nets 16,000 points, enough for a night’s stay. The card has no annual fee, and cardholders earn automatic Gold Rewards status.
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  • IHG Rewards Club Premier Card

    IHG Rewards Club Premier Card

    With the IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card, members earn up to 25 points per dollar spent at IHG hotels and two points per dollar for gas stations, grocery stores and restaurants. Users earn a free night after each account anniversary, a Global Entry or TSA PreCheck fee credit and 10,000 bonus points with qualifying purchases.
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  • Hilton Honors Aspire Card from American Express

    Hilton Honors Aspire Card from American Express

    New Hilton Honors Aspire Card members earn 150,000 bonus points after qualifying purchases in the first three months. Other perks include 14 points per dollar on purchases at participating hotels and resorts, seven points per dollar on qualifying flights and car rentals, a $250 Hilton statement credit and complimentary Diamond Status.
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  • Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card

    Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card

    Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card holders earn 75,000 bonus points after qualifying purchases, as well as six points per dollar spent at Marriott Bonvoy hotels and two points per dollar spent everywhere else. Other perks include a Free Night Award each year, automatic Silver Elite status and 15 Elite Night credits.
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  • World of Hyatt Credit Card

    World of Hyatt Credit Card

    The World of Hyatt Credit Card earns card holders nine points per dollar spent on Hyatt stays, as well as two points per dollar spent on restaurants, airfare, local transit and gym memberships. The signup bonus offers as much as 50,000 bonus points.
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  • Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card

    Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card

    The Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card has no annual fee and nets bonuses like 50,000 points after qualifying purchases, three points per dollar on spending at more than 7,000 Marriott Bonvoy hotels, two points per dollar spent on travel and 15 elite night credits annually.
    Photo courtesy of Marriott Hotels

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The top 10 winners in the category Best Travel & Hotel Co-Branded Credit Card are as follows:
  1. Wyndham Rewards Earner Card
  2. Choice Privileges Visa Signature Card
  3. Amtrak Guest Rewards World Mastercard
  4. Hilton Honors American Express Surpass Card
  5. Best Western Rewards MasterCard
  6. IHG Rewards Club Premier Card
  7. Hilton Honors Aspire Card from American Express
  8. Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card
  9. World of Hyatt Credit Card
  10. Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning cards!

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