If you still have to travel for business meetings, then there are only two options, if you want independence of travel, whilst in a foreign country or in another State or region of your own country:
Using car rental services or a local taxi service.
By far the cheaper option, car rental services are fast-becoming the choice of business travelers when there is a reliable road network that can be accessed by a GPS.
In fact, car rental companies are tripping over each other to get your business.
The key to using this site, however, is to register. Registering allows you to access the most current and juiciest deals.
After registering, you can search for Car Rental Coupons by using Savings.com's search box/window.
So let's say that you recently saw an ad on TV for your favorite car rental service. You can:
Enter the first name of the car rental service followed by the word "coupon" (without quotes) in the search window on Savings.com...E.g. enter "Enterprise coupons" (without quotes).
Ensure that you select "Store" from the drop-down menu beside the search box. The latest coupons from that car rental service will pop up.
If you're thinking of switching car rental companies or using a particular car rental service for the first time, you can also find sweet deals that fit your budget:
Using the same search window, just type in the search term "car rental".
...There you'll see two sections with results:
"Store Results" which show the different companies and the current number of coupons they offer
"Coupon Results" which give the coupon options for the different car rental services.
Look for the one you need, then click on it.
To access the coupon, just press the button marked "Activate Coupon" or "Get Code" that's associated with your coupon.
When you press "Activate Coupon" - the coupon will be activated when the car rental company's website appears...all you have to do is enter your information.
When you press "Get Code", however, you will be able to choose from a number of possible coupon codes which can be entered, in the relevant area of the car rental company's website that appears.
You can also view the number of votes to identify the more popular coupons. (Votes are from other people who have also used the coupon).
You can use this as a gauge to ascertain if you should even bother to use the coupon. Less votes may indicate a preference for other coupons or that people aren't interested in the service areas/types that you are.
Please ensure that you go through at least the first three (3) pages of the Coupon Results, however, or fine tune your results, via the search window, as there are always hidden gems (deals) amidst the more prevalent coupons on the page.
After doing this, you should be able to find a car rental company that fits your budget, for your intended destination.
As with any other business, you should stick with companies that not only give great customer service at a reasonable price, but can be accessed in whatever country or region of your own country that you need to travel to.
(I would like to thank Jaako for the use of his Flickr.com inset photo entitled,"Rental Car").