The Best Travel Rewards Programs!

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U.S. News & World Report just came out with their 2018-2019 Best Travel Reward Programs list, identifying 25 hotel and airline loyalty programs with the most rewarding perks.

For hotels, Marriott Rewards earned top honors for yet another year, with the mag noting that their merger with Starwood Preferred Guest and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards helped to boost their already high rankings thanks to their huge network of hotels. Plus, points can be redeemed for things like gift cards, rental cars, unique experiences, and even TSA pre-check applications and airport lounge access. 

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Top 5 Hotel Rewards Programs

  1. Marriott Rewards
  2. Wyndham Rewards
  3. World of Hyatt
  4. Choice Privileges
  5. Best Western Rewards

As for airlines, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan earned the title of Best Airline Rewards Program for a fourth straight year. Their program allows travelers to earn points based on miles flown, rather than dollars spent, which makes it easier for budget travelers to get free flights. It also earns points for its large network of flight routes to popular destinations.

Visit Shannon Falls, mountain bike at Whistler, or just enjoy the views along the route--the Sea-to-Sky Highway is the perfect summer trip. #VisitCanada #canadaswonderland #beautifuldestinations #travel #roadtrip #seatoskyhighway #canadagram #iFlyAlaska #AlaskaAirlines

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Top 5 Airline Rewards Programs

  1. Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
  2. Delta SkyMiles
  3. JetBlue TrueBlue
  4. American Airlines AAdvantage
  5. Southwest Rapid Rewards

Click here for the complete lists of both hotel and airline programs. 

Source: U.S. News & World Report

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