Avis drives into Taiwan

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Avis now offers 5,200 global locations
Avis now offers 5,200 global locations

Car hire company Avis has expanded its presence in Asia with the launch of operations Taiwan.

Avis Taiwan will operate in three locations in Taiwan – two city bases in Hsinchu and Chupei, as well as at Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport. These add to the company’s existing 5,200 locations in more than 165 countries.

The company will offer both telephone and online facilities via its global Avis ‘Wizard’ online booking system, while a new Avis Taiwan website will also be unveiled, serving customers for short- and long-term self-drive car rental, personal or corporate car leasing, and chauffer and transfer services.

“Avis Taiwan aims to improve mobility within Taiwan, whose fast growing economy and strategic position has resulted to significant increase in domestic and international traffic for the travel industry,” the company said in a statement. “Avis Taiwan will serve as a one-stop mobility solution for the Taiwan community through their world-class services.”

Avis Taiwan was launched at a major event, ‘One World, One Avis’, which was attended by executives including Avis Budget Group’s President for Latin America & Asia Pacific Patric Siniscalchi, and Avis’ Director for Licensee Relations in Asia, Joerg Kossich, plus travel trade partners and media.

Avis launched operations in Asia in 1970 in Hong Kong, and has since expanded to more than 300 locations in 22 markets, including Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. More recent launches have included mainland China, India and Vietnam.

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