Europcar Mobility Group has announced the opening of new franchises in 16 countries through its brands - Europcar, Goldcar, InterRent and Buchbinder - to expand its international presence.
The group now offers its car rental services to a wider clientele in new destinations.
Europcar will welcome new franchises in Israel, Brazil, Russia, Colombia, Kenya, Azerbaijan, Singapore, Nepal and Sri Lanka, while Goldcar will see a new partner in Montenegro.
At the same time, Buchbinder picks up new franchises in Finland, Portugal, Iceland and Czech Republic, while InterRent sees new franchises in Mauritius and Lebanon.
Europcar Mobility Group is now present in 135 countries through its brands, which allows it to benefit from substantial flows of business and leisure customers; a key development as the number of international tourist arrivals worldwide reached 1,326 million in 2017, an increase of seven per cent compared to 2016.
World Travel Awards this year recognised Europcar as World’s Leading Green Transport Solution Company.
Marcus Bernhardt, Europcar Mobility Group managing director, said: “We are proud to expand the footprint of our brands in 16 new countries.
“We aim to provide to all our customers, wherever they are, our quality of service, and to make their life easier when they choose to rent a car with their usual car rental company.
“In 2019 and onwards, we will pursue our ongoing developments in order to reach a presence in 170 countries by the end of 2020.”