Welcome back to Week 2 of the 2021 Prince of Travel Awards. Many thanks to those of you who had cast your votes back in Week 1!
2021 Prince of Travel Awards Categories
As a reminder, the 28 categories for the 2021 Prince of Travel Awards are as follows:
Best Premium Travel Credit Card Best Travel Credit Card Best Small Business Travel Credit Card Best Credit Card Signup Bonus Best Visa Card Best Mastercard Best Credit Card Perk Best Cash Back Credit Card Best No-Fee Credit Card Best No FX Fee Credit Card Best New Financial Product Best Amex Offer
- Best Transferable Points Currency
- Best Fixed-Value Points Currency
- Best Airline Loyalty Program
- Best Hotel Loyalty Program
- Best Hotel Elite Status
- Best International Award Sweet Spot
- Best Domestic Award Sweet Spot
- Best Promotion
- Best Positive Change
Airlines & Hotels
- Best Domestic Business Class
- Best Domestic Economy Class
- Best International Business Class
- Best International First Class
- Best Airport Lounge in Canada
- Best Hotel in Canada
- Best Resort in Canada
Week 2: Loyalty & Points Programs
In Week 2 of voting, it’s time to cast your vote on the nine Loyalty & Points Programs categories, with a shortlist of nominees among each category for you to choose from.
Best Transferable Points Currency
Among Canada’s major transferable points currencies, which program is the best?
Best Fixed-Value Points Currency
Among points currencies that can only be redeemed for a fixed value, which program is the best?
- BMO Rewards
- CIBC Aventura
- MBNA Rewards
- Scotia Rewards
- TD Rewards
Best Airline Loyalty Program
Among airline programs, which rewards your loyalty the most? Which points are you always looking to earn?
Best Hotel Loyalty Program
What’s your favourite hotel loyalty program? Which points do you find the most useful for free night redemptions?
Best Hotel Elite Status
Which major hotel chain most rewards your loyalty with meaningful elite perks?
- Accor ALL
- Caesars Diamond
- Hilton Honors Diamond
- Marriott Bonvoy Titanium
- World of Hyatt Globalist
Best International Award Sweet Spot
Departing from Canada, which award redemption sweet spot offers the best value for your points?
- 55,000 Aeroplan points for Vancouver / Calgary – Tokyo business class
- 85,000 Aeroplan points for North America – “Asia 3” business class
- 70,000 Alaska miles for Cathay Pacific First Class / Japan Airlines First Class
- 70,000 / 75,000 American AAdvantage miles for Qatar Airways Qsuites to Middle East / Africa
- 13,000 / 50,000 Avios for Toronto – Dublin in economy / business class
Best Domestic Award Sweet Spot
Flying within Canada, what’s your go-to sweet spot for booking domestic flights?
- Air Canada Buddy Pass
- Air Miles
- “Latitude Attitude” with eUpgrades
- Using Delta SkyMiles for WestJet Flights
- WestJet Companion Fare
Of the major travel promotions this year in the Canadian market, which one was the strongest?
- American Express Referral Bonanza
- Convert the Air Canada Buddy Pass into 30,000 Aeroplan points
- Marriott Bonvoy Double Elite Qualifying Nights (Winter 2021)
- “Spend Your Way to Elite Status” on the Aeroplan Premium Credit Cards
- WestJet $0 Companion Fare
Best Positive Change
Of the all the upward changes among major points programs this year, which one was the best?
- American Express adds Air France/KLM Flying Blue as a new MR transfer partner
- American Express Aeroplan cards boosted to 1.25x base earn rate
- American Express Gold Rewards Card relaunched with new benefits
- American Express MR Select points now transferable to airlines
- BMO CashBack World Elite boosted to 5% earning rate on groceries
Week 2: Vote Now
As part of the voting process, you are invited to select your top choice among the candidates in each category.
It’s up to you how you vote: feel free to vote based on either your personal experience with any of the candidates or your impressions of each candidate as a savvy points collector.
The order of the candidates is randomized as part of the survey to avoid introducing bias into your vote. After you’ve completed your vote and picked the winner in all 9, hit the Submit button and your vote will be counted!
Without further ado, you can submit your vote for Week 2 of the 2021 Prince of Travel Awards below:
Week 2 of voting will close at the end of Sunday, November 21.
Week 3 will take place the following week, and the winners will be announced on Monday, November 29. Happy voting!