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Travelers who call the road home can now put their travel toward good use with Citi's new Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Visa Signature Card. Holders of this new card can earn bonus points that can be used toward stays at any of the hotel chain's ten brands.

The card, introduced last week, incorporates an EMV smart chip that allows cardholders to use it globally, wherever chip and PIN cards are accepted. This helps international travelers, who are increasingly unable to use traditional magnetic stripe credit cards overseas.

"Our customers want a frictionless experience using their card anywhere in the world, and the new Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card benefits like ship and global acceptance put ease into your travel experience wherever you stay and pay," said Ralph Andretta, head of co-brands and loyalty, Citi Cards, in a statement. "Hilton HHonors Reserve cardmembers will enjoy more ways to earn complimentary nights at thousands of properties in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio - and weekend night stay certificates that can be worth hundreds of dollars."

Another global travel benefit of the card is that Citi will not charge foreign transaction purchase fees.

The card comes with a $95 annual fee, but that fee comes with many privileges, including two weekend night certificates if the cardholder spends $2,500 in purchases within the first four months of his membership. 

If the cardholder spends $10,000 a year in purchases, he earns an "anniversary bonus" of one weekend night certificate at one of Hilton's hotel brands.

To rack up points toward more travel rewards like hotel stays, plane tickets, cruises, car rentals and other experiences, cardholders can earn ten Hilton HHonors BonusPoints for every dollar spent on hotel stays at any of the Hilton family of hotels. This includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. These points are in addition to the base points a Hilton HHonors member earns for hotel stays.

Additionally, cardholders earn five Hilton HHonors points for every dollar spent on airline and car rentals and three Hilton HHonors points for every dollar spent on all other types of purchases.

The Reserve card also gives other special benefits as well. Cardholders are granted Elite Hilton HHonors Gold status, which means more point bonuses and free high-speed Internet access during hotel stays. When available, elite members also get complimentary food and beverages and room upgrades, and access to the executive lounge.

Besides hotel perks, cardholders are part of the Citi Private Pass program that offers VIP access to music and sporting events, family entertainment and dining. Members also can tap into unique experiences, ticket presales and preferred seating, and they get access to the Visa Signature Concierge service.

"With the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve card, Hilton HHonors continues to offer its members new ways to turn everyday purchases into extraordinary adventures, bringing them one step closer to their next vacation," said Jeff Diskin, senior vice president, global customer marketing, Hilton Worldwide, in a statement. "Whether across town or around the world, we want to make traveling easier so our members can focus on more important things - like creating memorable experiences with family and friends."

This new card adds an elite Hilton rewards card to Citi's credit card portfolio. Citi also offers the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card that also offers Hilton HHonors bonus points for purchases, though fewer than what is offered by the Reserve card.