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Summer travel: 5 great travel rewards programs

Summer travel can be cheap with the help of credit card rewards. Here are five great credit card rewards programs to fit your vacationing style.

- Odysseas PapadimitriouContributor

Participants stand in line to received free certificates during the Hilton HHonors Global Social Media Treasure Hunt last year, which offered winners a free night certificate from Hilton's loyalty program. An easier way to earn Hilton points is to apply for the Hilton HHonors Credit Card. (Nick Wass/AP Images for Hilton HHonors/File)

2. Frequent hotel guests

If you plan to stay in a hotel wherever you visit this summer, you might want to make it a Hilton. The Hilton HHonors Credit Card offers 40,000 bonus points after your first purchase and 20,000 when you’ve spent $3,000. That’s redeemable for one to eight free nights, depending on the level of extravagance you desire from your lodging. This card charges a $75 annual fee as well as a 2.7 percent foreign transaction fee, so it doesn’t make the best option for international spending.

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