Advantage Rent A Car Receives Gay Travel Award

ORLANDO, FL, Jan. 10, 2018 – Advantage Rent A Car (“Advantage”) is thrilled to be named “Best Car Rental” by Gay Travel. The honor is part of the organization’s 2017 Gay Travel Awards℠, which support and promote LGBTQ travel and tourism by identifying and rewarding organizations that exemplify a spirit of inclusiveness, superb customer service and hospitality excellence.

The competition included hundreds of finalists chosen from thousands of prospects. The 23 winners were selected by GayTravel.com’s editors, experts and gurus — and, for the first time, readers were included as a voting component. More than 80 percent of respondents to a GayTravel.com survey indicated that the organization’s awards are “very important” to their travel decisions.

“We’re beyond proud to receive this Gay Travel award,” says Scott Davido, President and CEO of Advantage. “Our company consistently strives to provide exceptional customer service and inclusivity to all. Winning the ‘Best Car Rental’ award means we are succeeding in those efforts. We’re honored to be recognized.”

“I wish to offer my heartfelt congratulations to Advantage Rent A Car. Advantage serves as a role model that inspires other companies and brands around the world to continually raise their service levels and promotions to the LGBTQ community, while encouraging a broad spirit of inclusiveness. Their efforts are heard and recognized not just by the LGBTQ community but also by their spheres of influence,” says Steve Rohrlick, Gay Travel Awards Founder and Chief Visionary Officer.

“Advantage winning this 2017 Gay Travel award is significant because it drives us all to be more inclusive,” said Rohrlick.

In May 2017, GayTravel.com announced its partnership with Advantage Rent A Car as part of its Let’s Get OUT There! initiative. Created to inspire LGBTQ travelers to explore amazing destinations and seek out enriching events, Let’s Get OUT There! harnesses the collective buying power of gay travelers across the globe for the benefit of the gay community.

The initiative’s first travel destination inspiration was Florida for Orlando United Day on June 12, 2017, which paid tribute to the 49 victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting the year before. During the event, Advantage provided cars to victims’ immediate family members and domestic partners.

In honor of its special partnership with GayTravel.com, Advantage offers a 20 percent discount to members of the LGBTQ community, and it waives the usual charge for an additional driver. Travelers can book their vehicles at Advantage.com/Gay-Travel.

About Advantage Rent A Car

Advantage Rent A Car and its sister company EZ Rent A Car comprise Advantage/EZ (AEZ), which is the fourth-largest car rental company in America. A leader in the industry, AEZ is active nationwide with 75 locations in 44 markets, including 23 of the country’s 25 largest airports, and globally through its partnership with Europcar. AEZ draws on the strength of its combined companies to deliver superior service, choice and value for its customers.

For more information, visit Advantage.com or E-ZRentACar.com, or engage with AEZ on Facebook and Twitter. Use the hashtags #AdVroomVroom, #YourAdvantage, #EZLiving, #TheEZWay and #EZBreezy to join the conversation online.

About GayTravel.com

GayTravel.com connects the LGBTQ community with gay-friendly destinations, hotels, cruises, tours, events, entertainment, attractions, clubs and restaurants throughout the world. Its mission is to provide the community with safe, welcoming and unique recommendations to ensure that every vacation is both pleasurable and memorable. For additional information, visit GayTravel.com or call 800.GAY.TRAVEL.

Advantage Rent A Car Releases New Car Rental App

ORLANDO, FL, Jan. 4, 2018 – Advantage Rent A Car (“Advantage”) is pleased to announce the release of its new Advantage Rent A Car app, designed to make renting a vehicle from Advantage easier and faster, even offline.

“The app is part of our commitment to offer customers the most helpful technological conveniences and make car rental as hassle-free as possible,” Advantage CEO and President Scott Davido said. “It is designed specifically to support the way people rent vehicles today – when they need them, on their schedule, and on a device that works best for them.”

