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    UnionPay cards accepted at Hertz Rental Car in US, Thailand and Australia

    UnionPay International announced today that it has deepened cooperation with the Hertz Corporation, the largest global car rental company, to enable UnionPay acceptance at all Hertz direct-sale stores in Australia. The two will also carry out cooperation in acceptance and marketing in Asia, Europe and Oceania. Previously, UnionPay credit cards have been accepted at all Hertz outlets in the US and Thailand.

    According to the latest report issued by China National Tourism Administration, over 50% of Chinese outbound tourists went on free-and-independent travels in 2017. The data of Ctrip show that, self-driving tour has become one of the preferred travel methods of Chinese free-and-independent tourists, and the US, Germany, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand are popular destinations of self-driving tours.

    In answering to this trend, UnionPay International is strengthening its cooperation with global car rental companies. Now in Thailand, UnionPay cards are accepted at all the top four car rental companies, including Hertz and Thai Rent A Car. UnionPay credit cards are accepted at all the stores of NISSAN Rent A Car and ORIX as well as NIPPON Rent a Car in Kyushu. In Taiwan, major car rental companies including HOTAI Leasing Corporation and CanLead International all support UnionPay cards.

    Recently, Hertz has enabled 62 of its direct-sale stores in Australia to accept UnionPay credit cards, and will launch UnionPay payment service in more countries and regions in the next five years. UnionPay cardholders can make reservations by calling Hertz hotline (4009211138 in China), at its official website (www.hertz.cn) or via its official WeChat account (hertzguojizuche), and then pay with UnionPay credit cards on spot.

    From now to the end of 2018, UnionPay cardholders are able to enjoy four exclusive discounts and privileges at all Hertz outlets in the US, Thailand and Australia: a) up to 15%-off discounts; b) further discount for renting a car for 7 or more days; c) free translation service for translating Chinese license to English; d) cardholders with UnionPay credit cards issued in mainland China may register to be Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Gold Card members to enjoy more benefits. To enjoy these special offers, cardholders can register on the activity page of the Hertz official website.

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