Hi guys, I hope you are having a great week so far! So today, I’m going to talk about one of my favorite things about my job– Alternative travel!
As I mentioned before, I fly to my client’s site every Monday, and I fly back to Chicago on Thursday evenings. However, my job has a really cool perk that allows us to travel to alternate locations instead of our home city! This is one of my favorite things about my job because it allows me to see new places- for free! With alternative travel, we can call an American Express travel agent and get them to book us travel to any city we like as long as the cost is reasonable.
If you love your client site city, you can also stay in your client city over the weekend. Since, I have been in Grand Rapids for the past few weeks, I haven’t had the desire to do this just yet.
Since, I stay in hotels throughout the week, I have acquired a good amount of hotel rewards points as well which can be used to book FREE rooms! I stay at the same brand of hotels- Marriott so I was able to gain status with them quickly. My job also have a partnership with them that gives us Gold Elite status which comes with a ton of perks like access to concierge lounges, free wifi, and late checkouts.
Working as a consultant has opened my eyes to an entire new world of travel. Now, I am always trying to find new ways to acquire and use points. It’s nice to be able to use my business travel for personal rewards and vacations!
What are your favorite places to travel?! Leave a comment below!