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The Perks of the American Express Pay-with-Points Plan

American sample American Express’ Pay with Points plan, brought to you by AMT Travel, provides you more benefits and personalized satisfaction.

Even though customers of the American Express Membership Rewards plan could cash in their points for frequent flyer miles with other airlines, good flights were hard to come by. You'll now be able to buy any holiday travel package, flight, hotel stay, car rental, or tour entirely, or in part, with your accrued Membership Rewards Credit Card Reward points. Trading your points is simple and straightforward – let AMT Travel show you how. Following are just a few of the benefits you will receive:

-No blackout periods - any travel can be paid for with points.
-10,000 Membership Rewards points is valued at $100 valued at of travel.

-Pay for all your travel requirements: hotels, cars, flights, tours, packages, foreign currency, insurance, and even airport taxes.
- Accumulate frequent flyer points for future travel purchased with points.

-Instant pay using points in-store.

-There are no concealed fees for using your American Express Card when scheduling travel if you purchase with points and your card.
And more happy news: you can make use of your American Express points to pay for all 1st and business class travel straight by using an AMT American Express Travel Representative!

The Many Benefits of Working with a Travel Consultant

Do you need to change your vacation plans but you just are not able to deal with the time, money and fuss of changing all your travel arrangements and hotel rooms by yourself?

Then turn to a seasoned travel advisor. In today’s world, where unfortunately we are dealing with issues like terrorism and health concerns, we need to make sure we are safe when traveling.

Although you may pay a little more using a travel professional, they make it worth your while with special promo deals, incentives and inventory that you cannot get anywhere else.

It seems to be that brick-and-mortar agents are coming back as younger travelers who are tech-savvy, do not know much about traveling and want insights from experienced professionals.

And it would seem to be more than a fad.
Various studies have shown that 92% of U.S. leisure travelers who used a travel advisor once, will use one again.

One of the number one reasons to use a travel agent is the vast knowledge and industry network they have access to. Investing hours and hours researching is not preferred, and agents who are part of a bigger consortia, can help you you negotiate with a larger distributor for a better price. Working with leading travel agents can give you access to added benefits, as they have strong associations with award-winning chefs, hotel managers and tour operators - booking sites do not offer this. And with respect to getting the top deals, travel agents actually often beat web prices.

Most agents can access the same web promotions because they have a vast booking and distribution system giving allowing them to offer the best deals including cruise packages, airline tickets and hotel rooms. They do make a commission, but you will reap the benefits in the form of breakfast, spa and beverage credits.

Have you thought of everything?

Rather than investigating everything on your own, a good travel professional can help you anticipate any extra costs such as meal costs, and resort and tourism fees, that can really damage your budget. And if your plans involve a complicated journey or one to a far-away foreign place, an agent can point you to tour providers that meet your requirements. Agents have connections with various providers and vetted vendors all over the world. An agent is also helpful in helping you avoid typical travel annoyances like travel delays or cancellations, rescheduling flights, upgrading your hotel room, adding an extra person to your trip, and even finding the right travel insurance for you.

Revel in the Luxury On Board a 5-Star Cruise

To take part in the exciting expedition of travelling through the enormous oceans aboard an opulent 5-star cruiser is to leave your concerns behind.

While there are of course faster ways to get from point A to point B, none match the luxury.

This form of escapade allows you to travel in luxury and ease while viewing some of the world’s most beautiful scenery. Luxury liners are not a new innovation; in fact, they first set sail back in the 1800’s with transatlantic crossings. Only the affluent could afford this type of travel, so ocean liners went all out adding upscale amenities and features in order to attract these passengers. As you arrive at this high-end cruise ship you will feel coddled with some of the finest examples that luxury service has to offer: superior cabins and exclusive ship services, concierge resources, exotic locations, the finest cuisine and wine with someone to attend to your every need. You will enjoy the freedom to do whatever you want as you give yourself over to this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. From food and wine lovers to history aficionados to adventure-seekers, there is something for everyone to participate in.

The art No matter what you want, these liners are designed to accommodate; from an energetic workout to unwinding by the pool, from dancing the night away to enjoying quiet time with your partner. There are myriad opportunities to discover new places cruising the world on on a 5-star ship. It will seem as if you are experiencing the history of the world as you visit places from ancient stone villages to the most modern of today’s cities.

Luxury Cruise Lines
For some of the most lavish, Silversea Cruises is a company to check out. Silversea offers the world’s most exotic destinations in their itineraries and offers really interesting cultural activities and fun adventures.

Also highly regarded for its top-quality luxury cruises is Crystal Cruises.

