FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Paula R. Rivera
Manager, Public Affairs
The Hertz Corporation
HERTZ AND EXPERTFLYER.COM JOIN FORCES TO PROVIDE SMALL BUSINESS
OWNERS DISCOUNTS ON TRAVEL RELATED SERVICES
Participation in Respective Programs Offers Discounts on Hertz Car Rental, ExpertFlyer.com Subscription and Discounts from Other Program Partners
New York, NY – September 2, 2010 – The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) and ExpertFlyer.com announced today that the two companies have partnered to provide small businesses exclusive savings on travel services including Hertz rental cars, ExpertFlyer.com membership, and discounts from other corporate program participants. The new alliance emphasizes the continuing need for travel service companies to create effective ways for small businesses to maximize their travel budgets.
"We are delighted that ExpertFlyer is now a partner in our Hertz Business Account Program," says Michael Senackerib, Chief Marketing Officer, The Hertz Corporation. "Our goal at Hertz is to provide customers with a value proposition that exceeds their expectations. Building our Business Account Program with travel service partners such as ExpertFlyer expands that proposition to small businesses to help them maximize their budgets, especially during these trying economic times."
The Hertz Business Account Program offers exclusive savings and benefits to small businesses including up to 20% off car rentals, complimentary membership to Hertz #1 Club Gold for the first year, and the ability to earn credits toward free rentals. In addition to savings on Hertz products and services, members enjoy exclusive savings from other program partners including American Express OPEN� and FedEx. These benefits, and more, will be available to all new and current ExpertFlyer subscribers.�
As a corporate partner in the Hertz Business Account Program, ExpertFlyer.com will extend a 15% discount on its subscription fee to all Hertz program members. ExpertFlyer allows business travelers and frequent flyers to take control of their air travel planning process by providing several unique features and functions for obtaining complete, concise, and efficient ways to access worldwide air travel information.
"ExpertFlyer offers a series of unique travel tools that allow business travelers to make well-informed travel decisions," explains Chris Lopinto, President and co-founder of ExpertFlyer.com. "Having an internationally-respected brand like Hertz as a member of our Partner Program enhances our efforts to provide maximum value for our subscribers. Ultimately, the collaborative effort between the two companies will strengthen the buying power of business travelers."
Hertz Business Account Program
For small businesses looking for a company car rental program, Hertz's Business Account Program includes a number of cost-saving benefits including up to 20% off Hertz car rentals, a one year complimentary membership in Hertz #1 Club Gold, earned Free Rental Days and more. Members can also receive additional savings on Business Account Program partner services including American Express OPEN, FedEx and ExpertFlyer.com. For additional details, please visit hertz.com.
A number of advanced and unique information tools found at ExpertFlyer represent the most robust access to airline and flight information found on a single website anywhere on the Internet. The range of services includes:
Awards & Upgrades - The easiest way to find an Award ticket or Upgrade in real-time. Simply enter the airline(s) you want to fly, the destination, the date(s) and search.
Flight Alerts - Set up a Flight Alert for up to 20 different queries (flights). If an Award ticket or Upgrade becomes available on any of your queries, ExpertFlyer will notify you.
Seat Alerts - The first automated service that notifies airline passengers when occupied seats become available, including flights that are completely booked.
Mobile Access - Subscribers can access their entire ExpertFlyer account from any web-enabled cell phone or PDA anywhere in the world.
About Hertz Corporation
Hertz is the world's largest general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,300 locations in 146 countries worldwide. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 81 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 Prestige, Fun and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition. In 2008, the Company launched Connect by Hertz, entering 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 325 branches in the United States, Canada, China, France, Spain and Italy.
ExpertFlyer.com was conceived and created by an eclectic team consisting of a veteran elite tier frequent flyer, an airline captain and corporate travel manager, and information technology professionals to deliver a 24/7 real time powerful air travel information service. The company provides its subscribers and corporate travel managers alike with a complete, concise and efficient way to access the ever changing details of worldwide air travel information. For more information please visit http://www.expertflyer.com
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