Etihad signs on National Car Rental

20th Nov 2007

National Car Rental has signed a new 2 year agreement with the Middle East airline, Etihad Airways, three times winner of the prestigious World Travel Award (WTA). National is offering members of the airline’s Etihad Guest Programme unique mileage benefits when they rent from National.

Etihad Guest is the award winning loyalty programme for the airline and the new agreement sees benefits for both business and leisure travellers. National customers, who are Etihad Guest members, can collect mileage rewards based on the frequency they travel, with as many as 750 miles available to be earned with each qualifying rental.

Based in Abu Dhabi, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, currently flies to over 40 destinations in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia and North America.  As a multiple winner of the World’s Leading New Airline’ award, it has set new standards of hospitality. It is this focus on customer service that made it such an ideal partner for National Car Rental.

Peter Blott Managing Director for National Car Rental in the Middle East comments; “We are delighted to be able to enter this valuable relationship with Etihad Airways. At National we are committed to investing in our services to provide travellers - whether for business or leisure - with an easy to use and hassle-free vehicle rental experience and we feel our partnership with Etihad Airways proves this. We look forward to working with them to meet their and our customer’s needs”.
“As a company focused on the needs of the business and leisure traveller, providing services that improve the whole travel journey is important to us” confirmed Rebecca Madden, Director, EMEA Corporate Marketing, National Car Rental.  “We are constantly looking at ways of enhancing the rental experience for our customers and believe the partnership with Etihad Airways demonstrates this commitment. Improving the customer experience at airports is top of the agenda for National and this new partnership builds on an already strong commitment, whether that’s streamlining the collection and return of rental vehicles at the airport or offering customers a choice of reward schemes to suit their needs.”





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