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Best Travel Reward Programs - New Ranking with Updated Services

U.S. News and World Report released a new ranking of the Best Travel Reward Programs. The winners include: 


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The Best Hotel Rewards Programs
  1. Wyndham Rewards
  2. Choice Privileges (tie)
  3. Marriott Rewards (tie)
  4. Best Western Rewards
  5. La Quinta Returns
  6. Club Carlson
  7. Hyatt Gold Passport
  8. Hilton HHonors
  9. IHG Rewards Club
  10. Leaders Club
The Best Airline Rewards Programs
  1. Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
  2. JetBlue TrueBlue
  3. Southwest Rapid Rewards
  4. Delta SkyMiles
  5. Virgin America Elevate
  6. United MileagePlus
  7. American Airlines AAdvantage
  8. HawaiianMiles
  9. Frontier EarlyReturns
  10. Free Spirit

The ranking was determined based on some specific criteria, such as the easiness to earn and redeem points, the coverage, and etc. In fact, because travel reward programs play an important role in building customer loyalty, many hotels are reinventing their reward programs to win travelers, including +Wyndham Rewards, +Marriott, +Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG), +Choice Hotels, and +Hyatt. What do you think of those new changes? What other changes do you want to see? Please share with us.      

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