Best Of Awards 2022

This year’s best

Our Nerds dug into rewards, perks, annual fees, and more to find the best travel rewards loyalty programs of 2022. While some winners may be partners, this didn't influence our decisions or opinions.

Best Hotel Rewards Program

Radisson Rewards programs
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on NerdWallet's website

  • Entry-level status is valuable for its high points-earning rate.
  • Free award stays can be earned quickly via spending.
  • Has among the fewest fees for annoying charges, like parking.
  • Entry-level status is valuable for its high points-earning rate.
  • Free award stays can be earned quickly via spending.
  • Has among the fewest fees for annoying charges, like parking.
Why this product made the list

The Radisson Rewards programs are the most generous in terms of how quickly you earn rewards per dollar spent. Plus, its hotels charge relatively few fees.

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Best Airline Rewards Program

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
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on NerdWallet's website

  • Few gotcha fees, like seat selection, even for budget fares.
  • Easy-to-rack-up rewards miles, both via flights and credit cards.
  • Its elite status program offers terrific value, even at lower levels.
  • Few gotcha fees, like seat selection, even for budget fares.
  • Easy-to-rack-up rewards miles, both via flights and credit cards.
  • Its elite status program offers terrific value, even at lower levels.
Why this product made the list

Alaska's Mileage Plan wins for its generous rewards. Plus, it has among the fewest fees, makes pet travel a breeze and offers a decent basic economy service.

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