Avis Car Rental has become the first and only car rental company to welcome the latest model from the French automobile brand DS, the New DS 5, to its fleet. Avis customers looking to experience the brand new, stylish and technologically advanced New DS 5, can now rent the latest addition to Avis’ UK fleet from a number of locations across the country.
Avis has revamped its online training programme, giving agents access across all devices, including mobile and introducing fun new games in with the serious educational. There is now the flexibility to complete the training away from the desk if preferred – on the daily commute, at home, waiting for an appointment – or wherever is most convenient.
Avis Car Rental today announced the launch of its Avis Prestige ‘Arrive & Drive’ service at London Heathrow, proving a fast plane-to-car offering. For no additional cost, Avis Prestige customers will now be able to collect their vehicle at any of Heathrow’s terminals, demonstrating Avis’ continued commitment to providing the highest level of personal service to its customers.
Thierry Domballe, regional director, Africa & Indian Ocean, Avis EMEA, speaks to Breaking Travel News at the World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony at Paradise Island Resort & Spa, Maldives.
Avis UK has announced the widely acclaimed Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet will now be available to hire through its premium Select Series range. Launched by Volkswagen in September 2011, this is the first time that the impressive Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet will be available to hire in the UK, exclusively to Avis customers.
Late in 2011 Avis Europe was reunited with Avis Budget Group to create a company with annual revenues of approximately $7 billion and owned or licensed operations in more than 150 countries. Breaking Travel News finds out more.
Avis Rent a Car has announced it will begin supplying MG6 GT fastbacks and MG6 Magnette sports saloons to its customers in the UK. An initial order of 100 models has been delivered ahead of launch.
Avis Budget Group has completed its acquisition of Avis Europe in a $1 billion deal. The combined company is now one of the largest vehicle rental companies in the world, with branded rental locations in approximately 175 countries.
Avis Budget Group has confirmed shareholders of Avis Europe have voted overwhelmingly to approve the proposed acquisition of the European company by the American giant. As a result, the acquisition is expected to close in early October, subject to regulatory clearances and final court approvals, reuniting the companies for the first time in over 20 years.
Avis Budget has agreed terms to purchase Avis Europe, reuniting the two brands for the first time in 25-years. Under the terms of the transaction, Avis Europe shareholders will receive 315 pence per share, valuing the company at approximately £636 million.
Avis Europe had recorded an increase in full-year profits, as the international car rental market continues to rebound. Underlying pre-tax profit stood at €51 million for the year ended December 31st, compared with €35.2 million the previous last year.
Avis Europe reported a strong increase in overall rental income in an interim management statement. In the four months to the end of October, the UK-based group saw rental income increase by 4.5 per cent, with trading “continuing to improve in line with our expectations”.