There are 21 major car rental companies with Enterprise being the largest (50%)). Couples like to rent; no one has loyalty to a car and is looking to book the cheapest price. Last minute availability and all car types such as an eco, van, SUV, and premium. Lead-time for cars is 13 days.
- Dollar Rent a Car
- E-Z Rent-A-Car
- Firefly-Low cost
You need to understand the difference between car types and car class. Should you rent per week or per day. Insurance can cover loss damage waiver (CDW or Collegiate Damage Waiver) or Supplemental Liability Insurance. Personal effect coverage includes fees (Airport, sometimes more than the car itself; 25 and the younger driver is included) and supplements (booster seats, ski racks, GPS, etc.). Insurance is mandatory for foreign travelers. You can upsell upgrades or roadside assistance. When you rent a car, you must have a credit card to pick up the car. If not they will charge you $1,000 out for the debit card and you need an airline ticket back.
FIT=Foreign Individual Traveler; only one that holds individual and has to pay more due to wear and tear. TIA-Travel Industry Association gives better rates to tourists instead of domestic
Convenience of Transfers/Car Rentals
7,000 Transfers. 7 car rental XML available in over 4,700 citiesAirport Transfers: Why wait in line for a cab after traveling all day? Simply book a private or shared transfer and know upon your arrival to a new city, this is handled for you. *Some transfers are even available in the clients’ foreign language! Car Rentals: No need to worry if a vehicle will be available to meet your needs. Reserve a vehicle of your choice to ensure a worry-free check in at the car rental counter. Added Convenience – We all have the same goal of customer satisfaction. Happy passengers, buy more and have a higher return rate. Airport transfers or Car Rentals can eliminate the stress when guests are first arriving at their destination. Why wait in line for a cab when a car could be waiting specifically for you?Or reserve a car of your choice to ensure a worry-free check in at the car rental counter. Both options offer the guest added convenience. But let’s not forget about all the time they save as well.
- Standard, intermediate, and full size are the most popular
- Sell the add-ons: – compact with upgrades/GPS, additional driver, standard with upgrade to full
- 7% markup on cars is standard