Travel Weekly Readers Choice 2016

Car rental

Alamo Rent a Car


Acquired by Enterprise Holdings in 2007, the Alamo Rent a Car brand was founded in 1974 and focuses on leisure travelers. It operates through a network of more than 1,200 locations in Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and the U.S.

Auto Europe

NOMINATED: International

Though it has branched out to offer air and hotel bookings, the name still says Auto Europe, and since 1954 the firm has been a leader in car rentals in Europe and around the world. The company now has more than 20,000 car rental locations in over 180 countries worldwide, and in its quest to be a one-stop shop, it provides booking services for air, hotel, chauffeur and airport transfer services and motorhome rentals.

Avis Rent a Car

NOMINATED: Domestic, International

Founded in 1946, today Avis serves business and leisure customers at more than 5,500 locations in over 165 countries. Avis launched its mobile app in the U.S. in July, and by October it had logged more than 250,000 users and over 100,000 rental transactions.

Budget Rent a Car

NOMINATED: Domestic, International

Founded in 1958, today Budget Rent a Car, owned by Avis Budget Group, has approximately 3,500 locations in more than 120 countries. Its Fastbreak members enjoy expedited pickup and return and exclusive deals.

Enterprise Rent a Car

NOMINATED: Domestic, International

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is a global brand operating in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland and Germany. There are more than 5,500 Enterprise offices located within 15 miles of 90% of the U.S. population.


NOMINATED: Domestic, International

Hertz Corp. operates the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly car rental brands in over 10,300 locations in about 150 countries. The Hertz brand is the largest worldwide airport general-use car rental brand, with more than 1,600 airport locations in the U.S. and more than 1,300 airport locations internationally.

National Car Rental

NOMINATED: Domestic, International

National Car Rental, an Enterprise brand, retains its emphasis on serving the needs of air travelers at more than 3,000 locations in 72 countries. Amenities for Emerald Club members emphasize a quick trip through the airport and easy pickup with its "choose your car" option.

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