Online Travel Agencies (OTAs)

Get the details on earning and redeeming rewards with Online Travel Agencies. Includes ota credit cards, reviews, and side by side comparisons.

Online travel agencies (OTAs) allow you to book hotels, car rentals, cruises, and just about any other type of transportation. They usually allow you to book multiple pieces of a trip in one spot such as air + hotel or air + hotel + car. Some of the positives of booking through an OTA includes:

  • Earning OTA reward points across entire booking
  • Saving money (it's generally cheaper than booking seperate)
  • Take care of everything in one spot

And of course, booking through OTAs have some drawbacks which includes:

  • Problems with bookings will have to go through the OTA
  • Bookings will usually not count towards earning elite status credit
  • Elite status will usually not be honored

It's always worth pricing out the total cost of a trip through an OTA versus booking direct. You'll also want to consider reward points and miles that you would or would not be earning. Most hotels, airlines, and other reward programs features a price match of some sort, so while you can save money booking through an OTA, you can get close to the same price booking pieces of your trip seperately.

Online Travel Agencies

Listed below are the Online Travel Agencies that this site covers. You can click on any of the programs below to learn more.

OTA Rewards Programs
OTA Rewards Programs Rewards Rewards
Expedia Rewards Expedia Points Calculators Rewards
Orbitz Rewards Orbitz Rewards Orbucks Points Calculators
PointsHound PointsHound

Online Travel Agency Credit Cards

Listed below are credit card calculators for online travel agencies featured on the site. You can click on any of the credit cards listed below to calculate how many rewards you can earn based on your monthly/yearly spend and compare the results side by side other credit cards. Any spend you enter into the credit card calculators listed below will carry over to all credit card calculators on the site.

Online Travel Agencies
Expedia Voyager Rewards Card
Expedia Rewards Card
Orbitz Rewards Visa

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