As business travelers, we don’t always have much control over our trips. We don’t necessarily get to choose where we go or even how long we’ll stay. This may not sound like such a big deal, but when you spend three out of four weeks in tiny towns in the middle of nowhere, it gets old quickly! Every once in a while I’ll get sent to a more interesting location—New York, Washington DC, and Miami, to name a few of the highlights. But out of all of the places I’ve been to in the decade of traveling for work, my favorite places to go for business trips are definitely beaches. A few years ago I attended a great conference in Half Moon Bay, CA. Not only did we stay at an amazingly luxurious seaside resort, but on my off time I was lucky enough to enjoy both the dramatic scenery and nearby wineries. If I got to pick my own destination for a business trip that would definitely be the winner! Wouldn’t it be great if you could choose where you travel for a work trip, even just once in a while? That would make your travel plans a lot more interesting, that’s for sure!
Alas, we can’t have everything we want when we travel for work. But as a National Car Rental Emerald Club member, you get a glimpse of what it could be like to have complete control. Getting to choose any car on the Emerald Aisle (an exclusive section of the rental lot where Emerald Club members can choose any vehicle they like as long as they reserve a mid-size vehicle), choosing what type of rewards you get, special members-only offers, and simple one-click reservations make every Emerald Club member feel a little more in charge.
Last week we ran a contest where one Road Warriorette reader won a year of Emerald Club executive status. The lucky winner is….Reader Brett! Congratulations!! Thanks to everyone who participated in our giveaway, and thanks to National for sponsoring.
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