Happy Tours is a tour operator and travel wholesaler with over 20 years of experience in car rentals. We specialize in leisure and business clients traveling to the United States and Canada, and due to our volume sales with major nationwide car rental companies we are able to offer deeply discounted and promotional rentals.
The only Driver License (driving permit) necessary to rent a car in the U.S. (up to 15 passengers) is your original and official driver's license from your country of residence, along with your passport.
There are no mandatory charges in addition to the amount shown on your confirmation voucher, however, upon vehicle pickup, the rental agent may offer additional services and insurance coverages, as well as vehicle category upgrades. Such services are optional and shall be refused by the customer if not interested. The non acceptance of such optional services does not impede the customer from renting the vehicle. Carefully read the rental contract before signing to make sure that only requested services have been included, because once any optional services have been accepted the total rental charges will be altered and no amounts will be refunded.
In order to rent a car in the United States and Canada, and qualify for these promotional rates, the renter must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid driverís license from the country of residence (non-U.S.), and a major credit card in his/her name. The minimum age for renting a car in the United States is 21. However, drivers between the ages of 21 and 24 will be charged an underage fee of U$ 25.00 p/day in addition to the regular rental charges.
All ALAMO, HERTZ, AVIS & THRIFTY vehicles in the State of Florida are already equipped with the TollPass Service (SunPass / EZ Pass) . This toll service allows drivers to utilize the express lanes without having to stop at the toll booths. The cost of the toll charges is not included in the published rates and will be charged to your credit card separately. Drivers may keep track of the amount of Toll charges being debited to their credit cards on the following websites: ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: * Alamo e Avis = www.htallc.com/ReceiptRequestAgencies.aspx ------------------------------------------------------------------- * Hertz e Advantage = www.rentalcarticket.com/login.aspx ------------------------------------------------------------------------
All car rental reservations confirmed by Happy Tours are to be paid directly to the rental car company at the time the vehicle is collected (picked up). Payment is accepted via major credit cards (Visa, Master & Amex) in the renters name. In case a credit card is not presented at the time the vehicle is picked up the renter will be subject to Alamoís Cash Qualification (at the airport locations only) requirements, which include: Making a cash payment for the full amount of the rental, leaving a refundable deposit in the amount of U$ 250.00 per rental week and, presenting a valid passport and return airline ticket. Cash qualifications are subject to change. Some non-aiport locations require a credit card at the beginning of the rental, therefore; will not allow cash payment rentals.
No, all rental plans offered by Happy Tours are promotional rates which already include the CDW/LDW & LIS/ALI/EP insurance coverages; therefore, no insurance exclusions are allowed.
ALAMO and HERTZ Car Rentals serving the ports of Miami and Ft. Lauderdale are located outside of the port. If arriving via a cruise line, the use of the "Free Shuttle" bus service will be necessary in order to retrive your rental vehicle. If leaving on a cruise ship, you will need to return the car to the same location and the rental car company will provide a free shuttle service to the port.
At the Miami Airport all car rental companies are located at the airport's RCC Terminal. To reach the RCC terminal you must follow the signs indicating MIA Station and board the MIA Mover (metromover), which is located on the 3rd level of the airport's main terminal - between the Flamingo & Dolphin parking buildings. Deboard at the MIC Station and follow the signs to the rental car company's counter at the RCC terminal. The metrover service is free and operates 24hrs a day
The car rental facilities at JFK Airport are all located at the Federal Circle.To get to Federal Circle at the JFK Airport, passengers will have to take the AirTrain service to Station C. The JFK AirTrain is an automatic train service that circulates throughout the entire grounds of the airport. Additionally, arriving passengers can ask information about the car rental companies at any of the arrival sections in all terminals of the JFK Airport. The official counters at the terminals will provide guidance about how to rent a car and get to Federal Circle car rental lots.
In the U.S. the only rental vehicle documents that you will receive at the time the vehicle is picked up will be the rental agreement contract. The rental agreement is the only document you will need, and all necessary information pertaining to the vehicle's registration, which you may need to present to the local authorities if requested, will be included in the rental agreement.
An additional driver is a person authorized to drive the rental vehicle, other than the primary driver (renter). All additional drivers must meet the rental qualifications with respect to age and licensing. Most rental car companies charge an additional driver fee of U$10.00 p/day p/additional driver, except when already included in the rental plan. The names of all additional drivers must be added to the contract at the time the vehicle is being picked up (retrieved) or at any time during the rental period at a car rental office. The primary driver and additional driver must both be present.
Common practice amongst most car rental companies in the U.S. is to deliver the rental vehicle with a full tank of fuel to the renter. Upon delivery of the rental vehicle the client will have the option to either prepay for the first tank of fuel, and not have to worry about refueling before return, or to fill up the tank before returning the vehicle and not be charged by the rental company for any fuel. If the renter declines the fuel prepayment option and does not refuel before returning the vehicle, the rental car company will charge the renter for the cost of the missing fuel plus a refueling service charge.
Yes, in the U.S. all major car rental companies allow vehicles to be returned in a different city than they were rented, however in some cases there may be a one way drop charge. The one way fee amount will vary by city and will be included in the total amount indicated on your confirmation voucher. Regardless of the state of rental, a vehicle may be driven unrestrictedly throughout the continental United States and Canada, and as long as returned to the same location, no additional charges will apply.
In the U.S., all traffic citations are issued against the driver's driving permit (driver's license) and not to the the vehicles tag (license plate). Therefore, no information will be supplied or charged to the car rental company. A moving traffic violation citation is a matter strictly between the traffic authorities and the driver of the vehicle, therefore; it is the drivers responsibility to pay for the citation and satisfy the citation requirements. Traffic violations may be paid by checks in U.S. currency that shall be mailed to the address indicated on the citation, and in many cases, depending on the city where the infraction took place, payment may be made online with a credit card.
Toll Roads (roads that require payment for use) are common in many cities in the U.S . In most cases, a special lane is dedicated for vehicles equipped with a prepaid toll transponder which allows for drivers to drive by without having to stop and pay. However, when a vehicle not equipped with the transponder drives through this lane, a picture is taken of the vehicle's tag and an infraction notice is sent to the vehicle's owner (in this case the car rental company). As a result, the car rental company will charge the renters credit card for the amount of the unpaid toll charges in addition to the cost of the toll infraction, which can vary from $10 to $50 per occurrence, depending on the city and road. These charges may take up to 30 days after the vehicle is returned to appear on the customer's credit card bill.
In case you receive a parking citation for a parking infraction in the United States, you will have up to 30 days to pay the original amount. Instructions for payment are given on the parking ticket itself and most cities offer an online credit card payment option. If the citation is not paid within the first 30 days, then penalties and interest will be assessed and the original amount may increase as much as 200% from the original amount. If payment is not voluntarily made within the time allowed it will then be sent to the registered owner of the vehicle (car rental company), which will in turn charge the amount to the customer's credit card on file.
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