SOURCE: The Hertz Corporation

August 17, 2005 16:22 ET

Hertz Offers Free Driver's Guide for Travelers to Europe

PARK RIDGE, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 17, 2005 -- Europe remains a top destination for U.S. travelers, and to assist visitors who are driving within the continent, Hertz is offering a free Driver's Guide. The Driver's Guide is a comprehensive resource that provides information about the car rental process, tips for driving in Europe, maps, and other information related to car travel.

"Hertz designed its Driver's Guide to be a handbook to car travel in Europe," says Michael V. Garcia, Staff Vice President, Hertz International Marketing and Sales. "It navigates travelers through the process of not just renting, but also driving in Europe by providing helpful tips, suggestions and resources for everything from selecting the appropriate car for your passenger load to understanding the various European traffic signs."

Available through travel agencies or in an online, downloadable format at http://offers.hertz.com/driveeurope/index.html, the Driver's Guide provides details on the following:

--  Rental Process -- step-by-step instructions for renting a car,
    including a sample rental agreement and a sample statement of charges
--  Hertz Le Swap -- a program for people traveling between the United
    Kingdom and mainland Europe that provides rental of a Hertz vehicle on both
    sides of the channel, including round trip Eurotunnel tickets and unlimited
    mileage
--  Optional Coverages -- a review of theft protection, collision damage
    waiver and personal insurance options
--  Tips for driving in Europe, including a guide to traffic and road
    signs, a mileage chart that measures the distance between popular European
    cities, and a map of Europe
    
The Driver's Guide also highlights the Hertz Prestige Collection of luxury brands vehicles, the Rent-It-Here and Leave-It-There program, which allows for pick up of a vehicle in one location, and return in another; explanation of various rental taxes and fees; a list of European driving regulations; and contact information for U.S. embassies in Europe.

For more information or to make reservations, customers may contact their local travel agent, call Hertz toll-free at 1-800-654-3001 or visit the company on the web at www.hertz.com.

Hertz operates from approximately 7400 locations in more than 150 countries.

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