Alamo Car Hire
Alamo Car Rental founded in Orlando in 1974 with four service stations. It grew very quickly from this humble beginning and is today part of the car hire giant Enterprise Holdings. Alamo itself is the third largest car hire supplier in the United States as well as being one of the top car hire brands worldwide. They have over 1,000 car hire locations in 42 countries around the globe. They have a very strong presence in North America predominantly in the United States and Canada, as well as South America. They also operate in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia mainly focussing on tourist and the leisure car hire market, but also with a strong business customer and corporate customer base.
Alamo Car Rental is known for its market innovation and in 2005, it launched the first online check in system in the car hire world. This really changed the industry, making it faster and easier for customers to rent a car, while also reducing Alamo´s cost base. Car hire customers can now avoid lengthy queues and check themselves in directly, as well as being able to manage their booking, making changes or adding extras to their bookings such as GPS or child seat all at the touch of a button.
They are also known for great offers and deals, allowing for discounted one way travel, giving touring or road trip customers more flexibility and more time to enjoy their vacation. Alamo is great for pricing and flexible options, so they are a very popular choice for many customers. And for those of you always in a rush picking up your hire, they now have roughly 63 self-service car hire pick up kiosk around the United States.
Enterprise Holdings is a giant in the car hire 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 hire fleet across all car hire categories from mini class, compact class and all the way up to SUVs and luxury cars.