Most medical workers travel for work. Usually, they need to go to different locations fast. Nonetheless, when traveling – like most people – they also want to save as much money as possible. Luckily, there are a lot of ways medical workers can save on travel. Here are some of the best travel deals available for medical workers.
Many car rental companies offer percentage discounts on rentals for nurses and first responders. Most companies provide at least 25% off and sometimes have special deals of up to 50% off your rental. Whether traveling for leisure or work, medical workers can benefit greatly from transportation discounts. Traveling nurses often decide to drive their own vehicles to new location assignments, but in many cases this option just isn’t viable. Doctors on location in foreign countries or rural areas may depend on air travel, but once on site may need more convenient road travel amenities that aren’t readily available due to the local infrastructure. Popular car rental companies offering discounts for medical workers include:
- Dollar Car Rental
Both travel search engines and airlines offer special discounts for nurses, first responders, and other medical workers. These discounts include discounts on last-minute airfare offers and exclusive pricing for certain tickets. Here are some travel search engines and airlines offering deals for medical workers:
- Turkish Airlines
Hotels & Resorts
Accommodations are by far the most expensive part of traveling, especially when you book them last minute. Thankfully, many hotels offer special discounts for medical workers and their family members. In many cases, traveling nurses are only on their new assignment for short periods of time that make it unreasonable to find local housing. Subleased apartments tend to be the most common option for nurses on these types of travel jobs. Working out of mobile homes or RVs helps to eliminate the need for hotel accommodations, and also presents a one stop shop work environment for travel nurses.You can find more travel nurse housing resources via this useful guide. When this type of housing option isn’t available, hotels can likely be the next best thing when there are discounts and benefits offered to help with expenses. Some hotel chains with discounts for medical personnel include:
- Caesar’s Palace
- Motel 6
- Choice Hotels
- Red Roof Inn
- Days Inn
- MSC Cruises
More Deals and Discounts
There are plenty of ways to get around and help those who need it most. Many companies collaborate with MedShare and Direct Relief, allowing them to book medical personnel on flights or accommodations to areas where the most help is needed.
Direct Relief and MedShare are two of the largest humanitarian organizations in the world. They work closely together to provide medical supplies, aid workers, and volunteers to areas of need around the globe. This will make it easier than ever for people who want to help in times of need but cannot afford expensive travel accommodations themselves.
As time goes by, more and more companies continue to expand their discounts to first responders, nurses, doctors, and other medical personnel. The list of discounts includes restaurants, amusement parks, entertainment venues, and so much more.
Written by Geraldine Orentas in partnership with medical equipment supplier, Stethoscope.com