Articles tagged “american express”

Loyalty Members Notch a Win With Court Ruling on American Express Lawsuit

Loyalty Members Notch a Win With Court Ruling on American Express Lawsuit

Jenny Surane, Bloomberg

The rich get richer. A Supreme Court decision on Monday is a win for the loyalty program members who are wealthy and credit-worthy. But can American Express still keep charging these rates to merchants given the competition?

3 months ago

American Express Global Business Travel Agrees to Buy Hogg Robinson Group

American Express Global Business Travel Agrees to Buy Hogg Robinson Group

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Hogg Robinson Group has gone through a significant amount of restructuring in recent years. The board obviously thinks now is the right time to cash in.

7 months ago

JFK Airport Is Getting an American Express Centurion Lounge

JFK Airport Is Getting an American Express Centurion Lounge

Brian Sumers, Skift

Insiders often say airport real estate is some of the most expensive in the world. This is likely a massive investment for American Express, but the company has probably calculated it's worth it. People love airport lounges, and American Express knows it needs to keep its customers happy.

8 months ago

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Video: Q&A on The Shift Toward Traveler Authenticity and Meaning with American Express Travel

Video: Q&A on The Shift Toward Traveler Authenticity and Meaning with American Express Travel

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When it comes to planning a trip, it’s no longer just about the destination. Consumers today want their travel to include customized, curated experiences that connect with their personal passions.

11 months ago

Delta-American Express Card Targets Millennials With No Annual Fee

Delta-American Express Card Targets Millennials With No Annual Fee

Jenny Surane, Bloomberg

The rewards cards' wars between American Express, Chase and UBS are getting even hotter than the direct-booking skirmishes between hotels and online travel agencies. Many of the credit card companies are targeting Millennials to get homebodies among them out and into the airports.

1 year ago

What It Takes to Build the Perfect Premium Airport Lounge

What It Takes to Build the Perfect Premium Airport Lounge

Colin Nagy, Skift

Here are the brands that are innovating and getting the lounge experience right.

1 year ago

AmEx Is in Hand-to-Hand Combat With JPMorgan Over Rewards Cards

AmEx Is in Hand-to-Hand Combat With JPMorgan Over Rewards Cards

Jenny Surane, Bloomberg

The success of JPMorgan Chase’s Sapphire Reserve Card has forced American Express to compete and spend the most in at least nine years on its card rewards. It's time to check if you have the most generous card.

1 year ago

Delta Says Travelers Still Love Airline Credit Cards Even Though Miles Are Worth Less

Delta Says Travelers Still Love Airline Credit Cards Even Though Miles Are Worth Less

Brian Sumers, Skift

Yes, airline frequent flyer programs probably were more lucrative a decade ago. But savvy travelers can still get a lot of value out of the programs and their affiliated credit cards.

1 year ago

Travel Perks Help Tip the Balance in Credit Card Versus Debit Battle

Travel Perks Help Tip the Balance in Credit Card Versus Debit Battle

Ben Steverman, Bloomberg

While the more affluent in the United States focus on travel perks in premium credit cards, most cardholders focus on cash back. The popularity is waning for debit cards; they won't get you any points or cash back from hotel stays or airline tickets.

1 year ago

American Express Beats Out Citigroup as Hilton’s Exclusive Loyalty Credit Card Provider

American Express Beats Out Citigroup as Hilton’s Exclusive Loyalty Credit Card Provider

Ken Sweet, Associated Press

We're pretty sure AmEx is breathing a huge sigh of relief today, especially after losing its co-branded cards with JetBlue and Costco in recent years, and potentially losing Starwood Preferred Guest following the integration of Marriott and Starwood's loyalty programs.

1 year ago

UBS Will Challenge Chase and AMEX With New Travel-Focused Credit Card

UBS Will Challenge Chase and AMEX With New Travel-Focused Credit Card

Jenny Surane, Bloomberg

Some of the perks are impressive, but UBS may have some trouble challenging Chase and American Express. Both competitors offer serious value to cardholders seeking free travel. And each has been in the high-end business longer than UBS. Plus, Chase and Amex have lots of airline partners.

1 year ago

American Express Expands Its Lounge Access Program With Its Platinum Card

American Express Expands Its Lounge Access Program With Its Platinum Card

Grant Martin, Skift

Travelers who own the American Express card now have a new suite of lounges to look forward to visiting. Whether they make up for the annual fee on the AmEx platinum is another question.

1 year ago