As I reported back in August I thought there maybe a shortage of vehicles over the Christmas period, so it comes as no surprise that today Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental both part of the largest car rental supplier in the U.S., Enterprise, have issued a stop sale (no vehicles available) for 7 and 8 seater’s from the following Florida locations between 20/12/12 & 27/12/12.
Alamo Rent A Car
DISNEY CAR CARE
BUENA VISTA PALACE RESORT
HOLIDAY INN MAIN GATE
SHADES OF GREEN
National Car Rental
ORLANDO WALT DISNEY WORLD DOLPHIN
ORLANDO BUENA VISTA PALACE RESORT
ORLANDO DISNEY CAR CARE
SHADES OF GREEN
If you’re looking to hire a people carrier over this time and you think you may get a last minute deal, I can assure you this wont happen. I would expect to see similar stop sales issued with other suppliers shortly.
So don’t delay, book today.
On the 1st Match Alamo Rent A Car announced the opening of a new car rental office in Waikiki, Hawaii.
The new Waikiki Kaiulani branch can be found in downtown Waikiki.
Waikiki Hotel Pier Shtl (HNLR71)
1778 Ala Moana Blvd Ste 206
Honolulu , HI 96815-5312
- Fax: (808)947-6115
To help with the influx of foreign visitors Alamo have hired bilingual rental staff, and will offer GPS devices set to communicate in multiple languages. The office will house a full range of vehicles including convertibles and SUVs in addition to electric vehicles and charging stations.
Paul Kopel, Vice Presiden and General Manager for Alamo said:
“We are pleased to be expanding in Waikiki and to offer Alamo’s low rental rates and convenient services to travelers visiting this beautiful destination from all over the world,”
The office should be available to book on usrentacar.co.uk shortly.
Today Alamo have agreed to remove their peak season surcharge for all new bookings collecting in July and August 2012 for a limited time.
The removal of the peak season surcharge will reduce usrentacar.co.uk Alamo peak prices by around £25 per week.
Frank Williams Director of Communication said
We are delighted that Alamo Rent A Car have given our customers the opportunity to hire a quality product during peak season without the extra charge.
The new peakless rates are ready to book on our system right now and can be secured with a £50.00 deposit.
Please note once this offer has ended, if you have not secured your rental on usrentacar.co.uk, a peak season surcharge may apply.
Hot off the press (our guys have just finished loading the rates!), we have just been given some discounted prices for new pick up’s with Alamo Rent A Car between the 25/01/12 and the 31/03/12 on every car group in Florida. ***Hooray***.
Both our inclusive and gold rates have been lowered by around 5% offering even greater value for your fully inclusive Florida car hire.
You can book via our website – usrentacar.co.uk or call our reservations department on 0845 226 8523.
I hope some of you can take advantage of these great low rates.
Although a little slower than Dollar and Budget, Alamo have today revealed some early bird rates for Florida (other locations to follow).
usrentacar.co.uk customers can secure these 2012 rates at 2011 pricing for just £50.00 with the balance due 8 weeks prior to departure
Remember Alamo Rates Include
So that’s all the main players with at least Florida rates out in the market, I must admit this is the earliest I’ve even been able to state we’ve had complete rates for the following year, perhaps this bodes well for a competitive 2012.
Just received the news that Alamo Rent A Car will, for the first time in years be issuing a peak season surcharge on certain vehicles in Florida and the rest of the USA.
Following on from price increases from Budget and Dollar, Alamo, who have the largest fleet of all our suppliers, are now also feeling the knock on effects of the Japanese Tsunami.
The price increase effects vehicles for collection on or within the following date range 01/07/11 until 21/08/11 these increases come in to effect on the 10th June 2011.
The vehicles effected are -
Full Size SUV
7 seater Minivan
8 Seater Minivan
15 Seater Minivan
Other vehicle types should remain unchanged.
The prices increase ranges from between £16 – £32 per week and will effect all companies selling the Alamo product.
If you have already booked your vehicle with usrentacar.co.uk before the 10/06/2011 then your price will not be effected by these surcharges.
Due to the lack of fleet with all suppliers usrentacar.co.uk urges all customers to book their rentals as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Alamo Rent A Car has announced for the first time in 10 years, that the Enterprise owned car rental supplier will service a New York city area airport.
The new location is situated at 162 US Highway 1&9 in Newark, New Jersey and will run a regular shuttle bus service situated near the baggage claim area at Newark International Airport.
