Hertz celebrates 21 years as the Official Transport Partner to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, providing rides to tennis stars and coaches in high-end cars
London, UK – JULY 9, 2014 – The Hertz Corporation (NYSE:HTZ) is the Official Transport Partner to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships for the 21st consecutive year, providing tennis stars with top-class transportation. Over the two weeks of the world-renowned tournament, Hertz will operate 175 prestige vehicles to transport players and their coaching teams over 300,000 miles in approximately 17,000 journeys.
Michel Taride, Group President, Hertz RAC International, said: “Celebrating 21 years in partnership with Wimbledon is certainly thrilling. It has always been a great honour to transport the world’s top tennis players, and their coaching teams to and from this unique sporting event. Entering our third decade as the Official Transport Partner to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships is another perfect occasion to highlight the hard work of our staff during the tournament every year. In 2015 we will continue to deliver an outstanding service, ensuring every journey is enjoyable and on time.”
This year, Hertz will operate an exclusive fleet of iconic, high performance cars, including XF, XJ and XE Jaguars. Additionally, the car rental company will provide two vans from its growing commercial fleet and two executive coaches for VIP transportation.
Neil Cunningham, General Manager, Hertz UK, added: “This year we are glad to be running a fleet of exclusive vehicles, in line with our reputation for providing top models such as those in our exclusive Prestige and Dream Collections. Being part of the world’s foremost tennis tournament is incredibly rewarding and a great opportunity to be closer to our customers who are sports fans.”
Hertz also continues to work closely with various partners to offer their customers a chance to win tickets to The Championships and other special offers. Participating partners include: Aegean Airlines, AMEX, Air France, Cityjet, IHG Rewards, Lufthansa Miles & More, Relais & Chateaux, Ryanair and Virgin Atlantic Flying Club.
Those Wimbledon fans either courtside or at home that want to have extra fun during the 2015 Wimbledon Tennis Championships can print the Hertz Wimbledon Bingo Gamecard available from Hertz’s blog, On the road. The card includes 20 typical sights and sounds likely to be seen or heard during the grass court tournament. Customers following Hertz on Twitter and Facebook can also share their favourite moments from the fortnight using the the hashtag #HertzWinningService.
Hertz operates the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly car rental brands in more than 10,300 corporate and licensee locations throughout approximately 145 countries in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental company with more than 1,600 airport locations in the U.S. and more than 1,300 airport locations internationally. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, NeverLost®, Carfirmations, Mobile Wi-Fi and unique vehicles offered through the Adrenaline, Dream, Green and Prestige Collections set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation, operates the Hertz 24/7 hourly car rental business and sells vehicles through its Rent2Buy program. The Company also owns Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (“HERC”), one of the largest equipment rental businesses with more than 350 locations worldwide offering a diverse line of equipment and tools for rent and sale. HERC primarily serves the construction, industrial, oil, gas, entertainment and government sectors. For more information about Hertz, visit: www.hertz.com.