Travelport, a leading distribution services and e-commerce provider for the global travel industry, today announces a multi-year distribution agreement with Silvercar, an innovative new car rental service that aims to bring added efficiency and premium services to the airport car rental market. The rapidly growing company, which currently offers Silvercars in Austin, Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco, is bookable for all Worldspan-connected travel agents in the United States.
Silvercar seeks to provide a streamlined, high-tech version of airport car rental services to customers who are looking for a unique, enhanced experience at competitive prices. The Silvercar fleet consists exclusively of all-wheel drive, silver Audi A4 vehicles, each equipped with premium features for no additional cost, including:
- Multimedia navigation system
- SiriusXM satellite radio
- Wi-fi hot spot
- Bluetooth pairing
- Toll tracking
Though Silvercar concierges are available to assist customers at each airport location, a traveler who books in advance through an agency can simply walk off their flight, start their rental by scanning a QR code on any Audi they choose, and pull out of the airport lot within minutes. Gone are the days of queues and counters—Silvercar has neither. Instead the company allows users to manage their entire rental experience via smartphone app. Returns are equally quick and hassle-free thanks to wireless signals which transmit fuel-level and drop-off information back to Silvercar, providing customers an automated emailed receipt within moments of their return to the Silvercar lot.
“Silvercar is pleased to provide Travelport-connected travel agents with access to our premium service,” said Allen Darnell, CTO of Silvercar. “We have developed a niche product for the discerning traveler who desires a car rental experience that is a notch above what is currently offered in the standard and economy car rental markets.”
“We’re delighted to offer Silvercar to our agency community,” said Niklas Andreen, global vice president of Hospitality and Partner Marketing at Travelport. “Travelport is confident that Silvercar content speaks to our unwavering commitment to provide our customers with the widest possible range of travel content. Enabling Travelport-connected agents to access new and innovative products, such as Silvercar, allows them to meet the ever-growing demand for premium methods of car hire.”