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Avis Expands in Singapore with Bukit Timah Opening
|Singapore, May 6, 2013 - Avis, one of the world's leading car rental brands and a pioneer in the car rental and leasing business in Singapore, launches its new rental office in the Western part of the country at the Bukit Timah district today to address the growing demand for car rental and leasing by both visiting and resident business and leisure travellers. |
With the new facility at 895 Bukit Timah Road, Avis Singapore now operates a total of nine rental locations and service points across Singapore, including three airport locations at Changi Airport -- Terminal 1, 2 and 3; Waterfront Plaza on Havelock Road; Marina Square Shopping Center Unit #01-226; as well as three service points at the Regus Business Centers at One Fullerton, Marina Bay Financial Center and Centennial Tower.
This expansion to the Western part of the country is a strategic move for Avis to provide accessibility to its reliable and efficient car rentals and chauffeur and leasing services, in addition to its existing service points in the Central and Eastern districts.
"Expanding our network in Singapore is a fulfilment of our commitment to provide world-class car rental services to the leisure and business markets," said Patric Siniscalchi, president, Latin America/Asia Pacific, Avis Budget Group. "We're honoured to serve the rapidly bustling economy of Singapore and expand our global footprint in the region.”
For more information, please visit the Avis Bukit Timah at 895 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 589617 (Operating Hours: Mondays to Saturdays from 1000H to 1800H; Closed on Sundays and public holidays) or call 1800 6737.
Avis Singapore Introduces Three New Service Points
|Singapore, 14 December 2012 - Avis, one of the world's leading car rental companies, further expands its footprint in Singapore by providing access to rental vehicles at three new city locations in the Central Business District. Conveniently located at the Regus Business Centers at One Fullerton, Marina Bay Financial Center and Centennial Tower, Suntec, the new service points will serve to meet the growing demand for domestic car rental and leasing by both visiting and resident business travellers.|
"Singapore's robust economy and leading position in the financial, oil and casino gaming industries have resulted in an increased deman for car rental and leasing services," said Patric Siniscachi, president, Latin America/Asia Pacific, Avis Budget Group. "We're thrilled to deliver against a key strategic initiative and once again, expand our global footprint in this region. Travellers will benefit from Avis' world-class products and services and commitment to serving business and leisure customers in Singapore for more than 40 years."
The new Avis service points will serve as a "one-step" mobility solution for the Singapore business community via state-of-the-art iPad car rental booking kiosks and free vehicle delivery services that include short and long-term car rental (self-drive), personal or corporate car leasing and chauffeur-drive/transfer services using its young and modern fleet.
Avis now serves customers in the three terminals of the Changi Airport; at the Waterfront Plaza on Havelock Road, and at the Marina Square Shopping Center. The three new CBD locations provide accessibility to Avis' reliable and efficient car rental, chauffeur drive and leasing services for corporate accounts and individuals with tight work schedules.
Avis Wins "Asia's Leading Car Hire" Title for 7th Year at World Travel Awards 2012 -- Also Named as "Asia's Best Business Car Rental Company"
|Singapore, 14 November 2012 - Avis, the leading international car rental brand in Asia, is again named "Asia's Leading Car Hire," and is recognized as winner of the newly established category -- "Asia's Best Business Car Rental Company" at the regional World Travel Awards ceremony. The World Travel Awards is a prestigious organization of travel professionals around the world that recognizes excellent customer service in the international travel and tourism industry. The awarding ceremony was held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Singapore on 12 October 2012.|
Avis, the leading international car rental brand in Asia, is again named "Asia's Leading Car Hire," and is recognized as winner of the newly established category -- "Asia's Best Business Car Rental Company" at the regional World Travel Awards ceremony. The World Travel Awards is a prestigious organization of travel professionals around the world that recognizes excellent customer service in the international travel and tourism industry. The awarding ceremony was held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Singapore on 12 October 2012.
Avis Celebrates 40 Years in Singapore with Great Deals
|Singapore, 01 March 2012 - This year marks the 40th year of operations of leading car hire company, Avis, in Singapore with great promotions for its customers for the whole month of March 2012.|
Since launched on 31 March 1972, Avis Singapore has provided the local and expatriate communities with world-class, flexible and reliable vehicle rental, vehicle leasing, limousine & transfer services, and as well as international call centre overseas booking services.
Its colorful legacy can be traced back in 1970 when Avis opened its first location in Asia with Hong Kong, followed in 1972 by Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It has grown steadily throughout the region ever since and has then expanded its operations to Thailand, Macau and Korea in the 80s; and strengthened by the extension of licensee agreements done by Avis Europe to 27 additional Asian territories in 1997. More recently, developments have included openings in India, Mainland China (with the largetst operating network by an international brand), Taiwan, and Vietnam (the only international car rental brand operating in the country): as well as partnerships with major airlines in the region.
At present, Avis operates in over 330 locations (64 airport; 265 downtown and hotels/resorts) in 22 countries and territories in Asia and has been recognized, for the sixth consecutive year, as “Asia’s Leading Car Hire” by the World Travel Awards, a prestigious organization that honors service excellence given by members of the global travel and tourism industry.
In Singapore, Avis now operates the Avis brand throughout a network of five locations, including two city offices at 390A Havelock Road, #01-07 Waterfront Plaza, Singapore 169664; and 6 Raffles Boulevard #01-101D Marina Square Shopping Mall; and three airport locations: Changi International Airport Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. It has evolved throughout the years with more and more innovative ways of providing efficient and reliable products and services to its clientele which include a newly-revamped corporate website: www.avis.com.sg and a freshly-launched mobile booking application: m.avis.com.sg. It also maintains its Avis Preferred program which provides a faster and easier way of booking and renting a car; the Avis Cares4Kids program which ensures its commitment to child safety; its flexible long-term car rental scheme called, Avis Flex; and its highly trusted, Avis Leasing program.
As it celebrates its 40th year, Avis Singapore shows its appreciation to its loyal customers through the following anniversary offers: a) a 40% off on car rentals in Singapore during the month of March (with minimum 4 days consecutive car rental/self-drive); b) Quadruple (2,000) Miles for Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer renting with Avis for a minimum of 3 consecutive days (self-drive) in Singapore and also in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand from 01 February to 31 March 2012; c) special discount and mileage promotions for Garuda Indonesia’s GFF members and Malaysia Airlines’ Enrich Members; d) Avis Red (Miniature) Car Collection – 1 free car to be given to customers renting for a minimum of 3 consecutive days in Singapore during the month of March 2012; 1 complete set (4 cars) to be given out for those with one month or more rentals.
For more information & bookings, visit www.avis.com.sg or m.avis.com.sg.
Avis Singapore Launches Mobile Booking App
|Singapore, 21 February 2012 - Leading car hire company, Avis, announces the launch of its dedicated mobile site for the Singapore market: m.avis.com.sg which allows customers to search for car hire quotes and book direct from their mobile phone.|
The mobile site is a replica of the existing Avis Singapore website but has been simplified to allow fast and easy booking and also gives customers the ability to check and alter existing bookings.
Functions of the Avis Singapore mobile site include the ability to search for your nearest branch, a calendar view, pricing options, service details, quick checkout and reservation checking and modifying.
The mobile site can be accessed simply by visiting m.avis.com.sg from a mobile device. Here user will be met by two options: "get a quote", or "lookup reservation". On the iPhone or Blackberry, one is given the option to create a web app by adding the site to "my home page", allowing for easy future access to the mobile site.
Joerg A. Kossich, General Manager of Avis Singapore & Asia Business Development Manager, says: "Online trends show how the mobile channel has evolved into a strong and effective sales distribution alternative, particularly for Singapore, which is one of the largest mobile phone communities in the world. Avis continues to keep its commitment in providing its customers with world-class service and innovative products such as a mobile platform like m.avis.com.sg which is definitely a smart solution to fit to our clients' busy lifestyle."
Kossich added that in 2011 direct bookings through the official Avis Singapore website increased significantly and that with a direct mobile solution, a new and more tech-savvy market will be created addressing the needs even of the younger generation.
For more information, visit m.avis.com.sg.
Avis wins 'Asia's Leading Car Hire' title for the 6th year
|Thailand, 28 September 2011 - Avis, the leading international car rental brand in Asia, is again awarded as the "Asia's Leading Car Hire" company in the regional World Travel Awards ceremony this year. The World Travel Awards is a prestigious organization of travel professionals around the world that recognizes excellent customer service in the international travel and tourism industry. The awarding ceremony was held at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand on Wednesday, 28 September 2011.|
For the sixth consecutive year, Avis Asia brought home the "Asia's Leading Car Hire" accolade from the esteemed institution. Avis has been honored as the top car rental company in Asia since 2006 for its excellent delivery of customer service and reliability amidst tight and growing competition in the industry.
The World Travel Awards highly regards excellent customer experience as the main differentiator to lever commercial advantage. Since founded 18 years ago, the World Travel Awards has always aimed to acknowledge, reward and celebrate achievements in all sectors of the global travel industry. As a benchmark for industry excellence, the World Travel Awards prides itself on identifying companies that consistently excel beyond expectation to offer a world-class service, making it the most coveted and sought after awards in the industry.
Xavier Gernaey, General Manager Asia – Avis Europe says: "We are deeply honoured to be accorded the World Travel Award's "Asia's Leading Car Hire" title for the sixth time. For us, it is a symbol of our team's success in achieving its goal of providing world-class customer service and satisfaction at all times. This serves as an inspiration for us all to continue in our steadfast commitment to service excellence which we believe travellers around the world deserve."
Avis recognized as 'Asia's Leading Car Hire' company for 5th year in a row
|Singapore, 03 November 2010 - Avis was recently recognized by travel professionals around the world for the 5th consecutive year as "Asia's Leading Car Hire" at the regional World Travel Awards ceremony for Asia, Australasia, held at The Claridges, Surajkund in Delhi, India on Thursday 14 October 2010. The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate achievements in all sectors of the global travel industry. As a benchmark for industry excellence, the World Travel Awards prides itself on identifying companies that consistently excel beyond expectation to offer a world-class service, making them the most coveted and sought after awards in the industry.|
Xavier Gernaey, General Manager - Asia, comments: "We are thrilled that Avis has won an unprecedented 5th World Travel Award as Asia's Leading Car Hire." It is a reflection of the premium quality car rental and mobility services that we strive to offer all of our customers and we are very proud of the success that the company has achieved both here in Asia and internationally."
Avis Opens Singapore's First Shopping Mall Car Rental Station
|Singapore, 12 Oct 2010 - Avis Singapore announces the opening of Singapore's 1st shopping mall car rental station. The new rental station will be located in the heart of the city at the Marina Square Shopping Mall and it will be the 5th car rental station operated by Avis in Singapore.|
Avis Marina Square is a full-fledged car rental station and will open daily during retail hours from 8am-8pm. Located just beside the carpark first level at #01-101D, customers can pick up and return their rental cars conveniently at the dedicated Avis parking bays just in front of the station. The storefront is designed according to the latest design guidelines from Avis Europe with a clean and modern looking façade and interior with a purpose built reception and comfortable seating area for customers.
A collection of the latest Avis destination and car fleet guides will be available for reading and popular driving conveniences such as Satellite Navigation, Child/baby Seats, Mobile Wi-Fi and In-car DVD Entertainment Systems are also available for rent. Customers who stay in nearby hotels such as the Marina Mandarin, Mandarin Oriental, Pan Pacific, Ritz Carlton and Conrad can also request for a complimentary delivery and pick up service if they prefer to pick up their car at the hotel.
As an opening special Avis will be offering S$20 off and a "4th Day Free promo" for all customers who rent a car at the new Avis Marina Square outlet from now to 31 December 2012. Customers will need to print and present an E-Coupon which is available on the Avis Singapore website at www.avis.com.sg. Standard terms and conditions apply.
For more details visit http://www.avis.com.sg.