    The app simplifies the car rental booking process, allowing customers to use their mobile devices to:

  • Search for the right vehicle from Advantage’s diverse fleet of new or nearly new offerings.
  • Choose and reserve the vehicle.
  • Get real-time estimates of when the vehicle will be ready.
  • Pick up the vehicle at convenient locations at airports and attractions across the country.
  • Use promo codes.
  • Access customer support – available 24/7.
      Plus,

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    members can log in to their accounts to:

  • See their reservations and rental information after booking.
  • Earn points toward free rentals and other upgrades.
    As always, Advantage offers:

  • A vehicle that is clean and ready to travel.
  • The vehicle that customers reserved at the price they were quoted.
  • A vehicle that is waiting when customers arrive – no waiting, no excuses.

When customers download the app, they are immediately granted silver status in the Advantage Awards program, which has the fastest path to platinum awards of any loyalty program in the car rental industry.

The app is available for iPhone, iPod and iPad, as well as Android mobile devices. It can be downloaded free from the app stores for the respective operating systems.

About Advantage

Advantage Rent A Car and its sister company E-Z Rent-A-Car comprise Advantage/EZ (AEZ). The company is active nationwide with 75 locations in 44 markets, including 23 of the nation’s 25 largest airports, and globally through its partnership with Europcar. AEZ is the fourth largest car rental company in the United States.

Advantage Rent A Car Places At Top Of Loyalty List

ORLANDO, FL, DEC 14, 2017 – For the second consecutive year, Advantage Rent A Car has placed at the top of a nationwide survey measuring consumer loyalty to a variety of retailers.

Advantage joins ACE Rent A Car, Mercedes-Benz and Fox Rent A Car as leaders in the third annual Temkin Loyalty Index (TLi). The survey sampled the opinions of 10,000 U.S. consumers toward 329 companies in 20 industries.

Advantage received a TLi ranking of 78, just behind ACE with 79 and ahead of Mercedes and Fox, each of which received a 75. The auto-related companies outpaced all other industries, including banks, TV and internet providers, insurance carriers, grocery store chains and fast food outlets.

“We are thrilled that consumers are showing such faith in us,” Advantage CEO and President Scott Davido said. “Promise Number 1 at Advantage is to never disappoint a customer. We strive to deliver superior service, choice and value to every customer. To be ranked this high on the Temkin Index is both an honor and validation that our efforts to serve our customers is succeeding.”

Temkin Group, a leading customer experience research, consulting, and training firm, asked survey participants how likely they would be to exhibit five loyalty-related behaviors toward various companies: repurchasing from the company, recommending the company to others, forgiving the company if it made a mistake, trusting the company and trying the company’s new offerings.

    Among the findings:

  • Customers said they would be most likely to forgive Advantage, as well as ACE, Fujitsu and Navy Federal Credit Union, and least likely to forgive Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Cox Communications.
  • Customers are most likely to try a new offering from Advantage or ACE.

“We are gratified by the high regard our customers have for us,” Davido said. “We look at the TLi ranking as a benchmark, one that we will strive to keep and improve on in the future.”

About Advantage

Advantage Rent A Car and its sister company E-Z Rent-A-Car comprise Advantage/EZ (AEZ). The company is active nationwide with 75 locations in 44 markets, including 23 of the nation’s 25 largest airports, and globally through its partnership with Europcar. AEZ is the fourth largest car rental company in the United States.

Advantage Rent A Car Opens New Location at the Stratosphere Hotel

ORLANDO, FL, Oct. 2, 2017 – Advantage Rent A Car (“Advantage”) proudly announces the October 6 opening of its new rental location at the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel and Tower in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“We are excited to provide guests at the Stratosphere the mobility to explore some of the sights beyond the Las Vegas strip,” said Advantage CEO and President Scott Davido. “With the option to rent a car right at our new Stratosphere location, guests can drive out to Red Rock Canyon, Mount Charleston, the Valley of Fire, Sloan Canyon, Hoover Dam and more, without the inconvenience of traveling for pick up and return of their vehicle. Our convenient Stratosphere station eliminates the worry about paying overnight parking fees or making an unnecessary trip to the airport.”

