TULSA, Okla., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ), is pleased to announce the expansion of its Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental brands in Europe. Since February 2013, the company has opened 114 corporate locations in France, Spain and Luxembourg with 22 more scheduled to open in Spain in the coming weeks. Additionally, the Company re-acquired the Dollar and Thrifty brand rights from Benelux franchise partner, 24 Mobility, and will open nine locations in Belgium and the Netherlands under corporate ownership by the end of June.
Many of the new Dollar and Thrifty stores are located in key leisure destinations for European travelers. These include an in-terminal presence at the Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Orly (ORY) and Nice (NCE) airports in France as well as the Malaga (AGP) and Barcelona (BCN) airports in Spain. The company has plans for continued growth, through both corporate and franchise location openings, in additional European countries in the coming months.
"We have a long-term growth strategy for the Dollar and Thrifty brands internationally with a focus on key leisure destinations, such as the recent and planned openings in France, Spain and in the Benelux area," said Mark Frissora, Chairman and CEO of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. "Europe is a high-priority market for the Dollar and Thrifty brands, and this is only the start of our plans for rapid international growth which includes the Middle East and Africa, in addition to further expansion in Europe."
"The new Dollar and Thrifty locations offer local residents and visitors a compelling value proposition of excellent service, top-quality vehicles and a budget-friendly way to explore the sights," said Tom Kelley, Vice President of Dollar and Thrifty International. "Located both at major airports and in towns and cities across Spain, France and the Benelux region, the new locations provide value-oriented travelers a wide range of rental options and multitude of convenient locations to choose from."
The latest openings bring the brands' totals to 335 Thrifty locations and 259 Dollar locations across Europe. Customers can make reservations for car rentals at the new locations by booking through the following websites:
About Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc.
Through its Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental brands, the Company has been serving value-conscious leisure and business travelers since 1950. The Company maintains a strong presence in domestic leisure travel in virtually all of the top U.S. and Canadian airport markets, and also derives a significant portion of its revenue from international travelers to the U.S. under contracts with various international tour operators. In November 2012, Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) acquired Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. Hertz Holdings, through its subsidiary The Hertz Corporation ("Hertz") operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty brands from approximately 10,460 corporate, licensee and franchisee locations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,960 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 150 countries. For additional information, visit www.dollar.com and www.thrifty.com.
SOURCE Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc.