SOURCE: The Hertz Corporation

The Hertz Corporation

January 21, 2010 14:21 ET

Hertz Begins 2010 With German Business Traveller Award and the UK Buying Business Travel Award

Company Garnered 16 Awards in 2009

PARK RIDGE, NJ--(Marketwire - January 21, 2010) - The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), the world's largest general use car rental brand, won the German Business Traveller award for "Best Car Rental Company in Europe" and "Best Car Rental Company in the US." The reader survey, conducted annually, evaluates an array of companies in diverse sectors of the travel industry. In addition, Hertz received the "Best Car Rental Company" award from UK-based Buying Business Travel. Selected by a panel of judges from the fleet and travel industry buying community, this is the fourth year Hertz won the Buying Business Travel Award.

"Hertz began 2010 winning two prestigious European awards while ending 2009 with two awards from the travel agent readers of Travel Weekly," commented Mark P. Frissora, Hertz Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Bestowed upon Hertz by independent consumers, members of the trade, and editorial boards, winning 16 awards in 2009 is an accomplishment we're proud to have achieved. These awards are a testament to the Hertz family who are dedicated to providing each and every customer with the utmost in service, as well as our customers who recognize the inherent value in the products and services we provide."

The two European awards come on the heels of Hertz winning the "Best Domestic" and "Best International" awards from the travel agent readers of US-based trade publication Travel Weekly. Throughout 2009, Hertz won 16 awards, including the esteemed Conde Nast Traveler "Readers' Choice" award, winning for the 17th consecutive year; the Business Traveller (UK) awards for "Best Car Rental in North America," for the 16th consecutive year, and the "Best Car Rental Company Worldwide"; the Reader's Digest (UK) "Most Trusted Brand of Car Hire" annual consumer survey award; and the Company was selected as a member of TTG Asia's Travel Hall of Fame, an accolade Hertz has received for four consecutive years. Hertz Switzerland and Hertz Czech Republic were also honored with "Best Car Rental Company" accolades by Travel Inside and Travel Trade Gazette of each country respectively.

Operating one of the youngest fleets in the industry, Hertz is committed to offering its customers the most technologically innovative products and services available including online check in, self service kiosks, the most advanced GPS unit in the industry, NeverLost®, and the ability to reserve cars by specific make and model. Additionally, the company pioneered offering customers more, personalized choice with its Green, Fun and Prestige Collections.

About Hertz

The Hertz Corporation, a subsidiary of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ), is the world's largest general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,000 locations in 145 countries worldwide. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 69 major airports in Europe, operating both corporate and licensee locations in cities and airports in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. In addition, the Company has licensee locations in cities and airports in Africa and the Middle East. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz #1 Club Gold®, NeverLost® customized, onboard navigation systems, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the company's Prestige, Fun and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition. The Company also operates the global car sharing club, Connect by Hertz, in New York City, Berlin, London, Madrid and Paris. Additionally, Hertz operates one of the world's largest equipment rental businesses, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, offering a diverse line of equipment, including tools and supplies, as well as new and used equipment for sale, to customers ranging from major industrial companies to local contractors and consumers from approximately 350 branches in the United States, Canada, China, France and Spain.

To make car rental reservations or for more information, customers can call their travel agent, or call Hertz toll-free at 1-877-437-7320. Information and reservations are also available on the web at For information on Hertz Equipment Rental, visit the company on the web at