Traveling is expensive – but it doesn’t have to be! Signing up for the right credit card with travel rewards can provide you with perks like companion flights and insurance coverage. Here are some of our top picks for travel credit cards.
West Jet RBC World Elite Master Card
No one likes flying alone. With this card, you don’t have to! Once a year you can bring a friend with you for $99 anywhere in Canada or the continental US. That’s a deal you can’t pass up.
Furthermore, when you make your first purchase, you’ll get $250West Jetdollars – enough for a round trip from Calgary to Vancouver. The cash-back rewards card also offers 1.5 percent on every purchase back inWest Jetmiles and 2 percent back on West Jet bookings.
If you are concerned about insurance, almost every type of insurance comes standard on this card, including medical and flight delay coverage. Unfortunately, if your luggage is lost, you’ll be out of luck.
This card will cost you $99 a year.
BMO World Elite
The BMO World Elite Mastercard is an excellent option for those that are looking for a travel credit card. This card gets you 2 BMO points per dollar spent, which can be used towards travel booked through BMO's travel agency. As long as you are willing to book through the BMO travel, you will earn 2% of your purchases back in rewards. We did some research and noticed that the prices on BMO travel are the same prices as Travelocity, in case you were wondering.
This card includes travel insurance and benefits, including 4 airport lounge passes every year.
This card includes a 30,000 ($300) sign up bonus and your first year free. Thereafter, expect to pay $150 per year. 1 point is equal to $0.01 towards travel through BMO.
Scotiabank Gold American Express
As an alternative to the previously listed cards, Scotiabank American Express Gold Card is a great option.
With this rewards card, you can earn up to $429 a year. Earn four points for every $1 you spend on gas, groceries, restaurants and entertainment.
It’s important to note that this card comes with an annual fee of $99 as well.