If you’re a business owner who travels frequently, a business credit card for travel can save you a significant amount of money. As you’re already aware, many credit card companies give a portion of their profits back to cardholders in the form of reward points. Many people exchange their reward points for cash, but you can actually get a lot more for your points if you exchange them for goods or services such as airline tickets or hotel stays. Do you want to get more for your travel money? These are our picks for the best business credit cards for travel.
Starwood Preferred Guest From American Express
Starwood Hotels and Resorts — including hotels such as Sheraton, Westin and Marriott — has partnered with American Express to offer a credit card that gives you the maximum possible rewards when you stay in participating hotels. As a cardholder, you’ll receive five points for every dollar spent at participating Starwood hotels. You’ll also receive two points for every dollar spent at a Marriott hotel. You can begin redeeming points as soon as you’ve collected 1,500 — and you’ll get 25,000 bonus points if you spend $3,000 on the card within the first three months of becoming a member.
SimplyCash Plus Business Card From American Express
If you’re looking for a business credit card that gives you some flexibility to go with its great travel rewards, look no further than the SimplyCash Plus Business Card from American Express. The SimplyCash Plus Business card gives you 5 percent cash back for your office supplies and mobile phone fees. You’ll also get 3 percent cash back for your purchases in a category of your choice. You can select airline tickets or hotel stays as your 3 percent rewards category. Lastly, you’ll get 1 percent cash back on all of your other purchases.
CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard
If you prefer flying with American Airlines, the CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard is an excellent choice for you. With this card, you’ll get two bonus miles every time you spend $1.00 at a gas station or on an American Airlines flight. You’ll also receive one bonus mile every time you spend a dollar anywhere else. As a special signup bonus, you’ll receive 50,000 bonus miles after spending at least $3,000 within your first three months of opening the account.
Hawaiian Airlines Business MasterCard
The Hawaiian Airlines Business MasterCard has a much higher APR than average for an unsecured business credit card with an annual fee. That being said, you may still find the card worthwhile if you travel to Hawaii or between the Hawaiian islands frequently. With this card, you’ll receive double miles for every dollar spent on Hawaiian Airlines travel. If you purchase from a Hawaiian Airlines partner retailer, you’ll get additional bonus points up to a maximum of 10 points per dollar spent. As with most rewards cards, you’ll also get one point for every dollar spent at other retailers.
United MileagePlus Explorer Business Card
Another airline-sponsored business credit card, the United MileagePlus Explorer Business credit card gives you double reward points when you book air travel with United and when you make common business purchases such as restaurant meals, office supplies and fuel. You’ll also receive one bonus point per dollar spent on other purchases. As a special bonus for signing up, you’ll receive 50,000 bonus miles when you spend $3,000 with the card within your first three months of membership.