Expedia, Inc. has reached a multi-year agreement with The Hertz Corporation to continue its participation in the Expedia Preferred Rental Car Program. Under the agreement, Hertz will maintain its preferred partner positioning on Expedia.com and Expedia.ca, and Expedia customers will continue to receive the best rates available through the site on Hertz rentals.

By continuing its partnership with Expedia, Hertz can effectively enhance its online presence and reach Expedia's more than 22 million unique visitors per month.

"The Hertz brand has been a mainstay in the car rental industry for decades," said Brian Kennedy, executive vice president of marketing and sales for Hertz. "Extending our partnership with Expedia through its Preferred Rental Car Program strengthens our online market position and assists in building the Hertz brand online. Expedia's highly effective marketing and merchandising offers more convenience for Hertz customers to book car rentals through the distribution channel of their choice."

"Our renewed relationship with Hertz demonstrates the value of Expedia's extensive customer base and global marketplace," said Lloyd Johnson, senior vice president of Expedia Partner Services Group, Americas. "Expedia is committed to helping our partners achieve their business goals through mutually beneficial and strategic partnerships, while providing unparalleled service and a wide array of choices to our travelers. Our long-standing partnership with Hertz delivers a great brand, great value and convenience to our customers."