Hertz Drives Away With Top Honors in Travel + Leisure "World's Best Awards" Survey
-- Twelve Years Running, Hertz Named Number One Car Rental Company --
Jul 26, 2007
PARK RIDGE, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 07/26/2007 -- For the 12th consecutive year, readers of Travel + Leisure magazine have ranked Hertz the "World's Best Car Rental Agency" in its "World's Best Awards" survey which determines the favorite destinations, hotels and suppliers of its well-traveled readers. The 12th annual readers' survey results appear in the magazine's August issue, on newsstands July 24, and online at www.travelandleisure.com/worldsbest.
"To win the title in 12 out of 12 years is an extraordinary honor," said Frank Camacho, Staff Vice President, Marketing for Hertz. "This is a testament to our employees, whose dedication clearly makes a lasting impression on travelers. It is gratifying to know that, while the favorite hotel or destination may change from year to year, travelers continue to put their trust in Hertz to get them there."
The Travel + Leisure award comes on the heels of other recent global awards, including being named "Best Car Rental Company" by the UK magazine Business Travel World for innovations introduced during the past year, most significantly the Company's green initiatives and its 'Green Collection'; the Company was voted Great Britain's "Most Trusted Brand of Car Hire Company" in the Reader's Digest European Trusted Brands survey; Hertz was voted by readers of Business Traveller Middle East as "Best Car Rental" company; being named "Best Car Rental Company" in the first TravelWeekly (Asia) Industry Awards; and Hertz was named "Best Car Rental Operator" at Australia's National Travel Industry Awards function sponsored by the Australian Federation of Travel Agents.
Operating one of the youngest fleets in the industry, Hertz is committed to offering its customers the most innovative products and services available today, including Hertz #1 Club Gold®, NeverLost®, SIRIUS Satellite Radio* and the ability to reserve make and model. The company is also a pioneer in offering customers more choice with the recent introduction of the company's Green and Fun Collections and expansion of its Prestige Collection.
Hertz, the world's largest general use car rental brand, operates from approximately 7,700 locations in 145 countries worldwide. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 69 major airports in Europe, operating both corporate and licensee locations in cities and airports in North America, Europe, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. In addition, the company has licensee locations in cities and airports in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Hertz also operates one of the world's largest equipment rental businesses, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, offering a diverse line of equipment to customers ranging from major industrial companies to local contractors and consumers through more than 360 branches in the United States, Canada, France and Spain.
To make car rental reservations or for more information, customers can call their travel agent, or call Hertz toll-free at 1-800-654-3131. Information and reservations are also available on the web at www.hertz.com
*SIRIUS is a registered trademark of SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Inc.
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