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ALAMO ANNOUNCES OPENING OF NEW LOCATIONS IN SCOTLAND AND WALES; REOPENING OF MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE

 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Alamo Rent A Car, the largest independently owned and operated car rental company in the United States, announced the opening of its new locations in Cardiff, Wales, the company's first Wales location, and at Glasgow Airport in Scotland, the company's fifth on-airport location in the United Kingdom.
 The Wales location, which gives the company greater coverage in the western United Kingdom, is based close to Cardiff Airport on Mary Ann Street at the Cardiff International Hotel. The hours of operation are 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
 At Glasgow Airport, Alamo will be located at 146 Helen St. The hours of operation are 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays; and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays.
 Alamo also announced the re-opening of its Manchester City Centre location.
 "These new locations further strengthen the strong Alamo presence in the United Kingdom," stated Charles D. Platt, president of Alamo. "We now have a total of 20 locations in the U.K., five of which are on- airport. These locations were selected to better serve the needs of travelers throughout the U.K."
 According to Platt, the re-opening of the Manchester Centre location is the result of an increase of business in the Manchester area.
 Reservations for an Alamo car can be made through a travel agent or by calling 800-327-9633, 24 hours daily.
 Alamo currently serves over 10 million travelers a year through 103 high-volume locations in the United States, plus 22 international locations in the United Kingdom and Switzerland. Alamo currently ranks fourth among all U.S. car rental companies based on fleet size and annual revenues, with a model year peak fleet of 150,000 cars in 1992. Alamo's revenues in 1992 were $870 million, up from $740 million in 1991.
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 /CONTACT: Kathy Bradley, manager of public relations of Alamo Rent A Car, 305-527-4715/


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