Online Travel Agencies & Other Programs
Covers online travel agencies (e.g. Expedia, Orbitz, Hotels.com) and any miscellaneous travel programs. Calculate rewards and get details on each program.
Online Travel Agencies
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.
Listed below are the Online Travel Agencies that this site covers. You can click on any of the programs below to learn more.
|Online Travel Agencies|
|Expedia||Expedia Points Calculators|
|Orbitz||Orbitz Rewards Orbucks Points Calculators|
Cash Back Portals
Cash back portals allow you to earn cash back by starting you online shopping session through their portal. It's an easy way to double and triple dip on rewards and I highly recommend you use one if you're a traveller or you find yourself shopping online. I peronally use and promote Rakuten (formelly known as Ebates), but there are plenty of cash back portals on the market such as:
The only cash back portal covered in detail on this site is Rakuten. You can click on the program below to learn about the details.
|Cash Back Portal|
OTA & Other Program Credit Cards
Listed below are credit card calculators for online travel agencies and any other miscellenous programs 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|
|Capital One Venture Card|
|Capital One VentureOne Card|
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