PARK RIDGE, NJ, (February 9, 2007) – From skiing the Matterhorn of the Swiss Alps, to cycling the lake route in Montreux, to visiting museums of Basel-the “cultural metropolis” on the Rhine-there’s plenty to see and do in Switzerland. Hertz has two new offers to help U.S. and Canadian travelers to the picturesque, historic Alpine country enjoy its treasures while saving some francs.
Hertz is offering a free one car class upgrade on qualifying Hertz Affordable Europe® rentals of three days or more at participating locations in Switzerland. The offer is valid on Intermediate and Premium car class vehicles that are reserved by June 15, 2007 and picked up between April 10, 2007 and June 30, 2007. To receive the upgrade, customers must reference Promotion Code (PC #) 999364 at the time of reservation.
For travelers who book a qualifying Hertz Affordable Europe rental of seven days or more at participating locations in Switzerland, Hertz is offering a free tank of gas. The offer is valid for Full size and Premium vans reserved by June 15, 2007 and picked up between April 10, 2007 and June 30, 2007. To receive the free tank of gas, customers must reference PC# 999386 at the time of reservation.
To take advantage of either offer, a printed version of the offer coupon, which can be found in the “To Europe, Middle East and Africa” tab of the “Special Offers” section of, must be presented and surrendered at time of rental. For both offers, reservations must be made at least 8 hours prior to vehicle pick-up. There is a limit of one certificate per rental. Normal Hertz Affordable Europe rules and restrictions, standard rental qualifications, rental period and return restrictions apply. Blackout periods may apply. Customers can book the reservation on, make reservations through their travel agent or call Hertz’s toll-free International Reservation line: (800) 654-3001.

The Hertz Affordable Europe Program offers U.S. and Canadian residents traveling to Europe:
. Flexible payment plans, including the option to lock-in and prepay in U.S. or Canadian currency
. Inclusive rates with Theft Protection (TP) and Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)
. Free unlimited mileage
. Free drop-offs between major cities within the country of rental, with the Rent-It-Here, Leave-It-There Program
. Refunds on unused portions of prepaid vouchers and no fee for cancellations
. Instant return service to expedite vehicle drop-off, available in most European cities.

New to Hertz Affordable Europe in 2007 are online driving itineraries that allow customers to plan for more than a dozen popular locations including, Paris, Oslo, Tuscany, Catalonia, and Dublin. Hertz customers can also take advantage of a wide range of other programs and services available in Europe, including:
. Hertz NeverLost® in-car GPS navigational system, available in 16 European countries
. Hertz Green Collection of environmentally-friendly vehicles that get 42-65 miles per gallon. Green Collection vehicles are available at approximately 50 locations in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom
. Hertz Prestige Collection of luxury and high-performance vehicles, available in France, Germany, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom
. 24-Hour Emergency Roadside Assistance
. Toll-free Affordable Europe Customer Helpline
. Free hotel delivery and collection within many European cities
. English-speaking personnel at Hertz locations
. Long-term rentals and chauffeur-drive programs available
. Hertz #1 Club Gold®, which provides members with expedited travel

Hertz Affordable Europe is available at more than 2,000 Hertz locations in 53 countries.

Hertz, the world’s largest general use car rental brand, operates from approximately 7,600 locations in 145 countries worldwide. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 69 major airports in Europe, operating both corporate and licensee locations in cities and airports in North America, Europe, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. In addition, the Company has licensee locations in cities and airports in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz #1 Club Gold, Hertz NeverLost customized, onboard navigation systems, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the company’s Prestige, Fun and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition. Hertz also operates one of the world’s largest equipment rental businesses, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, offering a diverse line of equipment, including tools and supplies, as well as new and used equipment for sale, to customers ranging from major industrial companies to local contractors and consumers through more than 360 branches in the United States, Canada, France and Spain.

To make car rental reservations or for more information, customers can call their travel agent, or call Hertz toll-free at 1-800-654-3131. Information and reservations are also available on the web at For information on Hertz Equipment Rental, visit the company on the web at

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