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Travel Tips: The Best Travel Credit Cards For 2017

Travelers Today       By    Naj Gulanes

Updated: Dec 02, 2016 04:15 AM EST

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Traveling with a credit card is not only safe but also extremely convenient. But with the number of credit cards out there, it is important to know which ones are the best credit cards for travel.

Traveling can be fun especially if you do not have to worry about carrying bundles of cash or foreign currency exchange. But the good news is that since travel has been increasingly popular and booming for the past few years, travelers will not have to worry about foreign transaction fees.

According to Forbes, more credit card users are waiving foreign transaction fees since international travel from the US are at its peak. There are a lot of credit cards out there that offers great perks for travelers. So gear up with your travel plans and find out which ones are the best travel cards for 2017.

For cards with the best signing bonus, Chase Sapphire Preferred Card and Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card are your two choices. These two the best credits cards with a generous signing bonus. Chase Sapphire Preferred Card rewards users 50,000 bonus points once they spend $4,000 on any purchases within the first 3 months from the time they opened the account. They also have flexible rewards. Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card allows you to earn 40,000 miles as a one-time bonus when you spend $3,000 on any purchases within the first 3 months of credit card approval.

For cards with free airport lounge access, the American Express The Platinum Card and Citi Prestige Card are two of the best choices. The Platinum Card gives a user access to more than a thousand airport lounges all over the world aside from the $200 airline fee credit. The Citi Prestige Card not only gives annual $250 air travel credit, but also provides access to about 40 American Airlines Admirals Club lounges and hundreds of VIP Priority Pass Select lounges.

For cards that provide the best airline miles, Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite is the top choice. The travel credit card allows users to earn 2x miles on all your purchases. You will also earn 50,000 bonus miles once you spend $3,000 worth of purchases within the first 3 months after approval.

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