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An ultimate guide to purpose-driven travel

The choices we make in how and where we travel matter more than ever—and embracing purpose-driven travel can turn our wanderlust into a force for good.

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Travel has the profound ability to transform us personally—awakening and indulging our passions, fostering a deeper understanding of diverse cultures, and enriching our lives.

It can also have significant implications for the planet and the communities we encounter.

From immersive tours and ethical wildlife encounters to environmentally conscious accommodations and locally sourced dining, each purposeful travel decision can have a positive ripple effect. Along the journey, expect hands-on learning opportunities and horizon-broadening encounters that showcase the interconnectedness of the global community—the kind that might have prompted Mark Twain to describe travel as “fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”

By aligning our travel choices with our values, we can elevate our personal experiences while also contributing to the wellbeing of the places we visit and the people who call them home.

Start by exploring these luxury hotels and customizable tours that are making meaningful strides in areas such as conservation and community impact.

Traveling responsibly can be rewarding.

Book through American Express Travel® to get elevated benefits and curated, luxury booking options.*

Platinum Card Members® can book at over 1,500 extraordinary properties worldwide and enjoy a complimentary suite of benefits with an average total value of $600. *



12pm check-in, when available

Room upgrade, when available 2

Daily breakfast for two

$100 experience credit 1

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Guaranteed 4pm check-out

1 Experience credit varies by property.

2 Certain room categories are not eligible for upgrade.

Platinum and Gold Card Members® can explore more than 700 boutique and design-inspired hotels and receive elevated benefits on stays of two or more consecutive nights.*



Room upgrade, when available 2

$100 experience credit 1

1 Experience credit varies by property.

2 Certain room categories are not eligible for upgrade.

Custom Tours and Vacations

Platinum Card Members® can enjoy personalized itineraries with world-class service and support, and earn 2X Membership Rewards® points on eligible bookings with Platinum Destinations® Vacations.*

CUSTOM TOURS AND VACATIONS

Get one extra Membership Rewards® point for every eligible dollar spent on a qualifying package

Average value based on Fine Hotels + Resorts® bookings in 2022 for stays of two nights. Actual value will vary based on property, room rate, upgrade availability, and use of benefits.

Fine Hotels + Resorts®

Fine Hotels + Resorts® (FHR) program benefits are available for new bookings made through American Express Travel with participating properties and are valid only for eligible U.S. Consumer, Business, and Corporate Platinum Card® Members and Centurion® Members (Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Card Members are not eligible). Bookings must be made using an eligible Card and must be paid using that Card, or another American Express® Card, in the eligible Card Member's name, and that Card Member must be traveling on the itinerary booked. The average total value of the program benefits is based on prior-year bookings for stays of two nights; the actual value varies. Noon check-in and room upgrade are subject to availability and are provided at check-in; certain room categories are not eligible for upgrade. The type of experience credit or additional amenity (if applicable) varies by property; the experience credit will be applied to eligible charges up to the amount of the experience credit. Advance reservations are recommended for certain experience credits. The type and value of the daily breakfast (for two) varies by property; breakfast will be valued at a minimum of US$60 per room per day. If the cost of Wi-Fi is included in a mandatory property fee, a daily credit of that amount will be applied at check-out. Benefits are applied per room, per stay (with a three-room limit per stay). Back-to-back stays booked by a single Card Member, Card Members staying inthe same room or Card Members traveling in the same party within a 24-hour period at the same property are considered one stay and are ineligible for additional FHR benefits (“Prohibited Action”). American Express and the Property reserve the right to modify or revoke FHR benefits at any time without notice if we or they determine, in our or their sole discretion, that you may have engaged in a Prohibited Action, or have engaged in abuse, misuse, or gaming in connection with your FHR benefits. Benefit restrictions vary by property. Benefits cannot be redeemed for cash and are not combinable with other offers unless indicated. Benefits must be used during the stay booked. Any credits applicable are applied at check-out in USD or the local currency equivalent. Benefits, participating properties, and availability and amenities at those properties are subject to change.

The Hotel Collection

The Hotel Collection (THC) benefits are available for new bookings of two consecutive nights or more made through American Express Travel with participating properties and are valid only for eligible U.S. Consumer and Business Gold Card, Platinum Card® and Centurion® Members (Delta SkyMiles® Gold and Platinum Card Members are not eligible). Bookings must be made using an eligible Card and must be paid using that Card, or another American Express® Card, in the eligible Card Member's name, and that Card Member must be traveling on the itinerary booked. Room upgrade is subject to availability and is provided at check-in; certain room categories are not eligible for upgrade. The type of experience credit or additional amenity (if applicable) varies by property; the experience credit will be applied to eligible charges up to $100. Advance reservations are recommended for certain experience credits. Benefit restrictions vary by property. Benefits are applied per room, per stay (with a three-room limit per stay). Back-to-back stays booked by a single Card Member, Card Members staying in the same room or Card Members traveling in the same party within a 24-hour period at the same property are considered one stay and are ineligible for additional THC benefits (“Prohibited Action”). American Express and the Property reserve the right to modify or revoke the THC benefits at any time without notice if we or they determine, in our or their sole discretion, that you have engaged in a Prohibited Action, or have engaged in abuse, misuse, or gaming in connection with your THC benefits. Benefits cannot be redeemed for cash and are not combinable with other offers unless indicated. Benefits must be used during the stay booked. Any credits applicable are applied at check-out in USD or the local currency equivalent. Benefits, participating properties, and availability and amenities at those properties are subject to change.

Platinum Destinations® Vacations

Platinum Destinations® Vacations (“PDV”) benefits are valid only for new bookings made with participating suppliers through American Express Travel. Participating suppliers and PDV benefits are subject to change. Benefits cannot be combined with other offers unless indicated. Benefits are valid only for eligible U.S. Consumer and Business Platinum and Centurion® Card Members (Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Card Members are not eligible). PDV bookings must be made using the eligible Card and eligible Card Member must be traveling on the itinerary booked. PDV-eligible Card Members that are Membership Rewards program-enrolled will receive one (1) extra Membership Reward® point per eligible dollar spent on PDV bookings; separate airfare and other charges associated with PDV bookings are not eligible. Extra points will be credited to the Card Member’s Membership Rewards account within 8-12 weeks after completion of the PDV travel. For more information visit membershiprewards.com/terms.

Membership Rewards Program

Terms and Conditions for the Membership Rewards® program apply. Visit membershiprewards.com/terms for more information. Participating partners and available rewards are subject to change without notice. The value of Membership Rewards points varies according to how you choose to use them. To learn more, go to www.membershiprewards.com/pointsinfo.

Seller of Travel

American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. is acting solely as a sales agent for travel suppliers and is not responsible for the actions or inactions of such suppliers. Certain suppliers pay us commission and other incentives for reaching sales targets or other goals and may provide incentives to our Travel Consultants. For more information visit www.americanexpress.com/travelterms.

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