Paying with Points Can Upgrade a Travel Experience


When you plan a vacation, you want to make sure that you’re getting the best value for your money as well as the extras that create memories you’ll cherish. Being able to pay for all or part of your vacation with points from your credit card is one way to stretch your dollars and increase the value of your trip. A new travel benefit program unveiled by Travel Leaders Group can help.

Whether you want to travel across the United States or around the world, the exclusive deals offered through The Travel Collection can lead to savings and added perks on your next trip.

The Travel Collection can provide discounts on domestic and international flights, added benefits at select hotels, shipboard credits that can be used on your cruise, as well as amenities on cruises, and discounts on a wide range of escorted vacation packages. Also available are discounts on car rentals and flight plus hotel packages.

Another exciting aspect of the program is that American Express cardholders American Express® Card Members can use Membership Rewards Rewards® points to pay for all or part of a trip booked through a participating Travel Leaders Group advisor. Likewise, consumers can also put their points toward an upgraded experience, such as obtaining a larger cabin on a cruise ship or a luxury hotel suite. This is an exclusive opportunity not available through any other third-party travel agency group.

Membership in The Travel Collection is offered at no additional cost to U.S. American Express® Gold Card, American Express® Business Gold Card, The Platinum Card® and Business Platinum Card® Members. For all others, membership is $295 a year. To enroll, eligible card members must call Travel Leaders Group at (877) 485-8053 from 8 a.m. to Midnight ET Monday through Friday or from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET on Saturdays and Sundays.

Maybe you’re in the mood for an exotic adventure, a relaxing getaway or a visit with friends and family. Perhaps it’s time to check something off your bucket list, whether it’s seeing London, Paris or Sydney, a cruise in the Mediterranean or a visit to Hawaii. Your participating Travel Leaders agent can combine and customize this carefully curated group of offerings so that it’s tailored to your needs. Remember that The Travel Collection specialists are available to assist clients during and after a journey, as well as during the planning process. They provide the peace of mind that’s so important when you travel. You can enjoy a worry-free trip secure in the knowledge that someone has your back 24/7.

Travel Leaders Group is one of the largest sellers of cruise, tour and vacation experiences in North America, and over the years its agents have worked closely with travel suppliers and tourism organizations at home and abroad. This expertise is put to work for clients, helping consumers stretch their travel dollars and get experiences that they may not have been able to afford otherwise—or may not even know about.

So far, there are about 100 suppliers participating in the program, including airlines, car rental companies, cruise lines and hotels. More travel suppliers are being added all the time.

For help planning a trip through The Travel Collection or for more information on the program, contact your Travel Leaders agent or call 877-410-0758.

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