|December 07, 1999|
ALAMO OPENS LOCATIONS IN MEXICO AND CHILE
|Alamo Rent A Car confirmed its continued expansion into the Latin American market by announcing the recent addition of 12 new licensee locations in Mexico and Chile. "The Latin American market is a key area for Alamo's continued international growth," said Alamo President, Mike Going, and that's good news for the global travel industry. "Mexico and Chile are strong markets where Alamo can provide travelers with an enjoyable rental experience, top-notch service and quality car rentals at a reasonable price."|
Alamo's 1999 expansion includes 10 new rental facilities in the Mexican cities of Guadalajara, Monterrey, Chihuahua, Mexicali, Ciudad Juarez, Morelia, Tampico, Merida, Coatzacoalcos and Xalapa. In 1997, Alamo first opened its door to Mexico with a state-of-the-art rental facility at the Mexico City International Airport. Since then, Alamo has established a growing presence with 45 locations in 22 cities.
Mexico is visited by more than 19 million leisure travelers each year making it a globally recognized leisure travel destination and a logical choice for Alamo's worldwide expansion plans. Visitors are drawn to Mexico's moderate year-round climate, exquisite beaches, cosmopolitan cities, fascinating cultural and archaeological sites and many tourist attractions. Alamo's Mexican fleet includes a variety of off-road vehicles, jeeps and vans to meet the diverse needs of leisure travelers to Mexico.
Alamo's 1999 Latin American expansion also includes two new rental facilities in Chile. Alamo's new Chilean locations include the five-star Regal Pacific Hotel in the capital City of Santiago, and an on-airport
facility in Puerto Montt located in the country's scenic southern Resort region. Chile is a growing tourist destination for leisure travelers worldwide. Visitors come to explore Chile's cities, its beautiful beaches, natural lakes and volcanoes, and to take advantage of outstanding fishing and snow skiing opportunities. Travelers to Chile may choose from a wide selection of Alamo rental vehicles including 12- passenger vans and four-wheel drive vehicles in addition to passenger vehicles.