SOUTHLAKE, Texas – Travelocity today launched a car rental booking site for the local market and one-way rentals. The site features Travelocity’s TotalPrice feature, which includes taxes and fees in price quotes.
Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Practical, Payless and Thrifty are all listed on Travelocity.
Travelocity also began guaranteeing that the total price that consumers are quoted is within 1% of the price given during the booking process. If it's not, Travelocity will refund the difference back to the consumer.
"Local car rentals are the fastest-growing segment in the rental car industry," said Tracey Weber, vice president of air and car for Travelocity. "More and more travelers are using neighborhood rental car locations to keep mileage low on their vehicles, and the reliance on mass transit in large urban areas has translated into a growing number of city dwellers renting cars for road trips."
A new coding system makes it easier for online shoppers to search for a rental location by address, zip code or nearby attraction. Search results include a new display grid offering the total price and daily rental rate, along with a map highlighting the closest, most relevant location options.
Local and one-way car rental options will also be available on Travelocity Business.