LONDON, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), the world's largest general car use brand, has signed with Rugby League World Cup 2013 (RLWC2013) as their Official Vehicle Hire Supplier. Hertz will provide a fleet of cars to carry players and officials between the tournament's matches and vans for moving equipment such as players' kit. In addition, a specially branded Hertz van will transport the iconic Rugby League World Cup trophy as it visits clubs, schools and landmarks in all of RLWC2013's host communities in the months running up to the competition. The RLWC2013 Hertz van has been launched today with the help of international players Lee Briers, Tyrone McCarthy, Richie Myler and Ben Westwood.
Michel Taride, President of Hertz International, said: "We're hugely excited to be working in partnership with RLWC2013 as Official Vehicle Hire Supplier. Pairing with such a dynamic and well-respected international organization was a natural choice for us. As well as providing a fleet of cars and vans for players and officials, Hertz will be supplying a special trophy vehicle to make sure the all-important cup travels in style too."
RLWC2013 Commercial Manager, Rob Singleton, added: "We're really pleased to have Hertz on board as the Official Vehicle Hire Supplier of RLWC2013. With 14 nations playing at 21 venues the vehicles that Hertz will provide us with will effectively keep the tournament running. It's great news too that the partnership starts right away with the specially-designed Trophy Tour vehicle hitting the road to take the Rugby League World Cup trophy across the UK."
To celebrate the new partnership, Hertz and RLWC2013 are offering ticket holders a 10% discount off basic car rental for all car groups booked in the UK between now and November 30, 2013 for hire during the fixtures, which run from October 26 to November 30, 2013. The special offer can be obtained simply by visiting www.rlwc2013.com and entering the six digit discount code on display. The 10% discount applies to time and mileage (base rental charges) and all mandatory insurance and waivers that may be included in the base rental charge. Hertz standard terms and conditions apply.
As part of the partnership, visitors to the RLWC2013 website (www.rlwc2013.com) will witness a homepage takeover by Hertz this week. The Hertz brand will also be strongly profiled during the matches with large perimeter boards and match day programme advertisements.
Returning to the UK for the first time since 2000, the competition is hosted by England and Wales, and competing nations include Australia, France, Ireland, Italy, the USA and current champions, New Zealand. The tournament is also widely acknowledged as an addition to Great Britain's bid for a 'Golden Decade' of British sport, alongside events such as the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the 2013 Champions League Final, and the 2014 Ryder Cup.
The RLWC2013 alliance is the latest addition to Hertz's international sports portfolio, with existing partnerships including The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships, British MotoGP, West Bromwich Albion FC, the New Zealand International Sevens Rugby Tournament, and Melbourne Football Club.
The Hertz Corporation (www.hertz.com) operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty brands from approximately 10,400 corporate, licensee and franchisee locations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,800 corporate and licensee locations in 150 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 111 major airports in Europe. Dollar and Thrifty have approximately 1,580 corporate and franchisee locations in 80 countries.
Hertz is in its 94th year of delivering quality car rental solutions to leisure and corporate customers. Product and service innovations such as Hertz #1 Club Gold, Worldwide Online Check-in, specially designed NeverLost® satellite navigation systems, and unique cars offered through the company's Prestige, Family, Fun/Adrenaline and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition.
About the Rugby League World Cup
Rugby League World Cup 2013 will be a true celebration of International Rugby League. With matches across England, Wales, Ireland and France, and 14 teams competing for the right to call themselves World Champions, RLWC2013 is set to be the biggest global spectacle ever seen by the sport. 55% of tickets are priced at £20 or less and are available to buy online: www.rlwc2013.com
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