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On Sunday 28th November 2010, 35 of us from Avis Headquarters joined James and Oliver Phelps (a.k.a. Harry Potter’s ‘Fred and George Weasley’) to help make up the 700 runners that took part in the 2010 Thames Hospicecare Santa Dash. The 5km race was held in Swinley Forest, the location where some Harry Potter movie scenes were filmed, and although it was extremely cold that day there was an amazing turn out of runners and their supporters. The Santa Dash is held annually to raise money fo Read More >>

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Recently at Avis we’ve made a number of advancements aimed at helping to reduce carbon emissions created while driving either an Avis rental car or your own car. In November 2009 we launched Avis Eco, our low emission car group, in the summer of 2009 we improved the group by adding the VW Golf blue motion. In the summer of 2010 we launched our Avis greener world website with information about our commitment, our initiatives and projects we support. In the UK we have allowed customers to offset Read More >>

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It’s that time of year again when proud parents are taking there children back to university, but are also trying to work out how to fit all of the essential and student comforts into one car. So why not let Avis help you gear up for the new term with ease by renting a large car from our fleet. We have all seen those cars driving down the motorway that are full to the brim with the university essentials as well are unhappy, squashed passenger, that are about to drive across the country to tak Read More >>

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At Avis we have teamed up with KLM to give you the chance to WIN a dream holiday to South Africa. We are giving away a pair of flights, one weeks car hire and other exciting goodies! The prize includes everything you need to make that trip to South Africa extra special: 1 pair of KLM tickets to Cape Town from any UK KLM departure airport. Free car rental, 7 days in Cape Town or Johannesburg – Group F (Audi A4 or similar) GPS Satellite Navigation Digital camera 2000 South African Rand spendin Read More >>

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Following our successful roll out of the Avis Home Delivery Service to West London, I am pleased to announce that we have extended the service across North and South London, enabling us to offer Home Delivery throughout the area of London. We can now deliver hire cars to areas including; Chelsea, Kensington, Chiswick, Ealing, Finchley, Golders Green, Acton, Chingford, Barnet, Marylebone, Islington, Abbeywood, Bethnal Green, Greenwich, Woolwich, Crystal Palace, Stretham, Wimbledon and Penge, to Read More >>

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For most of us, August Bank Holiday weekend marks the end of the summer as the last Bank Holiday before Christmas in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. So to help you make the most of it, we’ve put together five of the best Bank Holiday events up and down the country for you to explore with Read More >>

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We are very excited to introduce the new Avis Rent a Car website. If you have visited the Avis website before, the first thing you’ll notice when you land on the car rental homepage, is the new, fresher look with a cleaner top menu to help you navigate your way around the sections of the website. But this is just the start! The main improvement is without a doubt, the leaner and faster booking process. We’ve reduced the number of steps needed to rent a car to four and refreshed each of the Read More >>

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I am pleased to announce that Avis UK has launched its “Home Delivery” service across the UK. Designed to make the car rental experience more convenient, Avis customers can now request for their rental car to be delivered directly to their home and for it to be collected again at the end of the car hire period. Avis Home Delivery is ideal for customers that don’t really have the time to pick a hire car up, particularly when they don’t live near a station. It offers them a convenient serv Read More >>

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Following the disruption caused by the closure of European airspace a number of customers have wanted to rent a car one-way to another country. There has been some press commentary on the levels of charges for such rentals and some unfounded accusations of profiteering. I wanted to set the record straight on this issue by explaining why Avis (and other car rental firms) have these charges in place. As a consumer, rather than an employee of Avis, I can understand that a fee of €1,000+ for a o Read More >>

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During the period of air travel disruption across Europe caused by the volcanic cloud, Avis Europe is committed to trying harder to fulfil the travel needs for all customers who have been affected. On bookings during this period,we will not be charging the non-cancellation fee (normally applicable when customers don’t fulfil their reservations and don’t cancel their booking at least 24 hours prior to pick up) so customers do not need to call us to cancel a reservation. However if customers Read More >>

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