LONDON - June 25, 2014 // PRNewswire // - The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), the world's largest general use car rental brand, will deliver a championship performance for the 20th year running by ensuring that Wimbledon tennis stars reach their matches on time. As the official transport supplier for The Wimbledon Tennis Championships Hertz will provide 165 vehicles to chauffeur players and staff over 250,000 miles in 17,000 journeys during the next two weeks.
Michel Taride, Group President, Hertz International, said: "We are thrilled to be celebrating our second decade as the Official Transport Supplier for the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. I'd like to thank the hard working drivers and staff who have delivered a winning service year over year, ensuring that players and staff have a smooth and pleasant journey to and from their matches."
As part of the 20th anniversary celebrations, Hertz will be serving up Winning Service Tips across the billboards at Wimbledon station in association with the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards loyalty program. Fans waiting in The Queue will be able to try out these tips in a tennis serve target game designed by Hertz. Fans simply enter the Hertz tennis gallery situated near the queue to practice their ace, kick and slice serves, taking aim at Wimbledon and Hertz themed targets. The best servers who hit the targets are in with a chance of winning tickets for the men's final next year.
Neil Cunningham, General Manager, Hertz UK, added: "It's a blast engaging with fans through our experiential activity in The Queue, where they can try out our Winning Service Tips for tennis, courtesy of Hertz Gold Plus Rewards. While Wimbledon gives tennis stars the opportunity to lift the gold cup or plate, our loyalty program offers customers a gold rental experience."
Hertz's official fleet transportation during the tournament includes 150 Ford Galaxy and 15 Ford SMax vehicles, as well as two long wheel base vans and 2 executive coaches for VIP transportation.
Wimbledon fans do not need to be at the tournament to be in with a shot of being at the finals next year, as Hertz is also giving one lucky winner the chance to net the pair of tickets by simply tweeting a Wimbledon-inspired picture with the #winningservice. Whether fans are in Wimbledon fancy dress, posing with a summery refreshing drink, or juggling tennis balls, they can simply share their photo with the hashtag and enter the competition.
Additionally, Hertz's Gold Plus Rewards scheme and its benefits will be highlighted on the 24 buses shuttling people between the station and the Club.
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: Aegean Airlines, AMEX, BCD Travel, Etihad Guest in partnership with Savoy, Flying Blue (Air France/KLM), Lufthansa Miles & More, Marriot, Relais & Chateaux, Ryanair, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club and Visa.
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.
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