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Find Out Which Travel Rewards Programs Have The Best Perks

By Kelsey Marie

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Loyalty gets you far in the world of travel reward programs. Stay true to specific hotels and airlines and they will certainly reciprocate the love.

How do you know which programs are worth the commitment?

U.S. News & World Report released a list this week of the top hotel rewards and airline frequent flier programs in the U.S.

The determining factors for their rankings were based on the ease to earn and redeem points-based flights and accommodations as well as the best member perks.

Marriott’s huge Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program came in on top for the best hotel rewards program. Marriott Bonvoy launched this year in February and combined Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest, and Ritz-Carlton Rewards into one massive program.

The program received the top spot ranking because of its large network of hotels, member benefits and the high value of redeeming Marriott Bonvoy loyalty points, according to U.S. News.


The second covetable spot went to Wyndham Rewards because its members receive free nights more quickly and easily than with other hotel loyalty programs.

Coming in third place is World of Hyatt because of it’s lower points redemption requirements compared to other programs.

As far as airline programs go, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan came in on top for the fifth consecutive year.

Check out the rankings below:

Best Hotel Rewards Programs

  1. Marriott Bonvoy
  2. Wyndham Rewards
  3. World of Hyatt
  4. Choice Privileges
  5. Best Western Rewards
  6. IHG Rewards Club
  7. Radisson Rewards
  8. INVITED
  9. Sonesta Travel Pass
  10. Hilton Honors
  11. Stash Hotel Rewards
  12. Leaders Club
  13. Omni Select Guest
  14. Le Club AccorHotels
  15. I Prefer Hotel Rewards

Best Airline Rewards Programs

  1. Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
  2. Delta SkyMiles
  3. JetBlue TrueBlue
  4. United MileagePlus
  5. American Airlines AAdvantage
  6. Southwest Rapid Rewards
  7. FRONTIER Miles
  8. HawaiianMiles
  9. Free Spirit
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