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I would go with one of the Chase cards because I don't like Citi. Pick whichever you think you'll be visiting the most.
As an alternative, you might consider using a cashback card from Chase, BofA/FIA, etc. that gives you access to a points mall. You can book your travel with Orbitz, Expedia, Hotels.com, etc. after accessing one of those sites through the points mall and get bonus points. Same for rental cars, airfare, etc.
You might not earn as much as you would with a dedicated hotel or airline card, but all of your points/cashback would be consolidated in one place, meaning you would probably reach a redemption level more quickly. This is particularly true for someone like me who does not travel much.
American Express: Blue Cash Preferred (groceries, 6%; gas, department store, 3%); Gold Delta SkyMiles (Delta Air Lines, 2 miles/dollar, free checked bag).
US Bank: Cash+ (utilities, phone, internet, restaurant, 5%; drugstores, 2%).
FIA Card Services: Fidelity Amex (everything, 2%); Fidelity Visa (everything, 1.5%).
Chase: Freedom (rotating, 5%); Amazon (Amazon.com, 3%); PriorityClub (IHG hotels, 5 points/dollar); Sapphire (not in use).
*All cards are registered with PriorityClub IDine program for 8 points/dollar at participating restaurants.