ST. LOUIS, Jan. 13, 2016 /CNW/ -- Enterprise Holdings Inc. swept this year's Travvy Awards car rental categories, not only being named as the "Best International Car Rental Company" but also honored for "Best Fleet."
Enterprise Holdings operates – through its regional subsidiaries and independent franchises – the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands in more than 75 countries and territories, including North America, Central America, South America, the Caribbean and Europe, as well as parts of Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Presented by travAlliancemedia, the Travvy Awards recognize travel and tourism companies, products, agencies and bureaus that embody the highest standards of excellence. Recipients are selected based on voting from more than 39,000 travel agents who cast their ballots for the best of the best within the travel industry.
"It's always an honor to be recognized by professional travel agents," said Greg Stubblefield, Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President for Enterprise Holdings Inc., who also received a Travvy Award last year as the Most Innovative Car Rental Executive. "No one understands the travel industry better."
Enterprise Holdings is the world's largest car rental service provider as measured by revenue, employees and fleet. The company also ranks near the top of the global travel industry, ahead of many airlines and most cruise lines, hotels, tour operators and online travel agencies.
In 2011, Enterprise's European operations included only the UK, Ireland and Germany. Today, the company's three-brand European network covers more than 1,100 neighborhood branch offices and more than 200 airport locations in more than 35 countries. It also includes an extensive fleet of more than 170,000 vehicles, all resulting from thoughtful acquisitions and franchise partnerships with carefully selected car rental companies that share Enterprise's commitment to delivering excellent customer service.
Enterprise Holdings also has significantly expanded into key international markets beyond Europe. Last year, the company announced that the Enterprise, National and Alamo brands would become operational at all major Australian airports, including the international gateways of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, as well as in key city centers. New Zealand operations will come online later this year. In addition, the Alamo and National brands operate in more than two dozen countries and territories throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
Through its regional subsidiaries, Enterprise Holdings operates the largest fleet of vehicles in the world – more than 1.7 million. As part of its commitment to exceeding customer expectations, Enterprise Holdings operates one of the U.S. car rental industry's newest fleets and provides late-model, well-maintained vehicles with an average odometer reading of less than 16,000 miles and an age of eight months.
The company's robust fleet provides customers access to the latest alternative vehicle technologies, and in turn, gives automotive manufacturers an opportunity to expose consumers to their newest features by putting drivers in the latest vehicles to test them out in the marketplace.
In addition, Enterprise Holdings offers customers a wide array of luxurious driving experiences through the Exotic Car Collection by Enterprise and National's Premier Selection. The Exotic Car Collection continues to expand in new markets across the country, providing access to one of the largest selections of premium luxury vehicle rentals from manufacturers around the world, including Ferrari, Maserati, Porsche, Bentley, Range Rover and more. National Car Rental customers can also select high-end car rentals at roughly 25 airport locations through the brand's Premier Selection – a special section of the rental lot where drivers can choose such upscale nameplates as the Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator or Lexus IS250.
For more information about Enterprise Holdings, visit www.enterpriseholdings.com.
About Enterprise Holdings
Enterprise Holdings – which owns the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands – and its affiliate Enterprise Fleet Management, together offer a total transportation solution, including extensive car rental and car sharing services, truck rental, corporate fleet management and retail car sales. Combined, these businesses accounted for $19.4 billion in revenue, employed more than 93,000 and owned 1.7 million vehicles throughout the world in fiscal year 2015.
Enterprise Holdings currently is ranked as one of America's Largest Private Companies. Furthermore, if it were publicly traded, Enterprise Holdings would rank on Fortune's list of the 500 largest American public companies. In addition, Enterprise Holdings not only accounts for the largest airport market share in the U.S., but its domestic rental fleet also is one of the newest in the industry. The company's affiliate, Enterprise Fleet Management, provides full-service fleet management to companies, government agencies and organizations with medium-sized fleets of 20 or more vehicles. Other transportation services marketed under the Enterprise brand name include Enterprise CarShare, Enterprise Rideshare, Enterprise Car Sales, Enterprise Truck Rental, Exotic Car Collection by Enterprise, Zimride by Enterprise, Motorcycle Rental by Enterprise and Enterprise Flex-E-Rent.
This press release and car rental industry news are available in the Enterprise Holdings Press Room.
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For further information: Lisa Martini, Enterprise Holdings, Lisa.Martini@ehi.com, http://www.enterpriseholdings.com