Thursday, November 12, 2015
Canadians Pick their Top Travel Rewards Credit Cards for 2015 - Results of our Canada's Choice Vote!
For the fifth year in a row RewardsCanada.ca, the country’s leading source for frequent flyer and travel reward information, asked Canadians to rank their favourite travel reward credit cards as part of its ‘Canada’s Choice’ Awards.
More than 6,000 users of the popular website responded by choosing their favourite card from the more than 85 travel rewards credit cards available in Canada.
“RBC is Canada’s largest bank so it’s not surprising so many of their customers voted for their cards,” said Patrick Sojka of Rewards Canada. “I suspect many aren’t aware of the incredible amount of choice available in Canada. When it comes to comes to maximizing travel rewards it really pays to get informed and shop around.”
When compared to Reward Canada’s annual ranking there are some surprising omissions in the Canada’s Choice results including the top ranked BMO World Elite MasterCard and TD’s Aeroplan Visa Infinite card.
“While it may be convenient to pick a travel reward credit card associated with your bank it should really come down to matching up features and benefits to your needs,” add Sojka. “ For example, a family of four looking to travel the same time every year might place a premium on choice and flexibility. Cards that are program agnostic and allow you to apply points to any airline offer the greatest amount of flexibility and are a great choice.
Canada’s Choice Awards:
Travel Points (with annual fee): Signature RBC Rewards Visa
Travel Points (with no annual fee): RBC Rewards Visa Gold
Hybrid: RBC Infinite Visa Avion
Hotel: The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express
Airline: WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard
A complete list of the rankings can be found at www.rewardscanada.ca/canadaschoice