LONDON, 2014-6-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Enterprise Rent-A-Car is now available to customers in the new markets of Belgium, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Bosnia Herzegovina and Macedonia. This is the next step in the company’s phased expansion programme and means that the Enterprise brand is currently operating in 19 European countries with more in the pipeline.
The branches form part of Enterprise’s new European franchise network, providing a presence at strategic locations including major airports and cities across the five markets. Over the past two years, Enterprise Rent-A-Car has extended its network across the continent to countries that represent more than 90 per cent of European vehicle rental market.
Enterprise’s growth is directed at increasing service, choice and value to international travellers, in particular to the many business and leisure renters who are already customers in their home country. This has been achieved through acquisition as well as the creation of partnerships with carefully selected domestic car hire companies that have reputations for excellent customer service.
Vice-president of global franchising at Enterprise, Peter Smith, said: “Customers who enjoy the Enterprise experience at home want to be able to rent vehicles from us when they travel abroad. This is why the expansion of theEnterprise network in Europe is so important. It has been driven by our culture and a belief that great things happen when we listen to our customers.
“The Enterprise name on a car hire desk means a lot to us. It represents our promise to deliver the best service to anyone who rents a vehicle from Enterprise. Our focus is to provide the same friendly service to our customers wherever they see the Enterprise sign. We are grateful to our franchise partners across Europe for enabling us to fulfil our promise consistently and to the highest standards.”
In Europe the Enterprise brand is also available in Ireland, the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Greece, Bulgaria, The Netherlands and Croatia.
The Enterprise brand will be available in additional European countries throughout 2014.
About Enterpirse Rent-A-Car
Enterprise Rent-A-Car is part of St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings, the largest car rental service provider in the world. Enterprise operates wholly-owned operations across the UK, Germany, Ireland, France, Spain, the United States and Canada, with over 8,100 offices worldwide. Most recently it has rapidly expanded its branded operations at airports and transport hubs throughout territories across the globe.
Enterprise Holdingsalso operates the National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands in the Americas, and together with its affiliate Enterprise Fleet Management, offers a total transportation solution. Combined, Enterprise Holdings and Enterprise Fleet Management –which includes extensive car rental and car sharing services, commercial truck rental, corporate fleet management, and retail car sales –accounted for $16.4 billion in revenue, employed 78,000 and operated 1.4 million vehicles throughout the world in fiscal year 2013. Operating through its regional subsidiaries, Enterprise Holdings is the largest car rental company in the world as measured by revenue, fleet, and employees. Enterprise Holdings’annual revenues also place it near the top of the travel industry, exceeding all other rental car companies, and most airlines, cruise lines, hotels, tour operators and online travel agencies.