March 30, 2010

National Car Rental Joins the Vanderbilt Approved Rental Car Rental Supplier List

National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car are Vanderbilt-approved Rental Car suppliers

In an effort to maintain a high level of service while positively impacting our overall costs, Vanderbilt University has added National Car Rental to our Enterprise Rent-A-Car contract as an Approved Rental Car supplier. This partnership allows us to consolidate spending, simplify program management and significantly reduce our annual car rental expenditures.

Our program with National provides you with special recognition service and speed whether renting at an airport or in the local market where you live and work. National provides speed and consistency for our most frequent airport travelers through the Emerald Club, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car allows travelers to rent vehicles in their local communities with 6,000 non-airport locations nationwide.

To book a rental car with National or Enterprise, go to our travel Web site and click on the rental car picture or the “Ground Transportation” menu link. Both will take you to the link below where the corporate code is already loaded for you.

Before your first rental with National or Enterprise, please take the time to enroll in the Frequent Renter program noted below. This will ensure you receive the appropriate rates, services and benefits every time you rent. If you already have an Emerald Club Membership, you do not need to enroll again through this announcement. Please supply Deanna Vickers with the Emerald Club Number and we will update your profile.

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As an Emerald Club member, you will receive the following benefits, among others:
• Bypass the airport rental counter and go directly to the Emerald Club Aisle at more than 50 major airports in the United States and Canada. On the Emerald Club Aisle, choose your own car from a selection of mid-size and larger vehicles, and pay the reserved mid-size rate.
• E-receipts for faster returns - There's no need to wait around for a piece of paper when you return your car. Sign up to receive this benefit and we will automatically e-mail your receipts to you within 24 hours of each returned rental.
• Choose your rewards - Earn rental credits towards a free rental day with every seven rental credits earned. Or choose to automatically receive frequent flyer miles for each day rented (average of 50 frequent flyer miles per rental day; amount varies by airline).
• As an additional convenience, Emerald Club members may reserve at Enterprise Rent A Car locations where National is not available, using their Emerald Club number allowing for the contracted rates and certain profile data availability at the Enterprise counter. Note: The above benefits do not apply to Enterprise rentals.

If you have any questions regarding Vanderbilt University’s car rental program provided through National Car Rental or Enterprise Rent-A-Car, please contact Sheri DiGiovanna, VU manager, Strategic Partnerships/Procurement at 343-1963 or, or our personal account manager for Enterprise and National, Josh York, at 309-9660 or