Hertz NeverLost Launches Online Trip Planning

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Hertz NeverLost® launches Online Trip Planning™ Trip planning is easier than ever before with free enhancement.

After completing a successful trial period, Online Trip PlanningTM is now available in the Hertz NeverLost® in-car navigation system. It's the company's latest enhancement to the rental car industry's first in-car navigation system. This service allows Hertz customers to plan their trips entirely online from the convenience of their home or office. They simply go to http://www.neverlost.com, enter their trip information, save it to a personal USB storage device and insert it into the Hertz NeverLost system.

In the past, users entered information for each destination into the Hertz NeverLost system, one destination at a time. With Online Trip Planning, entire trips can be planned in advance quickly and easily. In addition to the familiar Hertz NeverLost system features, here are a few of the unique features that Online Trip Planning offers:

•Yellow Pages - Finds businesses near destinations. For example, travelers can find restaurants near their next destination.
•Corridor Search - Finds establishments between destinations, such as finding a gas station on the way back to the airport
•Trip Optimization - Changes the order of stops for efficient route planning
•Address/Intersection - Allows easy entry of addresses or intersection information
•Favorites - Downloads the most up-to-date information on favorite points of interest, such
as museums, sporting events, shopping malls, meetings and conventions
•City Guides - Provides city guides for top markets that highlight the most noteworthy tourist attractions

"Online Trip Planning once again demonstrates to our loyal client base that we are dedicated to making their travel experience the best it can be," said Roger A. Stevens, President and CEO of Navigation Solutions. "Already, we have hundreds of thousands of Hertz gold customers who insist upon Hertz NeverLost with every rental."

Online Trip Planning is complimentary to Hertz NeverLost customers at most major airport locations exclusively in full size cars and above. The Hertz NeverLost system costs $10.95 (U.S.) or $14 (Canadian) per day as part of a Hertz rental. AAA members receive a 25% discount. The Hertz NeverLost system is complimentary in Hertz Prestige Collection vehicles, with the exception of the Volvo S60.

About Hertz NeverLost and Navigation Solutions
Introduced in 1997, the Hertz NeverLost system was the car rental industry's first in-car navigation system. The Hertz NeverLost system is a user-friendly and customizable route-guidance system that provides turn-by-turn audio and visual driving directions to virtually any destination in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. And, voice prompts provided in 10 languages (including English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, and Chinese) cater to worldwide travelers.

The Hertz NeverLost system has a full coverage map database that includes millions of pre-programmed destinations in dozens of categories like Hotels, Restaurants, Gas Stations, and Shopping. In addition, it goes beyond maps and directions with Online Trip Planning™, 24 hour call center support, AAA Tour Book® content, Popular Chains™, and specially selected Local Attractions.

Navigation Solutions provides turn-key installation, operations and maintenance services for Hertz NeverLost and is based in Plano, Texas.

For more information, visit http://www.neverlost.com.

About Hertz
Hertz, the world's largest general use car rental brand, operates from approximately 7,900 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®, 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 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.

  • SIRIUS is a registered trademark of SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Inc.

Veronica Thomison
MPR Source Inc. for Hertz NeverLost
vthomison @ mprsource.com
(972) 801.2555 x111

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