On the BBC website this week, I saw a story about how, in a climate of rising taxes and high fuel prices, fleet managers and employers are embracing lower emission cars to save costs. Specifically, they are looking for cars that emit less than 160 grammes per kilometre of CO2. Car manufacturers are understandably under pressure to reduce the carbon missions produced by their cars. By having a fleet which is generally less than 7 months old we are seeing the benefit of this as, with every cycle Read More >>
Business travel blog posts
It occurred to me the other day that I’ve haven’t written any location posts recently. With the summer approaching, there are many places to choose from, far and wide. However, for the first post this year, I’ve decided to stay closer to home and write about Luton Airport. Luton Airport is located 30 miles north of London and is just off junction 10a of the M1 motorway. It is also serviced by direct trains from St Pancras in London and the North. The airport has grown in size over the last Read More >>
We all know how disorientating arriving in a new place can be. Now imagine arriving in London, one of the biggest and busiest cities in the world!! The last thing you want to think about is dragging your luggage around and worrying about public transport, trying to find out where to pick up the hire car!! Avis already has locations at the five airports around London and several more based within the centre of London, including Mayfair, Waterloo, Earls Court, Tower Bridge and Euston. However, we Read More >>
So what do you think about this? In the US we offer a product called Avis Connect, a Wi-Fi unit that you can rent from selected locations for $10.95 a day. Now I am not trying to encourage mindless drivers to surf the net while driving at high speeds on one of America’s many, many freeways. That would be, well, not clever. And it is not the point. What it does do is give you the flexibility to pull over and check your emails at your convenience. Plus it has the added bonus of being portabl Read More >>
By now, everyone must have seen the fanfare and numerous news items about the opening of the new St Pancras Eurostar station and Ebbsfleet International in Kent. St Pancras station, built over 100 years ago, has been refurbished to the tune of £800M and the new High Speed 1 line has cut the time to Paris to only 2hr 15min. The trains reach an amazing 186mph which means you can leave London in the morning and be on the Champs Elysees for lunch. Ebbsfleet International, which opened yesterday, is Read More >>
I seem to have some budding writers in my team as, in addition to myself and Rob writing on the blog, I now have Simon Wickson who has written a couple of articles to inform and advise customers with business car hire requirements. The first article he wrote entitled “Green Policy – Could your company generate more sales by having a green policy?” is an interesting one. As the title suggests, Simon’s argument for green policy is not so much focused on the “good deed Read More >>
We always get questions from our customers asking about renting a vehicle for more than a month. If you have tried making a reservation on www.avis.co.uk for this length of time, you will probably have noticed that it will only let you book for a maximum of 28 days. However, this does not mean we do not offer rentals for longer than 28 days. In fact, you can rent with us for as long as you want, whether it’s 1 day or 100 days! If you require a car for longer than 28 days, simply book the car f Read More >>
When we talk about car rental, most people think about renting a car on holiday, or getting around on business trips. However, at Avis, we also provide a car hire service to many companies, regardless of size, both in the UK and worldwide. Avis Business Solutions caters predominantly for the small and medium sized company. Whether you are a sole trader or a medium sized company, and need a vehicle for business use, Avis Business Solutions can help provide the flexibility you need. Some of the Read More >>
I had a great and exciting day yesterday. Not that the rest of my week is particularly difficult! Yesterday, we presented our latest innovations and leading edge services, as well as those of our partners The AA and Ai Claims Solutions, to our corporate customers. It’s fair to say that there was a lot of enthusiasm from everyone about the level of effort put by Avis and its partners in bringing better services and products to the corporate market. Amongst other things, there was a great p Read More >>
It seems to be a running joke in the office about where I’ll be this week (It’s Tuesday so it must be France!!) as I’ve been off on my travels again and have just returned from a couple of days in Ireland. As I have done with my other trips, I thought I’d give you some tips and information about visiting Ireland and renting from the Avis locations in Dublin. Dublin has always been a popular tourist destination and its status shows no sign of abating. Areas such as the Temple Bar and St S Read More >>
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