World of Hyatt earns its first #1 ranking in the hotel awards category.

WASHINGTON, August 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — US News & World Report, publisher of Best hotels, Best Cruise Lines and Best vacationtoday revealed the 2022-2023 Best Travel Rewards Programs to help everyday travelers find the best loyalty program for their travel needs.

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The 2022-2023 ranking highlights nine airline loyalty programs and 15 hotels that offer the best rewards and perks for everyday travelers. For the second year in a row, US News considered each program’s flexibility with members, awarding additional points to programs that suspended point or mile expiration, extended elite status and made it easier to earn elite status for members.

For the first time, World of Hyatt takes first place in the Best Hotel Rewards Programs ranking to provide members with a variety of ways to earn and redeem points, a range of hotel options to suit all budgets, and a unique option to earn a free night when staying at five different Hyatt-branded hotels. Wyndham Rewards, known for its rewards availability and extensive network of hotels in popular vacation destinations, comes in at No. 2, followed by Marriott Bonvoy at No. 3, Choice Privileges at No. 4 and IHG One Rewards at No. ° 5.

For the eighth consecutive year, the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan won first place as Best Airline Rewards Program to offer travelers one mile for every mile flown (or 500 miles, whichever is greater), the ability to earn and redeem on qualifying flights with more than 20 partner airlines, and numerous member benefits. Delta SkyMiles retains second place, thanks to its reward flight options at lower point thresholds and a high air quality rating, while United MileagePlus ranks third for its extensive flight route network and path easier to elite status.

“After more than two years of limited travel and disruption due to the coronavirus pandemic, several rewards programs continue to be flexible with members,” said Erin Evans, travel editor at US News. “Top-ranked programs benefit consumers who are looking for ways to save money as flight fares and hotel costs continue to rise. Travel rewards programs that allow members to earn and easier to redeem points for free flights, free nights and more, and which offer a variety of member benefits, topped the top spots in our rankings.”

US News analyzed travel rewards programs in two categories, airline loyalty programs and hotel loyalty programs, using a comprehensive and transparent analysis. methodology which takes into account member benefits, network coverage, ease of earning and redeeming points or miles, diversity of hotel properties and airline quality ratings, with expert and industry analysis. editors.

Ranking of the best travel rewards programs 2022-2023
See the full ranking here.

Hotel rewards programs

Airline rewards programs

1. The world of Hyatts

1. Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

2. Wyndham Rewards

2. Delta Sky Miles

3. Marriott Bonvoy

3. United MileageMore

4. Privileges of choice

4. Hawaiian Miles

5. IHG One Awards

5. Fast Southwest Rewards

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