Stratosphere’s Kevin Ball said he was thrilled to have an Advantage location on site. Ball is Corporate Vice President, Purchasing/Strategic Sourcing for American Casino & Entertainment Properties.

“We are proud to partner with Advantage in offering this service,” he said. “Being able to rent a vehicle on our property is a significant amenity for our guests. At Stratosphere, we are committed to doing all we can to enhance our visitors’ vacation experience, and the new Advantage counter enables us to fulfill this goal.”

Rising 1,149 feet above the Las Vegas Strip, the Stratosphere is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States. The hotel offers nearly 2,500 rooms and regularly welcomes guests from around the world. The tower features observation decks, Top of the World restaurant, 107 SkyLounge and AirBar, as well as four thrill rides: SkyJump Las Vegas, Insanity, X-Scream and Big Shot.

In addition to its McCarran Airport and Stratosphere locations, Advantage Rent A Car has locations at four other Las Vegas hotels: Gold Coast Hotel and Casino, The Orleans Hotel and Casino, the Suncoast Hotel and Casino and the Main Street Station Casino Brewery Hotel.

About Advantage

Advantage Rent A Car and its sister company, EZ Rent-A-Car, comprise Advantage/EZ (AEZ). The company is active nationwide with 75 locations in 44 markets, including 23 of the nation’s 25 largest airports, and globally through its partnership with Europcar. AEZ is the fourth largest car rental company in the United States.

About Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower

Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is a Las Vegas Strip resort with an 80,000-square-foot casino. The 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States, featuring the Top of the World restaurant and highest view of the Las Vegas Strip from the Observation Deck as well as SkyJump Las Vegas and thrill rides Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity. Known as a great value to gamblers, Stratosphere is located close to the Convention Center at the gateway to downtown Las Vegas. It features 2,427 guest rooms and suites, uniquely themed restaurants, the Tower shops, MJ LIVE, the world’s most successful Michael Jackson tribute show, The World’s Greatest Rock Show and L.A. Comedy Club, showcasing the hottest up-and-coming stand-up comics. Additionally, Stratosphere’s ace | PLAY™ program allows players to enjoy awards, comps and exclusives based on their loyalty to American Casino & Entertainment’s four properties: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower on the Las Vegas Strip, Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada, and two Arizona Charlie’s locations in Las Vegas. For more information, visit StratosphereHotel.com, call 702-380-7777 or 800-99-TOWER (998-6937).

David Hale Sylvester (“Big Dave”) Travels the U.S. for Hugs and High-5s Road Trip

Advantage Rent A Car to Provide Vehicles Along the 58-City Route

Orlando, FL, July 6, 2017 – For nearly 16 years, David Hale Sylvester has crisscrossed the globe on a mission to spread happiness and love with hugs and high-5s. Today, Sylvester is pursuing the latest installment of his goodwill quest with a 58-city tour in the United States, with help from Advantage Rent A Car (Advantage).

“Big Dave,” as Sylvester is affectionately known worldwide, will be traveling through the U.S. from July through September, focusing on cities that have been recently impacted by violence and trauma. Among the tour stops are Orlando (July 3); Denver (July 24); Salt Lake City (August 10); and Chicago (August 23). Advantage will be providing Sylvester with vehicles along his route so he can travel with ease to provide hugs and high-5s.

“Advantage is helping me reach as many people as possible across the United States,” said Sylvester, 52. “It is gratifying and inspiring to have support from Advantage, a company that shares my goals of spreading happiness and goodwill at a time when so much of the focus is on what divides us.”

