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Head for the wide open highways with Alamo.

In 1974, Alamo Rent A Car began operations in Florida with a fleet of 1,000 cars in four locations: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Tampa. Today, the company has grown into one of the nation's largest car rental companies with service in the most popular U.S. and international travel destinations. Need a car in Hawaii? The five islands have eight locations. In Orlando alone, seven different locations can help you get to all area attractions.

Alamo currently serves a whopping 89 percent of all deplaning passengers in the U.S. and Canada at 138 locations. Alamo also operates more than 275 international locations throughout 12 countries in Europe.

While these facts prove that Alamo has the diversity, convenience, and accessibility needed to operate a successful car rental company, Alamo goes one step farther for groups and associations by offering two great programs that make travel easier, more efficient, and affordable.

Drive happy with Alamo's convention and meetings program

Designed to put a smile on your face as well as those of attendees, Alamo's convention and meetings program strives to make it quick and easy to rent a car. For starters, you'll receive customized promotional materials to include in convention announcements, exhibitor kits, and confirmation packets.

You will also be assured that each attendee will receive personalized service and competitive rates with unlimited mileage. These rates are available one week before and after the meeting, giving your delegates extra time to play Another money-saving offer is that Alamo does not charge for more than one driver. Alamo also offers rates guaranteed up to one year in advance and earned complimentary cars to help you take care of meeting VIPs.

While on the road, attendees have the option of renting cellular phones at most locations and receive 24-hour roadside assistance free with each rental. Trained representatives can handle everything from lost keys to a major mechanical breakdown (which, happily, seldom happens). Attendees also earn frequent traveler benefits with airlines and hotels.

After your meeting, attendees can zip through the nearest Alamo location with Alamo Express Return. A return agent will process the receipt on the spot with no delays. And within 60 days, you will receive complete reports showing all rental activity with critical information detailing reservations, rentals, and the average length of stay to help you plan for future meeting car rental needs.

Year-round benefits make members happy

Keep your members happy year-round with Alamo's association membership benefit program. The program offers association members year-round discounts, unlimited mileage, and other special offers throughout the year.

Discounts are taken off Alamo's already competitive retail rates. Additional program benefits can add up to significant savings. When members travel and want to share the driving, they won't have to pay extra for more than one driver. And finally, association members can earn frequent flyer miles on most major U.S. programs with every rental.

You can stay happy, too, with the many benefits offered to the association. In addition to the valuable member benefits offered to your members, Alamo will pay a rebate to qualified associations and provide free promotional support and materials to keep your members up-to-date on the latest deals.

With Alamo, you'll also get complete reports detailing all rental activity with critical information from every rental location. Your monthly report will always be complete and on time.

More about Alamo:

* Alamo pioneered the Rental Plaza concept to allow quick, efficient service in an ultra-spacious environment. The company's Orlando Rental Plaza is the world's largest car rental complex, containing more than 70,000 square feet under one roof constructed on 70 acres of land.

* The company operates a peak fleet of 150,000 quality automobiles serving 15 million travelers annually

* A no-questions asked, money-back guarantee is provided in the first 24 hours of an Alamo rental, giving customers the chance to simply change their minds about any optional purchase and receive a full credit directly at the rental counter.

* Alamo offers an exclusive translation and assistance service for international travelers to make their stay more enjoyable and hassle free.
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Title Annotation:Hospitality; Alamo Rent A Car Inc.
Publication:Association Management
Date:Sep 1, 1998
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