SOURCE: Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

May 19, 2011 11:41 ET

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Predicts Heavy Holiday Road Travel

Advance Reservations for Weekend Car Rentals up 20 Percent at Neighborhood Locations

ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwire - May 19, 2011) - Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to the summer travel season, and this year, the forecast is sunny -- at least when it comes to driving vacations. Enterprise Rent-A-Car, North America's largest rental car brand, has announced it has seen more than a 20 percent increase over last year in car rental reservations at neighborhood locations.

"It's encouraging to see Americans planning getaways this summer," said Steve Short, vice president of leisure business development for Enterprise Rent-A-Car. "The significant increase in our holiday weekend reservations shows that the road trip is alive and well."

"At Enterprise, we think of ourselves as Americans' second garage," continued Short. "If you've downsized your regular vehicle in recent years, renting a larger one for road trips makes passengers more comfortable and allows for more luggage room. If you own a bigger vehicle, renting a smaller, more fuel efficient vehicle can save wear-and-tear on your personal car and save money on gas."

The Enterprise brand was built on neighborhood car rentals and that business continues to grow, seeing a double-digit increase over the last year. To get more information about Enterprise Rent-A-Car or to rent a vehicle, visit

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.

With more than 5,500 offices located within 15 miles of 90 percent of the U.S. population, Enterprise Rent-A-Car 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 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."

Contact Information

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    Christy Conrad
    Enterprise Holdings
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