Sylvester, who works as a personal trainer and life coach, started his Hugs and High-5s Road Trips after he lost his dear friend Kevin Bowser in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. After processing the shock and heartbreak from losing his lifelong friend, Sylvester decided to make a positive change in the world, one hug at a time. To date, he has embarked on more than a dozen “Hugs and High-5s” trips, bicycling across North America, Africa, Asia and Australia.

In his travels, Sylvester has encountered hundreds of thousands of people. In 2012, he wrote about his journeys in his book, Traveling at the Speed of Life. He said he’s continuing his tour to spread an upbeat message, one hug and one high 5 at a time.

The partnership with Advantage will help Sylvester add to his record of nearly 200,000 hugs and high fives since September 12, 2001. Advantage President Scott Davido said Sylvester’s positive message of warmth is inspirational and uniting, coming at a time when much of public comment and focus is on conflict and division.

“We are thrilled to partner with Big Dave and provide him vehicles for his goodwill journey,” Davido said. “David connects positively and inspires people one at a time—just as Advantage strives to connect positively with each of our customers, one at a time. We are proud that our assistance will help Big Dave continue his goodwill odyssey.”

The following are Sylvester’s tour stops and the approximate dates. Dates are subject to change.

Orlando (July 3 or 4)

Atlanta (July 5)

Nashville, Tenn. (July 6)

Houston (July 13)

Dallas (July 17)

Oklahoma City (July 21)

Denver (July 24)

Phoenix (July 28)

Los Angeles (July 31)

Seattle (Aug. 7)

Salt Lake City (Aug. 10)

Minneapolis, Minn. (Aug. 20)

Chicago (Aug. 23)

Nashville, Tenn. (Aug. 26 or 27)

Boston (Sept. 9)

New York City (Sept. 12)

Philadelphia (Sept. 15)

Sylvester has also partnered with the men’s grooming products company, Duke Cannon Supply Co.

About Advantage

Advantage Rent A Car and its sister company E-Z Rent-A-Car comprise Advantage/EZ (AEZ). The company is active nationwide with 75 locations in 44 markets, including 23 of the nation’s 25 largest airports, and globally through its partnership with Europcar. AEZ is the fourth largest car rental company in the United States.

Advantage Rent A Car Named GayTravel.com’s First ‘Let’s Get OUT There!’ Travel Partner

Travelers Can Save 15 Percent Off Car Rental As Part Of Promotion

ORLANDO, FL, May __, 2017 – Advantage Rent A Car (Advantage) is proud to announce that it has been named GayTravel.com’s first Let’s Get OUT There! (LGOT) travel partner.

“The Let’s Get OUT there! initiative is intended to inspire LGBT+ travelers to explore exciting destinations and seek out enriching events,” said GayTravel.com Chief Visionary Officer Steve Rohrlick. It also harnesses the collective buying power of gay travelers across the globe for the benefit of the gay community, allowing travelers to access exclusive discounts and/or access to VIP experiences offered by select corporate travel partners, such as Advantage and its sister company E-Z Rent-A-Car, comprising Advantage/EZ (AEZ).

Its first travel inspiration is Orlando, FL for “Orlando United Day – A Day of Love and Kindness,” on June 12, which will honor the memory of the 49 victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting.

“GayTravel.com is proud to recognize Advantage Rent A Car as its first international Let’s Get Out There! partner,” Rohrlick said. “AEZ’s commitment to the LGBT+ community is demonstrable. Headquartered in Orlando, they provided cars to the families and domestic partners of the Pulse victims immediately after the tragedy. Their leadership serves as an example to other brands around the world.”

As part of the partnership, AEZ is providing a 15 percent discount off its lowest online price for car rental. Travelers must book their vehicles through the Advantage website and use the code “gaytravel.” The promotion is good for any location served by AEZ and for any travel dates.

“Advantage stood with the LGBT+ community last year, providing free rentals to the families and partners of the victims of the Pulse shootings,” said Scott Davido, President of AEZ. “It was our way of supporting those who needed assistance and unifying the larger community.”

