Rate-Index

Rate-Highway is the leading provider of rate automation and management for the Auto Rental Industry. By virtue of creating rate reports on a massive scale for our Industry customers over the years, Rate-Highway’s data is able to provide a historical vantage point unavailable from other sources. Rate-Index, has taken advantage of this rich data source to develop a database of auto rental rate trending data for a variety of vendors and markets.

The key variables that define a Rate-Index product offering include Vendor, Market and Car Type. Rate-Index currently offers:

  • Rate data from 2011 through the current date
  • Thirteen (13)  representative markets: Atlanta, Boston, Washington Dulles , Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando , Chicago, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham , San Francisco, Miami, Seattle,  and Houston
  • Eight (8) representative vendors: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, Thrifty, National
  • Six (6) representative car types: Economy, Intermediate, Compact, Standard, Full-size, and Minivan
  • Rental periods of 7 days and 2 days, suggestive of two types of rental customer
  • Rate results are based upon reservation inquiries 14 through 21 days in advance


Step One: C1 Collection (Rate Searches/Reports)

Rate-Monitor’s powerful search system offers fresh real-time rates.

Collect Various Rates

  • Online Travel Agent (OTA) Rates
  • Brand websites - Select from industry brand rate and reservation sites: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, Payless, and more!
  • Discount Rates – Government, association and standard rates, all real-time, fresh rates


Search Features

  • Flexible - Search one or more lengths of rent from 1 day to 100 days
  • Convenient - Save sets of search criteria (saved as a “Profile”) for on demand use or for automated scheduled searches
  • Forward looking - View rates up to a year into the future
  • Competitive insights - Compare rates from multiple competitors, locations, car types, city codes and lengths of rent
  • Simple search scheduler– Define day of the week and time, and optional email distribution list (for notification that reports and rate changes are available)
  • Advanced search scheduler – Now you can schedule searches to repeat multiple times per week, schedule grouped searches to run together, or other custom settings.


Reporting

  • Unlimited reporting – Format reports in standard and custom HTML and Microsoft Excel XLS formats. Data can also be made available on our FTP site for your retrieval or via our web services interface for input into your own system
  • Adaptable – Download to Excel or compare and contrast online. Include multiple car types, cities, competitors, lengths of rents and dates in one report
  • Color coded results – Allows for quick analysis of rates at a glance
  • Timely – Schedule reports to be delivered to your desktop at the times and with the frequency that meets your needs

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Reporting

  • Unlimited reporting – Format reports in standard and custom HTML and Microsoft Excel XLS formats. Data can also be made available on our FTP site for your retrieval or via our web services interface for input into your own system
  • Adaptable – Download to Excel or compare and contrast online. Include multiple car types, cities, competitors, lengths of rents and dates in one report
  • Color coded results – Allows for quick analysis of rates at a glance
  • Timely – Schedule reports to be delivered to your desktop at the times and with the frequency that meets your needs