Best Travel Rewards Programs!

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Jeff travels a lot right now for work. We became a Marriott Rewards Member and I've got to say- it's a pretty great program. I can see why they did so well on this list...

While we are constantly being asked to sign up for rewards programs that'll give us perks for our loyalty, not all programs are alike and not all of them are really worth it. Thankfully, "U.S. News & World Report" is here to help you choose the right one.

The mag 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 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. 

At the center of #Munich, #Marientplatz square. Let its crowded energy slowly wash over you and don't miss the famous #Glockenspiel, a treasure inspired by the tournaments held in The Middle Ages. Book your stay nearby via the link in bio to get 1,000 points. #ItPaystoBookDirect 📷: @nazhmuka

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Top Five 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 Five 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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