Capital One relaunching its Capital One Travel portal with enhanced features

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Capital One remains committed to improving its card offerings and benefits with the launch of its new travel card, the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card. But right before that, the issuer relaunched its travel portal, Capital One Travel. This past fall, Capital One launched a revamped version of the platform, which now contends with the likes of major issuers like Chase and American Express.

This new iteration of the travel portal seeks to deliver a more user-friendly experience along with a host of new features like more travel partners, AI-powered pricing technology and more options to earn and redeem travel rewards. Plus, there’s easy access to information about Capital One lounges, which debuted in select airports in the fall of 2021.

Here’s what you need to know about the new Capital One Travel site.

What’s changing with Capital One Travel?

Capital One has introduced several changes to its travel portal. Here are the most notable ones:

AI-powered pricing through Hopper

The card issuer has partnered with Hopper, an online travel search engine that helps users find better pricing for airline, hotel and car rental accommodations. According to the Hopper website, the tool “predicts prices for flights with 95 percent accuracy up to 1 year in advance.”

With this partnership, the Capital One travel portal now offers price prediction, price watch, price drop protection and price match guarantee to cardholders who book accommodations through the site.

Flexible booking experience

The new site also promises features that will make your travel plans more flexible. For instance, you can use a combination of rewards and your Capital One credit card to make travel plans. For a small fee, you can book your travel with the “cancel for any reason” clause and cancel your booking as needed with some level of refund offered, depending on the circumstance.

Greater earning opportunities

Earn 5 miles per dollar on hotels and car rentals when booking through Capital One Travel with an eligible Capital One card. For example, bookings for hotel rooms and car rentals mean you’ll earn rewards you can put toward your next trip.

Who will have access to Capital One Travel?

If you own one or more of the following cards, you are eligible to use the new Capital One Travel site:

How can you access Capital One Travel?

If you already have one of the eligible cards mentioned above, you’ll see the option to start booking trips when you sign in and view your rewards. If you don’t have an eligible Capital One card, you can either upgrade an existing Capital One card to one on the list above or apply for a new one using the CardMatch tool.

The bottom line: Should you use Capital One Travel to book travel accommodations?

Whether you’ve got an eligible Capital One credit card or will soon apply for one, it looks like the Capital One Travel site could be a formidable competitor in the travel portal space. Due to its partnership with Hopper, the site is poised to add more value than many issuers’ existing portals.

Provided the portal truly delivers on the features that set it apart—such as price prediction, price watch, price drop protection and price match guarantee—Capital One cardholders could finally have an advanced travel booking tool at their fingertips to maximize every dollar spent on their travel accommodations.

Written by
Aja McClanahan
Personal Finance Writer
Aja McClanahan is an author, blogger and speaker on personal finance and entrepreneurship. Aja is the author of "How a Mother Should Talk About Money with Her Daughter."
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