Taylor: "Not only major milestone for Enterprise, but also for entire industry"
Enterprise Launches Twitter Sweepstakes to Commemorate Milestone
ST. LOUIS, June 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Holdings is celebrating the historic opening of the 10,000th location in its global rental car network. The new Rockville, Maryland, Enterprise Rent-A-Car location supports the company in its quest to meet the growing demand for mobility options in the Washington, D.C. market and throughout the world.
This milestone comes 61 years after Enterprise opened its first leasing office with a fleet of seven cars. Enterprise Holdings operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand, as well as National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car, through its integrated global network of independent regional subsidiaries and franchises.
As the world's largest car rental provider, Enterprise Holdings handles more than 70 million car rental and car sharing transactions in more than 90 countries and territories each year.
"Opening our 10,000th location not only is a major milestone for Enterprise, but also for the entire global car rental and car sharing industry," said Chrissy Taylor, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Enterprise Holdings. "This kind of growth further reinforces the industry's leadership role overall and helps make local transportation infrastructure even stronger and more resilient, especially as technology evolves in the future."
The city of Rockville now offers eight Enterprise Rent-A-Car locations. Its latest location is the third Washington-area Enterprise branch that has opened in the past several weeks, following openings in Alexandria, Va., in April and Hagerstown, Md., in May. Enterprise has a total of 172 offices in the Washington D.C. region and surrounding area.
The 2,464-square-foot Enterprise facility â€“ located at 702 Rockville Pike â€“ occupies a building that sat vacant for seven years. Keeping with Enterprise's commitment to environmental stewardship and smart business, sustainable upgrades were implemented throughout the entire project, including the newly constructed automatic car wash.
Car rental and carsharing providers like Enterprise Holdings deliver some of the most effective and sustainable options in the ground transportation sector today. For instance, Enterprise's intuitive and multimodal neighborhood business model features a wide variety of programs in addition to car rental, including retail car sales, truck rental, fleet management, exotic car rental, carsharing, and vanpooling.
And in the past month alone, Enterprise joined a new carsharing pilot program announced by the New York City mayor's office, and became a fleet management partner of Voyage, a company aiming to develop autonomous automotive options for communities across North America.
Rewarding Loyal Customers
"Our new Rockville location reflects our employees' total commitment to delivering excellent service to millions of car rental and car sharing customers around the globe," added Taylor. "You can't successfully operate 10,000 business locations without working hard every day to satisfy customers and keep them coming back."
One of the ways Enterprise Holdings expresses gratitude to returning customers is through its loyalty programs. In fact, Enterprise is celebrating its 10,000th location by giving 10,000 Enterprise Plus points apiece to 10 winners.
With every Enterprise Rent-A-Car qualifying rental, Enterprise Plus members earn points they can redeem anytime for free rental days in any available vehicle at thousands of participating Enterprise locations worldwide. Free rental day covers base rate (time and mileage) only. Now through July 18, U.S. residents 21 years of age and older can follow Enterprise on Twitter and share how they would use 10,000 Enterprise Plus points with the hashtag #Enterprise10KSweepstakes for the chance to win one of the 10,000 bonus-point prizes.
For more information about Enterprise Holdings Inc., visit www.enterpriseholdings.com.
About Enterprise Holdings
In total, the annual revenues of Enterprise Holdings and Enterprise Fleet Management rank near the top of the travel industry, ahead of many airlines and most cruise lines, hotels, tour operators and online travel agencies. Enterprise Holdings currently is ranked as one of America's Largest Private Companies. In addition, among all North American car rental companies, it has the lowest leverage ratio and is the only one with an investment-grade rating. The company's affiliate, Enterprise Fleet Management, provides full-service fleet management to companies, government agencies and organizations operating medium-sized fleets of 20 or more vehicles, as well as those seeking an alternative to employee reimbursement programs. Other transportation services marketed under the Enterprise brand name include Enterprise CarShare, Enterprise Rideshare, Enterprise Car Sales, Enterprise Truck Rental, Exotic Car Collection by Enterprise, Zimride by Enterprise, Enterprise Flex-E-Rent and Enterprise Car Club.
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