National expands agent offering

Following the success of Pack15, the dedicated product for business travel agents
working with SME’s, National Car Rental is extending its availability and has
expanded the product to include 51 countries.It remains one of the simplest car
rental products on the market today with the added benefit of 15% commission paid on
the total rental rate to travel agents.

Pack15 was originally launched in June 2003 following extensive research with
business travel agents which revealed that just three car groups formed the majority
of car rental bookings.  So to keep things simple, Pack15 offers these three car
types to choose from - economy, compact and intermediate - and just two price brands
- 1 to 2 days, or 3 days or more.  Originally launched to the European market and
comprising 27 countries, the product was expanded to include the Middle East and
South Africa, and has now grown even further to encompass 51 countries*, including
the US and Canada. 


Pack15 is specifically designed for business travel agents, to help them maximise
sales opportunities within their local SME markets by using a combination of
competitive, all inclusive rates and an uncomplicated sales proposition.  The
continued expansion of the product and the growth of countries involved is testament
to its resounding success.



“At National we are very proud of Pack15 and believe its popularity lies in its
simplicity and offer of 15% commission to travel agents whilst allowing them to
enhance the service they provide to the key SME markets”, comments David McNeill,
Head of EMEA International Corporate Accounts at National Car Rental.


“Since its launch in 2003, we have continued to develop the product to provide a
more comprehensive and global offering.  This expansion now enables travel agents
and business travel consortia to sell car rental worldwide.”


Pack15 is bookable via GDS using contract ID PACK15 or agents can call their nearest
National Car Rental reservation centre to book.