Orlando United Day is dedicated to honoring the memory of the Pulse victims, supporting survivors and recognizing the compassion and love displayed by the Central Florida community in the aftermath of the tragedy. Events include a Reflections and Remembrance event at Pulse; a remembrance ceremony at Lake Eola Amphitheater featuring city, county and community leaders; and a community gathering at the nightclub site featuring prayer, live music and inspirational dance from 10 p.m. to midnight. Details and a full schedule of events can be found on the Orlando United Day website.

Davido continued: “Advantage is proud to be GayTravel.com’s first Let’s Get OUT There! partner. We look forward to a relationship that will support the community and inspire travel for years to come,” said Scott Davido, President of AEZ. “Recent studies have put the global value of LGBT+ travel at more than $211 billion. On a business front, serving this growing segment of the market makes financial as well as social sense for any company. We encourage other companies to participate and join with us in sponsoring GayTravel.com’s Let’s Get Out There! initiative.”

About AEZ

AEZ, operating through its Advantage and EZ brands, is the fourth largest car rental company in the United States. A leader in the industry, AEZ is active nationwide with 75 locations in 44 markets, including 23 of the nation’s 25 largest airports, and globally through its partnership with Europcar. AEZ draws on the strength of its combined companies to deliver superior service, choice and value for its customers.

For more information, visit Advantage.com or E-ZRentACar.com, or engage with AEZ on Facebook and Twitter. Use the hashtags #AdVroomVroom, #YourAdvantage, #EZLiving, #TheEZWay and #EZBreezy to join the conversation online.

About GayTravel.com

GayTravel.com connects the LGBT+ community with gay-friendly destinations, hotels, cruises, tours, events, entertainment, attractions, clubs and restaurants throughout the world. Their mission is to provide the community with safe, welcoming and unique recommendations to ensure that every vacation is both pleasurable and memorable. For additional information, visit www.GayTravel.com or call (800) GAY-TRAVEL or follow @GayTravel on Facebook and Twitter, @GayTravelInsta on Instagram.

Advantage Rent A Car Undergoes Full Rebrand

Advantage Rent A Car announces a new corporate identity featuring a new logo, an updated website and a robust new Awards program that supports the company’s value-driven philosophy.

Advantage Rent A Car, which operates through its Advantage and EZ brands (AEZ), is proud to announce a new direction for its Advantage brand, one that features a fresh logo, an updated website and a robust new Awards program that supports the company’s value-driven philosophy.

“Advantage has built a reputation for providing superior value and service at an amazing price,” said Scott Davido, President of AEZ. “Our new corporate logo and identity better reflect our dedication to customers and our corporate culture.”

The new logo and identity are launching in association with a completely re-envisioned website, Advantage.com, which Davido said, “not only improves functionality but reaffirms our commitment to continually improving the customer experience.”

A significant feature of AEZ’s updated identity is the new Advantage Awards program, which offers benefits for corporations, business and leisure travelers, and travel agents. Signing up is easy and customers get closer to different rewards every time they rent a vehicle. For instance, benefits for business or leisure travelers include prepaid gas, the use of a GPS, toll pass or car seat, and a dedicated service line at the rental counter.

AEZ’s new identity will be rolled out over the course of 2017, unifying the company’s domestic and overseas locations. In addition, AEZ is developing a mobile app to further expedite and streamline transactions. It will launch later in 2017.

“We at Advantage are very excited about our new branding,” said Director of Marketing Andrea Peters. “It represents the direction and quality offerings that business and leisure travel customers have come to expect from us. Plus, it’s an identity that will carry our company into the future.”

Chris Toledo, Vice President of IT, noted that the new website takes into consideration the latest in both technology and consumer behavior.

“Built with mobility in mind, the new site features a responsive design that offers an optimal viewing experience across a wide range of devices,” he said. “The clean, user-friendly interface makes renting a car from Advantage simple and efficient, which is what today’s drivers expect from a website.”

