National Car Rental Expands Presence at Toronto Pearson International Airport

TORONTO, March 13, 2014 – National Car Rental announced today that business travellers can now enjoy additional speed and convenience at the Toronto Pearson International Airport as a result of its newly relocated airport branch. 

The branch, which is now located to the south end of Terminal 3, will allow for three times as much rental space for National’s fleet of vehicles, resulting in a significant increase in available vehicles available on the Emerald Aisle, an exclusive section of the lot where members can select any vehicle as long as they reserve a mid-sized car. 

“At National, we are dedicated to continually providing exceptional customer service and added convenience to business travellers and this relocation allows us to do just that for both new and existing customers,” said Steven Tudela, vice president and general managerof National Car Rental in Toronto. “We will continue to look for opportunities to further improve the rental experience for our customers and provide the service and quality that they’ve come to expect.” 

Additional enhancements available at the relocated branch include an extra exit booth, an underground walkway from the National location directly to the terminal, and a dedicated exit for National customers. These improvements, combined with the additional vehicles available, are proof of National’s ongoing commitment to providing a premium and efficient rental experience for business travellers and Emerald Club members.  

National, which was recently named the highest-ranked car rental brand in the J.D. Power 2013 North American Rental Car Satisfaction StudySM, provides Emerald Club members with speed, choice and control through the Emerald Aisle. The Emerald Club is free to join and focuses on making travel more efficient for frequent travellers. Members are able to earn rewards in the form of Free Rental Days, frequent-flyer points or hotel rewards. In addition, they have the option to receive EmeraldAlertsSM, including email Arrival and Return Alerts, and Drop & GoSM service with convenient eReceipts. 

About National Car Rental

Founded in 1947, National Car Rental is a premium, internationally recognized brand serving the daily rental needs of the frequent airport traveller throughout the world. With National, time-sensitive customers in the United States and Canada are able to quickly choose their own vehicles, based upon their advance reservation and requested car class, and then simply drive away from the airport. For the second time, National earned the “Leading Edge Award” from Executive Travel magazine, recognizing the brand as the top rental car service in the travel industry in 2011 and 2013. 

The Emerald Club – the car rental industry’s first comprehensive frequent-renter program – expedites the rental process for members by offering counter bypass as well as access to National’s “Emerald Aisle,” an exclusive section of the lot where members can select any vehicle as long as they reserve a mid-sized car. Today, National has expanded to 63 Emerald Aisle locations in the United States and Canada, including the top 50 airports for business travel. For more information about National, visit www.nationalcar.ca or www.facebook.com/NationalCarRental and follow National on Twitter @NationalPro.



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