Fawaz Danish, chief executive at Budget Saudi Arabia, is joined by Jana Siber, vice president, global licensees, Avis Budget Group, and Anil Abraham, regional manger for Budget Saudi Arabia, to discuss the company, what it offers to hospitality in the Kingdom, and their plans for the future.
AVIS Budget Group EMEA has announced the appointment of Maria Pierce as international commercial manager in the leisure and partnerships team based at the company’s Bracknell, Berkshire headquarters.
Avis Car Rental has announced the signing of a multi-year partnership agreement with the world’s largest international serviced residence owner-operator, Ascott. Under the new agreement, business and leisure travellers visiting Ascott’s brand websites, Ascott, Citadines and Somerset, will be able to make an Avis reservation by adding a vehicle rental to an existing serviced apartment reservation.
Avis Budget UK has launched its on-terminal car rental service at Heathrow Airport Terminal 2, in a significant move for its UK operations. This unique service is already available at Terminal 5. This multi-year partnership will enable Avis Budget UK to deliver an express plane to car service for customers, currently making it the only car rental provider to offer this at both terminals, so that Avis customers will enjoy a five minute walk to their rental vehicle as an alternative to travelling by shuttle bus to the main Avis station.
Avis Car Rental has launched Avis Untrending, an interactive tool that allows users to discover alternative locations a short drive from their chosen holiday destination. Designed to inspire travellers to explore new places, Avis Untrending offers recommendations based on Avis travel data and an ‘Untrending’ rating, which measures the number of hashtags on social media.
Flybe and Avis Budget UK have announced an enhancement to their long-standing relationship. Under the terms of the new deal Flybe customers now have the added choice of selecting a Budget car rental direct via the Flybe website as an integral part of their flight booking.
Avis Budget Group EMEA has appointed Lynette Dungey, international commercial manager. Lynette has an impressive CV that includes ten years at Thomas Cook, with the last four years of her tenure spent as national sales manager – retail and UK Airports.
Budget Car Rental has significantly increased its European footprint this year, opening more than 200 new locations in the region. The expansion promises to give consumers more choice for great value car hire at key European destinations. In France, Budget nearly tripled its number of rental facilities by opening 208 new locations, including Paris, Aix-en-Provence and Marseille.
Five major car rental companies have agreed to significantly review how they treat consumers thanks to a joint action from the European Commission and national enforcement authorities. Citizens will benefit from more clarity on insurance policies and tank refuelling options, more fairness when handling damages, and more price transparency.
Avis Budget Group has entered into an expanded, new multi-year partnership marketing agreement with Southwest Airlines which will enable the Company to promote Avis Car Rental, Budget Car Rental and Payless Car Rental offers, products and services to Southwest customers.
Iberia has announced a new partnership agreement with Avis Budget Group, which has become the exclusive car rental partner of the airline’s loyalty programme, Iberia Plus. The partnership launch campaign, ‘We Travel Together’, highlights the opportunity for Iberia Plus members to earn Avios for every rental booked.