LONDON, Jan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE:HTZ) has been named Best Car Rental Company by industry experts at the Business Travel Awards 2015, one of the most significant fixtures in the travel industry calendar.
Hertz won the acclaim of judges for "its on-going ability to constantly review the car rental market and what its customers really want, and adapt and innovate accordingly." The panel, made up of respected senior business travel buyers and specialist journalists, also praised Hertz for its "great global reach and excellent CSR record."
The award was announced at a glittering event at London's Grosvenor House Hotel this week, attended by more than 1,200 travel industry leaders and top corporate clients. The competition - described as "the most fiercely contested" of recent years - recognises the achievements of the travel industry's leading businesses, teams and individuals who have performed outstandingly in their chosen field over the last 12 months.
"We're delighted the judges recognized our hard work in pushing the boundaries of car hire in the past year," said Neil Cunningham, General Manager, Hertz UK. "We are constantly adapting to the needs of our customers to provide innovative car rental solutions and services that fit around their changing lifestyles. Some examples of this are our Hertz 24/7 technology, our unique Hertz Collections and our enhanced loyalty program Gold Plus Rewards."
Hertz 24/7, the company's innovative by-the-hour car and van rental service, provides car pool services to a number of businesses and organizations such as Imperial College London and Brunel University London, offering drivers greater travel flexibility than even before and cost saving. Additionally, partnerships with international and national retailers such as B&Q, Costco Ikea and Homebase allow customers to access by-the-hour van hire at competitive rates from the stores to take large purchases home straightaway.
In 2014 Hertz launched in the UK and other European countries its Dream Collection of luxury vehicles, making iconic cars such as the Aston Martin DB9, Bentley Continental GT, and Nissan GT-R available for hire. The collection, available in the US as Dream Cars since 2013, is the latest addition to the unique and distinctive Hertz Collections that include The Prestige, Fun, Green and Family Collections to cater to any kind of car hire need.
Last year also saw the enhancement of the company's awards winning loyalty program, Gold Plus Rewards, which now offers members the opportunity to earn extra points, redeem them faster for award rental days and enjoy an even faster and easier car rental experience.
More information about Hertz's innovative offering and services and Gold Plus Rewards available from www.hertz.co.uk.
Hertz operates the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly car rental brands in more than 11,000 corporate and licensee locations throughout 140 countries 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 company with more than 1,700 airport locations in the U.S. and more than 1,300 airport locations internationally. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, NeverLost®, Carfirmations, Mobile Wi-Fi and unique vehicles offered through the Adrenaline, Dream, Family, Fun, Green and Prestige Collections set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation, operates the Hertz 24/7 hourly car rental business and sells vehicles through its Rent2Buy program. The company also owns Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (HERC), one of the largest equipment rental businesses with more than 355 locations worldwide offering a diverse line of equipment and tools for rent and sale. HERC primarily serves the construction, industrial, oil, gas, entertainment and government sectors. For more information about Hertz, visit: www.hertz.com.
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