Alamo Brand to Be Operated Through Appointment of Tropical Rentals Limited as Franchisee
ST. LOUIS, MO and ROAD TOWN, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS--(Marketwired - Jun 7, 2013) - For the first time, Alamo Rent A Car brand locations will begin serving customers in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Car rentals from Alamo will now be available at the Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport in Tortola, and at Maria's By The Sea Hotel in Road Town, Tortola. The hotel is located along the shore of Road Harbour, within walking distance of most major shops and offices.
To operate the new locations, British Virgin Islands-based Tropical Rentals Limited has been appointed as a franchisee for the Alamo Rent A Car brand.
"We are pleased to have the opportunity to join with Tropical Rentals Limited to serve customers of our Alamo brand in the British Virgin Islands," said Armando Lemus, regional field manager of global franchising for Enterprise Holdings, which owns and operates the Alamo brand in North America. "We feel Alamo's low rates and no-hassle service will be welcomed by the numerous travelers to the beautiful island paradise of Tortola."
Allan Parker, general manager for Tropical Rentals Limited, said, "Leisure travelers on the island will indeed respond positively to Alamo Rent A Car because of its great reputation for customer service and value."
Along with its affiliate Enterprise Fleet Management, Enterprise Holdings -- which includes extensive car rental and car-sharing services, commercial truck rental, corporate fleet management, and retail car sales -- accounted for $15.4 billion in revenue and operated 1.3 million vehicles throughout the world in fiscal 2012. Today, Enterprise Holdings has a presence in more than 40 countries worldwide, including 8,200 corporate-owned and franchise locations. Through its regional subsidiaries, Enterprise Holdings operates an Alamo franchise network throughout the Americas. In 2012, the company also made a strategic investment in China-based eHi Auto Services.
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About Alamo Rent A Car
Founded in 1974, Alamo Rent A Car -- the largest car rental provider to international travelers visiting North America -- is a value-oriented, internationally recognized brand serving the rental needs of airport leisure travelers. Alamo offers low rental rates and a hassle-free customer experience at the most popular travel destinations throughout the world. Alamo is a recognized technology innovator, with the industry's first and only online check-in system since 2005, as well as more than 171 self-service kiosks at 63 U.S. locations, which earned it the "Extra Mile Award" from Budget Travel magazine in 2007. Alamo also serves as the official rent a car of Walt Disney World® Resort and Disneyland® Resort. For more information about Alamo, visit www.alamo.com.
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