Monday, April 15, 2013

Hertz Partners With Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages To Provide Exclusive Car Rental

LONDON, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), the world's largest general car use brand, has signed a three year global deal as the preferred car rental supplier for the Collection of nine Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages in Europe by Value Retail. The partnership, which encompasses the nine luxury outlet shopping Villages across Europe, offers customers of both companies exclusive VIP offers and joint promotions including 10% off the lowest available rates for worldwide car hire.

Michel Taride, Group President, RAC International, Hertz Corporation, said: "We are delighted to announce our partnership with Chic Outlet Shopping® to deliver Hertz's global car rental services to international visitors to Europe. Customers can make their next visit to a Chic Outlet Shopping® Village even more enjoyable by hiring a car from Hertz. With the growing trend in 'shopping tourism', the partnership provides Hertz with an excellent opportunity to reach new and existing consumers with compelling car rental and shopping offers."

Neil Herbert, Head of Partnerships for Chic Outlet Shopping®, added: "This is an exciting new addition to our portfolio of partners for the Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages in Europe, allowing us to further connect with our global guest. This month sees the launch of our new Chic Travel Portal on allowing our guests to build bespoke itineraries incorporating our full range of luxury guest services. Hertz will be included within the portal providing guests to our nine Villages access to beneficial rates and additional flexibility to include a shopping experience as part of their itinerary."

Value Retail is the only company to specialise exclusively in the creation and operation of outlet shopping villages in Europe. The nine Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages in Europe offer an authentic luxury retail experience to visitors the world over. The nine Villages are situated within easy reach of Europe's favourite gateway cities – London, Dublin, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, Bologna, Brussels, Antwerp, Cologne and Frankfurt, and in regions of cultural renown making the Village the perfect destinations to enjoy a day out and drive with Hertz.

About Hertz
The Hertz Corporation ( operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty brands from approximately 10,400 corporate, licensee and franchisee locations 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 8,800 corporate and licensee locations in 150 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 111 major airports in Europe. Dollar and Thrifty have approximately 1,580 corporate and franchisee locations in 80 countries.
Hertz is in its 94th year of delivering quality car rental solutions to leisure and corporate customers. Product and service innovations such as Hertz #1 Club Gold, Worldwide Online Check-in, specially designed NeverLost® satellite navigation systems, and unique cars offered through the company's Prestige, Family, Fun/Adrenaline and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition.

About Chic Outlet Shopping® The Collection of Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages is a unique concept in outlet shopping created by Value Retail, the only company to specialise exclusively in the development and operation of luxury outlet shopping destinations. The Villages offer the authentic previous seasons' collections of leading luxury fashion and lifestyle brands with savings of up to 60%, and sometimes more, on the recommended retail price, all year round. Within easy reach of some of Europe's and China's favourite gateway cities – London, Dublin, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, Bologna, Brussels, Antwerp, Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich and, in early 2014, Suzhou and Shanghai – the Villages are defined by high fashion, superior service and hospitality, a calendar of celebrated events, and exceptional value for money. Located in regions of cultural and historic renown, the Villages have become international tourist destinations in their own right. Value Retail's new venture – Value Retail China – to bring the distinctive Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages to China will see the first Village – Suzhou Village™ – located in historic Suzhou, 50 miles west of Shanghai. As with other members of the Collection, Suzhou Village will be defined by its offer of international luxury fashion and lifestyle brands, together with an exceptional level of service.

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