If you’re a traveling healthcare professional you’re doing, well, a lot of traveling! So why not rack up those travel rewards?
Read below for some tips on grabbing the best travel rewards available today.
CBSNews.com in April rated the best travel reward credit cards. These show, according to the website, “issuer and the value returned through booking flights and hotels, per $100 spent.”
The top 10 cards were:
- Capital One Venture: Flights, $2; Hotels, $2
- Discover Escape: Flights, $2; Hotels, $2
- Starwood Preferred Guest (American Express): Flights, $1.30; Hotel, $2.50
- United Mileage Plus Explorer: Flights, $1.94; Hotel, $0.86
- Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards (Chase): Flights, $1.92; Hotel, undetermined
- Blue Sky from American Express: Flights, $1.33; Hotel, $1.33
- Platinum Delta Skymiles (American Express): Flights, $1.26; Hotels, not available
- Capital One, Venture One: Flights, $1.25; Hotel, $1.25
- Citi Hilton HHonors: Flights,; Hotel, $1.15
- Marriott Rewards Premier: Flights,; Hotel, $1.11
As for hotel loyalty rewards, Fodors.com in April reported on its top picks. They were:
…hotel loyalty rewards can buy more than just hotel stays. If you’re a member of the IHG Priority Club, for example, 25,000 points will buy you a sunset paddle on the Chicago River or a chocolate tour of Boston, and 32,000 points will buy you a glider ride over Boulder, Colorado, or a sailing on the Chesapeake Bay.
If you’d rather not use credit cards for free airfare and hotel discounts, several travel “hacking” sites exist to help you.
LifeHacker.com, for example, offers a complete guide titled “The Ultimate Travel Hacking Guide,” which offers step-by-step instructions on how to, as the article says, “miles and rewards to get free flights or accommodation.”
In the article, the author offers tips for getting cheap flights without the use of rewards cards such as:
- For finding cheap airfare, “use a site such as Kayak.com as your baseline. They search multiple websites at once so you can see prices across the board.
- “Cross check with other, more global aggregators like Skyscanner or Momondo to see what they come up with.
- “Find the lowest fare and head to that airline’s website to see if it is less.
- “Check alternative routes.”
Whether you choose to go the route of signing up for credit reward cards or searching yourself, why not leave your own tips for finding and using great travel rewards programs here?
And, while you’re at it, send us your CV/resume, too. Whether you’re a nurse, OT, PT, speech therapist or other type of healthcare professional, MedPro Healthcare Staffing has a ton of travel opportunities for you. We look forward to hearing from you!