American Express Travel: An Overview

American Express Travel is a travel agency service offered by American Express, a financial services company. They offer a variety of travel booking services, including:

  • Flights: Book flights with airlines around the world.
  • Hotels: Find and book hotels, resorts, and other accommodations.
  • Car rentals: Rent cars from major car rental companies.
  • Cruises: Book cruises with various cruise lines.
  • Vacation packages: Book combination flight and hotel packages.

American Express Travel also offers a number of travel benefits to cardholders, such as:

  • Membership Rewards points: Earn points on travel purchases that can be redeemed for travel rewards, gift cards, and more.
  • Travel insurance: Purchase travel insurance to protect yourself from trip cancellations, interruptions, and other unforeseen events.
  • Fine Hotels + Resorts: Book stays at luxury hotels with exclusive benefits, such as room upgrades, spa credits, and early check-in.
  • The Hotel Collection: Book stays at boutique hotels with benefits like free breakfast and room upgrades.

Here are some of the things to consider when deciding whether to use American Express Travel:

  • Fees: American Express Travel may charge fees for booking travel, such as service fees or change fees.
  • Benefits: Weigh the benefits offered by American Express Travel, such as Membership Rewards points and travel insurance, against the fees to decide if it is right for you
  • Comparison shopping: Compare prices and offerings from other travel agencies before booking with American Express Travel.

It is important to note that American Express Travel is not a travel advisor. They cannot provide personalized recommendations or advice on where to travel or what to do. If you are looking for travel advice, you may want to consult with a travel advisor.