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New Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards of 2018

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, today announced additions to its Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards of 2018. To help consumers spend, save and manage their money responsibly, U.S. News evaluates credit cards across 21 categories, including Best Airline Rewards Credit Cards and Best Hotel Rewards Credit Cards.

U.S. News added 12 new cards to the Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards of 2018, including the Uber Visa Card, a new card with a competitive earning rate – 4 percent cash back on dining, 3 percent cash back on hotel and airfare, 2 percent cash back on online purchases and 1 percent cash back on all other purchases with no annual fee.

U.S. News also identified cards for business travelers, including The Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN, Capital One Spark Miles for Business and Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express.

Updates to the Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards of 2018 also include:

Wells Fargo Propel American Express® Card
Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card
Chase Sapphire Reserve®
Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express
United Explorer Card
JetBlue Plus Card
Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card
IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card

For consumers looking specifically at airlines rewards cards, U.S. News added seven new cards to its Best Airline Rewards Credit Cards. These include:

Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Credit Card
JetBlue Plus Card
Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card
Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Business Credit Card
Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express
Capital One Spark Miles for Business
The Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN

For Best Hotel Rewards Credit Cards, U.S. News added three new cards:
Capital One VentureOne Rewards Credit Card
The Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN
The Platinum Card from American Express

U.S. News selects cards based on a combination of factors including rewards rates, sign-up bonuses, cardholder benefits, annual, foreign transaction and balance transfer fees, and introductory and ongoing APR, with updated recommendations on a regular basis. Featured cards offer the best overall value for their intended use, including travel or loyalty program rewards and cardholder perks. U.S. News also publishes in-depth credit card guides to help consumers understand how to make credit cards work in their favor. Consumers can find advice on comparing cards, maximizing rewards and much more.

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