TORONTO, Jan. 26, 2017 /CNW/ - American Express Canada has once again topped the list of Rewards Canada's Top Travel Rewards Credit Card Overall Category. The American Express Gold Rewards Card has been recognized as the Top Travel Card for the second year in a row; a category that was added for the first time last year. The Card was acknowledged for its breadth of travel options, ease of redemptions and flexibility to convert points to frequent travel programs. The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express also earned the third ranking in the same category and several other American Express Cards received multiple recognitions in the other categories.
"We are so proud that our Gold Rewards Card has been recognized by Rewards Canada as the Best Overall Travel Reward Card for the second year in a row," said Megan McKee, Vice President, Consumer Card Services, American Express Canada. "We're committed to delivering our Cardmembers with outstanding products that offer exceptional travel benefits and best-in-class customer service, and this win is representative of that."
Despite having also earned the top spot in 2016, the Company has continued to make significant investments over the last year to improve the flexibility and value of the rewards offered to Cardmembers. Through the Membership Rewards program, Cardmembers are able to use options such as Use Points for Purchases to pay for travel and other eligible purchases charged to their Card, and 1:1 transfer to frequent flyer programs like Aeroplan and Avios. Additionally, late last year, the Company introduced The Fixed Points Travel Program to Canadian Cardmembers enrolled in the Membership Rewards program which gives them the flexibility to book flights using their points at the same fixed points amount every day of the year, with no restrictions or blackout dates.
The following American Express Cards were ranked as the number one Card in their category:
- American Express Gold Rewards Card as Top Travel Rewards Card Overall
- American Express Gold Rewards Card as Top Hybrid Credit/ Charge Card (with annual fee)
- Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express as Top Hotel Credit Card
As well, the American Express Blue Sky Credit Card ranked second in the Top Travel Points Credit Card (with no annual fee) category and the American Express AIR MILES Credit Card ranked fourth in the same category, the Platinum Card from American Express ranked third in the Top Hybrid Credit/Charge Card (with annual fee) category, and the American Express AeroplanPlus Platinum Card ranked fourth in the Top Airline Credit/Charge Card category. For more information on the Rewards Canada Top Travel Rewards Credit Cards rankings for 2017, please visit: http://www.rewardscanada.ca/topcc2017/
About American Express Canada
American Express in Canada operates as Amex Bank of Canada and Amex Canada Inc. Both are wholly owned subsidiaries of the New York based American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., the largest operating unit of the American Express Company. Amex Bank of Canada is the issuer of American Express charge and credit cards, with outstanding products like The SimplyCash™ Card from American Express©, The American Express® Gold Rewards Card, and the American Express® AeroplanPlus® Gold Card. American Express opened its first offices in Toronto and Hamilton in 1853. For more information, visit AmericanExpress.ca or connect with us at Facebook.com/AmericanExpressCanada and YouTube.com/AmericanExpressCAD
About Rewards Canada's annual Canada's Top Travel Rewards Credit Cards rankings
The rankings by Rewards Canada looks at over 75 different travel reward credit cards available to Canadians and measure a range of factors including cost of ownership, rate of return, the associated loyalty program (co-brand), ease of redemption, card acceptance, partnerships, issuing bank and benefits. Similar to last year, the Cards are ranked in six categories which include: Top Travel Rewards Card Overall, Top Travel Points Credit Card (with annual fee), Top Travel Points Credit Card (with no annual fee), Top Hybrid Travel Credit / Charge Card (with annual fee), Top Airline Credit / Charge Card, and Top Hotel Points Credit Card.
SOURCE American Express Canada
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For further information: Erica Tiangco, American Express Canada, 416-320-3049.