SOURCE: The Hertz Corporation

April 17, 2007 14:55 ET

Hertz Launches Hourly Rental Program in New York City, Offering 'No Strings' Short-Term Rental Options

PARK RIDGE, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 17, 2007 -- From Giant Stadium to 'The Rockaways,' from shopping at the Fairway complex in Brooklyn to outlet-hopping at Woodbury Commons, countless New York area attractions are now within easier reach with today's launch of "Hertz Hourly Rentals," available at three Manhattan locations. With no fuel charge, no application fees and no fees for cancelling or changing a reservation, Hertz Hourly Rentals are truly the easiest way to rent a car on an hourly basis. As with all Hertz rentals, Hertz Hourly Rentals also include unlimited mileage and 24-hour Emergency Roadside Assistance.

"Although New York City boasts one of the world's largest mass transit systems, for small errands, quick daytrips, or even lugging groceries, sometimes a personal vehicle is simply the most convenient way to travel," said Scott Gaines, Hertz Regional Vice President, New York. "With the unveiling of Hertz Hourly Rentals, we're offering our customers the most convenient way to access a reliable rental vehicle -- with no strings, commitment or additional fees."

Hertz Hourly Rental rates start as low as $12.00 per hour and include one-year complimentary membership in Hertz #1 Club Gold, Hertz's top-rated membership program (a $50 value). Numerous vehicle models are available ranging from compact to midsize sedans, midsize SUVs and Hertz's recently launched Green Collection vehicles, featuring fuel-efficient, environmentally-friendly models. Add-on services such as EZ-Pass tag rentals, additional drivers, child seats, and other optional services are also available on Hertz hourly rentals.

Hertz Hourly Rentals can be reserved* by calling 888-HERTZ-HR (888-437-8947) and are available at the following locations:

--  323 West 34th Street (Between 8th and 9th Avenues)
--  126 West 55th Street (Between 6th and 7th Avenues)
--  214 West 95th Street (Between Broadway and Amsterdam)

About Hertz

Hertz, the world's largest general use car rental brand, operates from approximately 7,600 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, Australia and New Zealand. In addition, the Company has licensee locations in cities and airports in Africa, Asia, 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. Hertz also operates one of the world's largest equipment rental businesses, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, offering a diverse line of equipment to customers ranging from major industrial companies to local contractors and consumers through more than 360 branches in the United States, Canada, France and Spain.

*Hertz Hourly Rentals cannot be reserved online at

** SIRIUS is a registered trademark of SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Inc.

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