Avis strikes Eurostar exclusivity deal

5th Apr 2011
Avis strikes Eurostar exclusivity deal

Avis Rent a Car has been selected as the exclusive car hire partner for Eurostar passengers, including Eurostar frequent traveller members, as part of a three-year deal. The new agreement offers Eurostar travellers special benefits and can be conveniently booked through Eurostar.com or both the Eurostar and Avis call centres.

In celebration of the new, exclusive partnership, Avis will offer Eurostar customers a 10% discount on car rental across Europe and £10 off Avis ancillary products for rentals before 30 June.

Eurostar passengers will benefit from Avis’ existing expertise of providing car hire at rail stations, gained through the extensive network it has already established in France, and its successful partnership with SNCF.

Avis has access to over 179 rail stations in France and enjoys exclusive presence at Ashford and Ebbsfleet rail stations in the UK. The introduction of its “Mise a Disposition” - meaning “always available” - service is an example of Avis’ existing knowledge base being utilised for Eurostar customers.

Modelled on a service originally set up for SNCF customers, Eurostar travellers will be able to collect their keys and documents from an SNCF agent if their Avis office is shut upon arrival in France.


Avis will also continue to be the exclusive car hire partner for Eurostar’s Loyalty Programmes, allowing “Carte Blanche” and “Carte Classique” customers to earn and spend Eurostar Frequent Traveller points.

Julia Kemp, Director of Leisure and Partnerships, Avis Europe said, “We are thrilled to announce our exclusive partnership with Eurostar, following several years of enjoying a valuable relationship through the Eurostar Loyalty Programme. Recognition as the exclusive car rental partner is testament to the successful relationship we already have.

The joining of these two successful and well respected brands, both leading within their respective industries, provides our mutual customers with a premium service which will ensure effortless travel for their whole journey.”

Matthias Mahr, Head of E-Commerce and Customer Management, Eurostar said, “Having previously offered our customers rental cars from multiple suppliers, we are delighted to announce Avis as our exclusive car hire supplier.

“This new partnership will help us enhance our customer proposition with benefits including excellent rates and the ability to pick up cars after hours in many of our connecting train stations.  Today’s announcement is part of a range of initiatives designed to improve our customers’ experience and offer them compelling reasons to choose Eurostar.”


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