Avis Budget Group Honors Avis South Africa as Outstanding Licensee
PARSIPPANY, N.J., Nov. 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avis Budget Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq:CAR) announced that it has named Avis South Africa as the Avis
Licensee of the Year for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in
recognition of its ongoing commitment to providing customers with world-class
products and services and for responsible corporate citizenship.
Operating at nearly 20 airport locations and 130 downtown locations, Avis
South Africa provides customers with a wide range of transportation solutions
to serve the needs of business and leisure customers. Avis South Africa offers
car, van and truck rentals as well as coach charter services for groups as
small as 10 and as large as 60. Travelers also benefit from Avis'
world-renowned customer service excellence, premium chauffeur-driven services,
vehicle leasing services and devices for drivers with physical disabilities.
"Avis South Africa has been serving the car rental needs of customers in the
region for more than 40 years, and their passion and commitment to service
excellence are unwavering," said Larry De Shon, president, EMEA, Avis Budget
Group. "They consistently exceed customers' expectations and have set an
example for licensees across EMEA. We applaud their achievements and
contribution to helping us grow the business."
Whether to experience one of South Africa's "Big 5" safaris (buffalo,
elephant, lion, leopard and rhino), bungee-jump off the Bloukrans Bridge (the
world's highest commercial bridge bungee jump), take in the Country's natural
beauty at its many beaches, forests or mountains, or learn about the nation's
history and heritage, South Africa is a popular tourist destination for people
around the globe. In fact, last year more than eight million tourists visited
"Tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in South Africa," said Keith
Rankin, chief executive officer, Avis South Africa. "We take great pride in
delivering the best transportation solution for our customers and are proud to
receive the Avis Licensee of the Year award for EMEA. We look forward to
continuing to exceed customer expectations."
The Avis Licensee of the Year recognition follows a series of industry
accolades for Avis South Africa. Avis South Africa was named the "Best Car
Rental Company" at the BT Africa Business Travel Awards and was awarded first
place in the car hire category at the South African Service Awards. Avis South
Africa also received the Sunday Times' Top Brands Award for the "Best Car
Hire" for the ninth consecutive year. And for the fifth year in a row, Avis
South Africa was selected as the "Best Fleet Management Company" in South
Africa by the Professional Management Review.
Avis South Africa is an independently-owned and operated licensee of Avis Car
Rental. Licensees such as Avis South Africa have the right to operate under
the Avis brand in specified territories and in accordance with Avis' strict
About Avis Budget Group
Avis Budget Group, Inc. is a leading global provider of vehicle rental
services through its Avis and Budget brands, with 10,000 rental locations in
approximately 175 countries around the world. Avis Budget Group operates most
of its car rental offices in North America, Europe and Australia directly, and
operates primarily through licensees in other parts of the world. Avis Budget
Group has approximately 29,000 employees and is headquartered in Parsippany,
N.J. For more information, visit www.avisbudgetgroup.com.
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