Avis – Malaysia has been honoured with the title of Malaysia’s Leading Car Rental Company at the World Travel Awards. Here Breaking Travel News speaks to Mohammad Shanaz, chief operating officer with the company, to find out how it feels to have been recognised by voters from around the globe
Avis Car Rental UK has launched Pronto, new tablet-based app they predict will reduce airport waiting times at Avis locations by up to a fifth. Pronto forms part of Avis’ commitment to removing travel issues as we enter peak holiday season. Thanks to the innovation, Avis staff can walk through the lines serving customers before they even reach the rental desk, reducing queuing times and allowing drivers to get on their way faster.
Avis Car Rental has announced a new multi-year partnership with Privilege Club, the frequent flyer programme of Qatar Airways. The deal means Privilege Club members can earn from 500 Qmiles up to 800 Qmiles, for every rental booked. Privilege Club members can then redeem their Qmiles against a selection of benefits, including complimentary flights, upgrades and excess baggage on Qatar Airways flights, together with purchases made at Qatar Duty Free located at Hamad International Airport in Doha or Oryx Galleria boutique in Doha, Qatar.
Avis Car Rental has expanded its footprint by opening its newest car rental location in Malaysia. The new facility, located at the Holiday Inn Melaka, Jalan Syed Abdul Aziz, Malacca, brings the total number of Avis locations in Malaysia to eight stations.
Avis Car Rental strengthened its presence in Singapore with the opening of its 12th station.
Kenya Tourism Board has successfully defended its title as Africa’s Leading Tourist Board as World Travel Awards winners in Africa & Indian Ocean are revealed. The organisation was among the most successful entrants at the 2014 awards, taking the prize for the third consecutive year, while South Africa Airways took the trophy for Africa’s Leading Airline.
Avis today announced that Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental customers can now rent portable Wi-Fi devices in twelve European countries. The new offering provides customers with access to 1GB of data per day without the fear of incurring roaming charges when traveling throughout Europe.
Avis has arrived on UK TV screens for the first time with the launch of its new campaign, ‘Unlock the world’ with a 60-second ad during the half-time break of the England World Cup match against Costa Rica. The new brand campaign, Unlock, sets out to reframe Avis as a contemporary brand, for a contemporary audience, and remind people of the premium experience Avis provides, highlighting its fantastic fleet of cars in a way that will excite and inspire audiences.
Avis today announces the launch of its newly refurbished location at London Heathrow. With a number of additional benefits including an extra exit lane for a speedier onward journey and undercover parking spaces, the revamp demonstrates Avis’ commitment to improving the customer experience.