Expedia Teams with Citi to Introduce Two New Credit Cards
Expedia announced it is launching a new travel credit card program with Citigroup that will allow members of the Expedia+ loyalty program to earn bonus points and rewards. The new program includes two new chip-enabled credit cards, the Expedia+ Card and the Expedia+ Voyager Card.
The new cards can be used at any location worldwide that accept MasterCard.
With the Expedia+ Card, members will have a variety of benefits that include automatic Expedia+ silver status each year of card membership, as well as 15,000 Expedia+ rewards bonus points after $1,000 in purchases within three months of opening their account. Cardholders will also earn three Expedia+ bonus points for every dollar spent on eligible Expedia purchases, and one point for every dollar spent on other purchases. In addition, those with the Expedia+ Card will have no annual fee, and will be able to attain Expedia+ gold status at a faster rate.
Members with the Expedia+ Voyager card will automatically have Expedia+ gold status each year of their card membership, and will be able to earn 25,000 Expedia+ rewards bonus points after $2,000 in purchases within three months of their account opening. For every dollar spent on eligible Expedia purchases, Expedia+ Voyager cardholders will receive four Expedia+ bonus points, as well as two points for every dollar spent on dining out and entertainment, and one point for every dollar spent on other purchases.
The card will also have no foreign transaction fees for purchases, and cardholders will receive a $100 annual statement credit toward airline incidental fees on qualified airlines, Wi-Fi carriers, or for the Global Entry application fee. There is also an anniversary bonus of 5,000 bonus points after spending $10,000 in the previous card membership year. There is a $95 annual fee for Expedia+ Voyager cardholders.
Both cards also include various benefits from Citi, including lost baggage protection and worldwide travel accident insurance. Cardholders will also have Citi Price Rewind, which allows refunds on purchases if a lower price is found online within 60 days of the transaction.
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