Hertz is one of the popular car hire companies at Venice Airport, and their car rental counters can be found in the arrivals area of the terminal building, which is located on the ground floor. Venice Airport is also know as Venice Marco Polo Airport, and is regarded as the third largest in Italy. Many of the 8 million people who use the airport every year are tourists who enjoy coming to visit this Italian city, as well as business travelers. A rented car from Hertz is the ideal transport solution. Other car hire companies at Venice Airport include Sixt, Avis, Budget, National, Alamo, Maggiore and Easycar.
Special services offered by Hertz at Venice Airport include the rental of child seats and the Hertz NeverLost In-Car Navigation System, Prestige Service and Gold Counter Service. Child seats are an absolute necessity for those renters traveling with young children, as the road rules in Italy are very strict regarding seat belts. Baby safety seats are available for infants, and booster seats are for older children up to the age of ten. It is best to specify your child’s age when reserving a seat to ensure that you receive the correct size. The navigation system offered by Hertz is manufactured by one of the leaders in satellite navigation technology, Magellan, and has many useful features. Drivers can select their own language, enjoy extensive mapping for over 27 European countries, use Instant Locate to find out precisely where they are at any time, and the Route Method feature will help you determine the shortest or easiest way to your destination. It also has thousands of pre-programmed points of interest and a database of all the Hertz return locations in Europe.
Gold Counter Service is available for members of the Hertz #1 Club Gold. To reach this status, customers should first join as a member of the Hertz #1 Club. This membership offers many benefits, such as faster and easier reservations, Hertz Express Service, Hertz Instant Return Service, and many special rental offers. If you rent three times in a twelve month period you will be invited to become a Gold member. Gold members enjoy all the same benefits as Hertz #1 Club member, and even more, as well as exclusive Gold offers and a dedicated Gold online ‘Members Only’ area.
Vehicles from Hertz can be hired directly from their Venice Airport car hire location, or online, at www.hertz.com. Hertz is one of the only rental companies who offer a wide range of vehicles which can be selected by their specific makes and models, instead of only by car category. The vehicles from Hertz which can be reserved in this way are found in the Green Collection, Fun Collection and Prestige Collection. The Green Collection features cars which are environmentally friendly and fuel efficient. Those offered at Venice Airport include the Smart Passion 0.7, Fiat 500 1.2 Sport/Lounge, Fiat Grande Punto 1.4 and Lancia Delta 1.6. These vehicles generally have features such as power windows, power brakes, central locking, CD players, power steering and driver airbags.
The Fun Collection from Hertz is made up of a few interesting vehicles and convertibles. Convertibles include the Peugeot 207 CC 1.6, Peugeot 308 CC and Mazda MX5 Roadster 1.8, while others are the Alfa Romeo MiTo 1.4 Sport P, Volvo X C60 D5 and Lotus Exige. The Prestige Collection has a selection of vehicles which are perfect for prestigious business occasions, as well formal private functions. Some of these vehicles include the Mercedes C220, Mercedes E200, Mercedes E220 Cabrio, Mercedes SL350 3.5 and Mercedes SL K200 Kompressor.
Estate vehicles are also available from Hertz Venice Airport and these are cars have more space for luggage when compared to your ordinary rented vehicle. Examples are the Ford Focus SW 1.6, Ford Mondeo Wagon 2.2 and Ford Mondeo Ghia SW. Vehicles ideal for larger families who need plenty of interior space and luggage room, are available in the SUV/Minivan category. The Ford Transit Combi 300S 2.2 is an example of a minivan, and the Ford Galaxy 1.8 is an example of an SUV. Other cars available from Hertz which are more suitable for a casual rental include the Fiat Panda 1.2, Ford Fiesta 1.4, Fiat Grande Punto 1.3, Ford Focus 1.6, Alfa Romeo MiTo 1.6 and Ford Focus C-Max 1.6.
Hertz, at Venice Airport, requires the primary renter of the vehicle to be at least 21 years of age. Younger drivers may need to pay a ‘Young driver fee’, and may also not be allowed to rent certain vehicles, or rent from certain categories. The primary renter should have a valid drivers license and a major credit card in his/her name. Additional drivers should be registered on the rental agreement, meet the same requirements as the primary renter, and should also be physically present at the rental counter when the vehicle is collected. Physically challenged drivers can use the hand controls offered by Hertz. The hand controls are ideal for those individuals with a lower limb disability, as they are connected to the car pedals. It also features a steering wheel knob for easier driving. Hand controls are available on certain vehicles, such as the Volvo V70 and Volvo XC70, and is free of charge.
More information about any of the services offered by Hertz can be found on their website, at www.hertz.com, or by directly contacting their Venice Airport location.
Marco Polo Airport
Telephone Number: 041 5416075
Fax Number: 041 5416347