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					2F— Morning News • Sunday, May 10, 1998

                                                                                                                                                              Travel
   DI*C4>V6B]                            Realm                                              "This was simply
                                                                                        spectacular. I'm going to
                                                                                                                                      the participants' skill level Since
                                                                                                                                      the swamp terrain is flat and there's
                                                                                                                                      no fast water, you'll use your paddle
                                                                                                                                                                                S urveyfindstop
       HAWAII!                           Continued from page 1F
                                                                                              remember the                            every step of the way on what can
                                                                                                                                      be a slow-going and strenuous trip        car rentals invirtualtie
   Join us tor i presentation about                                                     Okefenokee for the rest of                    These aren't treks Tor the lazy. In
   the exciting Hawaiian adventures      towering cypresses, bearded with                                                             the miles between the overnight
                                          Spanish moss Then, abruptly,
                                                                                                my life.                              platforms, too, you're at the weath-    By Barbara Shea                        market share — "31-plus percent" —.
   Classic Vacations and AAA Travel
                                         you're threading through clawing                                                             er's mercy. Watching from a canoe       Newsday                                and that members of the "No. 1 G<jW;
   Agency have to offer!                                                                                                              as heavy rain, wind, and lightning                                             Club" for frequent customers maJfe
                                          branches in thin waterways barely
                                         wider than your canoe.                                                                       approach can be one of life's more        When travelers rank the three up. 80 percent of Hertz renters. AvisI
    May 21 • 7:00 p . m .                   Though miles from your fellow                                                            heart-quickening experiences.           major car rental companies equally, still claims the No. 2 market share*.* I
        712 Mall Blvd.                   humans, you still have plenty of               sequently, are at a premium for this            Overnight trips through the          it means all are likely to try a little   The three companies also stack ujr
                                         company in the swamp. The hoarse               time of year, for peak periods, every        Okefenokee, in short, involve some      harder. So consumers may soon see in that order when it comes to price>
   R.S.V.P. (912) 392-1222               cries of egrets and herons are soon            available spot is often snatched up          inconveniences. You'll definitely be    an extra competitive push on the of current one-way "Florida drive?
   Refreshments •Door Prizes             a familiar sound; woodpeckers seem             within 15 minutes after the phone            tired when you're through.              part of Hertz, Avis and National — out" programs, in which travelers .
                                         to lpve to hammer on the                       lines open in the morning.                      The swamp, though, repays you        which finished in a three-way tie for have two weeks to help companies,
                                                                                                                                     for your efforts a hundred-fold.        top U.S. rental company in the third move cars from the Sunshine State to!
   ^AAAMEMBERS^                          Okefenokee s dead trees. At night
                                         bull alligators bellow, frogs sing in
                                                                                           The rest of the year isnt quite so
                                                                                        tight, but reservations should still         Within moments of sliding away          annual J.O. Power and Associates cities in the Northeast for the sum-
                                         guttural choruses, and raccoons cir-           be made well in advance. Anyone              from land — the last solid footing      Domestic Rental Car Customer mer vacation season. Each compa-
        <40 OFF*                         cle warily around your tent, expert-
                                         ly searching for food. Bears,
                                                                                        familiar with our climate, of course,
                                                                                       will realize that the swamp in
                                                                                                                                     you might see for days—you enter
                                                                                                                                     a different realm. A world without
                                                                                                                                                                             Satisfaction Study.
                                                                                                                                                                                The survey by the California-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ny's drive-out offer lasts through
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     June 30 and includes unlimited .
    (tesic VSM^dons to Hiwril            cougars, otters, bobcats, opossum,            August will seem roughly as cool              traffic and appointments and bill-      based market-research firm drew on mileage.                                    • " ,
                                         and white-tailed deer frequent the            and inviting as molten lava (with the         boards and memos. A place where        .evaluations- of more than 6,000           Hertz* rates start at $0.95 dail/
                          J              swamp's several sandy islands.                region's biting insects as an enticing        nature stages an unforgettable -        rental-car customers at locations at and $41.99 weekly. Call (800) 654-3131 '
                                            The-most popular period for                bonus). And nights, of course, can            show, offering her visitors a wealth    or near major U.S. airports. Power and to ensure the proper rate quote,"
                                         overnight canoeing in the swamp is            be cold in January and February               of sights, sounds, and memories.        gave each of the top three a grade of mention code RQ ICFD for a daily''
                                         from March through early May,                 (though those same months can also,              This," a canoeist from Michigan      104*- higher than the industry aver- Florida drive-out, code RQ ICFW for
                                         when temperatures are mild, water             with a bit of luck, offer days that are       recently said, "was simply spectacu- age of 100 but in two cases lower than a weekly price.                          ~-
                                         levels are high, and wildflowers              droiwtead gorgeous).                          lar. I'm going to remember the          last year, when Hertz scored 109,         Avis' Florida drive-outs start at-'
                                         across the swamp are in full, bril-              Anyone considering an overnight            Okefenokee for the rest of my life/'    National 105 and Avis 103.              $8.95 daily (no weekly rate); call (808); -
del (lipped! f                           liant explosion. Reservations, con-           paddling trip should also consider                                                       Budget came in slightly below the 331-1212.
                 Yin Money.                                                                                                                                                  top trio this year with 101, and National's drive-out plan starts a t ,
 ibannarj IHofnina                                                                                                                                                           Thrifty scored 100 — both up from $17.99 a day, $79.99 weekly, call (8001
                                                                                                                                                                             last year. Power didnt release scores CAR-RENT.                                  !
                                                                                                                                                                             for Dollar or Alamo, the two other        Though rental rates keep rising, '
                                                                                                                                                                             rental car sources it surveys, price wasn't of top concern to travel-';
                                                                                                                                                                             because of company policy to refrain e n Power surveyed, coming in third '1
                                                                                                                                                                             from detailing companies that fall among the various elements of the
                                                                                                                                                                             below the industry average, rental experience. Pickup process'
                                                                                                                                                                             spokesman John Pepitone said.           was ranked most important by 34'
                                                                                                                                                                                A spokeswoman for Hertz, which percent, return process by 25 per- .
                                                                                                                                                                             is used to standing above the crowd, cent, rates by 15 percent, the car-.,
                                                                                                                                                                             said market share and customer loy- itself by 14 percent and the reserva-,.
        • HOTELS                                                                                                                    • SMALL INNS                             alty-have more meaning than sur- tion process by 12 percent National,'
        • MOTELS                                                                                                                       •LODGES                               veys. She said statistics from her was the strongest in reservation and '
      CONDOMINIUMS                                                                                                                 CAMPGROUNDS                               marketing department indicate that pickup, Avis in return and Hertz in'
                                                                                                                                                                             Hertz retains the industry's largest quality and condition of the vehicle.
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