Leaves fall and so do prices for weekend getaways
Enterprise's affordable, accessible and flexible service continues to lead home-city market, with local car rental revenues currently experiencing double-digit growth.
TORONTO, Sept. 8, 2011 /CNW/ - Enterprise-Rent-A-Car, North America's largest rental car brand, is offering a special
weekend discount rate starting from $9.99 per day.
Enterprise renters can enjoy weekend rates of $9.99 per day on economy
and compact cars when renting Friday through Monday at most Enterprise
neighbourhood locations in Canada. The rate includes 100 free
kilometres a day. Similar savings are available on larger vehicles, and
unlimited mileage packages also are available at most locations. The
program, which excludes airport locations, runs through May 16 2012, at
participating neighbourhood locations.
"Our extensive network of neighbourhood branches is unique in the car
rental industry," explains Steve Short, vice president at Enterprise
Rent-A-Car. "So when fall festivals, football games and colorful
foliage start to appear, Enterprise is ideally positioned to help
travellers make the most of their autumn weekends. We will pick you up
at home, take you to your rental car and get you on your way quickly,
at a great weekend rate."
Founded in 1957, Enterprise has always focused on community
transportation needs, renting cars where customers live and work.
Today, the Enterprise Rent-A-Car network - with more than 450 locations
across Canada - is renowned for offering affordable, accessible and
flexible local car rental service in towns and cities of all sizes.
Furthermore, Enterprise continues to lead the home-city market, with
local car rental revenues currently experiencing double-digit growth.
In addition to weekend getaways, Enterprise Rent-A-Car provides
sustainable year-round transportation options for consumers. For
example, many simply cannot afford to purchase or maintain a vehicle on
their own. As a result, they often depend on the Enterprise fleet of
"virtual cars"® while taking advantage of the brand's "everyday low
price" and popular weekend discounts.
"Our local car rental network already plays an integral role in many
communities as they plan and develop their transportation
infrastructure," said Lee Broughton, head of corporate sustainability for Enterprise. "That means we - as a business operator and local
employer - not only provide sustainable transportation alternatives at
the grassroots level today, but also continue to look for ways to serve
thousands of neighbourhood for the long term."
About Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Founded in 1957 and known for an extensive network of locations,
everyday low rates and outstanding customer service, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is an internationally recognized brand that has been named to BusinessWeek magazine's annual list of "Customer Service Champs" in 2007, 2008, 2009
and 2010. Enterprise also has ranked "Highest in Rental Car Customer
Satisfaction" among North American airport rentals for the last seven
years in a row, according to the 2004-2010 J.D. Power and Associates Rental Car Satisfaction Studies. In addition, Market Metrix, LLC, a
leading provider of customer and employee feedback and performance
tools for the hospitality industry, has recognized the Enterprise brand
as the leader in customer satisfaction in the car rental industry 29
out of 31 times. Further, Enterprise won Budget Travel magazine's 2010 and 2011 Readers' Choice Award as their favorite rental
car brand for customer service around the globe.
The Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand offers a wide variety of car leasing,
vanpooling, car sharing and hourly rental programs - and local car
rental customers are picked up at no extra cost. Enterprise also has a
well-established track record for making "virtual cars"® convenient and
affordable for those who prefer to "buy for the need and rent for the
exception." As a result, Enterprise Rent-A-Car launched hourly rentals
in 2005 and local car-sharing in 2007 as a natural extension of its
business rental program and longtime focus on customized service in
communities. With WeCar car-sharing technology, Enterprise offers a totally automated, membership-based and
environmentally friendly transportation solution - for an hour, a day,
a weekend or longer - thereby providing businesses, universities and
government offices an opportunity to enhance their fleet management
operations and sustainability initiatives. In addition, Enterprise Rideshare specializes in providing vanpool and carpool commuter services to
individuals and companies.
To further minimize the environmental impact of car rentals, Enterprise
not only offers customers the opportunity to offset carbon dioxide
(CO2) emissions, but also to rent a hybrid vehicle in more than 30
major markets. Enterprise received a 2010 Business Traveler Innovation
Award - sponsored by the National Business Travel Association (NBTA)
and The Wall Street Journal - for its outstanding and original environmental efforts in the travel
industry. For more information about Enterprise's environmental
stewardship and long-term commitment to the sustainability of its
business, visit www.DrivingFutures.com and follow @LeeBroughton on Twitter.
SOURCE Enterprise Rent-A-Car
For further information:
Christy Conrad, Enterprise Holdings