Vehicle rental giant Hertz, in association with Middle Eastern carrier Etihad Airways, has launched a new competition to its customers. All those flying with Etihad who make the decision to combine their flights with one of Hertz’s rental cars will be eligible to enter a competition which will see the winner walk away with a stunning prize. The prize consists of return flights with the carrier to an Australian or European destination.

As well as the flights, customers will be given a five night stay in the luxury, 5-star Relais & Chateaux. Thrown into the deal will also be the use of one of Hertz’s vehicles from the company’s Prestige Collection for the duration of the trip.

The opportunity to win the holiday has been rolled out to coincide with a new alliance between Hertz and Etihad which has been signed for at least the next three years. Both the airline and the vehicle hire company will now work closely to provide customers with better air and land transportation solutions.

President of Hertz, Michel Taride, said the new deal was extremely exciting and would allow passengers to access the highest quality of value and service from both companies. He added that wherever Etihad flew in the world, Hertz customers would gain access to the firm’s premium service.

For every rental made, Etihad passengers will receive an additional 500 Guest Miles. Hertz vehicles will now also appear on Etihad’s website and can also be booked by contacting one of the carrier’s call centres.