Using a travel credit card to pay for your holiday trip can help you to cut down travel expenses through redeeming rewards points. The rewards points can be redeemed for a free flight seat, hotel accommodation and other perks. There may be annual fees but using the rewards program to the fullest can help to cover up his expenses. The following are the top 3 travel credit cards for traveling in the 2017 holidays.

1. Chase Sapphire Preferred
Chase Sapphire Preferred offers a huge bonus of 50,000 points when you spend $4,000 in the first quarter. The 50,000 points are redeemable for a travel voucher worth $625. You can earn 2x points when you use the card to pay for your travel and restaurant expenses worldwide. All other purchases will qualify you for 1x rewards point. If you add an authorized user, you will get to earn 5,000 bonus points. The card does not charge any foreign transaction fee. The rewards points can be transferred to the loyalty programs of the airline and hotel. No blackout date applies to the redemption of the points for the travel. You can use your rewards points to book an available seat on the flight.

2. Chase Sapphire Reserve
Chase Sapphire Reserve offers 3x points for each dollar spent on all types of travel expenses including flight, cruise, hotel and car rental. You will also earn 3x points for per dollar for all your expenses at the restaurant. You can earn up to $300 of travel statement credit every year. You will get a Priority Pass Select that gives you access to airport lounges in more than 1000 VIP airport and its amenities. Chase Sapphire Reserve also features other types of benefits such as car rental collision insurance, baggage delay insurance. Chase Sapphire Reserve have an expensive annual fee that costs $450 per year. The annual fee is not waived in the first year. With the card, you can earn up to 50,000 Ultimate Rewards after spending a minimum of $4,000 in the first quarter.

3. Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier

Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier requires you to spend $2,000 in the first quarter to earn 60,000 points. Besides, you get to earn 6,000 points on the anniversary of your account opening. You earn 2x points for every dollar you spend on Southwest, Rapid Rewards Hotel and renting a car at partner car rental companies. All other purchases will qualify you to earn the 1x point. The card is suitable for people who frequently travel on Southwest Airlines internationally. You can use the card to earn the companion pass status quickly. You have the option of flying 100,000 one-way flights or earning 110,000 Rapid Rewards points in a year.