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Hertz is adding Maserati vehicles
to its Selezione Italia by Hertz Fun
Collection in Italy.

Hitting the Open Road
Michelle Marie Arean

Clients hitting the open road can expect
luxury rentals in Italy, convenience in
Orlando, and even the ability to check on
their rental status using Amazon Alexa.

Clients heading to Universal Orlando can
book Avis cars right at their onsite hotel.
Avis is opening five facilities at Universal
Orlando properties, and clients can
seamlessly rent their car at Loews Portofino
Bay Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort,
Hard Rock Hotel Orlando, Loews Sapphire
Falls Resort, and Universal's Cabana
Bay Beach Resort. In addition, opening
this summer will be an Avis counter at
Universal's Aventura Hotel.
"Universal's theme parks in Orlando
and Hollywood are popular attractions
in the United States visited by travelers
the world over," said Stephen Wright,
senior v.p., global travel, partnerships and
associations, Avis Budget Group, in press
materials. "Establishing an onsite presence
at Universal/Loews properties allows us to
expand our off-airport presence to serve
customers' mobility needs where and when
they need them."
Guests of Universal Parks & Resorts also
receive discounted rates and special offers
for rentals with Avis, and Avis vehicles are
featured in Universal Parks & Resorts' online
booking tool.
Avis has also partnered with Amazon
to reward its customers with every rental.
Amazon customers who book an Avis vehicle
can save money on their rental and receive
an gift card (valued at 10
percent of their rental price). And, agents,
if you book your clients' Avis car using
Amazon Alexa, your client will receive an
8 august 2018 gift card valued at 20 percent
of their rental. Right now this is only
available for rentals in the U.S., but the
company expects to expand into other
Incidentally, since last year, travelers have
been able to check on the status of their
reservation and request an e-receipt of their
rental using Amazon Alexa.
Travel advisors, meanwhile, have
access to Avis' Unlimited Rewards loyalty
program, which rewards you on rental
transactions in North America, Latin
America, the Caribbean, Australia, and
New Zealand. Unlimited Rewards can be
earned for completed bookings via the
Carey International portfolio of executive
transportation services, including Carey and
Embarque, as well as Hilton hotel brands
around the globe, including, but not limited
to Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf
Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels
& Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A
Collection by Hilton, and DoubleTree
by Hilton. Dollar rewards are loaded
monthly onto an Unlimited Rewards prepaid
debit card that agents can use to make
purchases anywhere.

As part of the company's ongoing expansion
in Latin America and the Caribbean,
Enterprise Rent-A-Car is now operating
in the Dominican Republic with four new
locations at the Dominican Republic's
airports, including Punta Cana International
Airport; Las Americas International Airport
in Santo Domingo; Cibao International
Airport in Santiago de los Cabelleros; and
Gregorio Luperon International Airport in
Puerto Plata.

Travelers heading to the DR can also
enjoy added perks and rewards with the
expansion of two loyalty programs: Enterprise
Plus through the Enterprise Rent-A-Car
brand, and the Emerald Club through the
National Car Rental brand. Through
the Emerald Club, members earn vehicle
upgrades according to their membership
level. Members can also choose to earn free
rental days or frequent-traveler miles or
points with one of National's airline or hotel
partners. Emerald Club members renting
in Latin America or the Caribbean can
take advantage of the Emerald Club Priority
Service, which expedites the rental process
with a dedicated line at the service counter
exclusively for its members. Enterprise Plus
members earn points they can redeem
anytime for free rental days; and they can
move on to Silver, Gold, or Platinum status,
with the use of their membership, to gain
more reward options.
Enterprise Holdings is set to expand
in Turkey this year with a $210 million
investment. In addition, Turkish Airlines
and Enterprise Holdings signed a 3-year
agreement in October, offering airline
passengers the ability to rent from the
Enterprise, National, and Alamo brands
through the airline's website.
Ozarslan Tangun, CEO of Enterprise
Turkey, said in press materials that the
company also plans to triple the number of
its existing 50 offices in the country over the
next three years, and "aims to increase their
penetration, especially within the city.
"There is a revival in tourism this year.
We also see this in our own reservations.
Compared to last year, both booking and car
rental figures have increased significantly,"
he added.

For those clients heading to Italy, let them
know that Hertz Italy has added Maserati
vehicles-Maserati Quattroporte, Maserati
Ghibli, and Maserati Levante-to its
Selezione Italia by Hertz Fun Collection. The
Maseratis are available for one year at select
Hertz locations in Rome, Milan, Venice,
Florence, and Olbia. ■
Contact Information
Carey International:
Enterprise Holdings:

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