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INDABA 2012: Avis showcases offering in South Africa

INDABA 2012: Avis showcases offering in South Africa

There are numerous reasons why Avis Rent a Car is the leading car rental company in South Africa, not the least being its extensive fleet, the largest in the country offering the widest range of choice.

“We are very sensitive to our customers’ requirements,” said chief executive Wayne Duvenage.

“And quick to respond to requests which point to changing needs and tastes. This helped lead to the recent introduction of the Toyota Avanza, our new small, people-carrier which transports five people plus luggage.”

The Avanza joins two other people carrier vehicles, the Toyota Fortuner, a 5-7-seater vehicle and the Hyundai H1, an eight-seater, both acquired to satisfy the needs of customers.

“We ensured that both the Fortuner and the Hyundai H1 are automatic and diesel-powered, since this fulfills the specific preferences of many inbound travellers,” added Duvenage.

“We have also noticed that these vehicles are responding to a new trend we have discerned which entails a marked move from guided tours and coaching charters to self-drives.

“These tourists obviously need bigger cars which have more luggage space and feel safer and more efficient over long distances.”

The same need for more luggage space has motivated Avis to update our group D automatic entry-level vehicles from hatch-backs to sedans, and from 1 November, all entry level cars will also be air-conditioned.

For the more environmentally-conscious, Avis offers the more recently introduced Honda Hybrid Jazz. Avis of course, is renowned for its environmental stance, being the only CarbonNeutral accredited car rental company in South Africa.

All this choice comes within the context of a fleet in constant renewal, with average mileage of approximately 15,000 kilometres and a full safety check on every vehicle each time it is returned from rental.

The 24/7 call centre adds to peace of mind, ensuring that no matter where a client might encounter an unexpected incident, help is at hand.

Avis is considered Africa’s Leading Business Car Rental Company by the World Travel Awards.