A similar effort is in the works for Advantage’s partner brand, EZ Rent-A-Car. It, too, will include a newly designed logo, a contemporary and user-friendly website and a revamped E-Z Money Rewards Program.

About AEZ

AEZ, operating through its Advantage and EZ brands, is the fourth largest car rental company in the United States. A leader in the industry, AEZ is active nationwide with 75 locations in 44 markets, including 23 of the nation’s 25 largest airports, and globally through its partnership with Europcar. AEZ draws on the strength of its combined companies to deliver superior service, choice and value for its customers.

For more information, visit Advantage.com or E-ZRentACar.com, or engage with AEZ on Facebook and Twitter. Use the hastags #AdVroomVroom, #YourAdvantage, #EZLiving, #TheEZWay and #EZBreezy to join the conversation online.

Advantage Acquires EZ Rent A Car

Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Orlando, FL – June 8, 2015 – Advantage Rent A Car (“Advantage”), the fourth largest rental car company in the U.S. owned by The Catalyst Capital Group Inc., a leading private equity firm with over $5 Billion in assets under management, announces that it has completed its purchase of E-Z Rent-A-Car Group Holding, LLC (“E-Z”), a leader in value-priced car rental services.

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Orlando, FL – June 8, 2015 – Advantage Rent A Car (“Advantage”), the fourth largest rental car company in the U.S. owned by The Catalyst Capital Group Inc., a leading private equity firm with over $5 Billion in assets under management, announces that it has completed its purchase of E-Z Rent-A-Car Group Holding, LLC (“E-Z”), a leader in value-priced car rental services. Through a network of 85 locations, the combined company will capitalize on its presence in 22 of the top 25 U.S. airports and its team’s experience to deliver more choice and better value to consumers in the $25 billion U.S. auto rental industry.

Together, Advantage and E-Z will cater to a wide range of customers, including value-focused leisure travelers, independent business professionals, and customers historically under-served by the major car rental companies. With one of the industry’s largest, youngest and most diverse fleets and the financial strength of Catalyst Capital and its lenders, Advantage and E-Z expect the combination to strengthen their position as the best value brands in the car rental market.

“We can now see even more benefits to our “one company, two brand” approach than originally envisioned. The combination will allow greater efficiencies and economies of scale in areas such as fleet, maintenance, back office processing and procurement”
– Bill Plamondon, President of Advantage.”

The combined company becomes one of the major players in the Rent a Car industry in the United States. It will be led by an experienced management team that includes the founders of E-Z, Mehrdad Memarpouri and Hesam Sahraian, William Plamondon and Scott Lieberman from the Advantage team, and Gabriel de Alba, Managing Director and Partner of The Catalyst Capital Group Inc.

“This is the new model for operational excellence, a rental car company that is able to leverage established brands under an efficient and dynamic operational platform that can maximize growth and profitability” remarked Mehrdad Memarpouri.

“This combination is exactly what we strive for in an investment” said Gabriel de Alba, Managing Director and Partner of The Catalyst Capital Group Inc. “Delivery of a solution to the regulators, high barriers to entry, valuable underlying assets, proven established brands, a seasoned management team and the economies of scale of a major player that is positioned to grow its market share” added de Alba.

About Advantage Rent A Car

Advantage Rent A Car was founded in 1963 and is one of the leading rental car companies in the United States. The Catalyst Capital Group Inc., a private equity firm based in Toronto, Canada that manages over $5 billion in various funds, acquired the Advantage brand and related assets in 2014. Advantage now operates at 44 locations across the United States. The new Advantage features one of the industry’s youngest, most diverse rental car fleets. The company also recently launched new growth initiatives including a business customer program, Advantage for Business, which offers a flat pricing structure and other perks for frequent business travelers.

