PARK RIDGE, N.J., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Providing New York City consumers with another way to enjoy the fastest, easiest and most valued car rental experiences in the industry, The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) now has 55 ExpressRent™ kiosk locations in the City. Hertz is the first car rental company to offer customers the ability to complete the entire rental transaction using a kiosk providing live, interactive and face-to-face communication with rental agents. The kiosks, which are operational 24 hours, 7 days a week, supplement Hertz's 15 retail store locations, for a combined total of 70 Hertz car rental locations in New York City. Hertz plans to expand to more than 100 kiosk locations in early 2014.
"Many New Yorkers don't own cars and there's high demand for easily accessible rental options on short notice. ExpressRent™ kiosks give customers increased convenience to rent whenever they choose from a location close to their home or workplace," commented Hertz Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mark P. Frissora. "Already rentals booked at Hertz's ExpressRent Kiosks represent more than 10% of our New York City transactions. We're expanding this industry-leading innovation to make it even easier for New Yorkers to get the car they want when they want it."
The expansion of Hertz ExpressRent™ kiosks in NYC gives customers a fast and easy way to rent vehicles at convenient locations throughout the city, including leading parking garages across Manhattan. ExpressRent™ kiosk agents are available 24 hours a day, giving customers flexibility to rent and return their vehicle on their schedule, not the company's. One-way rentals to and from New York airports are available from these locations as well, making it easier than ever for customers to design trips that meet their needs.
With proprietary, patented technology, Hertz ExpressRent™ kiosks are the only in the car rental industry equipped with a touchscreen interface. A second screen allows customers to interact directly with live customer service agents via video to pick up or book rentals. The kiosks enable customers to make a reservation for a car available at any location in the city. At the rental location, the customer interacts with a Hertz kiosk agent who prints the rental agreement while a parking attendant retrieves the rental vehicle. ExpressRent™ kiosks minimize wait times and provide a full-service rental experience by accepting payment with a debit or credit card, validating the customer's driver's license, and printing the rental agreement.
Hertz has expanded locations of ExpressRent™ kiosks, bringing more than 725 kiosks to more than 535 airport and off-airport locations in the U.S. and Europe. Hertz will continue to add locations, providing customers with the ability to rent a car from a live representative at any time of the day or night.
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Hertz operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty brands from approximately 10,400 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 8,800 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 150 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 111 major airports in Europe. Dollar and Thrifty have approximately 1,580 corporate and franchisee locations in approximately 80 countries. Hertz is an inaugural member of Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards Hall of Fame and was recently named, for the thirteenth time, by the magazine's readers as the Best Car Rental Agency. Hertz was also voted the Best Overall Car Rental Company in Zagat's 2013/14 U.S. Car Rental Survey, earning top honors in 10 additional categories, and the Company swept the global awards for Best Rewards Program and Best Overall Benefits from FlyerTalk.com. Product and services such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, NeverLost®, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the Company's Adrenaline, Prestige and Green Traveler Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation and operates a leading North American equipment rental business, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, which includes Hertz Entertainment Services.
SOURCE The Hertz Corporation