Business travel can be a challenge. And those challenges only multiply when your travel takes you around the globe. From finding ways to stay connected to the sheer physical toll on your body from flying between time zones, international travel leaves many searching not just for work/life balance, but a work/life blend.
Fortunately, there are business card programs like the Business Platinum Card® from American Express that are designed to help run your business, while giving you the opportunity to carve out quality time for yourself, no matter where you are in the world.
The Business Platinum Card delivers significant value to your business and your personal balance sheet that go well beyond the standard travel perks. As soon as you pick up the Card, you know it's different—and not just because it's made of metal. In addition to accessing premium travel experiences, the Business Platinum Card delivers several business-centric benefits to help drive your life and your business forward even during your travels.
Here's a look at 3 benefits for Card Members on the go.
1. We Work Access
One of the unique benefits that comes with a Business Platinum Card is a complimentary year of access to WeWork's more than 300 premium locations, in a growing network of 75 plus cities around the world. WeWork transforms buildings into environments for creativity, focus and connection—which can be a welcomed oasis for busy business travelers. With access to shared workspaces, you can now bring your office with you anywhere in the world.
Travel done the right way can open up all kinds of opportunities, not just for business, but for you to explore the world.
The Platinum Global Access from WeWork program—which is an exclusive benefit to Business Platinum Card Members—is designed specifically to give business travelers opportunities to securely connect and run their business beyond random coffee shops and rented cubicles. Using the WeWork smartphone app, or website, you can find the nearest location where you'll be able to log into reliable Wi-Fi and print important documents remotely—all while tapping into a bottomless supply of high-quality roasted coffee that can keep you fueled and awake regardless of whatever time zone you're visiting. Business Platinum Card Members can also access the dedicated WeWork support team to help deal with the inevitable unexpected challenges you're sure to encounter at some point in your travels.
2. Airport Lounge Access
Global travel, by its very nature, means you'll be spending valuable time in crowded airports— many of which might have spotty Wi-Fi access at best. And good luck finding a quiet place to make a phone call, grab a healthy bite or even stretch out for a nap. As a Business Platinum Card Member, you can stay productive and remain comfortable with to access to the American Express Global Lounge Collection, an ever-growing menu of more than 1,200 lounges in 500 plus airports across 130 countries that includes International American Express Lounges, Delta SkyClub®, Priority Pass™ Select, Airspace and Escape Lounges. All of these lounges offer locally inspired fare and premium drinks to create your sense of business leisure.
Card Members can also access the Centurion® Lounge—currently open in George Bush Intercontinental (Houston), McCarran International (Las Vegas), Dallas/Fort Worth
International, San Francisco International, Miami International, Seattle-Tacoma International and LaGuardia (New York) airports. Five new lounges have also been announced for 2019. The Centurion Lounges offer seasonal, chef-crafted cuisine, healthy snacks, signature cocktails and offerings from curated wine lists.
Now, rather than suffer through the traditional airport slog, you'll be able to recharge on the fly while remaining plugged into the minute-by-minute needs of your business.
3. 5X Membership Rewards points on flights and prepaid hotels booked at Amextravel.com
Business Platinum Card Members can also reap the rewards from booking flights and pre-paid hotels on Amextravel.com. You might even choose to extend a trip by a day or two to enjoy your destination city in a whole new way. Why not make the most of the fact that you might be flying halfway around the world? By making those plans ahead of time, and prepaying for your lodging on amextravel.com, you'll get five times the Membership Rewards points for each dollar of eligible purchases made—which could open up all kinds of new opportunities to combine business with pleasure on your next trip.
After all, travel done the right way can open up all kinds of opportunities, not just for business, but for you to explore the world. If you're driven to pursue the next creation, the next opportunity, and the next reward—you deserve the kind of business credit card rewards program like the Business Platinum Card.
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