About E-Z Rent-A-Car

Founded in 1994 with a fleet of just nine cars, E-Z Rent-A-Car has grown to be one of the leading car rental companies in the United States. E-Z has delivered value to its customers by offering quality vehicles at attractive prices in convenient locations backed by responsive customer service. The Company has expanded the number of company-owned facilities it operates in the U.S. and grown its footprint in smaller markets

Advantage opens new on-airport Oklahoma City location

Find the new and improved Advantage Rent A Car counter conveniently located at the Oklahoma City (OKC) Airport’s Rental Car Center. From the terminal, follow the signs to board the Rental Car Shuttle Bus and ride with your luggage to the Rental Car Center. Then look for the Advantage Rent A Car counter where our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.

Conveniently located at the Rental Car Center

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Find the new and improved Advantage Rent A Car counter conveniently located at the Oklahoma City (OKC) Airport’s  Rental Car Center.  From the terminal, follow the signs to board the Rental Car Shuttle Bus and ride with your luggage to the Rental Car Center.  Then look for the Advantage Rent A Car counter where our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.

Merged Advantage and E-Z Rent-A-Car Attending GovTravels

Orlando, FL — Advantage Rent A Car (“Advantage”) and E-Z Rent-A-Car (“E-Z”), the fourth largest rental car company in the U.S., will be exhibiting at the GovTravels trade show next week.

Orlando, FL — Advantage Rent A Car (“Advantage”) and E-Z Rent-A-Car (“E-Z”), the fourth largest rental car company in the U.S., will be exhibiting at the GovTravels trade show next week.

Hosted by the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA), this trade show is the year’s premier gathering of government travel stakeholders, rental car companies, hotels and airfare industry executives.

This year’s theme, “SAFEGUARDING OUR TRAVELERS TODAY AND TOMORROW” speaks to the show’s intent and how this intent can be achieved by gaining a better understanding of modern travel and passenger service and security challenges.

“I believe it’s the duty of every company involved in travel and passenger services to know and understand the current travel landscape,” said Bill Plamondon, President of Advantage Rent A Car. “GovTravels provides a platform for industry professionals to both learn about emerging government needs as well as demonstrate their prowess in this field. That’s why we’ll be participating.”

Upon their merger in 2015, Advantage and E-Z have sought unique ways to serve the travel needs of both local and federal government agencies. Jointly, they offer car rental discounts to government employees and contractors engaging in government-related travel. They also extend discounts to military veterans.

“As two brands working in lockstep, we have a more comprehensive set of car rental solutions and packages,” said Mr. Plamondon. “Now Advantage and E-Z can provide both premium and economy solutions for travel needs at every level of government. We’re confident that we are the best single source car rental option participating in the show and we intend to demonstrate that while we’re there.”

The Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, VA, will host the trade show on March 29th through the 31st. The three-day event will include presentations from industry leaders, panel discussions and professional enrichment courses.

Advantage and E-Z encourage attendees to stop by booth #11 to talk with rental car consultants to learn more about government specific special offers, fleet quality, and service locations.

About Advantage Rent A Car

Advantage Rent A Car was founded in 1963 and is one of the leading rental car companies in the United States. Operating out of 44 locations, Advantage features one of the industry’s newest and most diverse rental car fleets. The company also recently launched growth initiatives including Advantage for Business, a business customer program that offers a flat pricing structure and other perks for frequent business travelers. Advantage is also a member of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) and the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA). For more information about Advantage, visit Advantage.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About E-Z Rent-A-Car

Founded in 1994 with a fleet of just nine cars, E-Z Rent-A-Car has grown to be one of the leading car rental companies in the United States. E-Z has delivered value to its customers by offering quality vehicles at attractive prices in convenient locations backed by responsive customer service. The company has expanded operations in the U.S. by growing its footprint in smaller markets. Today, E-Z services customers with over 30 conveniently located facilities throughout the country. For more information about E-Z Rent-A-Car, visit E-ZRentACar.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter