Avis Introduces Global Self Drive for Indian Travellers

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Launches Partner program for Travel Agents and Travel Management Companies in India

Avis India, India’s leading mobility solutions provider has introduced a partner program for travel agents and travel management companies (TMCs). With this program travel agents and travel management companies can now offer self-drive car rentals in over 168 countries worldwide to their customers travelling for business or leisure, from India.

This serves as a great business opportunity for travel agents, tour operators and TMCs who can now sell self-drive car rentals to their customers. Avis India has rolled out many initiatives exclusively targeting prospective travel agency, tour operator and TMC partners. The key ones include a dedicated sales team for enlisting and supporting our travel trade partners, a dedicated Travel Agent Helpdesk at the Avis Contact Centre for all their queries and requirements regarding global self-drive, technology solutions like microsites to facilitate bookings, support for GDS reservations and regular and timely MIS of business generated by the partner. Avis India has also set an Avis Training Academy that provides a specialized training program leading to certification for staff at its travel trade partner locations.

Mr Sunil Gupta, Managing Director & CEO of Avis India said “We are already selling global self-drive through our existing corporate relationships and travel partners. There is a rapidly growing desire for Indians to use self- drive cars while travelling abroad and so we plan to engage with travel agents, tour operator and travel management companies who have a strong focus on outbound travel. Incremental revenues and commission earnings for our travel trade partners and increase in self- drive business from India for Avis countries worldwide will prove to be a win-win situation for all.

To create awareness, Avis India is networking with travel partners through various industry recognized trade shows and exhibitions. There is a dedicated hotline (+124-4724888 | globalselfdrive@avis.co.in) to further assist travel agents, tour operators and TMCs for onboarding, partnership, product and reservation queries.

Avis is the most diversified and recognized self-drive brand in the world with a network across 6 continents, 168 countries and more than 5200 locations. Avis is the first company in India to offer global self-drive. It has many firsts to its credit and its emphasis on blending global systems with an understanding of local needs has enabled it to achieve market leadership in mobility.

To ensure that its customers enjoy a truly global service, Avis India explores every opportunity to create and satisfy local demand everywhere it operates, choosing the rental locations most convenient for its customers. “This approach has resulted in our exceptional international presence All Avis cars are checked for quality and safety before each rental. In addition to this there are other featured services such as GPS, one way rental, delivery & collection of car, unlimited mileage, additional driver, child safety seat & insurance & theft coverage to make your experience hassle free” further added Mr Gupta.

India has over 20 Million Indians travelling abroad each year. Self-drive is a growing phenomenon among Indian. We already see Indians travelling to destinations such as US, UK, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Canada, Ireland, France, and Spain etc having a preference for self-drive.

About Avis

Avis Car Rental operates one of the world’s best-known car rental brands with more than 5,200 locations in more than 168 countries. Avis has a long history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world’s top brands for customer loyalty. Avis is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR), which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world.

For more information visit www.avis.com.

About Avis India

India’s leading car rental, leasing and fleet management provider, Avis India, is a joint venture between Avis Budget Group, Inc. and The Oberoi Group. Avis India has a fleet of more than 2500 premium cars across the country, with a network extending across 50 conveniently-located rental stations in 19 cities. For further information, please visit www.avis.co.in.
The Oberoi Group operates 28 hotels and three cruisers in five countries under the luxury ‘Oberoi’ and five-star ‘Trident’ brands. For more information on The Oberoi Group, please visit www.oberoihotels.com.

Avis in India is present at Agra, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, NOIDA, Pune, Rishikesh, Shimla, Udaipur, and Vadodara .