Written on April 29, 2011 at 10:14 am, by Thomas Marks
On Tuesday, we revealed the Fantastic Five unsung travel hero finalists. Today, we're delighted to tell you that Phil Weeber of Chatham Financial and his hero, Susan, are our SUPER hero grand prize winner – a $500 gift certficate to SpaFinder!
We already told you what Phil had to say about Susan:
"Susan cares! TripIt Pro helps Susan stay on top of all of us while we are jet setting around the world. I'm not so concerned about what's in my wallet – but I don't want to leave home without Susan doing my planning and TripIt bringing it to my finger tips." - Phil Weeber
But alas, Susan is an unsung travel hero to MANY:
"Susan S. is a life-saver… On a day with perfect weather, I had 3 different flights canceled and somehow I ended up in Canada. There was only one flight pattern left in the world at this point that would get me to my meeting on time! It was Susan – not the airlines – that figured that out. And it worked! And yes, all of the constant updates that Susan sent that day via TripIt were invaluable. The best news: we got the new client!" – Gavin Duckworth
"Susan is my travel hero. Just got back from a crazy two week trip to Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney and with multiple airlines, using frequent flyer points to upgrade and coordinating with meeting up with different colleagues in different cities, the whole trip went PERFECTLY." – Mike Bontranger
"Susan does a fabulous job with my travel arrangements — booking flights and hotels at the last minute, getting me updated schedules while I'm heading out the door, and always making sure I have everything I need for my business trips." – Stephen Barr
"Susan was a veritable force to be reckoned with in all travel related matters before she started using TripIt and now that she has fully adopted this system there is nothing that will keep travelers in our company grounded. If we did not have Susan we would truly be lost." – R. Campbell
Please join us in congratulating our grand prize winner, who receives a $500 SpaFinder gift certificate as well as the five finalists, who will receive a one-year subscription to TripIt for Business.
To see more details: Read full contest rules.
TripIt for Business, a new product for small and medium-sized businesses, is the smartest way to plan and organize office travel. It allows travel coordinators to create itineraries for travelers in an instant, organize all travelers on a convenient dashboard and easily keep travelers in the know and on the go.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Promotion open only to residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia who are at least 18 (or the age of majority in entrant's state of residence). Promotion starts 12:01 AM PT on 4/13/2011 and ends 11:59 PM PT on 4/22/2011. To enter, follow the directions in Section 7 of the Official Rules ("Rules") to submit your online entry message (100 words or less) about your unsung travel hero. Grand Prize: (1 winner): one $500 SpaFinder gift certificate. Finalist Prizes (5 winners): 12-month subscription to online "TripIt for Business" service for each winner's current place of employment (approx. retail value: $348 per subscription). Winners will be selected by a panel of judges comprised of Concur Technologies employees. Entries will be judged on the following criteria: the most apt, original, and interesting entry message; the most inspirational entry message in relation to the unsung travel hero theme. Odds of winning depend on number and quality of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited. Promotion subject to Rules, so see Rules for full details. Sponsor: Concur Technologies, Inc., 500 Treat Ave., Suite 100, San Francisco, CA 94110.