We saw change after change (after change) among travel credit cards in 2021.
Welcome bonuses rose and fell, benefits were added or stripped away, annual fees were discounted then reinstated.
As the pandemic began to loosen its grip earlier this year, several credit card issuers even launched all-new products.
Many of these premieres were in the works before COVID-19 took hold of the travel industry. And as the world continues to reopen, you can bet that we’ll see more new card refreshes (and entirely new products) centered around the key themes of flexibility, customization and personalized benefits.
Our editors considered those factors and more as we decided which product would win our TPG editors’ choice award for best new credit card.