Published August 14, 2012
It may feel as if Christmas was only a couple of days ago, but summer is already here. And, with the vacation season in high gear, now is a good time to revisit the travel, hotel and airline credit cards in your wallet. Are they performing as well as you thought they would when you chose them? Could you be doing better? If you can't answer yes to both those questions, here are some alternatives.
Three new travel rewards cards launched
First up, Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), which unveiled on May 8 three (count 'em) new travel rewards cards:
All three of these address some of the biggest gripes that users of travel and airline credit cards report by eliminating:
The bank also says that these new travel credit cards improve customers' abilities both to earn rewards quickly, and to redeem points flexibly.
Chase rewards that help you travel well
Also in May, Chase quoted a news item in Travel Market Report that suggested that "Summer 2012 is shaping up to be a strong season for travel agents." And the credit card company went on to link its own extensive portfolio of airline, travel and hotel credit cards to consumers' chances of getting the best overall vacation experiences. It claims:
Small business credit cards offering better travel rewards
Meanwhile, Citi announced on May 15 that it's teamed up with American Airlines to launch the new CitiBusiness®/AAdvantage® World MasterCard®. This, the company claims, boosts the travel rewards that can be earned by those with small business credit cards, as well as enhancing their travel experiences with perks, including:
And, let's face it, if you're running your own small business, you're very likely to need a vacation this summer.
The original article can be found at IndexCreditCards.com:
New travel credit cards add to the mix