-- Rental car provider marks 19 years as Official Transport Provider of Wimbledon Tennis Championships;
-- New Ford Tourneo Custom added to the official Wimbledon fleet for 2013
LONDON, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), the world's largest general use car rental brand is celebrating its 19th year as official transport provider for the Wimbledon Tennis Championships with a Hertz Fastest Service competition for tennis fans waiting in the queue. On-site technology will measure each day's fastest serve speeds and winners will be showcased in a Hertz billboard takeover at Wimbledon train station. As well as offering fans the opportunity to be stars during Wimbledon fortnight, Hertz is supplying more than 160 vehicles to chauffeur the world's top players and match officials in more than 30,000 journeys.
Tennis enthusiasts are invited to enter the Hertz Fastest Serve to have fun challenging the fastest recorded serves of some of the world's greatest tennis players. The daily winners will then become the stars of 13 large billboard displays by Hertz at the Wimbledon railway station every 24 hours. The winner's names and speed of service will be seen by the tens of thousands of visitors who pass through Wimbledon station during the tournament.
Michel Taride, Group President of Hertz International, said: "It's a privilege to be celebrating 19 years in partnership with Wimbledon, and testament to the staff and drivers that continue to provide an outstanding service year on year. Sports fans have long been a core audience for Hertz, so being able to engage with them on a one-to-one basis this year via the Hertz Fastest Serve competition is a great opportunity, particularly at events like Wimbledon that attract such a diverse, international crowd."
Hertz also continues to work closely with various partners to offer their customers a chance to win tickets to the championship and other special offers. Participating partners include: ADAC (Germany), Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, AMEX, Etihad, Flying Blue (Air France/KLM), Lufthansa Miles & More, Marriot, MasterCard, SAS EuroBonus, Value Retail, and Virgin Atlantic.
The Hertz/Wimbledon 2013 fleet brings together Ford Galaxy, SMax and – for the first time – new Ford Tourneo Custom, a 9 seater vehicle with exceptional levels of comfort and refinement.
Notes to editors:
The Hertz Corporation (www.hertz.com) 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 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 80 countries.
Hertz is in its 95th year of delivering quality car rental solutions to leisure and corporate customers. Product and service innovations such as Hertz #1 Club Gold, Worldwide Online Check-in, specially designed NeverLost® satellite navigation systems, and unique cars offered through the company's Prestige, Family, Fun/Adrenaline and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition.
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