A Travel Rewards Card is a type of Credit Card or Charge Card that’s ideal to use while travelling, to book flights and hotel stays when planning to go on holiday, and is accepted around the world.
While travel credit cards typically offer free cash withdrawals abroad or no transaction fees for foreign currency, Travel Rewards Cards come with additional perks, such as airport lounge access, points programmes for discounts on flights and hotel stays, as well as travel protection. A travel credit card will also offer you 24/7 support abroad, for example in case your Card gets lost or stolen.
With an American Express Travel Rewards Card you can earn travel rewards by using your Card on everyday purchases and collecting Membership Rewards points.
Use your points to book travel, hotel stays, car hire or experiences, or transfer your Membership Rewards points to one of our partner loyalty programmes. With up to 12 airline transfer partners and 3 hotel partners for our Cardmembers to choose from, you can transfer your points directly to your preferred airline or hotel to travel practically anywhere in the world.
An American Express Travel Rewards Card offers you:
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, anytime of the day or night.
All American Express Cards feature Chip and PIN technology and all 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, and our Fraud Protection Guarantee means that in the unlikely event you are a victim of Card fraud, and you have taken reasonable care with your Card, you won't be held responsible for any costs linked to the fraudulent activity.
American Express Travel Rewards Credit Cards and Charge Cards are accepted all over the world. Your spend is converted as soon as we process the transaction.
The American Express exchange rate is set daily. If you are paying in US dollars, the amount will be converted directly to pounds sterling.
If you are paying in another currency, this will be converted to US dollars and then to pounds sterling.
Register online and manage your Account whenever you choose to, 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 convenience.
Receive a variety of premium benefits such as airport lounge access or 2-4-1 travel vouchers on top of earning points for your everyday spend.
Travel Rewards Cards
Enjoy all the benefits, convenience and security of an American Express Card when travelling, with the added bonus of earning points when you make purchases at home and abroad.
Earn cashback everyday.
American Express Cashback Credit Cards give you all the benefits and convenience of an American Express Credit Card, whist earning you cashback on your purchases.
Get the most out of life.
Enjoy all the benefits, convenience and security of an American Express Card – with the added bonus of accumulating Rewards points which offer you the flexibility to redeem for flights, hotels, gift cards and more.
No Annual Fee Cards
Get the most out of your Card with no annual fee.
Enjoy all the benefits, convenience and security of an American Express Card - with the added bonus of accumulating rewards.
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.
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1. For the Premium Plus Card, the 25,000 bonus Avios will be awarded onto your Account once you have been approved and you have spent and charged a minimum of £3,000 on goods and services to the Account within three months of Account opening. For the Premium Plus Card, you will be awarded 1.5 Avios for every £1 spent and charged per transaction, and 3 Avios for virtually every £1 you spend direct on British Airways flights and holidays. Avios are not earned on Balance Transfers, Cash Withdrawals, American Express Travellers Cheques purchases, Foreign Exchange, interest, any spending in excess of your credit limit, charges for returned payments, late payment or referral charges and American Express Credit Card finance charges. Written details available on request. currently hold or have held any personal British Airways American Express Card product in the past 24 months. Please note, it can take up to one month for the bonus Avios to be awarded to your Account once you have met the required spend.
2. Subject to enrolment, for more information click here. Terms and Conditions apply to Avios redemptions. Reward flights and companion voucher bookings are subject to availability. Detailed information on companion vouchers can be found here or by calling 0844 493 0750. Please note, calls cost a maximum of 7p per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge. All applicable Terms and Conditions will be provided within your Welcome Pack if you are approved.
3. Subject to enrolment, for more information click here. Terms and Conditions apply. Please see the Insurance Terms and Conditions for full details. Please read this to understand the limits and exclusions that may apply.
4. Earn Gold Elite status after making £15,000 in eligible purchase on your Card in a calendar year. This includes 25% Bonus Points on Stays, Gold Welcome Gift of Points (250/500 Points, Varies by
Brand), 2p.m. Late Checkout (Based on Availability), Enhanced Room Upgrade (Based on Availability), Complimentary Enhanced In-Room Internet Access, Dedicated Elite Reservation Line.
5. Terms and Conditions apply to points redemptions and are subject to availability. Detailed information can be found here. All applicable Terms and Conditions will be provided to you as you receive your Card when approved.