Travelling around the world is a lot of fun, because you get to visit places that you have only read about in books or seen in movies, and you also get to learn about different cultures. Planning a vacation can be an expensive prospect, especially if you have family members going with you, but there is a way to enjoy a top notch vacation without having to spend your own money.

The Lloyds Bank Avios Rewards Credit Card can be your ticket to a well-deserved vacation, because it is a card that rewards you as you spend, in this case, it provides you with travel rewards. With the Avios rewards card, you receive 1.25 Avios points for every £1 spent on the American Express Avios Rewards card, and 1.25 Avios for every £5 spent on the Lloyds Bank Avios Rewards MasterCard.

The Lloyds Bank Avios Rewards Credit Card has been named the Best Credit Card Product of the Year at The Card & Payment Awards, which recognises customer service, excellence, and innovation in the United Kingdom and Irish card and payment industries. This is due to the fact that people who use the card don’t have to worry about paying fees for foreign credit card transactions, you get a flight update voucher when you spend more than £7,000 in a year, you pay 0% interest on purchases for the first 12 months after you activate the card, and 0% interest on balance transfers in the first 28 months (with a 3% fee). The card has a low annual fee of £24, and a 23.7% variable APR.

With the rewards that you can earn from the Lloyds Bank Avios Rewards Credit Card, here are some of the destinations you can visit with the rewards you earn.

5. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Marvellous City as it is known to locals and tourists, is very famous for its white sand beaches, green mountains and rain forest. It is also famous because of the 125 foot Christ The Redeemer statue, which overlooks the beautiful beaches. Rio is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, and is a very popular destination right now, because the annual Carnival, which is Rio’s most colourful party, and the 2016 Olympic games, which will be held in Rio. There are plenty of sights to enjoy in Rio, but since Portuguese is the official language, it will help to learn a few key words, which will help you get around more easily.

4. Sydney, Australia

Sydney is the most populated city in Australia, and is also the country’s most famous city. The city is known for its amazing architecture, like the Sydney Opera and the Harbour Bridge, which is the largest steel arch bridge in the world. Sydney has much more than architecture to offer to its visitors, the city is renowned for having great beaches, where surfing is very popular, wonderful parks to go strolling in, the Sydney Aquarium, which has a replica of the Great Barrier Reef, and museums, where tourists can learn more about the history of the beautiful city. English is the official language in Australia, so you don’t have to worry about learning new words to get around.

3. Barcelona, Spain

This colourful city by the sea is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the world, the city offers visitors so many activities to enjoy, like visiting the sacred cathedrals and churches, exploring the museums, the beach, and the popular night life. If you are in Barcelona, you have to visit La Ramblas, which is a series of streets and alleys, packed with the great restaurants and night clubs, and if you visit during the autumn season, be sure to check out their football club, which is one of the most storied clubs in the world.

2. New York City, New York

Millions of tourists walk the streets of New York every year, because the city has a lot to offer everyone. It has architectural landmarks that have been around for centuries, a diverse mix of ethnicities, which makes the city the melting pot that it is. New York also has the best shopping destinations around the United States, and a great night life scene. You can walk through the historic central park during the day, enjoy lunch at one of the trendy coffee shops, and visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or take in a Broadway show, while visiting the city.

1. Paris, France

The City of Lights is always a great destination for a vacation, people from all over the world flock to the most romantic city in the world to visit the Eiffel Tower, or to enjoy some of the greatest art works at the Louvre museum. The cuisine in Paris is also great, with plenty of restaurants to choose from, and for those interested in high end fashion, a trip down Champs-Elysees, is all you need to take, to find luxury stores like Hugo boss and Louis Vuitton.

With the rewards you earn from the Lloyds Bank Avios Rewards Credit Card, you can help pay for your flights, hotels, car rentals and many more things, and enjoy your vacation, without spending much of your own money.

It’s free to sign up to become an Avios Travel Rewards Programme member. Find out more about the quick and easy application process at