Frequently, our customers ask us to provide a special car rental rate– just for them. While we respect island residents who request popular Kama’aina (Hawaiian word for native or old-timer) rates and travelers who expect discounts for having expensive auto club memberships, we ask: Who among us deserves to pay an inflated price for your small discount?
For this reason, we negotiate with several nationally-known car companies to offer you, all of you, the best rates you’ll find on the Internet. We invite you to shop around. We think you’ll be back, with a smile on your face. Our vehicle rental rates are
affordable cheap! And, while you may see “Kama’aina” or “Senior Rates” on our competitors’ websites, look over your quote from them very carefully. Omissions are often telling as to whether your quote is accurate and reliable.
Your request information should include: Number of drivers
Reason: We ask this because different companies vary their charges for additional drivers. They may offer a single driver a better rate, but some include one additional driver for free. Another company allows more drivers without additional charges. Our reservation specialist will find you the best rate for your needs.
Hours you’ll be arriving and departing
Reason: Rental vehicles are rented in 24-hour increments. If you book a car for 5 days and 5 hours, you will be billed for 6 days. You should learn that when you make your reservation, not when you return your vehicle at the end of your vacation.
All taxes, local charges, and airport fees
Reason: Tourist areas commonly see charges such as state and local sales taxes, airport surcharges, and licensing fees as ways to bring in revenue without taxing the locals. Your reservation should include all fees. These charges add significantly to the cost of a rental car.
You don’t need to provide personal information when you request a reservation from us. We need your travel dates and an email where we can contact you. Our partner car companies like to know the brand of credit card you intend to use for your rental. That is all. Your name simply provides us with a person to whom we can direct the reservation.
No address necessary
Reason: We can’t sell what we don’t have–not that we’d ever be interested in selling personal information. Hate that!
No phone call necessary
Reason: Our reservation’s specialist has no intention of contacting you for any reason other than to return a personally selected reservation to you via your email address. If for some reason we are unable to reach you via email, we will try to call you at the phone number you submitted.
No Credit Card Numbers necessary
Reason: They don’t benefit us in any way. The car company that our reservation’s specialist selects for you will take care of billing when you return your rental to them.