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Earn points with Travel Rewards Credit Cards & Charge Cards


Enjoy all the benefits, convinience and security of an American Express Credit Card or Charge Card - with travel rewards along the way.

What is a Travel Rewards Card?

A Travel Rewards Card is a type of Credit Card or Charge Card that’s ideal for travelling. You can use it to book flights and hotel stays when planning to go on holiday, and it's accepted around the world. 


American Express Travel Rewards Cards come with additional perks. These include airport lounge access and points programmes for discounts.

What are travel rewards?

Whether you're planning a business trip, a weekend away or an overseas holiday, travel rewards can help you get there.
With American Express Charge Cards and Credit Cards for travel, collect Membership Rewards points or air miles, such as Avios, to spend on flights, hotel stays and transport. And enjoy other travel benefits, like lounge access, free checked bags and priority boarding to enjoy a comfortable and relaxing journey. 

How do Travel Rewards Cards work?


American Express Travel Rewards Cards work much like normal Credit Cards or Charge Cards. Use your Card for everyday purchases to start collecting rewards points, then redeem these for travel treats – from booking hotels and car hire to other exciting experiences.

If your Card earns Membership Rewards points, you can transfer these to one of our partner loyalty programmes and spend them there. 

Why choose an American Express Travel Rewards Card?


Here’s how an American Express Travel Rewards Card could enhance your next trip:


Travel with points


American Express Travel Online

  • With 100 years of travel expertise, our travel network – American Express Travel Online – provides exceptional service and support from the moment you book


Airline and Hotel partners

  • Enjoy more ways to travel the world. Transfer your Membership Rewards points to one of our partner loyalty programmes.
  • With up to 12 airline transfer partners and three hotel partners to choose from, you
    can transfer your points directly to your preferred airline or hotel to travel
    practically anywhere in the world. View Transfer Partners.

Travel protection

Some of our Travel Rewards Cards offer Travel Accident and Travel Inconvenience insurance, keeping you covered for international or domestic travel when you book and pay for your trip with the eligible Card. 

Subject to enrolment, learn more here.


Luxurious stays

Turning back the crisp white sheets in a great hotel is one of the joys of travelling.
Another is knowing you’ve paid with points.


American Express Travel Online can help you find the perfect place to rest your head. Or, if you prefer, you can transfer your American Express Membership Rewards points to one of our three hotel partners to book directly.


Learn more


Airport lounge access

The American Express® Preferred Rewards Gold Credit Card lets you escape the airport crowds with four complimentary lounge visits per year.


After something more comprehensive? The Platinum Card® offers unlimited complimentary access to over 1,400 lounges worldwide for you and a guest, including Priority Pass™ lounges.


Dining experiences

Taste from American Express® Experiences is an exciting service for lovers of good food. Curated by a team of global dining experts, Taste-listed restaurants are recommended local favourites. 


They also offer Cardmembers something special on the house, like discounts, a
complimentary bottle of wine or an appetiser. So wherever you are in the world,
you can find great places to eat and earn Membership Rewards points while you


American Express Travel

American Express Travel makes it easy to organise transport to eligible destinations

around the world. And you can even pay with American Express Membership Rewards
points. Try our online booking service.


Learn more


Global support

No matter where you are in the world, we'll be here when you need us, 24/7, via the American Express app.

Our Travel Rewards Cards

New Cardmember Offer: Earn 30,000 Membership Rewards® points when you spend £4,000 in your first three months of Cardmembership. Terms Apply. 7
Representative 454.1% APR variable
  • Refined travel — unique access to airport lounges, handpicked hotels and complimentary offers
  • Worldwide travel insurance for you and your immediate family
  • Platinum Concierge can take care of travel and lifestyle plans









As a new Cardmember, Earn 20,000 Membership Rewards® points when you spend £3,000 in your first three months of Cardmembership. Terms Apply.10

Representative 71.5% APR variable 
  • Earn 20,000 Membership Rewards® points when you spend £3,000 in your first three months of Cardmembership. 
  • Get Membership Rewards points for every pound you spend and redeem with a range of shopping, travel and lifestyle partners.
  • Unlike other loyalty programmes, Membership Rewards points never expire. Get shopping, travel and entertainment rewards or even offset any purchase made on your Card.







Limited Time Offer: Collect 35,000 bonus Avios when you spend £3,000 in your first three months of Cardmembership. Offer ends 21 February 2023. Terms apply. 18+, subject to status. New Cardmembers Only.1
Representative 107.7% APR variable
  • Get a Companion Voucher when you spend £10,000 each membership year on the Card, which you can use to either take a companion with you in the same flight and cabin or, if travelling solo, a 50% discount on the Avios price you pay for your flight. Vouchers are redeemable when you book a British Airways, Iberia or Aer Lingus Reward Flight in any cabin. British Airways American Express Premium Plus Cardmembers will have access to additional Reward flight seats within Club World (business) when booking with a Companion Voucher, subject to availability. Taxes, fees and carrier charges apply per person2.
  • Automatic enrolment to the British Airways Executive Club
  • Travel and shopping protection3



Key Benefits at a Glance


The benefits don’t end when you’re back home. Here’s a taste of what else you can enjoy as a Cardholder:


  • A welcome bonus on selected Cards.
  • The ability to earn rewards points.
  • Card security and protection – All American Express Cards feature Chip and PIN technology. And transactions are processed through our own Secure System to minimise the risk of fraud, whether you use your Card at home or abroad. Our early detection systems monitor potentially fraudulent activity, while our Fraud Protection Guarantee means that in the unlikely event you’re a victim of Card fraud – and provided you’ve taken reasonable care with your Card – you won't be held responsible for any associated costs.
  • 24/7 customer service – Whenever you need us, wherever you are, our Customer Care Professionals are available 24/7 by phone, text, email or mail. Our Global Assist® team provides immediate personal advice almost anywhere in the world, any time of the day or night.
  • American Express Experiences – Access some of the best entertainment, events and experiences in the UK.
  • Accepted around the world – American Express Travel Rewards Credit Cards and Charge Cards are accepted all over the world. Your purchases are converted as soon as we process the transaction, and the American Express exchange rate is set daily. If you’re paying in US dollars, the amount will be converted directly to pounds sterling. If you’re paying in another currency, this will be converted to US dollars and then to pounds sterling.
  • Mange your Account on the go – Register to manage your Account online or on your mobile. View your current balance, have updates sent to your phone, pay your bills easily and manage your rewards points at your leisure.

Explore Cards by Category

Frequent Flyer Cards


Enjoy points for flights.

Choose between a variety of Cards that offer you Avios points or Membership Rewards points for purchases made on your Card.




To save time, use the following checklist to see if you meet our standard eligibility criteria:


I am aged 18 or over 

I have no history of bad debt

I have a permanent UK home address 

I have a current UK bank or building society account

Some Cards may have additional specific eligibility criteria, and you will be asked to provide employment, income and bank account information in order to submit your application.


Once you have found the Card that best suits you, read the important information, then click the 'Apply now' button on the page to begin the application process. At this point, you can choose optional additional benefits and also decide how you'd like your name to appear on your Card.

Find out if you're eligible with our Eligibility Checker

Only takes a couple of minutes to complete

Will not impact your
credit rating

Allows you to apply
with confidence

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