Hertz And CLEAR Partner To Offer Benefits For Busy Travelers
CLEAR members and Hertz customers benefit from discounted rates and membership
PARK RIDGE, N.J. and NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2012
PARK RIDGE, N.J.and NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The Hertz
Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) and CLEAR, a company which uses fingerprint and iris
verification to speed travelers through airport security, announced today a
partnership agreement aimed at making travel fast and efficient for busy
travelers. As part of the agreement, Hertz customers will be awarded a
complimentary 60-day CLEAR membership trial and the opportunity to join CLEAR
at a reduced rate.
"At Hertz, we're committed to making car rental fast and easy," commented Mark
P. Frissora, Hertz Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Partnering with
CLEAR extends our commitment into the airports, enabling our customers to
experience an expedited security clearance process. Our services, coupled
together, will allow customers to travel with a certainty of speed that
customers appreciate when traveling."
Once a CLEAR member, Hertz customers will have unlimited access to CLEAR's
growing airport network. In addition, CLEAR members will receive access to
discounts on a variety of Hertz rentals, including but not limited to
international, weekend and promotional rates.
"We are excited to partner with Hertz to offer CLEAR members and Hertz
customers benefits that help ensure stress-free travel from door to door,"
said Effie Epstein, Director of Business Development and Strategy for CLEAR.
"Both CLEAR and Hertz are obsessed with transforming the travel experience and
together we can bring even more speed and personal customer service to
travelers across the country."
Currently operational in San Francisco, Dallas-Fort Worth, Orlando and Denver,
CLEAR's at-airport kiosks allow passengers to verify their identity using
biometrics (fingerprint or iris) at security checkpoints. With automated
identity verification and personal customer service, CLEAR members speed
through airport security in an average of five minutes or less, effectively
transforming the travel experience. CLEAR is working closely with airports
across the country to bring its expedited traveler service to business and
leisure travelers everywhere.
Operating one of the youngest and most diverse fleets in the industry, Hertz
is committed to identifying and adopting the most technologically advanced
products and services available. Incorporating innovative products such as
CLEAR, allows for the fastest, easiest and most valued rental experience for
every Hertz customer. Similar initiatives include Hertz 'Carfirmations', a
mobile SMS text and email service that confirms a Gold member's reservation
and advises them of their car and location prior to arrival at the Hertz
facility; 'Gold Choice', which gives Gold members the power to keep the car
they reserved or simply choose a different car from the Gold Choice area;
Counter By-Pass and e-Return, which allows customers to bypass counter lines
and go directly to their cars and then return their vehicles with the fastest
car rental drop off available today (an option that also includes an emailed
receipt). These are all free services for Hertz Gold Plus Rewards members,
which is free to join. In addition, Hertz continues to expand the presence of
its ExpressRent Interactive Kiosks, which allow customers to rent a car, with
or without a reservation through a live, face-to-face video kiosk. Finally,
with the largest fleet of make and model reservable cars in the industry,
Hertz pioneered vehicle-specific reservation capabilities via its collections
CLEAR uses biometric technology to identify members and speed them through
airport security averaging 5 minutes or less, effectively eliminating lines
and transforming travel. Members save time and stress with dedicated lanes
that allow them to be identified in just seconds using their unique
fingerprint or iris. CLEAR's secure technology platform delivers certainty of
speed and the highest level of service to members at the airport, while also
enhancing airport security.
CLEAR operates at San Francisco, Denver, Dallas-Fort Worth and Orlando
international airports and will soon be opening at Westchester County Airport
in New York. CLEAR has a growing base of over 225,000 members nationwide and
is currently expanding to bring its time-saving, secure biometric technology
to airports around the country. Enrollment is fast and easy and can be done
at any of CLEAR's enrollment centers (http://clearme.com/enrollment-centers).
For more information on how CLEAR is changing the way people travel, visit
About The Hertz Corporation
Hertz, the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operates
from approximately 8,800 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 150
countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at
111 major airports in Europe. Hertz is an inaugural member of Travel +
Leisure's World's Best Awards Hall of Fame and was recently named, for the
thirteenth time, by the magazine's readers' as the Best Car Rental
Agency. Hertz was also voted the Best Overall Car Rental Company in Zagat's
2012/13 U.S. Car Rental Survey, earning top honors in 14 additional
categories, and the Company swept the global awards for Best Rewards Program
and Best Overall Benefits from FlyerTalk.com. Product and service initiatives
such as Hertz Gold Choice, NeverLost®, and unique cars and SUVs offered
through the Company's Adrenaline, Prestige and Green Traveler Collections,
also set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz owns the
vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation and operates
the Hertz On Demand car sharing business. The Company also owns a leading
North American equipment rental business, Hertz Equipment Rental
Corporation, which includes Hertz Entertainment Services.
SOURCE The Hertz Corporation
Contact: Paula Rivera, +1-201-307-2824, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Nora O'Malley,
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