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We are aware that a lot of our customers start their journey with a flight and some of them may be affected by the upcoming BA cabin crew strike. If, due to this strike you need to modify your travel arrangements, here is some information on how to make changes to your car rental booking with Avis. Note from Avis BA Partnerships Team: The forthcoming British Airways cabin crew strike, starting tomorrow and taking place on 20, 21, 22 March and 27, 28 , 29, 30 March, may be affecting your car ren Read More >>

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As we all know business can be unpredictable and sometimes it’s hard to envisage what your future needs will be. That’s why we have developed Avis Flex; our new, fully flexible solution for corporate long-term car rental. This provides your business with a great fixed daily rental price and the only commitment from you to us will be to keep the car for a minimum of 28 days. Plus the longer you keep the car the lower the daily price. Flexibility and price aren’t the only reasons to get Read More >>

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As part of the team at Avis London City I am proud to announce that we are now the premier car rental company for London City Airport, and will be for the next 7 years. This means that Avis now are the only car rental company with access to the main front car park and our customers do not have to take the lengthy walk to the long stay car park to collect their rental car. We are also excited as we have had a brand new office, which is situated just next to the terminal building and has a Traffi Read More >>

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Avis have produced a white paper on Duty of Care to help small to medium business (SMEs) who require members of there staff to travel for work. FACT: 200 drivers are killed or injured each week whilst travelling on company business* That’s a chilling figure, but the law of averages says that many of these drivers will be working for SMEs simply because they employ more people than any other sector of UK corporate business. Research has consistently shown it is the SME sector which is least awa Read More >>

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Yesterday our partner, British Airways, announced that they are to provide 5,000 business class return flights to small and medium-sized businesses to help boost overseas sales during the economic crisis. Today, we’re delighted to announce that Avis has agreed to support this campaign (that is also supported by the Daily Mail) by offering 1,500 free car rentals to small businesses worth more than £175,000. Small businesses are often referred to as being “at the heart of the economy& Read More >>

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Did you know that from January 12th this year, UK travellers to the United States need to register on line with the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) before departure? All nationals and citizens of Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries – including the UK – will be required by law to get travel authorization prior to boarding the airplane. Travelers can now register online. The information provided is the same as what was completed on the forms aboard the plane, the sam Read More >>

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Following on from our post on this topic last year, Avis now have close to 500 locations, spanning 10 different countries across Europe, offering the 3 Minute Promise speed of service guarantee. A list of our top European locations can now be found on our website. The Avis 3 Minute Promise is quite simple – if you are an Avis Preferred member with an up to date profile, a reservation and renting at a participating Avis location, we guarantee to have your car keys in your hand within 3 minutes. Read More >>

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Just a short note to let you know that Avis have extended the Fiat 500 trial due to popular demand and positive customer feedback. You can now rent this fantastic little car up to the end of March 2009. The Fiat 500 has just won BusinessCar magazine’s City Car of the Year Award. This prize – decided by the publication’s readers – follows other accolades for the 500, including Car of the Year 2008, Auto Express’ Best City Car 2008 and Fifth Gear’s Car of the Year. And Read More >>

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Last year, I visited Amsterdam, home of Van Gogh, Anne Frank and many, many canals. People talk about the liberal attitude of the city but when you visit, there is so much more to see and do. In fact, in terms of popularity, Amsterdam is the 5th busiest tourist destination in Europe with more than 4.2 million international visitors a year. One of the highlights is definitely the Van Gogh museum. This is where the permanent collection is shown to the public. Some of Van Gogh’s most famous p Read More >>

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I read on the BBC website on Wednesday that the Bank of England has delivered its gloomiest assessment of the UK economy yet with Governor Mervyn King expecting growth to be flat and he could not rule out a recession. In these testing times, we’ve been writing posts on this blog for a while now about saving money whilst driving and hiring cars. Over a year ago, we wrote a blog post suggesting tips for driving economically. Given the high fuel prices at the moment, I thought it might be worth r Read More >>

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