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National Car Rental

May 04, 2011 10:16 ET

National Car Rental Launches "Tales From The Road" Facebook Contest

Grand Prize Winner Receives National's Emerald Club Executive Elite Status for Life and 350,000 Airline Miles

ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwire - May 4, 2011) - National Car Rental is encouraging business and frequent travelers to share their best travel stories through its new "Tales From The Road" Facebook contest. The contest's first of three rounds, titled "How do you go like a pro?," launched May 2. National will award winners numerous travel-related prizes, culminating with a grand prize offering of Executive Elite status for life in National's award-winning loyalty program, the Emerald Club, and up to 350,000 airlines miles.

Business travelers now have the opportunity to compete in three "Tales From The Road" contests. Each contest requires travelers to answer one of the following three questions through National's Facebook channel:

  • How do you go like a pro? (May 2 - May 30 contest)
  • What is your funniest or most embarrassing travel moment? (July 6 - Aug. 2 contest)
  • What is the greatest business success you've had on the road? (Sept. 7 - Oct. 5 contest)

To enter the contests, participants must "like" National's Facebook page, upload their photos and submit their stories. Facebook fans will help determine contest winners by casting their votes for the best answers to the travel-related questions.

The three contest winners will each be awarded Emerald Club Executive status for a year, three free rental days from National, and 100,000 airline miles. In addition, a grand prize winner -- selected by National from among the three winners -- will receive Emerald Club Executive Elite status for life, seven free rental days from National, 250,000 airline miles, 250,000 hotel points, and will be featured in National's quarterly newsletter.

"The 'Tales From The Road' contest was designed for business and frequent travelers to share their best stories about life on the road," said Rob Connors, assistant vice president for the National Car Rental brand. "Whether it's a time-saving strategy, a hysterical moment or a business success to be shared with others, we expect to receive a large number of both informative and entertaining entries."

National allows time-sensitive customers to quickly choose their own vehicles, based upon their advance reservation and requested car class, and then simply drive away from the airport. National -- which launched the car rental industry's first comprehensive frequent-renter program -- further expedites the rental process for Emerald Club members by offering counter bypass as well as convenient e-receipts. The Emerald Club program also provides access to National's "Emerald Aisle," an exclusive section of the lot where members can choose any vehicle and pay the mid-size price, even if it's a full size or above. Executive Elite members of the Emerald Club have the added benefit of guaranteed upgrades and guaranteed vehicle availability with 24-hour notice.

National's Facebook channel offers travelers access to helpful information about being more efficient on the road. Travelers can visit its "Go Like A Pro" Facebook tab to interact with travelers, share travel tips, get expert advice from travel industry bloggers and search for travel-related tips by category and city.

For a complete set of rules for the "Tales From The Road" contest, please visit https://www.facebook.com/NationalCarRental and click on the Tales From The Road tab.

About National Car Rental
Founded in 1947, National Car Rental is a premium, internationally recognized brand serving the daily rental needs of the frequent airport traveler throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia.

The SmarterTravel Editors Choice Award went to National's Emerald Club in 2010 as the "Best Rental Car Loyalty Program." In addition, Emerald Club was awarded a 2010 Business Traveler Innovation Award - sponsored by the National Business Travel Association (NBTA) and The Wall Street Journal - for expediting the travel process and enhancing convenience and efficiency. National has been the "Official Car Rental Company of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour" since 1994, and its partnership with the PGA TOUR extends through 2011.

St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings owns and operates the National Car Rental brand in North America. With annual revenues of $12.6 billion and more than 68,000 employees, Enterprise Holdings also operates, through its regional subsidiaries, more than 1 million cars and trucks, making it the largest and most comprehensive car rental service provider in the world measured by revenue, employees and fleet. National also is part of a global strategic alliance with Europcar, creating the world's largest car rental network. For more information about National, visit www.nationalcar.com. For more information about Enterprise Holdings' environmental stewardship and long-term commitment to the sustainability of the car rental business, visit www.DrivingFutures.com. [This news release and other National Car Rental announcements are available at the Enterprise Holdings press room.]

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Meghan Maguire
    National Car Rental
    314-512-2040
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