Hertz Delivers The Winning Service For Tennis Stars During Wimbledon
Hertz celebrates 20 years as the official transport supplier to the Wimbledon
Tennis Championships, offering fans the chance to try out "Winning Service
Tips" in special tennis game and win men's finals tickets
LONDON, June 25, 2014
LONDON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE:HTZ), the
world's largest general use car rental brand, will deliver a championship
performance for the 20^th year running by ensuring that Wimbledon tennis stars
reach their matches on time. As the official transport supplier for The
Wimbledon Tennis Championships Hertz will provide 165 vehicles to chauffeur
players and staff over 250,000 miles in 17,000 journeys during the next two
Hertz, official transport supplier to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships for
the 20th year, offers tennis fans the chance to try out "Winning Service Tips"
in a specially designed tennis game.
Michel Taride, Group President, Hertz International, said: "We are thrilled to
be celebrating our second decade as the Official Transport Supplier for the
Wimbledon Tennis Championships. I'd like to thank the hard working drivers
and staff who have delivered a winning service year over year, ensuring that
players and staff have a smooth and pleasant journey to and from their
As part of the 20^th anniversary celebrations, Hertz will be serving up
Winning Service Tips across the billboards at Wimbledon station in association
with the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards loyalty program. Fans waiting in The Queue
will be able to try out these tips in a tennis serve target game designed by
Hertz. Fans simply enter the Hertz tennis gallery situated near the queue to
practice their ace, kick and slice serves, taking aim at Wimbledon and Hertz
themed targets. The best servers who hit the targets are in with a chance of
winning tickets for the men's final next year.
Neil Cunningham, General Manager, Hertz UK, added: "It's a blast engaging with
fans through our experiential activity in The Queue, where they can try out
our Winning Service Tips for tennis, courtesy of Hertz Gold Plus Rewards.
While Wimbledon gives tennis stars the opportunity to lift the gold cup or
plate, our loyalty program offers customers a gold rental experience."
Hertz's official fleet transportation during the tournament includes 150 Ford
Galaxy and 15 Ford SMax vehicles, as well as two long wheel base vans and 2
executive coaches for VIP transportation.
Wimbledon fans do not need to be at the tournament to be in with a shot of
being at the finals next year, as Hertz is also giving one lucky winner the
chance to net the pair of tickets by simply tweeting a Wimbledon-inspired
picture with the #winningservice. Whether fans are in Wimbledon fancy dress,
posing with a summery refreshing drink, or juggling tennis balls, they can
simply share their photo with the hashtag and enter the competition.
Additionally, Hertz's Gold Plus Rewards scheme and its benefits will be
highlighted on the 24 buses shuttling people between the station and the Club.
Hertz also continues to work closely with various partners to offer their
customers a chance to win tickets to the championship and other special
offers. Participating partners include: Aegean Airlines, AMEX, BCD Travel,
Etihad Guest in partnership with Savoy, Flying Blue (Air France/KLM),
Lufthansa Miles & More, Marriot, Relais & Chateaux, Ryanair, Virgin Atlantic
Flying Club and Visa.
Hertz operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and
Firefly brands from approximately 11,555 corporate and licensee locations in
about 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 brand, operating from approximately 10,090
corporate and licensee locations in approximately 145 countries. Dollar and
Thrifty have approximately 1,400 corporate and franchise locations in
approximately 75 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand
in the U.S. and at 130 major airports in Europe.
Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, NeverLost®,
Carfirmations, Mobile Wi-Fi and unique vehicles offered through the Company's
Adrenaline, Dream, Family, Fun, Green and Prestige Collections also 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 a leading North American equipment rental business, Hertz
Equipment Rental Corporation, which includes Hertz Entertainment Services.
More information about the company can be found at www.abouthertz.com.
Hertz Press Contact
T: +44 (0) 207 611 3597
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