Thrifty Rent-A-Car is one of the most widely recognized car rental brands in the travel industry, catering to the cost-conscious business and leisure travelers. A wholly owned subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: DTG), Thrifty runs a franchise-based system, where local owners have a great deal of control over their business. Through these corporately-owned and franchised stores, the company operates in more than 1,100 locations in 64 countries. With a rental fleet of more than 90,000 cars and over 7,500 employees worldwide, Thrifty Rent-A-Car is today a truly a massive car rental company.
Thrifty was founded in 1958. In 1987, shares were offered to the public and it became a public company. Two years later in 1989, Thrifty was acquired, along with Dollar Rent-A-Car, by Chrysler Corporation. In 1997 Chrysler divested Thrifty and Dollar, and Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. was formed. DTG now operates as a single company, while continuing to support and grow both of its two strong brands independently.
Thrifty Rent-A-Car uses state-of-the-art automated reservations systems and has direct links with Apollo (Inside Link) and Amadeus (Complete Access), as well as seamless connectivity with Worldspan (Car Source) and SABRE (Direct Connect Availability). Thrifty is also a member of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) and maintains a travel agent advisory council of nationally respected leaders in the travel agent community.
An added Thrifty service is for those looking for a safe and convenient place to park their cars at the airport. This service is the provision of more than 14,000 parking spaces in 33 Thrifty locations. These can be found in most major metropolitan cities such as Chicago, Dallas (Love Field), Detroit, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Seattle, Tampa and Orlando.
Thrifty offers a variety of value-oriented corporate account programs for business travelers, like the Guaranteed Rate Corporate Program, and the Small Business Program. Under these programs companies receive competitive rates, a full complement of account benefits, and 100% participation at every US Thrifty location. Besides these there are various Government, Groups, Meetings & Conventions programs.
Thrifty Rental Car agency has three locations to serve you on the island of Oahu.
(1) Honolulu International Airport, shuttle to 3147 N. Nimitz Highway, Honolulu, HI 96819
(2) Waikiki area, 325 Seaside Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
(3) Ala Moana area, 1600 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815