Passengers enjoy the finest bed linens, bathrobes, and slippers; stunning table settings; world-class entertainment; and white glove service. For an incredibly wide variety of destinations, check out Princess Cruises, with over 40 destinations on six continents. The size of their ships is mind-boggling – 670 passengers can fit on each one – so it is a very exciting way to go. If you choose to go somewhere most of us can only dream of, check out Radisson Seven Seas Cruises, as they specialize in exotic destinations such as Antarctica and Alaska.

Their itineraries provide lots of possibilities for passengers to see first-hand a variety of different cultures, communities, and natural environments.

Start off in the Mediterranean
Sail the Mediterranean on these enormous ships and take advantage of the opportunity to go on shore to explore the small ancient coastal villages which will absolutely take you back in time.

Land of the Tsars

Museum aficionados can visit the impressive Hermitage Museum in Russia, the second biggest museum in the world.

It dates back to 1764 when Empress Catherine the Great began collecting artwork and was finally open to the general public in 1852.

The Lands Down Under
Australasia offers an endless array of unique sights and sounds.

Spend a day unwinding on one of Australia’s expansive beaches, or if you prefer something more adventurous, check out the Great Barrier Reef or the Outback.

New Zealand is known for its stunning natural beauty and delicious kiwi fruit, and it won’t disappoint on either.

The Sights and Sounds of Asia

China, Vietnam, and Thailand will captivate you with their unique tastes, smells, and sights. Japan is a spellbinding blend of age-old traditions and dazzling, modern cities. Bangkok, Thailand is distinguished for the spires that adorn its temples and other buildings, as well as for the beautiful palaces and Buddhist statues.

From Deserts to Skyscrapers to Pyramids
The Middle East is a unique blend of vast deserts with breathtaking wind-blown sand dunes and wealthy technologically-advanced cities with awe-inspiring skyscrapers.

Check out the panorama from the world’s tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, by climbing to its observation deck. The region has many millenniums of history whose influence is still visible today.

In Jordan, explore the ancient city of Petra, carved of rose-colored stone, near the more contemporary city of Aqaba. Look up in awe at the awe-inspiring Egyptian pyramids outside of Cairo or travel to the temples in Luxor and Karnak, then head to Oman to see the medieval trade route called Incense Road.

The Diversity of South America
In addition to exploring the South American continent’s natural beauty like Iguazu Falls straddling Argentina and Brazil, travel on to Rio de Janeiro, famous for its Carnival and awe-inspiring Christ the Redeemer statue sitting atop Sugar Loaf Mountain. Chile is known for its varied natural landscapes including the arid Atacama desert, the imposing Andes mountain range, the breathtaking Patagonia ice fields, and the extensive beaches along the Pacific.

From the old-world sophistication of a ballroom dance to the beauty of a private moment shared on deck, a 5-star cruise is the stage upon which you can create unforgettable memories. There is no questioning that a full world voyage is still one of life's greatest travel experiences.

AMT Travel is the Place To Organize Your Luxury Holiday

Long before any journey starts, globetrotters and novice travelers alike have a long list of decisions to make when planning a vacation. You might be dreaming about going on an adventurous trek, reading a book by the seaside or going on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to a place you’ve only read about. AMT Travel, an American Express Travel Representative, can get you any place you want to go in extravagance and style. Our 25+ years of experience, professional training and extended travel throughout the world means that our travel professionals are experts in anything cruise related and can help you choose the best fit for your needs, whether that be on renowned cruise lines such as Princess, Oceania, Silversea, or Holland Cruises.

The five-star floating hotels sailed by these luxury cruises lines provide the very best in personal service, state-of-the-art amenities, premium entertainment and exclusive on-land adventures.

AMT Travel always aims to exceed your expectations by planning the perfect trip for you. We provide the best destinations to match your personal cultural passions, individual hobbies and lifestyle.

Leading the way in escorted American Express Tours, AMT American Express Travel offers many different exotic destinations and travel styles. American Express Tours offers an unsurpassed collection of nearly 200 vacations to over 60 countries on six continents, offering visits to the most remarkable cities in Europe and venturing out in the world’s most enchanting locales.

And... being a member has its benefits.

Plan re-creation At AMT American Express Travel, we service our loyal clients by providing pre-negotiated tour rates.

At the end of the day, AMT Travel’s returning client list is impressive because our consultants make it their business to design a package that is exclusive and complete.

Details such as getting an upgrade, checking flight times, travel paperwork, exchange rates, selecting the right excursion or working out what to pack -are never your responsibility – it’s all on us! Taking you around the world and providing travel assistance 24 hours a day is a promise AMT Travel consistently delivers.

We are here to make certain that you travel with no headaches, complications or stress. Your part is to prepare your bags and we will take care of everything else.

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