Hotel Express inks car rental deal

National Car Rental has launched a partnership in Europe with Hotel Express International (HEI) to give HEI members exclusive rates on car rental.  Under the new agreement all 250,000 HEI members will gain preferential rates on rentals from National, helping Hotel Express to offer a premium level of service - even when guests are out on the road.

HEI currently works with over 4,000 hotels worldwide, offering a very focused proposition for the corporate travel sector, with 90% of its subscribers being business travellers.  The unique partnership with National is designed to enhance this offering, giving HEI members a 10%  discount on National’s International Consumer web rates, which are inclusive of unlimited mileage, collision damage waiver, theft liability waiver, airport surcharges and taxes.

“Several countries in our EMEA network have already had considerable success working with Hotel Express International” confirmed Rebecca Madden, Director, EMEA Corporate Marketing, National.  “These include Norway, South Africa and Denmark.  This has given us a strong foundation on which to now extend the offering throughout the EMEA region, USA and Canada, providing travellers with an even more streamlined, efficient and great value rental experience.

“Hotel Express International has an impressive membership base across the EMEA, working with an extensive network of hotels.  This new agreement means HEI members will gain even more advantages with great deals on car rental from National.  And with HEI members coming from all over the world, it means that we have an even greater opportunity to strengthen the National brand in the international travel marketplace.”

“National has a comprehensive EMEA network, making it the ideal partner to provide our members with the best in car rental, wherever they go” concluded Yngvar Andersen, CEO and President, Hotel Express International. “Now our members can benefit from the quality of National’s vehicle rental and exclusive rates, ensuring they gain the best value, combined with a high calibre of service.”