American Express tops three of five categories in Reward Canada's Top Travel Rewards Credit Cards rankings

Rewards Canada reveals the best credit cards for frequent Canadian travellers

TORONTO, March 26, 2015 /CNW/ - American Express Canada has come out on top in three of five categories in Reward Canada's seventh annual ranking of the Top Travel Rewards Credit Cards in Canada.

"We are thrilled that our Cards have been recognized by Rewards Canada for the seventh consecutive year," said Kiran Makam, Vice President of Consumer Charge Cards & New Business Development, American Express Canada. "These results honour our commitment to continually provide our Cardmembers with unique products that offer excellent travel benefits and best-in-class service."

The rankings by Rewards Canada looks at over 80 different credit cards offering travel rewards for Canadians and evaluates various factors including cost of ownership, rate of return, the associated loyalty program (co-brand), ease of redemption, Card acceptance, partnerships, issuing bank and benefits. The Cards are ranked in five main categories: Top Travel Points Credit Card (with no annual fee), Top Travel Points Credit Card (with annual fee), Top Hybrid Credit/Charge Card (with annual fee), Top Airline Credit/Charge Card, Top Hotel Credit Card.

The following American Express Cards were ranked as the number one Card in their category:

  • American Express Blue Sky Credit Card as Top Travel Points Credit Card (with no annual fee)
  • American Express Gold Rewards Card as Top Hybrid Travel Credit/Charge Card (with annual fee)
  • Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express as Top Hotel Credit Card

As well, the American Express AIR MILES Credit Card ranked third in the Top Travel Points Credit Card (with no annual fee) and The Platinum Card from American Express ranked third in the Top Hybrid Travel Credit/Charge Card (with annual fee) category. For more information on the Rewards Canada Top Travel Rewards Credit Cards rankings for 2015, please visit: http://www.rewardscanada.ca/topcc2015/

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 American Express® Gold Rewards Card, the American Express® Platinum Card, and the American Express® AeroplanPlus® Gold Card. Amex Canada Inc. operates the Travellers Cheques division in Canada. American Express opened its first offices in Toronto and Hamilton in 1853 and now employs 3,000 Canadians coast-to-coast. For more information, visit AmericanExpress.ca or connect with us at Facebook.com/AmericanExpressCanada and YouTube.com/AmericanExpressCAD.

SOURCE American Express

For further information: For media inquiries: Amanda Betti, American Express Canada, 437-836-5148

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