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Hertz and AAA Celebrate 40 Years of Partnership

June 14th, 2018 by AAA Public Affairs

Julie HallESTERO, Fla., June 14, 2018 – Hertz (NYSE: HTZ), one of the world’s most iconic and recognized car rental brands, and AAA, North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, are celebrating a major milestone this year—the 40th anniversary of their partnership.

“As AAA’s longest-tenured partner, Hertz shares the association’s commitment to providing our members with exceptional value and service,” said AAA President and CEO Marshall L. Doney. “We’re proud to celebrate 40 years of collaboration with Hertz, and look forward to further growing our partnership in the years to come.”

The relationship began in 1978, when AAA began providing members enhanced value when renting with Hertz at the airport. Fifteen years later, Hertz became AAA’s exclusive rental car partner, and in 1998, the program expanded to include off-airport rental locations. Since then, the partnership has grown to extend across multiple AAA products and service areas.

In 1999, for example, Hertz Car Sales was added to the AAA program, providing exclusive discounts to members on its extensive selection of pre-owned vehicles. In 2001, AAA Diamond Ratings were added as an enhancement to Hertz NeverLost navigation systems. In 2013, Hertz’s Dollar and Thrifty car rental brands were added to the AAA portfolio, offering members more choices in car rentals.

Today, the partnership provides AAA members a suite of benefits and savings when renting from Hertz. Discounts and benefits for members are available on daily, weekly, weekend and monthly rates when including a designated AAA discount code in the reservation and presenting a AAA membership card at the time of rental. Benefits include:

  • Savings up to 20 percent off the base rate rental.
  • No charge for additional drivers who are also AAA members.
  • Free use of one child, infant or booster seat.
  • Young renter fee waived for members ages 20-24.

Additionally, AAA members who join Hertz Gold Plus Rewards®, Hertz’s award-winning loyalty program, can enjoy a faster and more rewarding car rental experience with benefits that include skipping the counter, exclusive access to member-only discounts, complimentary upgrades to premium vehicles, and the opportunity to redeem points for free rental days.  

The partnership extends beyond exclusive benefits and savings for AAA members as Hertz and AAA have partnered on distracted driving awareness campaigns to support a safe travel experience.

“Hertz and AAA share similar goals in delivering excellent service and ensuring people have safe and enjoyable travel experiences,” said Kathryn V. Marinello, president and chief executive officer of Hertz. “Throughout our 40-year partnership with AAA, we have continuously strived to provide members with valuable benefits and savings that are unrivaled in our industry. We are honored to be celebrating this partnership and are especially proud to continue offering best-in-class service. We look forward to building and growing our partnership over the next 40 years.”

This year marks another significant milestone in Hertz’s history as the company celebrates its 100th anniversary. Strategic partnerships such as the one with AAA continue to underscore Hertz’s longstanding commitment to frequent travelers and its legacy of delivering superior service. With more than 10,000 locations worldwide, and a large and diverse fleet of top-rated vehicles, Hertz can get travelers where they want to go in the car that’s right for them.

About Hertz

The Hertz Corporation, a subsidiary of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., operates the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty vehicle rental brands in approximately 10,200 corporate and franchisee locations throughout North America, Europe, The Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The Hertz Corporation is one of the largest worldwide airport general use vehicle rental companies, and the Hertz brand is one of the most recognized in the world. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, Ultimate Choice, Carfirmations, Mobile Wi-Fi and unique vehicles offered through the Adrenaline, Dream, Green and Prestige Collections set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, The Hertz Corporation owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen, operates the Firefly vehicle rental brand and Hertz 24/7 car sharing business in international markets and sells vehicles through Hertz Car Sales. For more information about The Hertz Corporation, visit: www.hertz.com.

About AAA

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 58 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

Orlando, Fla., October 29, 2009

Hertz (NYSE:HTZ), the world’s largest general use car rental brand, and AAA, North America’s largest leisure travel organization, have extended and expanded their ongoing exclusive partnership – to provide added benefits and savings to AAA’s more than 51 million members through 2015.  

