2019 Best-Of Travel Loyalty Programs

We believe you deserve the best. That's why we spent countless hours researching and comparing to bring you this year’s best travel loyalty programs. To rate airline and hotel loyalty program points, we considered the price of accommodations for up to six months, divided by the average price of travel rewards in points, to find an average value per point.

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Best Hotel Loyalty Program

Best Hotel Rewards Program

World of Hyatt Read full review >

Best Hotel Rewards Program for Luxury Travelers

World of Hyatt Read full review >

Best Hotel Rewards Program for Families

Radisson Rewards Read full review >

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Best Frequent Flyer Program

Best Domestic Airline Rewards Program

American Airlines AAdvantage Read full review >

Best Domestic Airline Rewards Program for Families

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Read full review >

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Frequently asked questions

Great question. NerdWallet's ratings formulas for airline and hotel loyalty program points takes into consideration the price of accommodations and flights for up to six months, divided by the average price of travel rewards in points, to find an average value per point.

NerdWallet’s awards are given annually to the best of the best. Our other lists of top products throughout the year may be longer than the lists of award winners, offer additional consumer choices and get updated as products change, products are discontinued and new products emerge. Screen reader support enabled. NerdWallet’s awards are given annually to The Best Of The Best. Our other lists of top products throughout the year may be longer than the lists of award winners, offer additional consumer choices and get updated as products change, products are discontinued and new products emerge.

NerdWallet's award winners are chosen through a rigorous evaluation process involving roughly three dozen writers and editors. For each financial product, we assess the features that we believe are most important to consumers.

Writers and editors use comprehensive scoring formulas that assess each financial product’s key features, weighting them according to their importance to consumers.

Nope. Editorial team members are solely responsible for creating all product reviews and ratings, and these assessments reflect their opinions alone. Only products that meet the editorial team’s standards appear in our Best-Of lists, meaning no company can “buy” an award.