- Hertz chosen as the car rental Travel Favorite in five countries following survey of more than 95,000 TripAdvisor community members
LONDON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), announced today that Hertz, the world's largest general use car rental brand, has been named the travelers' favorite Car Rental Agency in Canada, Italy, Spain, Singapore and the UK by the TripAdvisor community. The world's largest travel site* named Hertz a 2014 Travelers' Choice Favorite following a survey by 95,056 TripAdvisor users. The third annual Travelers' Choice Awards for Travel Favorites highlight the top brands that travelers around the world prefer for their trips.
Mark P. Frissora, Hertz Chairman and CEO, said: "To be named the favorite Car Rental Agency in Canada, Italy, Spain, Singapore and the UK by the TripAdvisor community is a tremendous honor. TripAdvisor provides a voice for all travelers across the globe and therefore we are delighted Hertz has been recognized. The award is testament to the hard work of the Hertz teams who are committed to always delivering their best and going beyond customer expectations day in, day out. This is a great chance to say a big thank you to all TripAdvisor users who took part in the survey and we look forward to continuing to provide a flexible and first class travel experience for our customers."
Barbara Messing, Chief Marketing Officer, TripAdvisor, said: "The TripAdvisor community has spoken and Hertz was selected as a Travelers' Choice Favorite for 2014. Travelers around the world can't go wrong with these travel picks from our savvy community."
The TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards recognize brands in dozens of categories, including Airline, Travel Magazine and Tablet Computer. To determine award winners, surveys were conducted in the 13 participating countries using a total panel of more than 5,500 TripAdvisor travelers to select a shortlist of brands/products in each category. A total of 95,056 travelers then selected their favorites from the shortlists.
Traveler's Choice Favorites were announced in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain, Singapore, the UK and the U.S.
More information on the Travelers' Choice awards and the complete list of 2014 winners is available at blog.tripadvisor.co.uk/2014/05/06/uk-travellers-favourite-brands-want-perfect-trip.
More information about Hertz is available at www.abouthertz.com.
Hertz operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly brands from approximately 11,555 corporate and licensee locations in about 145 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 brand, operating from approximately 10,090 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 145 countries. Dollar and Thrifty have approximately 1,400 corporate and franchise locations in approximately 75 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 130 major airports in Europe.
Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, NeverLost®, Carfirmations, Mobile Wi-Fi and unique vehicles offered through the Company's Adrenaline, Dream, Family, Fun, Green and Prestige Collections also 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 a leading North American equipment rental business, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, which includes Hertz Entertainment Services. More information about the company can be found at www.abouthertz.com.
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching more than 260 million unique monthly visitors** in 2013, and more than 150 million reviews and opinions covering more than 3.7 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 39 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.
*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, December 2013
**Source: Google Analytics, worldwide data, July 2013
SOURCE The Hertz Corporation