As part of the agreement AAA members will now receive a discount on the recently launched Hertz prepaid rates. Other new member benefits include a discount on Hertz’s Fuel Purchase Option and a reduced rate for NeverLost®GPS, Hertz’s customized on-board navigational system.

The partnership between Hertz and AAA began 33 years ago, and Hertz has been AAA’s exclusive car rental partner for 16 years. The partnership provides program benefits to AAA members in the United States and Canada.

“We are pleased to announce that we have extended and improved our partnership with Hertz to deliver even more savings to our members going forward. With this partnership, we’re bringing Hertz’s leadership in customer service together with AAA’s commitment to providing valuable member benefits for our 51 million members,” said AAA President and CEO Robert L. Darbelnet. “In addition to all the great values that carry over from the previous agreement, we have added new features such as a AAA discount off the recently launched Hertz prepaid rates.”

“AAA is an integral part of the travel experience, especially for those traveling by car and we’re proud to continue our partnership through 2015,” commented Mark P. Frissora, Hertz Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We were able to work together with AAA to enhance the overall program we offer members while ensuring AAA’s value added package of discounts and benefits remains intact. We’re especially pleased to provide AAA members a discount on Hertz’s online prepaid rate program, a program that is popular with our customers.”

Some additional value added AAA member benefits include guaranteed best rate available at time of reservation by booking channel; discounts off the rental of NeverLost and SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI)*, no charge for additional qualified AAA drivers and a discount off the fee of Hertz #1 Club Gold membership when enrolling on AAA.com/hertz.

AAA operates the largest leisure travel agency network in North America and has unique relationships with the world’s most trusted travel providers, allowing AAA to offer exclusive deals and perks not available elsewhere. AAA travel agency services are available to both members and non-members, although members enjoy access to special incentives and rewards.

In addition to the products and services travelers have come to expect from a car rental company – Instant Return, 24-hour Emergency Roadside Assistance, and one of the youngest fleets in the industry – Hertz continues to define the car rental industry with its mobile website for reservations, online check in and express, self-service kiosk, and its Collections – the Prestige, Fun and Green Collections — that are reservable by specific make and model.

To make reservations or for more information, customers can call their local AAA travel agent, visit AAA.com/hertz, or call Hertz toll-free at 1-800-654-3080. Information and reservations are also available on the web at www.hertz.com.

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 51 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

About NeverLost

NeverLostÔ is the car rental industry’s leading in-car navigation system that is customized to meet travelers’ needs on the road. The user friendly route-guidance system provides turn-by-turn audio and visual driving directions to virtually any destination in the U.S. and Canada and provides voice prompts in eleven languages — Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, or Korean..

NeverLost features a “AAA Tour Book” with ratings for hotels, restaurants and local attractions; “Travel Assistance” directory with airline phone numbers, radio station guides, and numbers for local weather and traffic; “Local Attractions” directory programmed with popular attractions; and a “Previous Destinations” directory enabling customers to mark a current location as a routable destination.

NeverLost’s “Full Coverage” map database includes all named roads in the U.S. and detailed coverage of all major metropolitan areas throughout the U.S. and Canada, covering 20 million segments and 4 million miles of navigable roads. The NeverLost Location directory has 1.3 million pre-programmed destinations, including 70,000 hotels, 65,000 gas stations and 470,000 restaurants.

NeverLost was introduced in 1995 and is continually upgraded to incorporate the latest technology. Hertz has more than 50,000 NeverLost units available for rent for an additional charge from more than 400 rental locations throughout North America.

About SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio

Hertz offers SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio in more than 50 major airport locations in the U.S. and Canada. SIRIUS XM delivers the best programming in all of radio, including 100% commercial-free music plus world-class sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic and weather. And, to make getting there easier, SIRIUS 1st Traffic and Weather provides up-to-the minute local traffic and weather reports every 4 minutes. SIRIUS Satellite Radio is available for an additional charge.

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