Jason Altman, vice president of airports for Alamo Rent A Car in New York and New Jersey said
“We are pleased to be offering Alamo’s low rental rates and convenient services to travelers arriving in the New Jersey and New York City areas from all over the world,”
“Alamo consistently delivers a simple, no-hassle process for renting vehicles to get our customers on the road to their destinations quickly and easily.”
usrentacar.co.uk is awaiting confirmation from Alamo that the location is fully available to accept our customers before introducing the new service.
I will of course keep you all updated.
As some of you may probably know already Alamo Rent A Car has finally completed its scheduled move to become on airport at Tampa International, thus eliminating the need for the pesky shuttle bus.
Alamo’s new airport location can be located via the main terminal and includes an extended collection desk and secure airport parking.
“Alamo Rent A Car’s new airport facility provides quick and convenient rental car services to our customers in Tampa,” said John Eckermann, Tampa vice president and general manager for Enterprise Holdings. “One of our goals is to make travel simpler for U.S. and international travelers, and customer feedback tells us the on-site airport facilities are extremely easy to locate and navigate.”
Have you collected from Tampa International Airport recently with Alamo Car Hire, what was the new location like?
Will this move make you more likely to choose Alamo for your car rental?
Better late then never I guess but Alamo Car Hire have today given us a limited time special offer on all hires collecting in 2011 in Florida.
The special offer, for new bookings only, runs from today until the 31/12/10. Remember you can still secure your rental with a £50 deposit with the balance due 8 weeks prior to departure.
Don’t Forget – Our supplier Budget Rent A Car is still the only supplier to offer a FREE ADDITIONAL DRIVER within their inclusive rate and still offer the FREE UPGRADE voucher.
Dollar Rent A Car were the first to offer their early bird specials and still have some great Florida Car Hire Deals specially the Intermediate 4×4.
To end the series on “which supplier to pick on usrentacar.co.uk“ and following on from Dollar Rent A Car and Budget Rent A Car we give you Alamo Rent A Car.
About Alamo Rent A Car
Alamo Rent a Car started in 1974 with four locations in Florida, pioneering the concept of Unlimited Free Mileage. Immediately carving its niche in the leisure car rental industry, Alamo Rent A Car focused its mission on providing a fun, low-cost, high-value rental experience to family and leisure travelers.
Alamo Rent A Car quickly became one of the country’s largest vacation rental providers with programs to accommodate and encourage leisure travel. To facilitate the increase in leisure travelers, Alamo Rent A Car constructed state-of-the art rental plazas geared to serve hundreds of customers per hour in a modern, ultra-spacious environment. The first rental plaza opened in Tampa, Fla., in 1982, with more following in other major leisure destinations including Orlando, Fla., home of the world’s largest rental facility. In 1985, Alamo Rent A Car introduced a new customized rental agreement the size of an airline ticket, and Instant Alamo Rent A Car, a program that stored a traveler’s individual rental information for instant reference.
Reason’s to pick Alamo Rent A Car on usrentacar.co.uk
- Alamo Choice Product – Alamo are the originators of the choice product, allowing customers to select their make and model from the category they have booked. Participating locations in the Alamo choice product can be found here.
- Orlando Car Hire Locations – Alamo boast some great exclusive Orlando collection points, for example Disney Car Care and the Disney Dolphin location.
- Pre Registration - Alamo Rent A Car offer usrentacar.co.uk customers a way to speed up their USA car hire locally by allowing a speedy check in service at participating locations, check out our pre-registration page.
- Largest Fleet – When peak season hits (Summer and Christmas) availability can run short. Out of all the suppliers Alamo boast the largest and youngest fleet in the U.S.
- Use a Visa Debit - Upon arrival you will be expected to leave a card as a deposit, for a long time suppliers have stipulated this must be a credit card, however Alamo will now accept a Visa Debit Card.
- Young Drivers Package – Alamo Rent A Car offer some great deals for drivers under 25 in Florida, California and most of the USA through usrentacar.co.uk. Check our our Young Drivers page.
- Voucherless - Oh no, you’ve lost your car hire voucher! Don’t fear with usrentacar.co.uk through Alamo Rent A Car, you don’t even need your voucher to collect your vehicle.
What is your opinion of Alamo Rent A Car?
Who is your favourite USA car rental company?