Hertz Named Best Domestic and International Car Rental Company by Travel Weekly for the Ninth Consecutive and Eighth Year Respectively
-- Hertz Garnered 25 Travel Industry Awards in 2011 --
Jan 9, 2012
PARK RIDGE, N.J., Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), the world's largest general use car rental brand, won Travel Weekly's Ninth Annual Readers' Choice Awards for Best Domestic and Best International Car Rental Company, for the ninth consecutive and eighth year, respectively. These were 2 of 25 awards won by Hertz during 2011 based on traveler and agent input.
"It is an honor to end 2011 with awards bestowed on Hertz by our travel agent partners and business travelers," commented Mark P. Frissora, Hertz Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Winning 25 awards in 2011 is an accomplishment we're proud to have achieved. These awards are a testament to our intense focus on providing superior customer service as well as the new and innovative customer programs we've launched recently. These programs include Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, our virtual rental kiosks, and our eReturn program for Gold members. We will continue to lead the industry by launching additional customer service-oriented initiatives in 2012."
The reader survey, conducted annually, evaluates an array of companies in diverse travel industry sectors and is presented to suppliers considered by Travel Weekly readers to have excelled in product and service delivery during the prior year.
These latest awards complement the vast array of honors achieved by Hertz during 2011, including being named, for the seventh consecutive year, as the "Best Car Rental Company" by TTG Asia; awarded the Travel Star Award for "Best Car Rental Company" by Travel Inside; and receiving, for the 12th consecutive time, TTG Czech Republic's award for "Best Car Rental Company." Additionally, Hertz was named by TravelAge West "Car Rental Company Providing the Best Travel Agent Support", and the U.K.-based readers of Business Traveller magazine named Hertz the "Best Car Rental Company in North America."
Operating one of the youngest and most diverse fleets in the industry, Hertz is committed to offering its customers the utmost in speed and ease, coupling technological innovations with personalized service. New initiatives launched in 2011 include the new Adrenaline and Green Traveler Collections, the most flexible and rewarding loyalty program in the industry, Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, and the introduction of self service, interactive kiosks and eReturn capabilities.
The Hertz Corporation -- a subsidiary of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. -- is the world's largest general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,000 locations in approximately 150 countries worldwide. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 94 major airports in Europe, operating both corporate and licensee locations in cities and airports in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. In addition, the Company has licensee locations in cities and airports in Africa and the Middle East. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz #1 Club Gold®, NeverLost® customized, onboard navigation systems, SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the Company's Adrenaline and Green Traveler Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition. In 2008, the Company entered the global car sharing market in London, New York City and Paris. Hertz also operates one of the world's largest equipment rental businesses, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, offering a diverse line of equipment, including tools and supplies, as well as new and used equipment for sale, to customers ranging from major industrial companies to local contractors and consumers from approximately 315 branches in the United States, Canada, France, Spain, Italy, China and Saudi Arabia, as well as through its international licensees.
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.
SOURCE The Hertz Corporation
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