Online Travel Agencies and Other Travel Programs

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.


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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
Get the details on rewards programs that OTAs offer.
Agoda.com Agoda.com Rewards
Benefits/Rewards
Expedia Expedia Points Calculators
Earn, Redeem, Elite Status, Credit Cards
Hotels.com Hotels.com Rewards
Benefits/Rewards, Elite Status
Orbitz Orbitz Rewards Orbucks Points Calculators
Earn, Redeem, Credit Cards
PointsHound PointsHound
Benefits/Rewards

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
Details on using Rakuten.
Rakuten Rakuten Review
Earn/Redeem Cash Back, Benefits/Rewards, Credit Cards

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
List of OTA credit cards
Expedia
Expedia Voyager Rewards Card
Expedia Rewards Card
Orbitz
Orbitz Rewards Visa
Hotels.com
Both cards listed are part of a promotion lasting until January 2020
Capital One Venture Card
Capital One VentureOne Card

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