PLANO, Texas, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Hertz, the world's largest general use airport car rental brand, announces the addition of NeverLost® Explore Hawaii– an interactive Hawaiian travel guide – to its in-car NeverLost GPS systems.
Tailored to include a comprehensive listing of Hawaii's attractions, activities, hotels, restaurants, weather, flights, and more, Explore Hawaii gives travelers an inside look at the world's most exciting and hidden travel gems, emphasizing each region's unique aspects as well as featuring "must see" destinations within each of the four main islands of Big Island, Kauai, Maui and Oahu.
"NeverLost's Explore Hawaii feature represents our continued commitment to providing NeverLost customers with not only state-of-the-art technology, but also comprehensive travel services designed to make their trip more enjoyable, efficient, and now more exciting with Explore Hawaii," commented Roger Stevens, CEO of Navigation Solutions, developer of the Hertz NeverLost travel system and Explore Hawaii.
"There's no better way to explore Hawaii this year than with NeverLost and our unparalleled online trip planning and on-demand concierge-assisted services," he added.
Plans call for adding the NeverLost "Explore" feature to additional leisure destinations, such as Puerto Rico and Florida within the next year.
Explore Hawaii features rich audio and visual content to help travelers better choose how and where to spend their time on the islands. Available on all NeverLost units at Hertz's Big Island, Maui, Kauai and Oahu locations, Explore Hawaii provides:
- The ability to zero in on attractions and activities easily with a variety of search options specific to each of the four islands.
- Self-guided tours that help travelers experience the most noteworthy and popular attractions in specific parts of the islands.
- Special events including the most current list of what's happening on the islands along with automatic routing to those venues.
NeverLost is a comprehensive travel service offering travelers the benefit of choosing several options:
- To pre-plan one's trip online at www.NeverLost.com with "Best in Class" traveler-focused destinations or have a trip specially created through "Concierge Assisted Routing."
- To select from several pre-grouped categories or to search the Popular Chains™ section on the NeverLost unit.
- To choose between touch screen and buttons on the NeverLost device.
NeverLost's on-demand, real-time two-way connectivity is a first in the rental car industry, designed to make travel even easier and more efficient:
- Check in while on the road with "Concierge Assisted Routing," an on-demand service that creates and sends trips directly to a traveler's NeverLost unit, as well as responds to requests from customers calling the toll-free number at 800-823-2547.
- Check the latest status of flights and find out about delays at departure or arrival airports.
- Check the weather locally or in any U.S. city.
NeverLost devices are available for rent on selected Hertz rental cars, and are complimentary in Hertz Prestige Collection cars, excluding VolvoS60.
Introduced in 1997, the Hertz NeverLost system was the car rental industry's first in-car navigation system. The Hertz NeverLost system is a user-friendly and customizable route-guidance system that provides turn-by-turn audio and visual driving directions to virtually any destination in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Voice prompts provided in 10 languages (including English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, and Chinese) cater to worldwide travelers. The Hertz NeverLost system has a full coverage map database that includes millions of pre-programmed destinations in dozens of categories like Hotels, Restaurants, Gas Stations, and Shopping. In addition, it goes beyond maps and directions with Online Trip Planning™, Concierge Assisted Routing, Popular Chains™, and specially selected Local Attractions.
About The Hertz Corporation
The Hertz Corporation, a subsidiary of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ), is the world's largest general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,200 locations in 146 countries worldwide. Hertz is the No.1 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. Connect by Hertz, Hertz's global car club, operates in Berlin, London, Madrid, 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 and Spain.
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. For information on Hertz Equipment Rental, visit the company on the web at www.hertzequip.com.
For more information about Hertz NeverLost® Explore Hawaii, contact Graham Weedon, Navigation Solutions, 3314 N. Central Expressway, Plano, TX 75074, or call 972-461-4517. E-mail: email@example.com or visit www.neverlost.com.
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