Alamo Car Rental
Alamo is one of the top car rental brands and the third largest rental car provider in the United States. Operating in 42 countries and servicing over 1000 locations, it has a significant global presence in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. The company’s primary business focus is on leisure travellers or tourists, but its portfolio also includes corporate clients and business travellers alike.
In 1974, Alamo was founded as a local business with four service stations in Orlando. While it grew significantly from its small beginnings, Alamo is now part of Enterprise Holdings. Enterprise Holdings is a giant in the car rental world owning a number of very successful brands including; Enterprise Rental Cars, National Car Rental, Alamo Car Rental, PhillyCarShare, WeCar and has other interests. It is estimated that between National and Alamo that they have about 300,000 vehicles in their car rental fleet across all car rental categories from mini class, compact class and all the way up to SUVs and luxury cars.
In 2005, Alamo developed and launched the first of the industries online check-in systems. This revolutionised the industry speeding up the car rental process, streamlining it and making it fast and easy for customers. Customers can now skip the long lines at the car rental desks and check themselves in directly on the screen. Customers can also manage their booking their and then if they wish; adding on extras such as a GPS, child seats etc, or they can upgrade to the next car class; all at the touch of a button.
Alamo also offers some great deals on car rentals and is known for putting offers in place such as discounted one way rentals, unlimited mileage for people looking to explore an area on their vacation. When you compare the pricing and the flexibility on offer, Alamo is a popular choice. Also for those in a rush or wishing to beat the car rental desk summer or holiday queues, there are self-service kiosks 63 locations in the United States.